MidAmerica Nazarene University
English Language Arts Education prepares you to teach diverse students to ensure they develop literacy skills necessary for all aspects of life.

The Facts

“There’s something different about MNU teachers,” is something we hear a lot about our graduates. We think it’s equal parts preparation and quality students! You’ll learn innovative techniques and the latest technology to prepare you to teach and motivate next-century learners.

You will be immersed in courses in American literature, British literature, world literature, Shakespeare, literary criticism and English composition.

While you’re here, you can join the PTCO (Professional Teacher Candidate Organization), for great networking opportunities as well as training and preparation for the job search.

Based on your academic achievements, you can also participate in our chapters of the Gamma Chi and Pi Lambda Theta honor societies.

As a graduate you will complete all Kansas requirements for teacher certification. Our faculty will also help you find out how to become certified in other states, and many are similar to Kansas requirements. Recent graduates scored a 93% pass rate for their content areas of the PRAXIS exam.

Application to the teacher education program is a separate admission process than applying to MNU.

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"My favorite class was Teaching Young Adult Literature with Dr. Alexander. I never wanted to miss this class because I learned so much about how to cultivate a love for reading in young people. I took away valuable ideas and strategies that I have already implemented in my teaching experience.

Taylor Conant on Teaching Young Adult Literature

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“I can’t imagine a better working environment or program… Students and professors seeking to affect positive change for Christ through our education system. This is a place to expand your thinking and experience a variety of opportunities that prepare you to do God’s work.

Nancy Damron, PhD
Dean of the School of Education.

Our professors have a passion for education, their students and God. They teach our education students to blend the best practices in teaching with the compassion and dedication inspired by Christ.

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English Language Arts Education Undergraduate Degree Program at MidAmerica Nazarene University.
English Language Arts Education Undergraduate Degree Program at MidAmerica Nazarene University.


Touching every aspect of English language arts ducation, you could become a(n): 

Parochial School Teacher
Public School Teacher

Private School Teacher
Alternative School Teacher

Charter School Teacher
Homeschool Teacher

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