English (Teaching)

Degree Type: Teaching Endorsement

The English teaching endorsement prepares students to instruct reading, writing and comprehension in the classroom.

Upon graduation, students majoring in English will be able to demonstrate coherent historical knowledge of literature, analyze, interpret, evaluate and appreciate well-crafted literature and be able to share that appreciation with others, write clearly and persuasively, research, organize and communicate information effectively, help others with their writing, communicate effectively in the classroom, use their English skills to serve future students of their own.

English (Teaching) Courses

WRTG 335 - Introduction to Linguistics

How did language evolve? How do new words come about? Why is the English language so strange and irregular? And how do different races and ethnic groups, socio-economic groups, and genders differ in their styles of verbal communication? Read more »

Additional Program Requirements

In addition to the traditional English Major requirements, the following courses are required for a 7-12 endorsement:

A K-6 endorsement, meanwhile, requires only these additional courses:

Melanie Krieps Mergen

“Now that I’m in a graduate program for writing, I’m realizing now more than ever how outstanding the Modern Languages department is,” says Melanie. “My time as an English major at Briar Cliff gave me the foundation I needed to hit the ground running.”

Melanie Krieps Mergen

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