English Teaching

English Teaching

English and Language Arts teachers play an important role in the development of a well-rounded student. They introduce young minds to the world of literature, languages and cultures, while helping them develop their own ability to communicate.

A degree in English teaching will prepare you for success in the classroom by giving you the experience to teach introductory and general English classes to middle school and high school students.

Faculty in the College of Education and the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences work together to develop your skills as a classroom teacher who can help foster students’ critical and creative interactions.

UNI’s Department of Languages and Literatures graduates more language arts teachers than any other university in the state.


Take the Language Placement Test before signing up for language classes.


English-Teaching (English teaching minor must be accompanied by a teaching major in another subject)


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Field Experience

As an English education major, you will have three field experiences in which you will explore, define and sharpen your skills as a future classroom teacher. Your teaching experience will be capped off with student teaching which can be done in Iowa, throughout the United States or overseas.

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Educator Prep

Students in UNI’s educator preparation programs acquire more than 700 hours of hands-on classroom experience before graduation. This is done through more than 350 school district partnerships, 9 Iowa student teaching centers, and one out of state & international student teaching center that coordinates all out of state and international student teaching placements.


96% of last year's UNI graduates are employed or continuing their education


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Have questions or want more information? Fill out the form below and someone from the department will contact you directly. To receive general university information from UNI’s admissions office, please click on ‘Request More Info About UNI’.

Jim O'Loughlin, Interim Department Head,
Department of Languages and Literatures
Phone: 319-273-2821

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