Nicholls English education majors are prepared to face the challenges that are threatening the future of literature and language.
In a world of instant messaging jargon, teachers struggle with instilling grammar skills into their students who are used to spelling “nite” instead of “night.” Motivation and creative instructional methods are needed to encourage students to pick up a novel instead of a TV remote or video game controller.
The Nicholls English education program trains prospective teachers how to effectively utilize classroom materials and write solid lesson plans. The curriculum incorporates courses from the Nicholls Department of Languages and Literature, focusing on topics such as advanced grammar, American literature, Shakespeare, professional writing and literary criticism.
English education students are required to have a secondary focus. As listed on the curriculum guide, students must complete course requirements for their secondary focus certification.