English Education (Elementary and Secondary)


The English 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.

What can I do with a major in English Education?

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

How can I complete my degree program in four years?

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

4 Year English for Secondary Education Degree Plan

With a major is English Education, what classes will I take?

  • ENG 323 – Children’s Literature
  • ENG 353 – Linguistic History of the English Language

What student teaching opportunities are available with the English Education Program?

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

What are graduates of the English Education Program doing now?

The CU English program has graduates teaching at the elementary and secondary level in Michigan and throughout the United States. Grads are also teaching English overseas in international schools.

Who can I contact for more information on English Education?