The Language and Literature Department offers numerous opportunities for students to practice their skills as readers, writers, speakers, and editors.
Student organizations and activities supported by the department include Sigma Tau Delta, the English Club, the Southwestern Hispanic Club, and the Spanish Club.
When a student chooses Secondary Education as a major, the student is preparing to teach in one of the secondary levels designated as middle, junior, and senior high schools. This preparation includes the general education, the major specialization professional education, and psychology components. On the secondary school level, teachers can expect to work with students ranging from grades 6 to 12 and often ages from 12 to 20. The students in these age groups are making many decisions that will influence future success or failure. Therefore, the secondary education teacher’s responsibility is great and varied.