In addition to the coursework and student teaching requirements for secondary certification described in the College Catalog, students seeking to earn a secondary certification in English must major in English or Comparative Literature. They must also complete the following requirements:
Special note to Bryn Mawr English majors on the teacher certification track: Like all English majors, you will submit a thesis proposal in November. If the English Department accepts it, you will draft ten pages of your thesis by the end of first semester – again, just as other English majors will. Unlike other senior majors, however, you must draft an additional ten pages of your thesis over winter break. When you begin second semester, your task will be to produce ten or so more pages of draft-stage work and then start the revision process.