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English Education Major

A major in English Education at Grace College will explore the ins and outs of teaching English in middle and high school. As you consider an array of colleges with English Education majors near you in the midwest, be assured that when you find your way to Winona Lake, Indiana, you will discover a top college for English Education taught with a biblical worldview. A Grace College English Education degree will help you make workable connections between literature and pedagogy, preparing you to weigh questions and create conversation in a Christian college context.

This program is for you if you are serious about creating impact in an English Education career. With a bachelor’s degree in English Education, you will be required to get real-world experience ensuring you are equipped for jobs in language arts instruction, school libraries, education administration, and countless other areas.

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

Career Opportunities

  • Secondary English Language Arts Instructor
  • AP or Dual-Credit English Instructor
  • School Librarian
  • Education Administrator
  • Instructional Technology Specialist
  • 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
Lorinda Kline Chair, Secondary Education; Assistant Professor of Education; Director of Student Teaching

Lorinda Kline, M.S.

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

The faculty at Grace College truly lived their lives in a way that allowed the light of Christ to shine through them. Grace College prepared me not only to teach in the classroom but to be a lifelong learner, especially in my spiritual walk.

Lenny Krebs, Grace College Alumnus

of English Education majors who have passed their licensure exam for the past three years


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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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Being a transfer student, I felt God leading me to Grace because of its great academic programs, amazing professors, and its ever-present integration of faith and learning.

Grant Lawrence, Current Grace College Student

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