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-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 (42 credits) 2
ED-250Psychological and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
EDS-330Foundations of Special Education: Development Across the Lifespan3
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
Clinical Practice
and Clinical Practice Seminar 3
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) 5
The number of free electives, if any, will be determined in consultation with your advisor 50
General Education Requirements (30 credits) 6
Complete 30 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 630
Total Credits120

 Additional Endorsements Available 

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


  • 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
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
ED-320 Teaching English Language Learners in Mainstream Classroom (Gen*Ed Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD)3EDS-330 Foundations of Special Education: Development Across the Lifespan3
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
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
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