Bachelor of Arts in English

Build your confidence in the classroom

At Fontbonne, your classes are geared to allow you to take a deeper dive into your literary interests while providing the foundation and teaching tools you need to succeed in the classroom.

  • Develop a background in literature and language, as well as strong skills in classroom management and knowledge of educational philosophy.
  • Have a “home base” in the English department, while receiving advisement and mentorship in both the English and education departments.
  • Student teach your senior year, and receive preparation and guidance from seasoned education professionals focused on preparing you for any challenges you’ll face in the classroom.
  • Join Sigma Tau Delta, Fontbonne’s chapter of the national English honor society.
  • Fontbonne University meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

What to expect during your degree pursuit

  • Year 1: During your first year as a Fontbonne student, you’ll build a multi-faceted understanding of the language arts.
  • Years 2 and 3: You’ll combine academic and professional knowledge with increasing sophistication.
  • Year 4: During your last year, you’ll bridge the gap between theory and practice as you complete your original research or writing project in Senior Synthesis as an English major and embark upon student teaching.


Bachelor of Arts in English

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St. Louis, MO 63105


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