Language is Power

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    Program Duration: 2 Year Program
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    Degree Type: Associate in Arts (A.A.)
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    Total Credit Hours: 61
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About This Program

Employers will always need people who can tell a story and whose gifts can be applied well beyond the classroom. In the English degree, you will read inspiring literature and explore the connection between reading, writing and thinking as you prepare to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree in English. Courses in British, American and World Literature are combined with electives in foreign languages, philosophy and religion, as well as classes in poetry, fiction, scriptwriting and memoir which enable you to earn a Creative Writing certificate while completing your associate’s degree.

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Quick Information

  • Online Learning 80% or greater
  • General Contact Call (215)751-8010

Transfer Opportunities

Arcadia University

A private university known for its diverse academic programs and global perspective, located in Glenside, Pennsylvania.

Bloomsburg University

Public university in Pennsylvania offering diverse programs.

Drexel University

Private research university in Philadelphia known for co-op programs and innovation.

Saint Joseph's University

A Jesuit education fostering leadership, service, and academic excellence in Philadelphia.

West Chester University

Public university in West Chester, PA, known for diverse programs and academic excellence.

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Launch Your Career in English

  • English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary – est. salary $94,251*
  • Librarians and Media Collections Specialists – est. salary $70,629
  • Proofreader or Copy Markers – est. salary $52,579
  • Technical Writer – est. salary $85,739
**EMSI Data, 2022; The greater Philadelphia region a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Career Outlook


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10-year Job Outlook in the Region for an English Language and Literature Teacher, Postsecondary

Featured Career

English Language and Literature Teacher, Postsecondary

Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Starting Pay: $46,727

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Typical Tasks

  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Teach writing classes.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as poetry, novel structure, and translation and adaptation.