English Language Arts
Bachelor of Art in English Language Arts
Interested in literature, writing and preparing students for using these skills to enrich their lives? The English Language Arts Education program at MNU will prepare you to fill the valuable role that ensures young adults develop literacy skills necessary for all aspects of life. As an English teacher, you’ll have the opportunity to share something you’re passionate about- literature and language – and serve as a positive influence in young people’s lives. You’ll study education courses, mastering issues like classroom management, curriculum development, educational media, cultural diversity and working with exceptional learners. Then you’ll dive into courses in American Literature, British Literature, World Literature, Shakespeare, Literary Criticism, English Composition and more. Serve on campus with joining staff of the Conestoga Yearbook or Trailblazer Times.
MNU’s Teacher Education Program meets the requirements established by the Kansas and National Council for Accredidation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Many MNU students study abroad at Oxford or EUNC while gaining credits for courses that count toward their major or electives. At MNU, you’ll have access to the Teacher Education Resrouce Center located in Mabee Library. This puts resources and reference materials at your fingertips. The center houses textbooks, trade books, curriculum guides, instructional materials and more. You’ll also find the integration of faith and academics that will help you explore your values as you encounter great works of literature. Professors seamlessly connect literature, communication, culture and Christianity as a foundational part of our curriculum.
Field Experiences & Clinical Experiences
English education majors complete 4 pre-student teaching field experiences in schools:
Exceptional Learner & Practicum
Research and Differentiated Learning & Practicum
Curriculum Development & Assessment & Practicum
Methods of Teaching Secondary English
Speech/Theater education majors complete 1 final clinical:
Student Teaching & Seminar (12 weeks) or International Student Teaching (14 weeks)
MNU Students have been placed at many of the following districts:
- Olathe, Kansas
- Blue Valley, Kansas
- Shawnee Mission, Kansas
- Gardner, Kansas
- Spring Hill, Kansas
- Bonner Springs, Kansas
- DeSoto Kansas
Many graduates of MNU currently teach English and the Language Arts in area and regional secondary schools. Careers opportunities available to English Language Arts Education majors include teaching English, Literature, Reading and other courses at the high school and middle school levels and opportunities in informal education settings such as museums and or libraries.
Phone: (913) 971-3537