English Education

Speaking their language

Would you like to cross paths with some of the greatest writers of all time? A wide range of literature is waiting for you to read, analyze, and critique, and the English education program will teach you to exercise critical thinking skills. You’ll also sharpen your own composition skills in a variety of genres such as creative, technical, journalistic, and argumentative writing. By the time you leave Maranatha, you’ll be ready to engage others in an exciting and challenging world of literature, composition, and grammar.

“Without exception, my teachers from Maranatha were the best teachers I had.” – Angela Morris, Faculty, Alumnus

English (without) education

If you still want to learn more about the English language and literature, but do not want to be a teacher, then you will want to look into Maranatha's English major. This major immerses you in a wide range of literature, while teaching important critical thinking skills. You will learn to evaluate written material, whether from a famous author or pieces you write yourself. The English major also teaches you valuable writing skills which can be useful in a wide range of fields.

Read more about Maranatha's English major.

Our faculty knows English

After teaching at Maranatha for over 20 years, Mrs. Angela Morris knows teaching isn’t just about classroom instruction.

“Some of my favorite times are when students stop by my office to talk to me, not merely about English, but also about their burdens about friends, or home, or their own struggles.”

Read more about our Teacher Education faculty.

Teacher licensure program

Teacher education students at Maranatha can choose to follow a licensure program that will allow them to teach in the public school setting. The license program requires two teaching placements and a full semester of student teaching.

Once students have completed the program, they will be eligible to apply for a teaching license through the Department of Public Instruction.

Click here for more information on teacher licensing.

Your potential career

  • Teacher
  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Proofreader
  • Editor
  • Literacy tutor
  • Writing lab coordinator
  • Librarian

Your potential schedule

Fall Spring 
Introduction to Sociology3Foundations of Education2
Old or New Testament Survey3Developmental Psychology3
English Composition 13Old or New Testament Survey3
General Psychology3English Composition 23
Math or Science Elective3The Modern World3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking2Math or Science Elective3
American Masterpieces3
Fall Spring 
Human Relations3Secondary School Reading3
Instructional Media & Technology3Sophomore Fieldwork0
Composition & Literature3Shakespeare3
British Literature Survey to 17893British Literature Survey: 1789 to Present3
Baptist Heritage3Christian Life and Leadership3
U S History 13U S History 23
Music Elective2
Fall Spring 
Upper Level Status0Educational Psychology3
The Exceptional Child3Junior Practicum0
Sec. & Middle School Teaching Methods2Adolescent Literature3
Classroom Management2Literary Criticism3
Advanced Writing3Advanced Grammar & Linguistics3
Bible Doctrine 1 or 23History of the English Language2
Math or Science Elective3Bible Doctrine 1 or 23
Fall Spring 
Education Seminar0Supervised Student Teaching-License12
Pre-ST Portfolio Review0Post-ST Portfolio Review0
Educational Assessment2
Teaching English3
English Courses6
Bible Elective6