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
  • Career Opportunities

    With a major in English for Secondary Education, you are able to teach English literature and writing at the secondary level.

    Degree Completion

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

  • Student Teacher Placement

    Student teaching opportunities are set up through the Teacher Education Division office.

    Interesting Classes

    • Adolescent Literature
    • Linguistic History of the English Language

Major Courses and Catalog

In addition to successful completion of the university's core curriculum, the Bachelor of Arts in English Education degree requires the following courses:

  • 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)
  • Choose one elective (3 credit hours)
    • ENG-224 World and Literature
    • EDU-323 Adolescent Literature
    • ENG-328 Selected Authors and Eras
    • ENG-324 Literary Modernisms: Anglo-American Writers

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

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