B.A. in English and Education with Endorsement in Secondary Education in English

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
Select one of the following:3
Creative Writing: Fiction
Creative Writing: Poetry
Creative Writing: Drama
Creative Writing: Non-Fiction
Professional Writing
(EN-271 satisfies Technological Literacy (TL) in General Education if selected)
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 (24 credits) 2
ED-250Psychological and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
EDS-330Foundations of Special Education: Development Across the Lifespan3
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
ED-416
416S
Clinical Practice
and Clinical Practice Seminar
9
English Interdisciplinary Requirements (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from the same World Language, any level 46
(Satisfies World Language requirement in General Education)
Education Interdisciplinary Requirements (3 credits)
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) 6
Select up to 15 credits of free electives 615
General Education Requirements (30 credits) 7
Complete 30 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 730
Total Credits120

 Additional Endorsements Available 

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

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

Sequence Chart

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EN-101 College Composition I3EN-102 College Composition II3
Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV)3Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV) or Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3
Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3ED-250 Psychological and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
Gen*ED Social Science (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 (Satisfies Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD) and Writing Intensive (WT) in Gen*ED)3EDS-330 Foundations of Special Education: Development Across the Lifespan3
EN-226 Literary Studies for English Majors (Gen*Ed Writing Intensive (WT))3EN-227 Foundations of British Literature3
EN-229 Non-European Literature in English (Gen*Ed Literature (LIT) and Global Understanding (GU)3EN-252, EN-253, EN-254, EN-255, EN-271, or EN-3xx+(EN-271 satisfies Technological Literacy (TL) in Gen*Ed if selected)3
MA-100 Quantitative Reasoning and Problem Solving or 203 (Gen*Ed Mathematics)3Gen*Ed Aesthetics (AT) AR, DA, MU, TH3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EDS-336 Classroom Management3ED-319 Content Literacy3
EN-228 Foundations of American Literature3EN-474 Approaches to Composition Theory3
EN-305 Shakespeare I or 3063EN-300+ English Elective6
Free Electives6Free Elective6
Semester Credits15Semester Credits18
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
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-491 Seminar in English3Gen*Ed Interdisciplinary Perspectivs (ISP)3
EN400+ English Electives6 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits12
Total Credits 120