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BS English/Language Arts Education


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Meet a critical need for English/Language Arts teachers

If you have a love for works like The Great Gasby, A Raisin in the Sun, or Their Eyes Were Watching God, the Bachelor of Science with a major in English/language arts education at Trine University can help you share that love while making a difference in the lives of middle and high school students.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s most recent Occupational Outlook Handbook, “From 2014 to 2024, a significant number of older teachers will reach retirement age. Their retirement will create job openings for new teachers.”

The degree: Classroom readiness on day one

The Bachelor of Science with a major in English/language arts education seeks to provide, upon graduation, highly effective practitioners prepared to teach English and language arts in a grade 5-12 setting.

Trine University offers special education licensure programs for preschool through 12th grade, allowing certain secondary education programs, like English/language arts, to add special education licensure to an existing content area within their four-year degree program at Trine. If you are interested in pursuing special education licensure, talk to your faculty advisor.

The experience: Strong English foundation with extensive classroom time

The Bachelor of Science with a major in English/language arts education at Trine University includes courses in composition, literature, creative writing, reading, mythology and communication. The Franks School of Education program includes rigorous learning experiences guided by faculty in both the arts and sciences as well as in the school of education.

The result: Be prepared for your teaching career

Graduates from the Franks School of Education have demonstrated high levels of success, including:

  • 100 percent of recently surveyed graduates indicated the Franks School of Education provided teacher training that was relevant, effective, and improved P-12 student learning.
  • 100 percent of graduates shared they would recommend others coming to Trine University to become a teacher.


Franks School of Education News

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Additional Information

Area school districts where students participate in field experiences and student teaching include, though are not limited to:

  • Bronson Community Schools (Michigan)
  • Coldwater Community Schools (Michigan)
  • Sturgis Community Schools (Michigan)
  • MSD of Steuben County Schools (Indiana)
  • Prairie Heights Community Schools (Indiana)
  • Hamilton Community Schools (Indiana)
  • Fremont Community Schools (Indiana)
  • Fort Wayne Community Schools (Indiana)
  • Garrett, Keyser Butler Community Schools (Indiana)
  • DeKalb County Central United School District (Indiana)
  • DeKalb Eastern Community Schools (Indiana)
  • Quincy Community Schools (Michigan)
  • Edgerton Local School District (Ohio)
  • Edon-Northwest Local School District (Ohio)
  • Central Noble Community Schools (Indiana)
  • East Noble Community Schools (Indiana)
  • West Noble Community Schools (Indiana)
  • Lakeland Community Schools (Indiana)

You have many opportunities for rewarding careers and advanced studies.

Explore the Possibilities:

  • Teacher
  • Grade-level or content department chair
  • Building principal
  • Assistant superintendent
  • Superintendent
  • Curriculum director
  • Child care worker
  • Coach
  • Publications advisor (yearbooks, newspaper, etc.)
  • Community agency director
  • Counselor
  • Graduate student

Information about tuition can be found at Cost and Investment.