Preparing Future English Educators.
OKWU’s Bachelor of Arts in English Education prepares students for certification in English Education, for teaching in grades 6-12. English courses develop a command of oral and written language, along with literary analysis skills. Education courses allow students to demonstrate English expertise in the creation of lessons, assessments, and interactions with middle school and high school students.
Graduates of OKWU’s English Education program are teachers, editors, writers, and leaders in English education all over the world, fulfilling the calling God has placed on their hearts. Many are in classrooms; others are in leadership positions, seeking to help others grow and change. All are encouraging those around them to take the necessary steps to grow in their faith and in their worlds.
Our Integration of faith with learning allows our students to:
- Evaluate American, British, and world literature through the lens of a biblical worldview.
- Develop teaching skills and content expertise in a Christian environment.
- Learn to see each person as someone created in the image of God.
- Be prepared for a teaching career in a public, private, or online setting.
Participate in leadership opportunities within the curriculum:
- Educators Seeking Excellence (ESE) – A student leadership council for OKWU Education majors.
- Field Experiences – Ten hours per semester of service-learning at accredited P-12 schools for three semesters.
- Clinical Practice: Practicums – 30 hours per practicum of teaching/observation at an accredited P-12 district. Five practicums in specific learning areas.
- Clinical Practice: Student Teaching – A minimum of 15 weeks in an accredited P-12 district site.
At its core, OKWU adheres to the values of The Wesleyan Church, including Scripture, Reason, Tradition, and Experience. We believe in groundbreaking theology focused on the transformation of broken people, and this focus on reaching people where they are is vital to our curriculum.