Department of English


Education Interview Day

Student Center Ballroom
Tuesday, October 17
8am - 3pm

Southern Teachers helps college graduates find great jobs in great K-12 schools.  We are coming to meet your best and brightest and talk with them about teaching in college-preparatory, private/independent schools.

The teaching environment in these private/independent schools can be wonderful because of their small class sizes, their college-bound students, and their close-knit communities.  At independent schools, quality isn’t just about test scores and college acceptances; it’s also the unique way that teachers maximize the potential of their students.

ST works with almost 600 schools around the South, and they list thousands of jobs with us each year.  While successful progress through a teacher-education program is essential for some of these jobs (e.g., for elementary teachers), for many positions a teaching certificate is not required.  Math majors can be hired to teach math; Spanish majors can teach Spanish, etc.  Candidates do, however, need a strong academic record and the personal characteristics that will enable them to manage and motivate K-12 students.  To summarize:  Teacher certification is not required for most jobs.

The Sucarnochee Review

The University of West Alabama would like to announce the publication of the 25th volume of its literary journal, The Sucarnochee Review. The journal is a national creative writing undergraduate journal that accepts poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We are currently accepting submissions for our third undergraduate publication and would like to reach as many undergraduates as possible.

Our submission guidelines and other information can be found on our website:

CCEN 3200: Leadership for a Global Society International Nonviolent Movements with Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr.

SPRING 2018 • MONDAY • 3 P.M. to 6 P.M.

The course is designed to give students an appreciation of the life and contribution of Martin Luther King, Jr. to the United States, as well to the global community. In addition to being a biographical study of King, the course will focus on select nonviolent movements influenced by him, especially those of South Africa, Colombia, Nigeria, Germany, and others. Readings will include works by and on King. The course will include lectures by Dr. LaFayette, guest speakers, small and large group discussions, and group projects.

Credits for this course count towards the Minor in Community and Civic Engagement or Minor in Africana Studies, as well as the undergraduate certificate in Leadership for the Global Society.

Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., is a longtime civil rights leader and associate of King, co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and national coordinator of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign. He is the Chair of the National Board of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). Dr. LaFayette is the 2018 Breeden Scholar in Residence at the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities.


Last Updated: August 30, 2017