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English Education Major

Our English Education program equips students for successful, impactful careers in language arts instruction at the middle and high school level. Students benefit from courses in literature, writing, and pedagogy, as well as classroom observations and student teaching experiences. Whether you’re considering teaching in a public or private school context, at home or abroad, our program is designed to help you discern and fulfill God’s call to serve others through education while deepening your own appreciation for the written word. The English Education Program at Grace College is Nationally Recognized by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Future English Teacher, the way forward is Grace.

Educational Focus

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

Career Opportunities

  • Secondary English Language Arts Instructor
  • AP or Dual-Credit English Instructor
  • School Librarian
  • Education Ministry

Teacher Technology Training

  • Learn about Teacher Technology Training
  • SAMR Framework
  • MimioStudio software
  • STEM applications
  • iPad Technology
  • Google Fundamentals Training
  • Google Educator Level 1 Certification
  • Flipgrid
  • Vevox
  • Loom & more

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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Featured Staff

Lauren G. Rich English and Journalism Program Director

Lauren G. Rich, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Humanities; Associate Professor of English; Program Director, English and Journalism
Laurinda A. Owen, Ph.D. Vice President of Academic Affairs

Laurie A. Owen, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Education; Chair, Secondary Education; Director of Student Teaching

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The English Education Program at Grace College is aligned to, and has been reviewed by, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), the Specialized Professional Association (SPA) for English Education. As a result of the SPA review process, the English Education Program is Nationally Recognized by NCTE through 2/01/2028.

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Education with a Biblical Worldview

At the heart of a Grace education are academically challenging courses that are specifically designed to foster a thirst for character, competence, and service within the hearts and minds of our students.

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The English Education faculty provide hands-on, diverse learning opportunities and are personally invested in my success. They emphasize collaborative work, which fosters a lively and productive learning environment.

Jenny Dannemiller, English Ed Alum

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