English Education

Department of Languages, Literature, and Communication

Grace’s English education major combines a broad liberal arts experience with specialized preparation for teaching English in middle and high school. Our comprehensive program meets the licensure requirements for teaching English language at the secondary level. Students take advanced literature and writing courses in addition to  School of Education courses in pedagogy and curriculum development. In addition, students complete one semester of student teaching and enjoy many opportunities to observe experienced education professionals, thanks to our connections with nearby private, charter and public schools.

Areas of Concentration

  • World, British, and American Literature
  • Creative and Professional Writing
  • Young Adult Literature
  • Teaching in the Middle and High School
  • Teaching Exceptional Learners

Career Opportunities

  • Secondary English Language Arts Instructor
  • AP or Dual-Credit English Instructor
  • School Librarian
  • Education Administrator
  • Instructional Technology Specialist
  • Education Ministry

Co-Curricular Opportunities

English Education is a Good Fit for Those Who Are:

  • Passionate about Literature
  • Creative
  • Lifelong Learners
  • Strong Communicators
  • Interested in Other Perspectives
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Lauren G. Rich

Lauren G. Rich, M.A., Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Languages, Literature and Communication; Assistant Professor of English
richlg@grace.edu
Laurinda A. Owen

Laurinda A. Owen, M.A., Ph.D.

Dean, School of Education; Professor of Education
owenla@grace.edu

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