Think it’s crazy to study English at a technological university? Think again. Our English program attracts students with diverse talents and a passion for much more than just the basics—linguistics, literature, rhetoric, digital media, creative writing, film, communication, diversity studies, languages (Chinese, Spanish, German, and French), and more.
The courses you’ll take are open to all Michigan Tech students, so you’ll be surrounded by people with different interests and views. And with access to some of the most state-of-the-art media technology available today, you can see why studying English at Michigan Tech is such a smart move.
Pursue Your Passion
Customize your education even further by earning a certificate or adding minor to your degree.
- Certificates are available in
- Modern Language—Chinese, French, German, or Spanish
- Teaching English to speakers of other languages
- We offer a secondary teaching certification in English.
Minor in French, Spanish, German, diversity studies, journalism, or any other minor available at Michigan Tech—there are over 50 to choose from!
What You Need to Know About Our English Program
- Our faculty are progressive and renowned, with diverse ideas and experience using cutting-edge technology.
- You'll be prepared for a variety of careers when you graduate. Whether your goal is to work in publishing or to take to the internet as a social media manager, you'll have the skills needed to succeed.
- Collaborate with other students on reading, writing, and oral presentations in our Multiliteracies Center.
- Our writing program and writing center have been awarded national Awards of Excellence.
- With expanding offerings in languages, communication studies, and philosophy, you’ll have the opportunity to research some of the most confounding issues facing your generation.
The Humanities Digital Media Zone (HDMZ) is your dedicated computer lab, language resource, and media production facility.
Secondary Teacher Certification
If you have a passion to teach English, our teaching certification program option can get you on the path toward becoming a great teacher and give you an advantage over graduates from other programs.
- Michigan Tech English Education majors have a competitive edge in the national job market—here you’ll receive valuable experience with computer-based environments to enhance instruction in literature, composition, and communication.
- You’ll learn how to implement teaching and learning strategies in area classrooms, integrate the most current technology into the teaching of English, and work with other highly motivated and creative students.
- English Education majors conduct fieldwork experiences prior to student teaching in local schools, serve as tutors for struggling learners, and work as assistants or apprentices to classroom teachers.
- Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for a career in fields where good thinkers and teachers are in demand. You’ll be certified to teach in public or private high schools and middle schools, or to become a writer or editor, teach in literacy programs, or become a corporate trainer. Many also pursue graduate school or positions in technology fields.
You can also get involved in the CinOptic Communication and Media Enterprise—a student-run business team that works to design products such as marketing materials, websites, and instructional documents for clients at Michigan Tech and around our community.