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Area of Study

English

A Degree with Designation in Professional Writing and Communication serves many careers. The degree is of value to students who desire to teach English, write technical manuals, do web design, or produce marketing copy.
Degree & Certificate Options
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English Designation

Associate of Arts
60 Credits
Workforce Ready
use language with power
Learning how to think is vital for any career.

Northeastern's English courses focus on argument and critical thinking. They teach students how to survive in the information jungle. They also teach students to present themselves in writing and debate wisely and fairly. Students learn how to use language with power and skill.

A Degree with Designation in Professional Writing and Communication serves many careers. The degree is of value to students who desire to teach English, write technical manuals, do web design, or produce marketing copy. Other options include writing novels, poetry, music, plays, or film scripts.

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More about the Program

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of postsecondary teachers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations.

About 118,800 openings for postsecondary teachers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

Employment

Projected employment of postsecondary teachers varies by occupation (see table). Both part-time and full-time postsecondary teachers are included in these projections.

The number of people attending postsecondary institutions is expected to grow over the projections decade. Students will continue to seek higher education to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to meet their career goals. As more people enter colleges and universities, more postsecondary teachers will be needed to serve these additional students. Colleges and universities are likely to hire more part-time teachers to meet this demand. In all disciplines, there is expected to be a limited number of full-time nontenure and full-time tenure positions.

A growing number of older people, who are more likely than young people to need medical care, will create increased demand for healthcare. More postsecondary teachers are expected to be needed to help educate workers who provide healthcare services.

However, despite expected increases in enrollment, employment growth in public colleges and universities will depend on state and local government budgets. If budgets for higher education are reduced, employment growth may be limited.

  • English teacher
  • Creative writer
  • Editor
  • Technical writer
  • Web writer and designer
  • Marketing, advertising, and promotions
  • Public relations
  • Reporter
  • Publisher
  • Poet or novelist

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the median annual wage for postsecondary teachers was $80,840 in May 2022. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $47,370, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $173,730.

Faculty

Jennifer Betzmer
English Faculty
970-521-6747
E.S. French
Sterling
Jennifer Betzmer
Stephanie Budin-Weatherill
English
970-521-6726
E.S. French
Sterling
Stephanie Budin-Weatherill
Celeste Delgado-Pelton
Chair Liberal Arts and Academic Opportunity
970-521-6754
E.S. French- 104A
Sterling
Celeste Delgado - Pelton

Staff

Rebeka Laible
Administrative Assistant II
970-521-6671
E.S. French-104
Sterling
Rebeka Laible
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