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 205 (Ancient/Medieval) 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
Science (Lab Course) 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 206 (Renaissance/Enlightenment) 3 hrs.
EN 207 (Romanticism/Transcendentalism/Realism) 3 hrs.
EN 208 (20th Century/Contemporary) 3 hrs.
EN 311 (Adolescent Literature) 3 hrs.
EN 360 (Advanced Grammar) 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 401 (American Literature) 3 hrs.
EN 402 (British Literature) 3 hrs.
EN 403 (European Literature) 3 hrs.
EN 487 (American Literature Seminar) OR
EN 487 (British LIterature Seminar) OR
EN 489 (World Literature Seminar) 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 hours