Shape Lives with a Degree in English and Childhood Education
By completing a liberal arts major in English and a Childhood Education degree, you’ll be ready to be certified by New York State in teaching grades 1-6.
Our English and Childhood Education major will prepare you to enter the field of education with both pedagogical and practical experience.
By completing this English for Childhood Education program in conjunction with Sage’s Childhood Education degree, you’ll be ready to be certified by New York State in teaching grades 1-6.
Your English classes will include not only on British and American literature, but lesser-heard voices, including courses on Native American literature, African-American literature, Post-Colonial literature and women writers.
More Opportunities for English Majors
English, Writing and Culture
Russell Sage College offers a bachelor’s degree in English, Writing and Culture for students interested in traditional literary studies, cultural studies and all types of writing.
An 18-credit English minor pairs with almost any undergraduate degree, allowing you to develop enhanced communication, reading and writing skills, which will serve you well in whatever profession you choose.
English/Health Sciences Pathway
Learning to read, listen and think critically is essential to being able to help others in the health-care setting.
Students and graduates say that Sage’s English and Childhood Education programs helped set them up for success.
“I’d always had this vague idea of wanting to be a writer, but it took years of tinkering and exploration …
As a high school student in Queens, Vincent Pruchnick was looking for a college that would allow him to explore …
Starting out, Kristin Crouch was not most people’s idea of an ordinary college student. After all, when she entered Sage …
Your Future with a Degree in English and Childhood Education
Recent graduates of Russell Sage College’s English and Education programs are classroom teachers, literacy specialists and instructors at developmental reading and writing programs across New York’s Capital Region and throughout New York state.
Initial Teaching Certification in New York State
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English and Childhood Education, you’ll be able to apply for teaching positions. You’ll also have to sit for a series of tests and obtain a master’s degree.
Graduate Studies with a Degree in English and Childhood Education
A graduate program at Russell Sage College’s Esteves School of Education is the next step for many English and Childhood Education majors with initial certification.
Art Education (MAT)
Special Education (MSEd)
Literacy Education (MSEd)