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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE | ENGLISH EDUCATION

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)
    • British Literature Survey: 1789-Present (3)
    • Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)
    • Literary Criticism (3)
    • Composition & Literature (3)

    Total Credits: 19

      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 (2)
      • Advanced Grammar & Linguistics (3)
      • United States History 2 (3)
      • History of the English Language (2)
      • Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)

      Total Credits: 19

      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 graduated with her BS in English Education and currently teaches middle school English. In the summers following her sophomore and junior years, Emilee traveled to Guam to participate in a summer ministry team at Harvest Baptist Church. “I loved getting to know the children in Guam and gained practical experience in the classroom teaching during Cool School, a summer school program,” says Emilee. She then returned to Guam to complete her student teaching and stayed on as the eighth grade English teacher. She shares, “My professors at Maranatha prepared me so well for teaching. They exemplified a care for me as an individual as well as a passion for their content, and I hope to follow their example with my own students.”

      Related Majors

      Early Childhood Education
      Elementary Teacher Education
      Social Studies Education
      Special Education
      English

      Related Minors

      Early Childhood Education
      Cross-Categorical Special Education
      TESOL
      Social Studies
      English
      Writing

      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 addtional certification and licenses.

      MBU Program Faculty

      Jerry Kolwinska

      College of Arts and Science | Associate Professor

      Credentials:

      MS English Education, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
      MS School Administration, Maranatha Baptist University
      BS Christian Education, Faith Baptist Bible College

      Nathan Huffstutler

      College of Arts and Science | Associate Professor

      Credentials:

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

      Traci Mayes

      College of Arts and Science | Assistant Professor

      Credentials:

      MEd Teaching English, Bob Jones University
      BS English Education, Bob Jones University

       

      Michael Zwolanek

      School of Education | Associate Professor

      Credentials:

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

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