Degree Overview

The English Education program teaches you to exercise critical thinking skills, understand the linguistic principles behind the English language, and sharpen your composition skills in a variety of genres such as creative, technical, journalistic, and argumentative writing. Majoring in English Education acquaints you with the history, philosophy, and modern trends of education, as well as the latest technology and teaching techniques. This degree program prepares you to engage others in an exciting and challenging world of literature, composition, and grammar.

Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to identify a variety of differences among students and individualize instruction accordingly.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively plan for instruction, incorporating a wide variety of strategies for instruction and classroom management.
  • Students will demonstrate thorough knowledge and application to the teaching of English.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct and interpret a wide variety of assessments.
  • Students will demonstrate professionalism in education.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to teach content according to a biblical worldview.

Suggested Course Schedule

1st Year

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • Old Testament Survey (3)
  • English Composition 1 (3)
  • Concepts in Biochemistry (3)
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)

Total Credits: 14

Semester 2

  • New Testament Survey (3)
  • English Composition 2 (3)
  • Freshman Fieldwork (0)
  • Foundations of Education (2)
  • The Modern World (3)
  • Math Elective (3)
  • Music Elective (2)

Total Credits: 16

2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year

Related Minors

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Social Studies Education


Potential Career Fields

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

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees, specialized training, or additional certification and licenses.


MBU Program Faculty

Meet some of the people in who lead this program

Jerry Kolwinska - Faculty

Jerry Kolwinska

College of Arts and Science | Associate Professor


MS English Education, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

MS School Administration, Maranatha Baptist University

BS Christian Education, Faith Baptist Bible College

Nathan Huffstutler - Faculty

Nathan Huffstutler

College of Arts and Science | Associate Professor


MA English, Bob Jones University

BA English, Bob Jones University

Traci Mayes - Faculty

Traci Mayes

College of Arts and Science | Assistant Professor


MEd Teaching English, Bob Jones University

BS English Education, Bob Jones University

Michael Zwolanek - Faculty

Michael Zwolanek

College of Arts and Science | Associate Professor


MA History, Clemson University

BS Social Studies Education, Bob Jones University

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