Bachelor of Arts — Secondary English Education

Teach the Next Generation with a Secondary Mathematics Education Degree

The B.A. in Secondary Mathematics Education aligns with the rigorous standards set forth by the National Council of Teachers and Mathematics (NCTM). Designed for those called to teach secondary mathematics in a public or private school setting, this program focuses on the theories and practical teaching strategies associated with teaching math to this age group as they prepare for a future beyond high school.

Through experiential learning, students will gain hands-on experience so they may become effective teachers in the classroom. In addition to covering the subjects of child/adolescent and educational psychology, instructional technology, instructional strategies, and exceptional children, the program also includes: secondary math methods, calculus, algebra, statistics, discrete math, and the history of math.

What Will You Learn in Our Secondary English Education Degree Program?

Designed to align with rigorous standards set forth by Specialized Professional Associations (SPA) standards, the B.A. in English Secondary Education equips you to teach English at the secondary level. You will gain theoretical knowledge and practical methodologies for successfully teaching to this age group as they prepare for a future beyond high school. Through experiential learning, you will gain hands-on experience to become an effective teacher.

In addition to covering the subjects of child/adolescent and educational psychology, probability and statistics for teachers, instructional strategies, and exceptional children, the program also includes: English teaching methods, literature, composition, creative writing, modern grammar, language and culture, and critical approach to literature.

Why Choose MACU?

At MACU, we pride ourselves on something called the "MACU Difference." Our diverse, regionally accredited degree programs are rooted in biblical values and led by caring professors who weave the word and the love of God into all of our classes. Both our resident and commuter students enjoy a vibrant campus community through the attendance of sporting events and chapel services, campus clubs and organizations, small groups and more.  

