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Program Spotlight: English Teaching

Opening doors for young minds

Students with an emphasis in English teaching study literature and writing and learn how to teach these subjects for secondary school students. Principals look for teachers who are willing to organize additional tutoring support, advise clubs, and publish yearbooks, newspapers, or literary magazines. Opportunities offered through the Department of English help majors get a jump start on these interests and skills. The composite degree offers a robust curriculum with opportunity to specialize in literature, writing, or American studies.

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Commitment to Diversity

The Department of English at Utah State University is a diverse community of teachers, scholars, and students who work together towards a better understanding of the English language and its manifestation in literature, writing, and culture. Please see our complete Statement on Diversity.


10/21 Helicon West

On October 21st at 6:45 p.m., Helicon West will be hosting a special event in conjunction with the Utah Teen Poetry Festival and Utah Humanities. As part of the Utah Teen Poetry Festival programming, this Helicon West event will take place in the Cache ARTS Thatcher-Young Mansion in Logan and feature Logan City Poet Laureate and USU Senior Lecturer Shanan Ballam, as well as an open mic.

You do not have to attend the other Utah Teen Poetry Festival events to attend Helicon West or read during the open mic portion of the evening.

Helicon West will start earlier than usual the evening of the 21st (at 6:45 p.m. instead of 7 p.m.) to accommodatethe participants of the Utah Teen Poetry Festival who wish to attend The Moth Storytelling event that evening at 7:30 p.m.

The Thatcher-Young Mansion is located at 35 W 100 S in Logan, UT 84321. No registration is required for any of the Utah Teen Poetry Festival events

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10/23 MWC Workshop

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10/26 Poe in the Dark

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The Bull Pen

The Bull Pen, the English Department’s club for creative writers of all kinds, offers opportunities for writers to share their work, learn from others, and generate new ideas. See their excellent fall programming for opportunities to get involved.