B.A. in English with Concentration in Creative Writing and Education with Endorsement in Elementary Education

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
EN-251Creative Writing: Introduction3
Select one of the following:3
Creative Writing: Fiction
Creative Writing: Poetry
Creative Writing: Drama
Creative Writing: Non-Fiction
Select one additional Literature Elective at the 300+ level (excluding EN-388, EN-488, and EN-384)3
EN-352Craft of Writing3
EN-451Advanced Creative Writing3
Select one course designated with Course Type: ENCWU (excluding EN-388, EN-488, and EN-384)3
Major Requirements/Education (36 credits) 2
EDL-201Educational Psychology3
EDL-206Child and Adolescent Development3
ED-250Foundations of Teaching and Learning3
EDL-326Literacy Instruction in K-6 Educational Settings I3
ED-320Teaching Students with Diverse Needs3
EDL-327Literacy Instruction in K-6 Educational Settings II3
ED-360Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics3
ED-361Methods of Teaching Science for Elementary School3
ED-362Teaching Elementary Social Studies3
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
Free Electives (5-8 credits)
Select 5-8 credits of free electives5-8
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 53-6
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 Credits128
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

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

 Additional Endorsements Available 

  • TSD - Teacher of Students with Disabilities - Elementary
  • P-3 Early Childhood Endorsement
  • ESL - English as a Second Language - Elementary
  • MID-EN - Middle School English

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 thesis, 2 courses beyond the standard major requirements, a 3.50 major GPA, a 3.30 overall GPA, and fulfill the intermediate language requirements.