“That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life.” Philippians 2:15–16
Any field based on language or the training of the young wields enormous power over a culture. Unfortunately, the areas of education and literature are currently dominated by secular powers. There is a great need for godly teachers and writers to provide a Biblical voice in these battlegrounds for the hearts and lives of people everywhere.
Verity’s goal is to aid those with a heart for writing or teaching to develop the skills and credentials they need to impact those fields for Christ. With the English program, students study literature and writing skills as they earn a BA in English. While the program does not provide specific preparation for teaching, students interested in a teaching career often chose this degree because it provides training in a teachable subject.
- Survey of World Literature
- Shakespeare I
- Analyzing & Interpreting Literature
- Technical Writing
- Poetry Writing
- Descriptive Grammar of the English Language
- Children’s Literature
- Writing for Children & Adolescents
- Foundations of Education
- Literacy Instruction in the Elementary School
Degree-related internships are available for onsite students to give them experience in their degree programs. Program Advisors work with students to locate opportunities that relate to individual interests and goals. Possible internships include:
- Editing the Lamppost, a student newsletter
- Tutoring staff children
- Monitoring the Verity Library
Career Possibilities For English Students:
- TESL Instructor
- Creative Writer/Author
- Freelance Writer
Individuals wishing to obtain teacher certification can pursue a Master of Arts in Education, post-baccalaureate teacher preparation programs in their home states, or alternate certification programs.
For additional information about the English Program, call 816-769-9347 weekdays between 9AM and 5PM EST or e-mail email@example.com.