I recently graduated with an English degree and began applying for jobs several months before graduation. For my resume, I listed my degree with my other certifications. However, I included "anticipated date of graduation: month, year" next to the yet to be completed degree.
You might want to check monster.com or some other job-seeking related sites for advice. I showed my resume to a relative who works in the human resourses department of a media firm, and she said that it was absolutely acceptable, but as for particulars regarding the English education field, I am not absolutely sure. I hope this helps!