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Certification in English, Grades 7-12

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:

  • At least one semester of American literature if a Bryn Mawr major (already required of HC majors).
  • One semester of linguistics (recommended).

Special note to Bryn Mawr English majors: Like all English majors at Bryn Mawr, senior English majors on the teacher certification submit a thesis proposal in November. If the English Department accepts it, the student will draft ten pages of her thesis by the end of first semester – again, just as other English majors will. Unlike other senior majors, however, a senior on the teacher certification track must draft an additional ten pages of her thesis over winter break. During second semester while student teaching, the student will produce ~ten more pages of draft-stage work and then start the revision process.

Special note to Haverford English majors: The Haverford English Department expects seniors on the teacher certification track to return from winter break with a complete first draft of his or her English senior thesis.