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English Teaching

Share your passion in English literature and composition and teach students in grades 5-12.

English Teaching (5-12) – B.A. in English, English Teaching (5-12) Emphasis

The English Teaching option at Montana State is specifically designed for students who wish to become licensed to teach English literature and composition to middle and high school students in grades 5 through 12. English Teaching students are enrolled in a combination of language arts, English literature and education coursework designed to prepare those students to thrive as teachers. Often, English Teaching majors also obtain a teaching minor to strengthen their skills and reach more students within the classroom.

The English major at Montana State offers two other Options Within a Major: Literature and WritingIn addition to a teaching major, Reading (K-12) is also available as a related teaching minor.



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According to the Forbes list of America's Top Colleges, Montana State is the No. 1 Public University in the state based on value, post-graduation salary and student experience.

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At Montana State, undergraduates are offered hands-on experiences in labs, studios, teaching farms and in the surrounding wilderness.



Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.


English Teaching students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Middle School Teaching
  • High School Teaching
  • Tutoring

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available , including self-assessment and working with career coaches.