B.A. in English and Education with Endorsements in P-3 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities

Major Requirements/English (36 credits)
EN-226Literary Studies for English Majors3
EN-227Foundations of British Literature3
EN-228Foundations of American Literature3
EN-229Non-European Literature in English3
EN-305Shakespeare I3
or EN-306 Shakespeare II
Select one of the following:3
Criticism and Theory
Language and Linguistics
History of the English Language
Theory and Practice of Writing (Elementary Education Majors) 1
Approaches to Composition Theory (Secondary & Special Education Majors) 1
Select one of the following:3
Creative Writing: Fiction
Creative Writing: Poetry
Creative Writing: Drama
Creative Writing: Non-Fiction
EN-300+ level or higher (excluding EN-388, EN-488, and EN-384)
Select 6 additional credits from English (EN) 300+ level (excluding EN-388, EN-488, and EN-384)6
Select 6 additional credits from English (EN) 400+ level (excluding EN-388, EN-488, and EN-384)6
EN-491Seminar in English3
Major Requirements/Education (37 credits) 2
ED-250Foundations of Teaching and Learning3
EDL-280Introduction to Early Childhood Education3
EDL-325Language and Early Literacy Development, Birth Through Kindergarten3
EDL-326Literacy Instruction in K-6 Educational Settings I3
ED-320Teaching Students with Diverse Needs3
EDL-333Family Partnerships in Early Childhood Settings3
EDL-363Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods4
EDL-201Educational Psychology3
EDL-206Child and Adolescent Development3
Select 9 credits as follows: 3
ED-416
416S
Clinical Practice
and Clinical Practice Seminar
9
English Interdisciplinary Requirements (3 credits)
Select 3 Credits from a Foreign Language at the 200+ level 43
Education Interdisciplinary Requirements (6 credits)
MA-203Foundations of Elementary Mathematics I3
MA-204Foundations of Elementary Mathematics II3
Teacher of Students with Disabilities Requirements (18 credits) 2, 5
EDS-332Family/School/Community Partnerships and Resources, P-123
EDS-336Classroom Management3
EDS-338Assessment Approaches, P-123
EDS-330Human Exceptionalities3
EDS-350Individualizing Curricula and Systematic Instruction for Special Education3
EDS-352Curricula, Methods, and Materials for Learners with Difficulties3
General Education Requirements (39-42 credits)
First Year Seminar
FY-101First Year Seminar3
Reading and Writing
EN-101College Composition I3
EN-102College Composition II3
Mathematics
Fulfilled in Education Interdisciplinary Requirements with MA-203 or MA-2040
Natural Sciences
Select 6 credits from the following subjects: BY, CE, GL, PH, or SC6
Literature
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: LIT3
Aesthetics and Creativity
Select 3 credits from Art, Music, Theatre, or Dance3
Technological Literacy
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: TL3
Reasoned Oral Discourse
Fulfilled in Major Requirements with ED-3200
Historical Perspective
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: HS.SV3
Social Science
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: SS.SV3
Historical Perspective/Social Sciences
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: HS.SV or select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: SS.SV3
Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: ISP3
Cultural Diversity and Global Understanding or Foreign Language
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: CD and 3 Credits from courses designated with Course Type: GU or select 6 Credits from the SAME foreign language 63-6
Experiential Education
Select one course designated with Course Type: EX0
Writing Intensive
Select two courses from English (EN) designated with Course Type: WT0
Select two courses from Education (ED, EDL, EDS) designated with Course Type: WT0
Total Credits139-142
1

EN/ED majors MUST take EN-470 Theory and Practice of Writing (3 cr.) or EN-474 Approaches to Composition Theory (3 cr.) to fulfill the above credits.

2

Minimum grade of "C" required for Education Courses

3

Students must complete the appropriate test requirement(s) with a passing score PRIOR to Student Teaching.

4

Partially fulfills Cultural Diversity/Global Understanding Requirement in General Education, if 3 additional credits of the SAME foreign language are completed.

5

ED-320 Teaching Students with Diverse Needs (3 cr.) andEDL-326 Literacy Instruction in K-6 Educational Settings I (3 cr.) are also required and fulfilled in Education Major Requirements

6

Partially fulfilled in English Interdisciplinary Requirements; 3 additional crs. of the SAME language required.

 Notes

  • 58 credits must be completed at the 200 level or higher.
  • Education majors are required to have an overall GPA of 3.00 for State Certification.
  • By state regulation, all Education Majors seeking content area endoresment must complete 30 content credits (12+ credits at the 300+ level).
  • The English Department awards Departmental Honors to those graduating seniors who successfully complete a senior thesis, two designated courses beyond the standard major requirements, a 3.50 major GPA, a 3.30 overall GPA, and fulfillment of the intermediate level language requirement for English majors.