Bachelor of Arts in English Education
The major in English Education from Evangel is a full-on liberal arts training program for prospective secondary school teachers in the United States.
The major in English Education prepares the student for a career as a high school teacher in grades 9-12. The English part of the program includes most of the coursework required for the standard English major, but it also includes a course in Young Adult Literature and four additional credits in writing courses. A minor in a related field is also required.
The Education part of the program includes 34 credit hours of coursework in professional education, 12 of which have to do with the student teaching semester. Our graduates are ready to teach composition and a wide variety of literature. They are also ready, if they so desire, to seek international teaching jobs for which a master's degree or doctorate is not required. If the student takes our TESOL minor, he or she can be additionally certified to teach English as a second language in U.S. public schools. The TESOL minor is also a wonderful job-search advantage for graduates who want to teach overseas.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Young Adult Literature||Allows the English Education major to see into the minds and hearts of adolescents like those who will be his or her students someday.|
|Adelescent Psychology||Investigates the complex physical and psychological developments in teenagers.|
|Educational Psychology||Examines theories of how children and adolescents learn and what causes differences in their learning.|
|American Literature after the Civil War||Examines a literary-historical period from which many standard American high-school readings are taken.|
|History and Structure of the English Language||Unlocks some of the mysteries of the grammar and vocabulary that English Education majors will be teaching their students.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
- High-school English teacher
- Overseas “international school” or “prep-school” teacher
- Overseas teacher of English as a second language in situations not requiring formal TESOL training
- In-service teacher/trainer for a corporation
- Educational consultant to homeschooling families or organizations
- Literacy tutor
- Textbook writer
- Textbook consultan
|GPA||Achieve a 3.0 grade point average in content area and professional education courses, while maintaining a 2.75 cumulative grade point average across all courses.|
|Admittance to Program||Application for provisional admittance to teacher education is made in EDUC 219-Foundations of Education. This class is prerequisite to all teacher certification courses unless an equivalent course has been transferred from another college. Applications for admittance are available in the Department of Education office.|
|Recommendations||Satisfactory recommendations from all university supervisors of practica.|
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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