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Bachelor's in English Education

If you want to become an English teacher, earning your BS in English Education at Indiana Wesleyan University can help you achieve your goal. Students who love to read, write, and tell stories can develop the language, grammar, and creative writing skills to gain the knowledge to teach with confidence. Students also learn valuable leadership skills and effective teaching methods to engage diverse audiences of learners. Discover how IWU helps English education students achieve their professional goals in a faith-based learning environment.

Why Pursue My Bachelor’s in English Education at IWU?

There are several benefits to pursuing your English education at IWU. We offer accredited degree programs taught by experienced faculty who are experts in the topics they teach. We also provide student services, from tech support to tutoring, to help you succeed in this English education program. Students learn from expert faculty who will become mentors in the faith, integrating classroom learning with biblical truths for a Christ-centered environment that encourages spiritual growth.

What Will I Learn in this BS in English Education Program?

This BS in Education program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive curriculum that balances literary analysis, grammar, and teaching skills students need to be effective in today’s classrooms. Students also focus on American and Western literature and take a foreign language as part of the degree requirements. English education course topics cover methods of teaching, literary analysis, cultural diversity, and more. Upon completion, students are qualified to earn their Indiana teaching license in English.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

What You Will Study in This Bachelor of Science in English Education

Coursework for this BS in English Education program covers how to:

  • Develop the skills to teach diverse audiences in P-12 academic settings
  • Understand how to analyze and communicate with clarity the themes and meaning of literature
  • Evaluate, assess, and create plans for student development in English studies
  • Integrate biblical principles into your career teaching English

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • English Teacher
  • Elementary, Middle, and Secondary School Teacher
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Teacher Assistant

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements
Indiana Wesleyan University students are assessed multiple times as they progress through the Teacher Education Program and acquire the knowledge, skills and dispositions required of successful educators.
  1. Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a 3.0 in each teaching major, including teacher education courses. All professional education courses completed with a grade of C- or less must be repeated.
    • Formal application.
    • Teacher Education Program Assessments: interview; reading and writing on demand assessments.
  2. Admission to student teaching. Students apply for admission to student teaching a year prior to the academic year in which the student teaching semester occurs.
    • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the major.
    • Design a lesson plan that is assessed by a School of Teacher Education faculty member using an assessment rubric that is expressly designed for that purpose.
  3. Students apply for admission to student teaching a year prior to the academic year in which the student teaching semester occurs.

The student teaching semester culminates with the following assessments:

  • Students develop a standards-based portfolio during the student teaching semester, assembling artifacts in five different domains that provide evidence that they have met the standards and expectations required of them. The portfolio is assessed with a rubric designed expressly for that purpose.
  • Student teachers develop a Teacher Work Sample that is designed to determine the degree to which their teaching has been effective in producing the learning expected of their students.
  • As the concluding activity of the student teaching semester, a defense committee, consisting of the student's supervising teacher, School of Teacher Education faculty, other University faculty and practicing P-12 teachers, conducts an interview with each student teacher. The student teacher is assessed on his or her professional impression and also the degree to which he or she answers questions successfully.
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

The IWU Teacher Education Program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and is a member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).
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