Secondary English Teacher Certification

“If there is more important work than teaching, I hope to learn about it before I die.”                   
–Pat Conroy

Our graduates make a difference in an in-demand field.
The ongoing focus on improving education and the urgent need for highly-qualified teachers make this an exciting time to pursue a career in education. FMU offers students the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in English along with secondary (grades 9-12) teacher certification. The English Teacher Certification program provides students the foundation they need to build a career where making a difference in others’ lives happens everyday.

Our graduates work in South Carolina and beyond.
Program graduates teach at high schools throughout the Pee Dee and the state. Alumni teach at such schools as: Cheraw HS, Chesterfield HS, Darlington HS, East Clarendon HS, Hartsville HS , Hemingway HS, Johnsonville HS, Lake City HS, Lake Marion HS, Lake View HS, Lamar HS, Latta HS, Manning HS, Marion HS, Mullins HS, South Florence HS, Summerville HS, Sumter HS, West Florence HS, and Wilson HS. Other alumni have gone on to earn graduate degrees and teach at the college level or work as school administrators.

Our graduates are trained to be innovative, teacher-leaders.
Graduates of the FMU English Teacher Certification program are not just teachers; they also are Teacher Leaders who use innovative teaching practices and participate actively in local and national professional organizations.

Our graduates are award-winning educators.
Several of our alumni have earned recognition as Teacher of the Year at the school- and district-levels. Two of our graduates have been chosen as South Carolina’s Teacher of the Year.

For more information about the English Teacher Certification Program, please contact Dr. Matt Nelson at m n e l s o n [at] f m a r i o n [dot] e d u. We also invite you to read more about: