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English Education

Combine your passion for the art of the English language and your penchant for teaching with our rigorous English Education degree.

You will be equipped to pursue secondary school teaching certification or pursue an advanced degree as you learn from talented instructors with real-world teaching experience. Hands-on instructional opportunities and practical training will ensure that you stand out among future educators.

Our comprehensive program includes study on topics such as

  • Composition and Literary Analysis
  • History and Structure of the English Language
  • Strategy and Techniques in Secondary Education
  • Instructional Methods in English

By integrating a faith-based approach to the development of a professional education career, you will be ready to make an impact for the kingdom in the classroom and beyond.

Career Opportunities

Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
  • 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 consultant


Department Chair

LaDonna Friesen, M.A.

Department Chair, Associate Professor of English

Regular Faculty

Blake Petersen

Assistant Professor of English & Director of the TESOL Program

Luke Gibbs, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Dara Brannan, M.S.

Assistant Professor of EnglishThe Write Place Director

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