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Be a skilled educator.

English teachers have the privilege of empowering students to effectively express their own voices. As an English with Secondary Education Licensure major at Trinity, you will learn the history of language and literature, foundations of grammar, and how to cultivate creativity as you teach.



Our program has a focus on British literature and additional coverage of American and World literatures, along with extensive coursework in Education and a semester of student teaching. Requirements total 95 hours. This includes 48 hours of English courses and 47 hours of professional education courses, of which 12 hours may be used to meet General Education requirements. Interesting courses you’ll take include:

  • Critical Thinking and Writing
  • Educational Psychology/Human Development

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Knowledge of literature, grammar, and teaching methods is useless without the opportunity to put it into action. During your time here at Trinity, you will have the chance to engage in classroom observation, lesson planning, and student teaching at local middle and high schools, or even abroad.

As an English-Secondary Education major, you will complete over 100 hours of field experience prior to student teaching. As part of your coursework, you will gain experience in both middle and high school classes in a variety of diverse settings.

Career Objectives Include:

Course Title Credits
English with Secondary Education Certification Core (48 hours)
Theory Course (3 hours)
ENG 230 Survey of Contemporary Critical Theory 3 hours
Genre Courses (9 hours)
ENG 220 Studies in Poetry 3 hours
ENG 222 Studies in Fiction 3 hours
ENG 224 Studies in Drama 3 hours
Skill Courses (12 hours)
ENG 111 Critical Thinking and Writing 3 hours
COM 112 Speech 3 hours
ENG 336 Creative Writing 3 hours
Choose one:
ENG 210X Business Communication 3 hours
ENG 240X Writing for Media I 3 hours
Period Courses (6 hours)
ENG 306 Renaissance Literature 3 hours
ENG 310 Romantic Literature 3 hours
Period and Author Courses (12 hours) – Choose four:
ENG 302 Classical Literature 3 hours
ENG 316 Modern European Literature 3 hours
ENG 318 American Literature I 3 hours
ENG 320 American Literature II 3 hours
ENG 350 Topics in Literature 3 hours
ENG 406 Shakespeare 3 hours
Advanced Major Courses (6 hours)
ENG 414 History and Structure of English Language 3 hours
ENG 420 Capstone Seminar in the British Novel 3 hours
Professional Education Courses (47 hours)
ED 101 Introduction to Teaching 2 hours
ED 103 Prof Skill for Teachers 1 hour
ED 240 Foundations of Education 2 hours
ED 260X Educational Psychology/Human Development 3 hours
ED 306 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum 3 hours
ED 310 General Teaching Methods 2 hours
ED 311 General Teaching Methods – Lab 1 hour
ED 330 Introduction to Special Education 3 hours
ED 362 Teaching of Language Arts and Literature 3 hours
ED 368 Secondary Methods Pre-Clin Exp 2 hours
ED 380 Diversity in Education 1 hour
ED 381 Diversity Pre-Clin Field Exp 1 hour
ED 413 Clinical Practice in the Secondary School 10 hours
ED 421 Classroom Management 1 hour
ED 422 Advanced Seminar in Education 4 hours
ED 430 Education Research & Assessment 2 hours
PSY 337 Psychology of Adolescence 3 hours