B.A. in English/Creative Writing and Education with Endorsement in Secondary Education in English (EN.CW.EDS.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 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 (24 credits) 2
ED-250Psychological and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
EDS-330Foundations of Special Education: Child & Adolescent Development and Transition to Adulthood3
EDS-336Classroom Management3
ED-319Content Literacy3
ED-320Teaching English Language Learners in Mainstream Classroom3
(Satisfies Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD) in General Education)
Select 9 credits as Follows: 3
Clinical Practice
and Clinical Practice Seminar
English Interdisciplinary Requirements (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from the same World Language, any level 46
(Satisfies World Language in General Education)
Education Interdisciplinary Requirements (3 credits) 2
MA-100Quantitative Reasoning and Problem Solving3
or MA-203 Foundations of Elementary Mathematics I
(MA-100 and MA-203 satisfy Mathematics in General Education)
Education Methods Requirements (6 credits) 2
ED-367Teaching Language Arts at the Secondary Level Part I3
ED-368Teaching Language Arts at the Secondary Level Part II3
Free Electives (15 credits) 4
Select up to 15 free elective credits. 415
General Education Requirements (30 credits) 5
Complete 30 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 530
Total Credits120

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.


Minimum grade of "C" required for Education Courses.


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


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


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 

  • ESL - English as a Second Language - Secondary
  • TSD - Teacher of Students with Disabilities - Secondary


  • 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 designated courses beyond the standard major requirements, a 3.50 major GPA, a 3.30 overall GPA, and fulfillment of the World Language requirement for English majors.

Sequence Chart

First Year
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 Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV) or Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3
Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
FO-xxx Gen*Ed World Language3FO-xxx World Language3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Second Year
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
MA-100 Quantitative Reasoning and Problem Solving or 203 (Gen*Ed Mathematics)3EN-227 Foundations of British Literature3
EN-226 Literary Studies for English Majors (Gen*Ed Writing Intensive (WT)3EN-252, EN-253, EN-254, or EN-2553
EN-229 Non-European Literature in English (Gen*Ed. Literature (LIT) and Global Understanding (GU)3Gen*Ed Aesthetics (AT) AR, DA, MU, TH3
Gen*Ed Technological Literacy (TL)3Free Elective3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Third Year
EDS-336 Classroom Management3ED-319 Content Literacy3
EN-228 Foundations of American Literature3EN-2xx+ English Elective (Course type ENCWU)3
EN-251 Creative Writing: Introduction3EN-3xx+ English Elective3
EN-305 Shakespeare I or 3063Free Electives9
Free Elective3 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits18
Fourth Year
ED-367 Teaching Language Arts at the Secondary Level Part I3ED-416 Clinical Practice8
ED-368 Teaching Language Arts at the Secondary Level Part II3ED-416S Clinical Practice Seminar1
EN-352 Craft of Writing3Gen*Ed Interdisciplincary Perspectives (ISP)3
EN-451 Advanced Creative Writing3 
EN-474 Approaches to Composition Theory3 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits12
Total Credits 120