Degree Requirements

All students majoring in English are required to take the core and supporting courses plus credits from among literature, creative writing, and rhetorical studies seminar courses. To graduate with a degree in English, students must earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the major’s required courses.

Secondary Education Licensure (Grades 6-12)

Students interested in becoming licensed to teach English at the secondary level must complete all English major degree requirements, Education 363, a minor in secondary education, and additional General Education requirements for state licensure. For further information, see the Education Department section of the Academic Catalog.

Majors and Tracks/Concentrations:


Additional Information

Department Information

Scarborough Hall
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108

William Gahan, Ph.D.