What will I study?
The major in English Education (9th-12th grades) prepares the student for teaching English in public and private high schools. In addition to courses in English content (grammar, writing, speech and literature), the degree offers instruction in psychology and education, enabling the student to have a working knowledge of the three aspects of teaching: content, students and pedagogy (the ability to plan and communicate content to the students). This program requires 72 credits in English Language Arts content, psychology and education. It aligns with and develops the School of Education' s goals of applying learning, employing educational skills and technology and developing a distinctly biblical worldview as a Christian teacher.
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will ...
-- Exhibit thorough English content knowledge.
-- Design curriculum and educational plans in conjunction with current pedagogical skills.
-- Exemplify current pedagogical skills in teaching.
-- Value learner diversity.
-- Create a biblical worldview declaration for the high school teaching of English Language Arts.
What classes will I take?
First Year +
Second Year +
- British Literature since 1688
- Literary Criticism
- Teaching Speech & Drama
- Technology in the Classroom
- Teaching Reading & Writing in the Content Areas (9-12)
- Bible Elective (200-level) (1 credits)
- Fine Arts Appreciation Elective (2 credits)
- Teacher Candidacy (0 credits)
Third Year +
Fourth Year +
Some of the fields which are open to our English education graduates include the following:
- Teaching English (in public or Christian junior or senior high schools, or on the mission field)
- Writing textbooks (especially after having some teaching experience)
- Freelance writing
- Writing for industry
- Writing stories and other material for young people
- Graduate school
- Law school
A Christian School Recruitment Conference is sponsored by the Career Services office each February. Over 100 administrators and principals from many states and some foreign countries gather to interview and hire new teachers for their schools. This conference will give you many opportunities to find a place of service after you graduate. In addition, students can network with schools through our online placement service, CareerCentral. Hundreds of employment opportunities are posted annually. The Career Services office also helps students by holding seminars on resume preparation and interview techniques.
Career Services can help you prepare for job hunting and networking with employers.