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Education at Aquinas College

English Major for Education

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English major/minor requirements:
Consult the English department for course and major expectations. English majors are required to take either EH/EN400 (WI) or EH460 (WI).


  • EN400/EH400/EN500 Teaching Writing (3) WI

    Offered fall semesters. This course introduces students to current theories about the teaching of writing, gives them practice as writers of expressive and expository writing, and provides them with practical strategies for teaching writing as a process in secondary classrooms. Prerequisite: EN201/501 or Michigan Teaching Certificate. Field Component: variable hours tutoring at a self-selected grade level.

  • EN460 Teaching Creative Writing (3)

    Secondary English majors and minors are required to take either EH/EN400 or EH/EN460. These courses cannot be double counted to fulfill requirements for both English and education. This course is designed around the concept of “teacher as writer.” Students will develop writing portfolios of their own creative works to serve as models for their potential students. Students will develop and teach creative writing lessons in the field as well as in class. Prerequisite: EN201. Field component: one (1) hour.