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English Language Arts Education

English language arts teachers are identified as one of the top 10 critical shortage teacher areas in Virginia. The program at Virginia Tech is led by nationally recognized faculty, offers excellent job placement rates, and prepares students to obtain licensure in English Language Arts Secondary Education (Grades 6-12) in Virginia.

English language arts teachers focus on literacy development, which includes writing, language, and the study of literature. They teach students to use texts and data to explore the literary world from multiple perspectives, voices, and cultures.

Career Options

  • High School English Language Arts Teacher
  • Middle School English Language Arts Teacher
  • Education Consultant
  • Private Tutor
  • Online Educator
  • Academic Advisor
  • Teacher Educators