Why Study English at Madonna University?
- Broaden your understanding of the world through the study of language and literature
- Gain a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of critical reading, writing, and communicating
- Caring professors prepare you in content-area knowledge and the liberal arts
- Receive intensive writing experiences with feedback from faculty and peers
- Take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad
Enjoy the personalized academic advising and mentoring from our caring staff and faculty, who will guide you through the program and help you shape your career goals. Expect rigorous academic work in small classes, where classmates and professors know your name. If you choose to combine the English major with teacher education certification, you will receive 150 hours of clinical field experience, to ensure you're well-prepared for your capstone student teaching assignment. Along with teaching on the secondary level, the program prepares you for graduate work in English, law, and for any career that values critical thinking and effective communication.
|Careers||Grad School||Employers of Alumni|
|High School Teacher||Eastern Michigan University||Cengage Publishing|
|High School or Middle School Principal||Michigan State University||Law Firms in the Metro Area|
|Middle School Teacher||Ohio State University||
|Law||University of Detroit Mercy Law School||North Dakota State University|
|Teaching English as a Second Language||University of Minnesota||Public, private, and parochial schools in the Tri-county area, greater Michigan, out-of-state, and overseas.|
|University Professor||University of Notre Dame||Quicken Loans|
|Writers, Editors, Program Specialists, Public Relations Representatives||Wayne State University||Rutgers University|
Laura Haldane, '14, earned a double major in English and environmental science. The instruction she received through Madonna’s English program prepared her for graduate study at The University of Toledo. As an undergraduate, Laura found a way to combine her two passions and discovered her field of interest: environmental criticism and ecofeminism, which explore the human/nature bond and the way literature portrays this connection. The English program allowed Laura to further develop her writing and critical thinking abilities, skills she can apply to future work in either the sciences or the arts. A devoted "tree hugger," Laura aspires to be like Rachel Carson, reaching across disciplines to affect positive environmental change through the power of words. Her experience in the English program and job in the Madonna Writing Center proved invaluable when it came to teaching composition and an introductory literature course at Toledo. Madonna’s nurturing atmosphere and the close relationships she developed with faculty from across the disciplines helped her become the successful and confident writing teacher she is today.