B.A. in English and Education with Endorsements in P-3 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities (EN.YI.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
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-342, EN-384, EN-388, EN-488 and EN-489)
Select 6 additional credits from English (EN) 300+ level (excluding EN-342, EN-384, EN-388, EN-488 and EN-489)6
Select 6 additional credits from English (EN) 400+ level (excluding EN-342, EN-384, EN-388, EN-488 and EN-489)6
EN-491Seminar in English3
Major Requirements/Education (45 credits) 2
ED-250Psychological and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
EDL-280Introduction to Early Childhood Education3
EDL-325Language and Early Literacy Development, Birth Through Kindergarten3
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-333Family Partnerships in Early Childhood Settings3
EDS-330Foundations of Special Education: Child & Adolescent Development and Transition to Adulthood3
EDS-336Classroom Management3
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
EDL-364Early Childhood Capstone Research Seminar3
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 (6 credits)
MA-203Foundations of Elementary Mathematics I3
MA-204Foundations of Elementary Mathematics II3
(MA-203 and MA-204 satisfy Mathematics in General Education)
Free Electives (0 credits) 4
The number of free electives, if any, will be determined in consultation with the advisor. 4
General Education Requirements (30 credits) 5
Complete 30 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 530
Total Credits123
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.

 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 senior thesis, two 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
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 Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
FO-xxx Gen*Ed World Language3Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV) or Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3
Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3FO-xxx World Language3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EN-229 Non-European Literature in English (Gen*Ed Literature (LIT) and Global Understanding (GU)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)3EDS-338 Assessment Approaches, P-123
ED-320 Teaching English Language Learners in Mainstream Classroom (Gen*Ed Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD) and Writing Intensive (WT)3EN-227 Foundations of British Literature3
EDL-280 Introduction to Early Childhood Education3EN-252, EN-253, EN-254, EN-255, EN-271 (Satisfies Technological Literacy (TL) in Gen*ED if selected) OR EN-300+3
EDL-326 Literacy Instruction in P-6 Educational Settings I3MA-204 Foundations of Elementary Mathematics II3
MA-203 Foundations of Elementary Mathematics I (Gen*Ed Mathematics)3 
Semester Credits18Semester Credits15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EDS-336 Classroom Management3EDL-325 Language and Early Literacy Development, Birth Through Kindergarten3
EDS-350 Individualizing Curricula and Systematic Instruction for Special Education3EDL-333 Family Partnerships in Early Childhood Settings3
EN-228 Foundations of American Literature3EN-470 Theory and Practice of Writing3
EN-305 Shakespeare I or 3063EN-3XX+ English Elective6
Gen*Ed Aesthetics (AT) AR, DA, MU, TH3Gen*Ed Technological Literacy (TL), if needed3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits18
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EDL-364 Early Childhood Capstone Research Seminar3ED-416 Clinical Practice8
EDS-337 Special Education Strategies in P-6 Social Studies and Content Instruction3ED-416S Clinical Practice Seminar1
EN-491 Seminar in English3Gen*Ed Interdisciplinary Perspectives (ISP)3
EN-4xx+ English Elective6 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits12
Total Credits 123