Bachelor of Science Secondary English Education

The Bachelor of Science in English Education is designed to prepare students who plan to teach English in a secondary school. This program offers an individual through knowledge of grammar, composition, language, and literature, including a theoretical base for continued research in each of these areas. In addition, it contains a strong foundational knowledge of the educational process and specific training in those methods which are appropriate and effective for teaching English.

  • Articulate a personal philosophy of education that reflects biblical principles
  • Integrate biblically-based truth in language arts and literary curriculum and instruction
  • Interpret and analyze a wide variety of literature, using several different critical approaches
  • Write and speak standard English proficiently, with clear understanding concerning the fundamentals of English grammar, its usage, and its historical development
  • Evaluate student performance in learning activities
  • Recognize potential learning exceptionalities and recommend appropriate intervention and accommodations
  • Make informed decisions about curriculum choices
  • Summarize current pedagogical theories relevant to secondary English instruction
  • Interact effectively with secondary school students, construct an efficient classroom management strategy, develop pedagogically sound lesson plans in all English strands, and incorporate technology in classroom instruction
  • Recall the basic elements of legal and legislative issues that impact the teacher’s role in a school environment.

Course Requirements for the degree are as follows:

Bible Core (30 semester hours)
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Life of Christ
Pauline I
Baptist History
Bible Doctrine I
Bible Doctrine II
Biblical Interpretation I: Principles of Biblical Interpretation
Biblical Interpretation II: Dispensationalism
Biblical Interpretation III: Issues in Eschatalogy

General Education Core (40 semester hours)
English Composition I
English Composition II
Literature Survey: Survey of British Literature I
Survey of World History I
American Government
Mathematics Survey
Science Survey: General Biology Survey*
Principles of Speech
General Education Elective: Survey of Physical Science*
Humanities Elective: US History to 1865*
Fine Arts Elective: Fine Arts Appreciation*
PE Activity
Health Education
Technology Requirement
       Introduction to Computers
      Technology in Ministry
      Technology Portfolio
Student Life Seminar
*These general education requirements are met with the taking of the recommended courses.

Christian Ministry Core (4 semester hours)
Christian Ethics

Professional Studies (18 semester hours)
Early Field Experience
Foundations of Education
Exceptional Learner
Human Growth and Development
Educational Psychology
Instructional Media and Technology
Reading in the Content Area

English Education (43 semester hours)
Survey of British Literature II
Survey of American Literature
Survey of World Literature
English Elective
Literary Criticism
Teaching Grammar Thru Composition
Shakespearean Drama
English Novel: 17th - 19th Centuries
Teaching English in Sec Schools
Literature Elective
Education Practicum
Student Teaching

Total Hours (135 semester hours)

You may view our suggested Program Track and Course Descriptions in our catalog.