The major in English combined with a minor in Secondary Education is the basis for a career as a high school teacher of English. Students who aspire to teach high school English take a series of education courses in the Secondary Education minor, and complete a semester of student teaching in their senior year. This course of study has been approved by the State of Maine Department of Education and allows students to apply for certification as high school teachers. Students from other states should work with their Secondary Education advisor to secure current certification requirements for those states. The Bachelor of Arts major in English includes two semesters of foreign language study.