Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will understand that language use is a uniquely human facility with great potential for good as well as for harm, and one that God calls his people to use for his glory.
- Students will learn what it means to integrate reading and writing into their lives as responsible Christian citizens.
Analysis and Interpretation
- Students will identify major works and concerns of British and American literature and become attentive to diverse voices within and beyond these literatures.
- Students will work individually and collaboratively to interpret a text’s elements, contexts, and perspectives with intelligence and care.
- Students will communicate effectively for different purposes and to different audiences.
- Students will work individually and collaboratively to organize, compose, revise, and present their work.
- English education students will master the principles and skills of pedagogy in order to bring learning outcomes 1-6 to bear upon their teaching in the middle school or high school classroom.
Throughout the year assessment data is gathered through student and alumni surveys, field experience evaluations, the Illinois Certification Content Exam, and the ETS major field test to determine how well the program is meeting its student learning outcomes. For additional information please contact department chairperson Dr. Michael VanderWeele at