Secondary Teacher Education—English

Secondary Teacher Education—English

(Bachelor of Science in Education

Earning Your Degree at CSU

The written word is powerful and life-changing. There is a direct link between written communication and our understanding of God that is foundational to any educational experience. Students need teachers who are passionate about language arts. In the Secondary English Education major, you will learn to help middle and high school students think deeply and biblically about language and literature. The powerful classes taught by highly qualified faculty will prepare you to successfully communicate with students in the classroom and a one-on-one basis.

 

LIFE-CHANGING LANGUAGE ARTS

You’ve always been a reader, and your favorite subject is English or literature. You enjoy thinking deeply about life, philosophy and the arts. You believe the art of the written word greatly enhances life, and it excites you to see others benefit from it. You have been profoundly impacted by the teachers in your life, and you want to do the same for students.

Get the tools and experience you need to teach others through the language arts, studying through a biblical worldview.

126
credit hours

2
certifications eligible after graduation

YOU WILL LEARN TO...

  • Plan and prepare lessons from your mastery of English content
  • Create engaging classroom learning environments
  • Teach secular knowledge from a biblical perspective
  • Interact with students, parents and coworkers with integrity and kindness

YOU WILL LEAVE CLARKS SUMMIT UNIVERSITY WITH…


  • Highly developed thinking and teaching skills
  • Helpful resources for teaching
  • Valuable classroom experience
  • Solid biblical foundations and philosophies of teaching English

QUICK FACTS ABOUT CSU’S EARLY SECONDARY TEACHER EDUCATION—ENGLISH PROGRAM

  • 126 Credits
  • Certified by the Association of Christian Schools International for teaching English in grades 7–12.
  • You will be eligible to apply for Pennsylvania state certification
  • You will complete 12 credits in a student-teaching experience in both Christian and public classrooms
  • After graduation, you will be prepared to pursue a master’s degree (You can easily transition into Clarks Summit University’s Master of Education program)
  • You can add a Special Education minor for additional teaching opportunities

COURSES

  • Foundations of Literary Criticism
  • Educating the English Language Learner
  • Psychology of Learning and Education
  • British Literature
  • Advanced English Grammar/Linguistics
  • Teaching Literature/Reading in Secondary Schools
  • Themes in Adolescent Literature
  • Teaching Grammar/Writing in Secondary Schools

POSSIBLE CAREERS


  • Elementary Teacher
  • Preschool Worker
  • Child Care Program Director
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