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Reinhardt Career and Professional Development Services

Reinhardt offers a Bachelor of
Arts in English/Language Arts Education through the School of Education. At Reinhardt, hands-on experience is valued and you will have a number of field experience opportunities prior to student teaching. A Price School of Education faculty member and your high school English mentor will structure your field experience so that you effectively design your lesson plans and then implement them with high school students.

 

Are You Ready To...


• Work with various kinds of students in your field experience

• Develop lesson plans

• Study poetry, linguistics, and grammar

• Learn the most effective ways to teach

• Work with your professors to improve your teaching style

 

It Helps To Be...

• A good public speaker

• Someone who loves to help others learn new things

• Open-minded

• Patient and disciplined

• Creative

 

Work Environment

Seeing students develop new skills and gain an appreciation for knowledge and learning can be very rewarding. However, teaching may be stressful. Some schools have large classes and lack important teaching tools, such as computers and up-to-date textbooks. Most teachers are held accountable for their students' performance on standardized tests, which can be frustrating. Occasionally, teachers must cope with unmotivated or disrespectful students. Many work the traditional 10-month school year with a 2-month break during the summer. Most do not teach during the summer, but some do.

 

Knowledge Base

You will learn how to integrate technology into your classroom,
use classroom management techniques and the best ways to support your students' learning, and acquire new teaching strategies you can use to meet the needs of diverse students. You will also learn to analyze how your students are doing in meeting curriculum objectives and how to design successful classroom activities, and how to prepare for success on the Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE) English Content exams.

 

Employment Websites

National Education Association

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

American Federation of Teachers

What Can I Do with A Degree in English/Language Arts Education?

Your love of reading and literature will be rewarded as you share your ideas with high school students and hear their ideas. Think of how novels, short stories, and poetry have excited you. You can create that same enthusiasm in your classroom. As a quality English teacher, you'll prepare your students to be successful as they go on to college. They will be capable writers, use critical thinking to discuss the literature they have read, and show a true joy of reading.

In Reinhardt's Bachelor of Science in English Language Arts Education program, you'll take 36 semester hours of English. The Reinhardt English faculty are tremendous and love what they do. You'll learn how much when you take classes from them. You'll not only study literature, poetry, linguistics, and grammar, but also observe the most effective ways to teach English as the Reinhardt faculty members model best practices. As the faculty members mentor you, you will develop relationships with them that extend well beyond your four years at Reinhardt. After you begin your teaching career, you can always contact them and get ideas on how to teach specific topics.

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Potential Employers

 

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Camps

CNN

Colleges and Universities

Community Centers

Embassies

Educational Publishers

Government Agenices

Human Resources Offices

Libraries

Non-Profit Agencies

Private Tutoring Agencies

Public and Private Schools

Public Relations Firms

Publishing Corporations

Religious Institutions

Research Firms

State and Federal Government

Textbook Companies

Travel Agencies

Youth Service Centers

 

Strategies

• Visit the Career & Professional Development Services department in the Hasty Student Life Building and explore your career and intern potentials through CCN, FOCUS and CANDID Careers/Perfect Interview programs
• Earn good grades - grades are an indicator of technical competence in accounting and of a person's work ethic

Campus Contacts

Dr. James L. Curry
Dean, Price School of Education
Office: 770-720-5577
JLC1@reinhardt.edu

 

 

 

 

Career FairFor more information

Peggy Collins Feehery
Director of Career and Professional Development Services
Hasty Student Life Center, Room 301
Office: (770) 720-5548
Fax: (770) 720-9105
career-services@reinhardt.edu

Career Services Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Office of Career Services recognizes the need for confidentiality so an individual feels free to explore concerns, formulate plans, make decisions and initiate appropriate actions. All concerns expressed to the Career Consultant shall remain confidential.