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Courses

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EDUC2101 MACU Teacher Education Orientation
This course is intended to introduce teacher candidates to the requirements for state certification set forth by the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation (OCTP). Teacher candidates will also be introduced and learn the Global Vision Conceptual Framework and other MACU education requirements. Before being accepted in the School of Teacher Education, all students are required to pass this course. Prerequisite: Completed 21 hours of general education. Co-requisite: EDUC 2102. Offered every semester.
EDUC2102 Educational Foundations
This course is intended to introduce teacher candidates to the field of education. Historical, philosophical, sociological, and curricular foundations of American education; current issues of multicultural education, governance, and support of American education; and legal issues will be explored. Co-requisite: EDUC 2101. Offered every semester.
EDUC2403 Child and Adolescent Psychology
This course is a study of human development from conception through adolescence. Major theoretical approaches of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development will be examined. This study will include parent/child, sibling, and other relationships as they relate to developmental processes and stages. Study will be divided into five periods of childhood: prenatal, infancy and toddlerhood, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence. Prerequisite: PSYC 1103 or SOCI 1103. Offered every spring semester.
EDUC3103 Educational Psychology
This course includes basic and current learning theories, psychological principles applied to learning, and classroom management and assessment. Twenty-five (25) hours of field experience is required. Prerequisite: PSYC 1103, EDUC 2101 and EDUC 2102. Offered every spring semester.
EDUC3203 Instructional Technologies
This course is an applications and theory course designed to familiarize participants with various technologies and their uses in education. Teacher candidates will evaluate computer systems and software applications and examine networking, audio/visual technologies, digital/analog video technologies, and distance education to determine its use in the classroom. Candidates will prepare and present an instructional design integrating technology in the classrooms. Oklahoma Academic Standards (C3) will be basic to the class content. Five (5) hours of field experience is required. Offered every fall semester.
EDUC4203 Instructional Strategies, Management, and Assessment I
This course provides practice in the educational theories of effective instructional strategies, classroom management, and a variety of assessments, especially alternative and authentic assessments; and the involvement of parents/caregivers and the community in the learning process. Offered every spring semester.
EDUC4213 Instructional Strategies, Management, and Assessment II
This course further develops the knowledge base ad skills from EDUC 4203 Instructional Strategies, Management, and Assessment I. Prerequisite: EDUC 4203. Offered every fall semester.
EDUC4223 Students with Exceptionalities
This course is an introduction to the characteristics, needs, problems, and behavior patterns of exceptional children; and the various educational approaches used with them. Topics central to special education today – inclusion, diversity, assistive technology, collaboration, and multidisciplinary teams, will all be studied. The intellectual, physical, emotional, and behaviorally disabled children will be studied, as well as gifted children and disabled adults. Ten (10) field experiences in special education and gifted classes will be required. Prerequisites: EDUC 2103, and acceptance in the Teacher Education Program. Offered every fall semester.
EDUC4803 Methods of Teaching Secondary English
This course is designed for prospective secondary English teachers. This course concentrates on teaching English as a written form of communication. The focus will be on inquiry, reflection, and design; the processes of writing; the relationship of reading and writing; grammar and usage; development of teaching units and curriculum; classroom applications; authentic assessment of writing; writing and instructional media; the relationship between writing and other forms of communication, the development of the teacher as researcher; the teacher as model; and research and professional issues in this area. Oklahoma Academic Standards (C3) will be basic to the class content. Thirty (30) hours of Field experience is required. Prerequisites: EDUC 2101, EDUC 2102, EDuC 4203 and EDUC 4213 ENGL 4203, and acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. Offered fall semester: even numbered years.
EDUC4909 Student Teaching
This course gives the student teacher firsthand experience in the school setting through observation/teaching in an accredited school. He or she will spend fourteen weeks in this course with twelve weeks in the actual classroom under the supervision of both a cooperating teacher at a cooperating public school and the university supervisor. Portfolios and video tapes will be completed. Prerequisite: completion of classes in specialization and professional education. Offered every semester.
ENGL2103 British Literature Survey I
This course is a study of English literature from the old English period to the restoration and 18th century with an emphasis on literary analysis, literary theory, and the relationship of literature and cultural milieus. Prerequisite: ENGL 1103 and ENGL 1203. Offered fall semester: even numbered years.
ENGL2203 British Literature Survey II
This course is a study of English literature from the Romantic period to the present with an emphasis on and the relationship between literature, historical setting and cultural milieus. Offered spring semester: odd numbered years.
ENGL2403 World Literature Survey: The Renaissance to the Modern Era
This course is a study of both western and nonwestern literature from 1650 to the present with an emphasis on literary analysis, and the relationship between, literature, historical setting and cultural milieus. Prerequisite: ENGL 1103 and ENGL 1203. Offered every spring semester.
ENGL2503 American Literature Survey: Before 1865
This course is a study of American literature from the pre-colonial era to 1865 with an emphasis on literary analysis, and the relationship between, literature, historical setting and cultural milieus. Offered fall semester: odd numbered years.
ENGL2603 American Literature Survey: Since 1865
This course is a study of American literature from 1865 to the present with an emphasis on literary analysis, literary theory, and the relationship of between, literature, historical setting and cultural milieus. Offered spring semester: even numbered years.
ENGL3503 Advanced Composition
This course is a study of practice, theory, research, and assessment of writing strategies with emphasis on style, editing, the range of print and non-print text, and the relationship between text and the social environment. Prerequisites: ENGL 1103 and ENGL 1203. Offered fall semester: even numbered years.
ENGL3513 Major Figures: Founders of Science Fiction
This course provides in-depth study of specific authors and their associated literary movements. Content will vary but will emphasize major authors and their works organized around a theme or era. Prerequisites: Junior standing or special permission. Offered every fall semester.
ENGL3703 Creative Writing
This course provides instruction in the scope of the creative experience in language arts with an emphasis on writing short stories, poetry, and drama. Prerequisites: ENGL 1103 and ENGL 1203. Offered spring semester: odd numbered years.
ENGL3713 Ethnic American Literature
This course studies the literature of American ethnic groups, particularly African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans and may include works by peoples identified with other societal groups. Various genres as written by these groups will be studied. Offered spring semester: even numbered years.
ENGL4203 Modern Grammar
This course is a study of semantics, syntax, morphology, phonology, and grammars of the English language with emphasis on the role of cultural contexts. Prerequisite: ENGL 1103, ENGL 1203, and six (6) hours of literature. Offered spring semester: even numbered years.
ENGL4303 Shakespeare
This is a study of a selection of Shakespearean tragedies and a tragicomedy comedies, and histories with emphasis on literary analysis and the moral and spiritual value of the works. Prerequisite: ENGL 1103 and ENGL 1203. Offered fall semester: even numbered years.
ENGL4503 History of the English Language
This course is a study of the development of the English language, stressing changes in phonology, morphology, vocabulary, syntax, and orthography of Old, Middle, and Modern English. Authors and works important to the history and development of the English language will also be studied. Prerequisites: ENGL 1103, ENGL 1203, and six (6) hours of literature. Offered fall semester: odd numbered years.
ENGL4523 Young Adult Literature
This course concentrates on the evaluation and analysis this course concentrates on the evaluation and analysis works written for and by young adults. The interests, problems and attitudes of young adults in contemporary society, as they impact the literature, will be considered. This course concentrates on the evaluation and analysis of works written for and by young adults. The interests, problems, and attitudes of young adults in contemporary society, as they impact the literature, will be considered. Offered fall semester: odd numbered years.
ENGL4533 Critical Approach to Literature
This course concentrates on the evaluation and analysis this course concentrates on the evaluation and analysis works written for and by young adults. The interests, problems and attitudes of young adults in contemporary society, as they impact the literature, will be considered. This course concentrates on the evaluation and analysis of works written for and by young adults. The interests, problems, and attitudes of young adults in contemporary society, as they impact the literature, will be considered. Offered fall semester: odd numbered years.
ENGL4543 Language and Popular Culture
This course concentrates on the complexities of teaching the English language to both first language and second language learners with focus on the interrelationship of reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and thinking; visual forms of language; the many varieties of the English language; the impact of cultural and societal events on language; the impact of language on teachers, students and curriculum design; language and self-image; and research and professional issues in this area. Prerequisite: ENGL 4203. Offered spring semester: odd numbered years.
UNIV1121 First Year Evangel
Designed for the first-year student, this course will explore the essential aspects of being a college student at MACU through the lens of a selected pop culture topic. Aspects to be explored include critical thinking, time management, goal setting, MACU’s mission and vision, and the unique aspects of being a MACU student and earning a MACU degree. Required for all College or Arts and Science students unless waived by the Academic Dean or his/her designee. Offered every semester.

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