College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English
www.kent.edu/english


Contact Information

Fully Offered

  • Kent Campus
 

Admission Terms

  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer

Examples of Possible Careers*

Adult basic education, adult secondary education, and English as a Second Language instructors

  • -10.4% decline
  • 59,300 number of jobs
  • $55,350 potential earnings

Elementary school teachers, except special education

  • 3.5% about as fast as the average
  • 1,452,100 number of jobs
  • $60,940 potential earnings

Kindergarten teachers, except special education

  • 3.7% about as fast as the average
  • 127,700 number of jobs
  • $57,860 potential earnings

Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education

  • 3.6% about as fast as the average
  • 627,100 number of jobs
  • $60,810 potential earnings

Preschool teachers, except special education

  • 2.5% slower than the average
  • 540,400 number of jobs
  • $31,930 potential earnings

Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education

  • 3.8% about as fast as the average
  • 1,050,800 number of jobs
  • $62,870 potential earnings

English language and literature teachers, postsecondary

  • 2.1% slower than the average
  • 81,300 number of jobs
  • $69,000 potential earnings

Tutors and teachers and instructors, all other

  • 7.4% faster than the average
  • 406,200 number of jobs
  • $40,590 potential earnings

English language and literature teachers, postsecondary

  • 2.1% slower than the average
  • 81,300 number of jobs
  • $69,000 potential earnings

Additional Careers

  • Teacher educator
  • Teacher supervisor
  • Language program director
  • Community college ESL instructor
  • University ESL instructor
  • Curriculum designer
  • Educational materials writer/editor
  • Language assessment writer/editor
  • Educational consultant
  • Language school instructor (in the US or abroad)
  • Teacher of English as a foreign language
  • Academic advisor

*Note

Source of occupation titles and labor data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.