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.
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.
Most graduates finish their degree in four years. Major requirements total 65 hours. This includes 41 hours of required Professional Education Courses and 24 hours of other required courses.
You can earn an Illinois Professional Educator License through this program, which allows you to teach at the middle grades level (grades 5-8). This degree is a great option for transfer students, as it can be completed in two years after your transfer to Trinity.
The Middle Grades English Education major will prepare you with the knowledge, skills, and direction to teach middle level (grades 5 – 8) students, and to model Christian values in your personal and professional life. Your will learn how to teach English language arts, including courses in reading/literature, writing, and speaking. The required professional education courses prepare you for success in the classroom.
You’ll take interesting courses such as:
|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|
|Studies in Poetry
Studies in Drama
|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|
|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.)
|Total Hours||68 hours|
|Middle grades English teacher|
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