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Overview | English Education

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

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

Semester 1

Human Relations (3)
Instructional Media & Technology (3)
Secondary & Middle School Teaching Methods (2)
British Literature Survey to 1789 (3)
Baptist Heritage (3)
United States History 1 (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

Secondary School Reading (3)
Sophomore Fieldwork (0)
Shakespeare (3)
British Literature Survey: 1789-Present (3)
Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)
Literary Criticism (3)
Composition & Literature (3)

Total Credits: 18

Semester 1

The Exceptional Child (3)
American Masterpieces (3)
Classroom Management (3)
Advanced Writing (3)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)
Developmental Psychology (3)

Total Credits: 18

Semester 2

Educational Psychology (3)
Adolescent Literature (3)
Junior Practicum (0)
Advanced Grammar & Linguistics (3)
United States History 2 (3)
History of the English Language (2)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 1

Education Seminar (0)
Pre-ST Portfolio Review (0)
English Electives (6)
Educational Assessment (2)
Teaching English (3)
Bible Electives (6)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

Student Teaching (12)

Total Credits: 12

Related Majors

Early Childhood Education
Elementary Teacher Education
History Education

Related Minors

Early Childhood Education
Learning Disabilities
Social Studies Education

Potential Career Fields

Literacy tutor
Writing lab coordinator

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

MBU Program 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

Traci Mayes

College of Arts and Science | Assistant Professor
MEd Teaching English, Bob Jones University
BS English Education, Bob Jones University

Nathan Huffstutler

College of Arts and Science | Associate Professor
MA English, Bob Jones University
BA English, Bob Jones University

Michael Zwolanek

College of Arts and Science | Associate Professor
MA History, Clemson University
BS Social Studies Education, Bob Jones University

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