Sharing perspectives on interpretation.

The English for Secondary Education program seeks to introduce students to the important literature of world culture with an aim of developing them into effective teachers who can understand moral choices and can design, express, interpret and evaluate written literature in light of a Christian worldview.

Cornerstone University graduates are teaching in Michigan and throughout the United States. In addition, graduates are teaching English overseas in international schools and schools for missionary kids.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Teacher Education
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Quick Facts

    • Major Credit Hours: 27 (requires minor)
    • Minor Credit Hours: 18
    • Career Opportunities: Teachers with a degree in English Education are able to teach English literature and writing at the secondary education level.
    • Application Deadline: Rolling admission
      • Fall semester—August 15
      • Spring semester—January 1

    Degree Completion

    Download a sample degree plan for a major in English for Secondary Education.

Major Courses and Catalog

In addition to completing the university's core curriculum and professional education courses, the Bachelor of Arts in English for Secondary Education degree requires the following classes:

  • ENG-223 Introduction to Literature (3 credit hours)
  • ENG-226 Introduction to Creative Writing (3 credit hours)
  • ENG-319 Advanced Grammar (3 credit hours)
  • ENG-353 Linguistic History of the English Language (3 credit hours)
  • ENG-334 American Renaissance in the 19th Century (3 credit hours)
  • ENG-326 Contemporary Literature (3 credit hours)
  • ENG-344 British Literature to 1700 (3 credit hours)
  • ENG-342 British Romantic & Victorian Literature (3 credit hours)
  • Program elective (3 credit hours)

For course descriptions and graduation requirements, view the 2016-17 Cornerstone University Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

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