English Education

The Indiana Wesleyan University English Education major is designed for students who love to read and write and share stories about their favorite books and authors with others. The program is also designed to meet the Indiana English/Language Arts standards, and the standards developed by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

A degree in English Education will equip you with the knowledge needed in your field of study, the skills necessary to convey that knowledge effectively to students, and the dispositions required to be a successful educator and difference-maker in the lives of your students and colleagues. IWU's English Education program combines a core of language and grammar studies and courses in writing and a foreign language, in addition to courses in American and British literature. The major also includes professional education courses that prepare students to teach in public and private middle- and high-school classrooms. Content-specific coursework and clinical field experiences will allow you to combine theory and practice as you expand your knowledge and develop your God-given gift of teaching.

If you sense a calling to bring a Christian worldview to your teaching career, we invite you to consider majoring in English Education at Indiana Wesleyan University.

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Select one from each of the following upper-level Literature electives categories:

Category 1: American Literature, Colonial-19th Century


Category 2: British Literature, Pre-20th Century


Category 3: American/British Literature, Post 1900


* Students will take an additional 3 hours of Literature electives.





Professional Education Courses



The majority of our English Education faculty members are PhD prepared, with appropriately diverse areas of expertise in all areas of literature and language. They are exceptional teachers who are also writers, lecturers, and editors, recognized nationally and internationally. They believe in learning with their students and in mentoring them in exploring language and literature as Christian scholars. Our instructors are known for excellence in teaching and in preparing other skilled and caring teachers.

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Bradley Spaulding; MA Asst Prof; English brad.spaulding@indwes.edu View Profile
Timothy G Esh; MPhil Asst Prof; English timothy.esh@indwes.edu View Profile
Paul Allison; MFA, PhD Professor; English paul.allison@indwes.edu View Profile
Mary Alice Trent; MA PhD Prof; English | Chair; Modern Lang & Literature maryalice.trent@indwes.edu View Profile
Charles Bressler; MS, PhD Professor; English | John Wesley Honors College | Senior Scholar for Undergrad Research charles.bressler@indwes.edu View Profile
Mary M Brown; MA, PhD Professor; English mary.brown@indwes.edu View Profile
Kimberly DeMichael; MEd Asst Prof; Education | Secondary Program Coordinator | Education Placement Advisor kim.demichael@indwes.edu View Profile
James Elsberry; MEd, PhD Professor; Education | Associate Dean; School of Education jim.elsberry@indwes.edu View Profile
Katrina Karnehm; MLitt, PhD Asst Prof; English katie.karnehm@indwes.edu View Profile
Mary Seaborn; MAEd, EdD Professor; Education | Director; Certif and Student Teaching mary.seaborn@indwes.edu View Profile
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