English Education

Bachelor of Arts | English


Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the Columbia College English Education Program equips students with the skills and the certifications necessary to teach anywhere in the United States, including the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Across the state and throughout the nation, our graduates are sought-after and recognized for their excellence in teaching English and other ELA courses in high school.

Few degree programs offer more hands-on, relevant experience than Columbia College’s English Education Program. By the time you graduate, you will have accumulated more than 500 hours of classroom experience in area schools.

Students have the option to take a wide variety of courses, including African-American Literature, Young Adult Literature, Multicultural Literature, or Genre Studies, such as gothic literature or detective fiction.

Program Coordinators: Dr. Marla Sanders, msanders@nullcolumbiasc.edu & Dr. Nancy Tuten, ntuten@nullcolumbiasc.edu

B.A. in English Education

Major Courses:

  • English 201 Introduction to the English Major
  • English 205 Mass Communication
  • English 275 Advanced English Grammar
  • English 285 Critical Approaches to Interpreting Literature
  • English 315 Development of Modern English
  • English 325 Shakespeare
  • English 495 Senior Seminar
  • Writing 340 Methods of Teaching Writing
  • English 200 World Literature
  • English/Education 478 Youth Literature

Choose one from:

  • ENG 251 African-American Literature through Reconstruction
  • ENG 252 Twentieth-Century African-American Literature
  • ENG 375 Multicultural American Literature

One additional course focused on American literature and two courses focused on British literature.

Professional Education Courses:

  • Education 211 Development and Learning: The Adolescent Years
  • Education 240 Methods of Teaching in the Middle School and High School
  • Education 260 Shadowing in Schools (Field Experience I)(1 s.h.)
  • Education 318 Moral and Political Foundations of Teaching
  • Education 360 Apprenticeship for Teaching (Field Experience II)(2 s.h.)
  • Education 379 Foundations for Teaching Reading in Middle and Secondary Schools
  • Education 381 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
  • Education 420E Methods of Teaching Specific Content Areas in the Middle and High School
  • Education 485 Internship in Teaching (Directed Teaching)
  • Special Education 332 Exceptional Learners

Bachelor of Arts | English