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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

  • Foundations of Education (2)
  • Old Testament Survey (3)
  • English Composition 1 (3)
  • Concepts in Biochemistry (3)
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)
  • Music Elective (2)

Total Credits: 15


Semester 2

  • Freshman Fieldwork (0)
  • New Testament Survey (3)
  • English Composition 2 (3)
  • Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • The Modern World (3)
  • Math Elective (3)

Total Credits: 15

    Semester 1

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

    Total Credits: 18


    Semester 2

    • Secondary School Reading (3)
    • Sophomore Fieldwork (1)
    • Shakespeare (3)
    • History of the English Language (2)
    • 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 and Positive Behavior (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 (2)
      • Advanced Grammar & Linguistics (3)
      • British Literature Survey: 1789-Present (3)
      • United States History 2 (3)

      Total Credits: 17



      • Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)


      Semester 1

      • Education Seminar (2)
      • English Electives (6)
      • Educational Assessment (2)
      • Teaching English (3)
      • Bible Elective (6)

      Total Credits: 19


      Semester 2

      • Student Teaching (12)

      Total Credits: 12

      Alumni Spotlight

      Emilee Hansel (’17)
      Emilee Hansel (’17) spent two summers in Guam on a summer ministry team at Harvest Baptist Church. After completing her English Education degree, she returned to Guam to teach middle school English. She shares, “My professors at Maranatha exemplified care for me as an individual and a passion for their content. I hope to follow their example with my own students.” As Emilee plans to start a TESL master’s from Liberty University, she says, “Many of my students speak multiple languages, so this program will have practical application every day.”

      Related Majors

      Early Childhood Education
      Elementary Teacher Education
      Social Studies Education
      Special Education

      Related Minors

      Early Childhood Education
      Cross-Categorical Special Education
      Social Studies

      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

      Nathan Huffstutler

      College of Arts and Science | Associate Professor


      MA English, Bob Jones University
      BA English, Bob Jones University

      Michael Zwolanek

      School of Education | Associate Professor


      MA History, Clemson University
      BS Social Studies Education, Bob Jones University

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