Secondary Education Major—English Concentration, Bachelor of Science
See also English Major
Because language guides thought and communication, teachers who can train their students to write and speak correctly give them a leading edge in nearly all career fields. PCC students learn that language is a gift from God to be used precisely and creatively. With advanced grammar, in-depth literature, and various writing classes, PCC’s English education concentration prepares future teachers to effectively teach English grammar, literature, and writing to help their students develop communication skills to aid them for life.
The purpose of the secondary education major is to prepare students to teach in a Christian school by equipping them with a Christian-traditional philosophy of subject content and teaching methods, practical teaching skills, and a servant’s heart.
Students in the secondary education English concentration must also choose a second teaching field.
Graduates of the secondary education program will be able to
- apply a Christian-traditional philosophy of education to purposes, content, and methods of teaching;
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of subject content unique to their selected concentration and second teaching field;
- demonstrate proficiency in the use of methods and materials appropriate for the traditional secondary classroom;
- organize, establish, and manage an effective learning environment;
- demonstrate knowledge of the learner with ability to teach him;
- teach effectively in a Christian junior high or high school;
- integrate biblical Christian values in teaching; and
- exhibit the professional qualities required of successful teachers.
Recommended Course Sequence
Sophomore Course Sequence
- Christian school teacher
- School administrator
- Public speaker
- Church ministry
The English education degree prepared me by providing so many opportunities to practice teaching in my college classes and during my internship. By the time that I graduated with this degree, I had several hundred hours of teaching practice—not only in English, but also in my second teaching field (math)! By the time I graduated, I had techniques and methods from several teachers that I could use in my own teaching. Not only that, this degree helped me to love teaching even more!