English education majors develop both analytical and creative thinking skills and will gain many transferable skills, including attention to detail; interpreting media; and understanding how people communicate through poetry, fiction, nonfiction, film, and speaking. You will be able to apply what you learn through methods of teaching and learning with children from 5th through 12th grades. You will be in the field early during your studies and will be able to start learning in actual community classrooms. This major fully equips you to teach your own class of diverse students in any urban, suburban, or rural school.
Skills and abilities this major develops include: writing, critical thinking, communicating, meeting deadlines, developing cultural competency, teaching, lesson planning, and inclusivity (IUPUI School of Education, 2017).