B.A. in English/Creative Writing and Education with Endorsement in Elementary Education (EN.CW.EDE.BA)

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-227, EN-228, EN-229 satisfy Literature (LIT) in General Education)
(EN-229 also satisfies Global Understanding (GU) in General Education)
EN-305Shakespeare I3
or EN-306 Shakespeare II
Select one of the following:3
Criticism and Theory
Language and Linguistics
(EN-442 satisfies Technological Literacy (TL) in General Education if selected)
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-342, EN-384, EN-388, EN-488 and EN-489)3
EN-352Craft of Writing3
EN-451Advanced Creative Writing3
Select one course designated with Course Type: ENCWU (excluding EN-342, EN-388, EN-488, and EN-384)3
Major Requirements/Education (42 credits) 2
ED-250Psychological and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
EDS-330Foundations of Special Education: Child & Adolescent Development and Transition to Adulthood3
EDS-336Classroom Management3
EDL-326Literacy Instruction in P-6 Educational Settings I3
ED-320Teaching English Language Learners in Mainstream Classroom3
(Satisfies Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD) in General Education)
EDL-327Literacy Instruction in K-6 Educational Settings II3
ED-360Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics3
ED-361Methods of Teaching Science for Elementary School3
EDS-337Special Education Strategies in P-6 Social Studies and Content Instruction3
EDS-338Assessment Approaches, P-123
EDS-350Individualizing Curricula and Systematic Instruction for Special Education3
ED-416
416S
Clinical Practice
and Clinical Practice Seminar 3
9
English Interdisciplinary Requirements (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from the same World Language, any level6
(Satisfies the World Language requirement in General Education)
Education Interdisciplinary Requirements (6 credits)
MA-203Foundations of Elementary Mathematics I3
MA-204Foundations of Elementary Mathematics II3
(MA-203 and MA-204 both satisfy Mathematics in General Education)
Free Electives (0 credits) 4
The number of free electives, if any, will be determined in consultation with your advisor 40
General Education Requirements (30 credits) 5
Complete 30 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 530
Total Credits120
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 Clinical Practice.

4

Please consult with your advisor regarding the required number of free electives that must be completed.

5

The General Education curriculum requires the completion of 45 credits. However, students may be able to share credits from within their major or interdisciplinary requirements. Please consult with your advisor to determine which General Education courses must be completed.

 Additional Endorsements Available 

  • P-3 Early Childhood Endorsement
  • ESL - English as a Second Language - Elementary
  • MID-EN - Middle School English

Notes

  • 54 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 endorsement 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.

Sequence Chart

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EN-101 College Composition I3EN-102 College Composition II3
Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV)3ED-250 Psychological and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,SC,PH,GL3Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV) or Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3
Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
FO-xxx Gen*ED World Language3FO-xxx World Language3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ED-320 Teaching English Language Learners in Mainstream Classroom (Gen*Ed Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD)3EDS-330 Foundations of Special Education: Child & Adolescent Development and Transition to Adulthood3
EN-226 Literary Studies for English Majors (Gen*Ed Writing Intensive (WT)3EDL-326 Literacy Instruction in P-6 Educational Settings I3
EN-229 Non-European Literature in English (Gen*Ed Literature (LIT) and Global Understanding (GU)3MA-204 Foundations of Elementary Mathematics II3
MA-203 Foundations of Elementary Mathematics I (Gen*Ed Mathematics)3EN-227 Foundations of British Literature3
Gen*Ed Aesthetics (AT)3EN-251 Creative Writing: Introduction3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EDS-336 Classroom Management3EDS-338 Assessment Approaches, P-123
ED-361 Methods of Teaching Science for Elementary School3EDS-350 Individualizing Curricula and Systematic Instruction for Special Education3
EN-228 Foundations of American Literature3EN-352 Craft of Writing3
EN-305 Shakespeare I or 3063EN-3xx+ English Elective (If selected, EN-442 satisfies an English 300+ level elective and Gen*Ed Technological Literacy (TL)6
EN-252, EN-253, EN-254, or EN-2553EN-470 Theory and Practice of Writing3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits18
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EDL-327 Literacy Instruction in K-6 Educational Settings II3ED-416 Clinical Practice8
ED-360 Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics3ED-416S Clinical Practice Seminar1
EDS-337 Special Education Strategies in P-6 Social Studies and Content Instruction3Gen*Ed PR-xxx Interdisciplinary Perspectives (ISP)3
EN-451 Advanced Creative Writing3 
EN-491 Seminar in English3 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits12
Total Credits 120