Bachelor of Arts

Interdisciplinary Studies

English Education Concentration

Department Chair: Krista S. Mallo, Ph.D.

 The English Education Concentration in the Interdisciplinary Studies major is designed for students who intend to seek employment as a English teacher of English Language Arts for grades 6-12 in private, public, or charter schools. This concentration provides appropriate preparation for additional studies at the graduate level in English Education, Literacy Studies, Cultural Studies, the Humanities, Educational Leadership, or Curriculum & Instruction. While this major does not lead directly to state licensure for teaching English, completion of the program with a GPA of 2.5 or higher in the content area courses does fulfill the requirements for eligibility for a temporary license in the state of Florida.

Students successfully completing this program will demonstrate:

  1.  Advanced skills in written communication
  2. Advanced knowledge of the Western intellectual tradition
  3. Advanced ability to integrate their Christian faith with the content areas of English and Education

Major Requirements (Total Required Credits: 123)

General Studies | 42 Credits

College and Career Success
Freshman Composition I
Freshman Composition II
Introduction to Public Speaking
Introduction to Philosophy
Interpersonal Communication
General Psychology
Literature Elective
Fine Arts Elective
History Elective
Math Elective
Science Elective
General Education Electives (6 Credits)

Bible 48 Credits

Old Testament Law and History
Old Testament Poetry and Prophecy
Life and Revelation of Christ
New Testament History and Letters
Systematic Theology I
Systematic Theology II
Systematic Theology III
Systematic Theology IV
Evangelism and Discipleship
World Missions and Religions
Bible or Theology Electives (12 Credits)

III. Major 33 Credits

18 credits must be at 3000 level or higher

Literature Electives (15 Credits)
Education Electives (6 Credits)
Philosophy of Education (3 Credits)
Ministry Electives (6 Credits)
Advanced Research Writing (3 Credits)
Interdisciplinary Studies
Internship 1  (0 Credits)
Internship 2  (0 Credits)

See suggested course schedule below

Freshmen Year Fall Semester 15 credits

SLS 1501 College and Career Success
GNMN 1302 Evangelism and Discipleship
BIBL 1311 Old Testament Law and History
ENC 1101 Freshman Composition I
HSEL History Elective

Sophomore Year Fall Semester 15 credits

BIBL 2301 Life and Revelation of Christ
BIBL 2331 Hermeneutics
SPC 1608 Introduction to Public Speaking
LTEL 3000 Literature Elective
EDEL 3000 Education Elective

Junior Year Fall Semester 18 credits

THEO 3301 Systematic Theology I
BTEL 3000 Bible or Theology Elective
LTEL 3000 Literature Elective
PHI 1010 Introduction to Philosophy
ELE 1302 Philosophy of Education
THEO 3000 Bible Theology Elective

Senior Year Fall Semester 15 Credits

THEO 4321 Systematic Theology III
THEO 4311 Apologetics
BTEL Bible or Theology Elective
LTEL 4000 Literature Elective
CRW 3011 Creative Writing
INDS 4081 Interdisciplinary Studies Internship (0 credits)

Freshmen Year Spring Semester 15 Credits

SPC1300 Interpersonal Communications
MISS 1301 World Missions and Religions
BIBL 1322 Old Testament Poetry and Prophecy
ENC 1102 Freshman Composition II
PSY 1012 General Psychology

Sophomore Year Spring Semester 15 Credits

BIBL 2321 New Testament History and Letters
BTEL Bible or Theology Elective
SCEL Science Elective
LTEL 3000 Literature Elective
GMEL 3000 Ministry Elective

Junior Year Spring Semester 15 Credits

THEO 3302 Systematic Theology II
MTEL 3000 Math Elective
FAEL 1000 Fine Arts Elective
LTEL 3000 Literature Elective
GMEL 3000 Ministry Elective

Senior Year Spring Semester 15 Credits

THEO 4331 Systematic Theology IV
BIBL 4301 Romans
LTEL 4000 Advanced Research Writing
LTEL 4000 Literature Elective
EDEL 3000 Education Elective
INDS 4082 Interdisciplinary Studies Internship (0 Credits)

*A minimum of 18 credits of Major Elective must be at the 3000 level or higher.
Following the Admissions Assessment, the following courses: BIBL1101 Basics of Biblical Living (Fall), BIBL1102 Christian Belief and Scripture (Spring) may be required during the freshman year in lieu of Bible/Theology electives. Adjustments will be made to satisfy all other course requirements of the degree.

Meet Your Academic Advisor

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Dr. Krista Mallo

As the Program Director, Dr. Krista S. Mallo will be your academic advisor and guide you as a student.

English Education


Dr. Mallo earned her B.A. in English Literature (2001), M.A. in English Education (2005), and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (2020) at the University of South Florida.

English Education Concentration Occupational Outlook

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Field of degree: Interdisciplinary studies, English Education Concentration at

National Accreditation

Trinity College of Florida is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation (5850 T. G. Lee Blvd., Ste. 130, Orlando, FL 32822, 407.207.0808) to grant certificates and degrees at the Associate and Baccalaureate levels.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Are their online classes available for this degree?


Trinity College of Florida offers online courses. It is important to work with your academic advisor in determining your schedule, courses available, and academic progress.

Is financial aid available for Trinity College of Florida students?

Yes! Although many people think they can’t afford to go to college, a large percentage of students receive some type of financial assistance, including our degree completion students. Our financial aid representatives are ready to help you sort through the different types of financial aid and show you how to get the assistance available to you.

What Are Trinity College of Florida's Accreditation and Approvals?

Yes. Trinity College of Florida is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. For a complete list of accreditation and approvals follow this link.

Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs (U.S. Department of Education database)

– Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400, toll-free telephone number (888) 224-6684.
– Trinity College is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students, and
– United States Department of Education for Federal Pell Grants and other Federal financial aid programs, and
– Approved to enable the certified veteran to gain financial supplement for education.

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– Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC)

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