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 graduates at Maranatha can apply for licensure through the State of Wisconsin as well as both the American Association of Christian Schools and the Association of Christian Schools International.

All teacher education majors are approved for teacher certification through the Wisconsin 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 Summer 
Freshman Fieldwork0Foundations of Education2American Masterpieces3
Introduction to Sociology3Old or New Testament Survey3
Old or New Testament Survey3English Composition 23
English Composition 13The Modern World3
General Pyschology3Math or Science Elective6
Math or Science Elective3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking2
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, Leadership, and Evangelism3
United States History 13Advanced Grammar & Linguistics3
Secondary & Middle School Teaching Methods2
Fall Spring 
The Exceptional Child3Educational Psychology3
Music Elective2Adolescent Literature3
Classroom Management2Junior Practicum0
Advanced Writing3Literary Criticism3
Bible Doctrine 1 or 23United States History 23
Developmental Psychology3History of the English Language2
Bible Doctrine 1 or 23
Fall Spring 
Education Seminar0Student Teaching12
Pre-ST Portfolio Review0
English Courses6
Educational Assessment2
Teaching English3
Bible Elective6