Reading. Writing. Teaching.

English Language Arts Secondary Education

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Teach others to master (and enjoy) English as both language and art.

Diverse Electives
African American Lit. Christian Classics. Shakespeare. Even Literature and Film. Explore nearly 30 electives in the world of English language, literary masterpieces, and cultural identity literature.
NGU Education Graduates
South Carolina. The United States. Around the world. Over 1,200 NGU education graduates teach in both public and private schools across the globe.
Hold Advanced Degrees
All English department faculty members hold advanced degrees in a variety of specialties. From Romanticism and Realism, to Naturalism and Postmodernism, learn from a broad array of experts.

Teaching English–Part Communication, Part Inspiration

Help others master the English language through a variety of teaching-based careers such as public or private school teacher, tutor, author, children’s ministry worker, or even missionary. Combine your love of English and passion for education at NGU.

What Can I Do with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language Arts Secondary Education?

English Language Arts Secondary Education for grades 9-12 offers a rewarding opportunity to inspire and guide students in their exploration of literature, language, and critical thinking.

By designing engaging lessons, fostering a love for reading and writing, and promoting effective communication skills, you’ll make a profound impact on students’ academic and personal growth.

Embrace the chance to cultivate a lifelong appreciation for literature, nurture students’ creativity and analytical thinking, and prepare them for success in higher education and beyond.

Education Researcher

High School Teacher

Textbook Writer or Editor

Experience Learning as Both Student and Teacher

Teacher See, Teacher Do

Observe real-world teachers and students. Participate in actual classroom studies and discussions. Teach lessons in local public schools. Receive critical feedback from expert mentors in your field. It’s all part of your field placement experience, through NGU.

Lesson Planning

Before you teach, you plan. Master the art of translating theory into practice as you create your own lesson plans. It’s the first step in transitioning from student to teacher.

Practice What You Teach

Study. Observe. Engage. Complete one full teaching semester in a South Carolina public school setting. Expand your experience outside the classroom as you complete demographic studies about your school, students, and surrounding community. It’s hands-on experience meets a big-picture view of education.

English Beside Experienced & Faithful Writers

Cheryl Collier, PhD
Professor, English
Gregory Bruce, PhD
Distinguished Professor, English
Angela Bullard, PhD
Associate Professor, English
Haley Gambrell, MA
Assistant Professor, English
Jenna Garrett, EdD
Professor, English
Jeffrey W. King, PhD
Assistant Professor, English
Lucas Nossaman, PhD
Assistant Professor, English
Rachel M. Roberts, PhD
Department Chair, English
Hiewon Shin, PhD
Professor, English
Becky Thompson, EdD
Professor, English
James Washick, PhD
Professor, English

Study Every Aspect of English Language Arts

English Lang Sec Ed Year 1

Year 1 Sample Courses

  • Composition and Rhetoric
  • Composition and Literature
  • Foundations of Reading
  • Western Civilization to 1715
  • Introduction to Education
English Lang Sec Ed Year 2

Year 2 Sample Courses

  • Multicultural Literature
  • Human Growth and Development in Education
  • Modern Language
  • British Literature
  • American Literature
English Lang Sec Ed Year 3

Year 3 Sample Courses

  • Literary Theory and Research
  • Shakespeare’s Tragedies
  • Classroom Management
  • Planning and Assessment
  • Young Adult Literature
English Lang Sec Ed Year 4

Year 4 Sample Courses

  • Western Civilization Since 1715
  • English Language Elective
  • Reading in the Content Area
  • Directed Student Teaching

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel for the first seven semesters, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

Have Questions about the English Education Program?

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Rachel M. Roberts, PhD

Department Chair, English
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