The general purpose of the English Education curriculum is to provide a program which broadens students’ knowledge and gives them a firm Christian foundation. The general core in the curriculum gives students experiences in areas in addition to English and teaches them a Christian philosophy and worldview. Students take courses in communication skills, humanities, history and the behavioral sciences, science and mathematics, physical wellness, and Christian ministries in addition to courses in literature, old and new, western and non-western, and in writing both creatively and informatively. This knowledge base is then paired with pedagogy and experience to create knowing, sharing, and caring teachers for today’s classrooms.
OPTIONS: BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B.S.) OR ARTS (B.A.)
LIBERAL ARTS CORE
EN 101, 102 (Freshman Composition) 6 hrs.
CM 130 (Intro to Communications) 3 hrs.
EN 200 (Intro to Literature) 3 hrs. AND
Art-Music Appreciation/Philosophy/Theater/Foreign Language/Literature 3 hrs (B.S. Option)
Foreign Language (B.A. Option) 3-4 hrs.
Social & Behavioral Science
History 3 hrs.
PY 220 (Human Growth/Development) 3 hrs.
Natural Sciences/Mathematical Reasoning
SC 110 (Issues in Biology) 4 hrs.
Mathematics 3 hrs.
BI 111 (Biblical Literature & History) 3 hrs.
BI 112 (Interpreting Biblical Literature) 3 hrs.
BI 300 (Gospel of John) 3 hrs.
TH 237 (Christian Ethics) 3 hrs.
PE 105 (Total Fitness) 1 hr.
FS 101 (Freshman Seminar) 2 hrs.
SS 400 (Senior Seminar) 1 hr.
TOTAL 44-45 hrs.
MAJOR LOWER AND UPPER LEVEL COURSES
Humanities Course (B.A. Option only—required)
Foreign Language 3-4 hrs.
English Content Courses
EN 260 (Advanced Grammar) 3 hrs.
EN 311 (Adolescent Literature) 3 hrs.
EN 340 (Non-Western World Literature) 3 hrs.
EN 345 (Major American Authors I) 3 hrs.
EN 346 (Major American Authors II) 3 hrs.
EN 370 (Advanced Composition) OR
EN 302 (Technical Writing) 3 hrs.
EN 380 (History/English Language) 3 hrs.
EN 395 (Critical Theories) 3 hrs.
EN 445 (Major British Authors I) 3 hrs.
EN 446 (Major British Authors II) 3 hrs.
EN 447 (Major Western Authors I) 3 hrs.
EN 448 (Major Western Authors II) 3 hrs.
EN 490 (Shakespeare) 3 hrs.
ED 101 (Orientation to Teaching) 1 hr.
ED 200 (American Education) 3 hrs.
ED 310 (Assessment for Learning) 3 hrs.
ES 350 (Media & Technology) 3 hrs.
ED 403 (Exceptional Children) 3 hrs.
ES 300 (Curriculum) 3 hrs.
ES 300P (Curriculum Practicum) 1 hr.
ES 315 (Reading/Writing Content Area) 3 hrs.
ES 412 (Methods of Teaching English) 3 hrs.
ES 400P (August Experience) 1 hr.
ES 401P (Methods Practicum) 5 hrs.
ES 451 (Classroom/Behavior Mgmt) 3 hrs.
ES 475 (Student Teaching) 12 hrs.
TOTAL 127-132 hours