Middle Grades English Education back to programs

Inspire middle schoolers as an English teacher.

English teachers have the privilege of empowering students to effectively express their own voices. As a Middle Grades English Education student at Trinity, you will learn the history of language and literature, foundations of grammar, and how to cultivate creativity as you teach.


Major requirements total 65 hours. This includes 41 hours of required Professional Education Courses and 24 hours of other required courses. You’ll take interesting courses such as:

  • Professional Skills for Teachers
  • Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Adolescent Literature


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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 schools.

Professional Education Courses
ED 101 Introduction to Teaching 2 hours
ED 103 Professional Skills 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 Pre-Clinical Experience 1 hour
ED 330 Introduction to Special Education 3 hours
ED 362 Teaching English in the Secondary Schools 3 hours
ED 368 Secondary Methods Pre-clinical Experience 2 hours
ED 380 Diversity in Education 1 hour
ED 381 Diversity in Pre-clinical Experience 1 hour
ED 430 Educational Research and Assessments 2 hours
ED 413 Clinical Practice in the Secondary School 12 hours
ED 421 Classroom Management 1 hour
ED 422 Advanced Seminar in Education 2 hours
PSY 337 Psychology of Adolescence 3 hours
Required English Language Arts Courses
ENG 111 Critical Thinking & Writing 3 hours
ENG 222 Studies in Fiction 3 hours
ENG 220
or ENG 224
Studies in Poetry
or Studies in Drama
3 hours
COM 112 Speech 3 hours
ENG 360 Adolescent Literature 3 hours
ENG 336 Creative Writing 3 hours
2 upper-division ENG courses 1 6 hours
Total Hours 68 hours
1 Student responsible to note prerequisites (e.g. If a student selects ENG 310, the genre prerequisite is ENG 220. A student without the correct prerequisite may appeal for admission to the course, which will be considered case-by-case.)