How Do You Become An English Professor?
Becoming a professor can take years of work and dedication, but once you start teaching, you can take what you have learned and change people’s lives. A college professor needs to have a Master’s degree to teach at a community college, and a PhD to instruct at a university. Teaching English in junior and high schools can be done with a Bachelor’s degree in most states. Here is how the process of becoming an English professor works. Step 1 Begin by going to a university and completing courses required to get a Bachelor’s degree in English or English Literature. Keep grades satisfactory, so that getting into a graduate program for English or English Literature can be done with confidence. Step 2 Apply for graduate school. Once you are accepted, keep grades in good standing. Try getting a job as a graduate assistant so that you can see how things are run and what the job will entail once you get a job as a professor. Many times graduate assistants will teach a small course for freshmen to