Department Snapshot

The English Department at Grand Valley State University houses 29 Tenured and Tenure-track faculty members, 1 Affiliate faculty, 3 Visiting faculty and approximately 9 part-time faculty per semester.

The English Department offers 5 undergraduate Majors and 2 Master’s Programs:

  • English BA (130 currently enrolled)
  • English BA – Teaching (413 currently enrolled)
  • English BA – Language Arts with Education Major and elementary certification minor (252 currently enrolled)
  • English BA – Secondary Education with Education Major (Teachable minor required) (144 currently enrolled)
  • English BA – Language and Literature (116 currently enrolled)
  • Master of Arts in English (22 currently enrolled)
  • Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics (17 currently enrolled)

The English Department offers 4 minors:

  • Applied Linguistics minor (28 currently enrolled)
  • Standard English minor (47 currently enrolled)
  • Secondary Education Teachable minor (54 currently enrolled)
  • ESL minor (and teaching endorsement) (42 currently enrolled)

English Department Enrollment

English Study Abroad programs:

  • England
  • Netherlands
  • Ghana

Cross-curricular involvement includes:

  • African/African American Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Writing
  • Comprehensive Science and Arts for Teaching (CSAT): Special Education
  • Comprehensive Science and Arts for Teaching (CSAT): ESL
  • Digital Studies
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  • Honors College
  • Human Rights Minor
  • Latin American Studies
  • Medical Humanities Certificate
  • Religious Studies
  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Scholarships:

  • English Faculty Endowed Scholarship for New Majors = $8,587.66
  • English Special Programs Gift Fund = $1,060.02
  • Robert Chamberlain Scholarship Endowment = $72,263.66
  • Gilbert R. and Patricia K. Davis Endowed Merit English Scholarship = $118,863.75