East Stroudsburg Normal School opened its doors on September 4, 1893. Today, ESU is a comprehensive university in northeastern Pennsylvania offering 56 undergraduate and 24 graduate degrees and is one of the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
The secondary education program gives students who aspire to teach the chance to pursue a B.S. degree in English. They study literature and classroom methodology so they can become effective, certified middle and high school teachers.