Department of English

Department of English
McMurry University
Abilene, Texas 79697-0368


You’ll increase your knowledge and gain the skills to teach English language arts and reading to students in grades 4-8.

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What Sets Us Apart

When you study English language arts and reading grades 4-8 at McMurry, you join a tightknit community of students and faculty that value evidence-based instructional methods, critical thinking and the pursuit of academic excellence. When you’re ready, you’ll solidify your theoretical knowledge through practical experience in the classroom. This clinical teaching assignment will fully prepare you for certification as an English teacher in grades 4-8.

What You Can Earn

Bachelor of Arts in English Language Arts and Reading Grades 4-8

You’ll complete at least 120 credit hours, not including developmental courses. At least 39 hours will be at an advanced level. This degree requires a minor in curriculum and instruction.


Your strong foundation in English language arts and reading will position you for success as an English teacher and in a variety of other careers, including educational publishing, communications strategy consulting, business writing and more.

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