UMES offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in English with a concentration in English Education. In addition to the completion of the 41 required credits in General Education, all students are expected to complete 85 credit hours from a common body of academic coursework. The 85 credit hours must consist of 30 credit hours selected from the program core requirements, 6 credit hours of English electives, 6 credit hours in either French or Spanish language instruction, and 43 credit hours of professional education requirements.
The teaching program is designed to prepare individuals to become teachers of English/Language Arts in middle and high schools. The program of study provides the prospective English teacher with a broad and integrated liberal arts background, a concentrated study of English literature and language, and the techniques, knowledge, and experience to help middle, junior, and senior high school students develop to their highest potential.