2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Completion of this major’s required English courses and the professional education sequence leads to certification as a secondary school teacher in English.

Students with a major secondary education English must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or greater overall, in the major, and/or minor(s) with no grade below a "B-" in the professional education sequence and no grade below a "C" in the major and/or minor(s).

For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the English department page.

For related information from the bureau of labor statistics, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/high-school-teachers.htm

Total Credits Required 120
General Education
30-40
Required Courses in Major 36
 
English Courses 20
EN 247 Introduction to Literary Studies 4
EN 304 The Teaching of the English Language 4
EN 309 The Teaching of Writing 4
EN 345 The Teaching of Literature 4
EN 420 Shakespeare 4
 
British Literature Survey or Period Course 4
Choose one course from the following:
     EN 283 Survey of British Literature I (4 cr.) [INTT]
     EN 284 Survey of British Literature II (4 cr.) [INTT]
     EN 312 Medieval British Literature (4 cr.)
     EN 320 Renaissance British Literature (4 cr.)
     EN 322 British Literature of Enlightenment and Revolution (4 cr.)
     EN 330 British Romantic Literature (4 cr.)
     EN 340 British Victorian Literature (4 cr.)
     EN 360 Modern British Literature (4 cr.)
     EN 382 British Literature 1960 to Present (4 cr.)
     EN 412 Chaucer (4 cr.)
     EN 422 Milton (4 cr.)
 
American Literature Survey 4
Choose one course from the following:
     EN 370 American Literature I: Columbus to the American Revolution (1492-1800) (4 cr.) [HUME]
     EN 371 American Literature II: Emergent National Voices (1800-1865) (4 cr.) [HUME]
     EN 372 American Literature III: Realism, Naturalism, through WWI (1865-1930) (4 cr.) [HUME]
     EN 373 American Literature IV: Modern Voices (1930-1970) (4 cr.) [HUME]
     EN 376 American Literature V: Contemporary Voices (1970-Present) (4 cr.) [HUME]
     EN 378 Early African-American Literature * (4 cr.) [SOCR]
     EN 379 Modern African-American Literature (4 cr.) [SOCR]
 
World Literature/Diverse Traditions Course 4
Choose one course from the following:
     EN 250 Introduction to Gender and Sexuality in Literature (4 cr.) [INTT]
     EN 311 World Literature in English (4 cr.) [SOCR]
     EN 311Z World Literature in English (4 cr.) [SOCR]
     EN 314 Traditional Oral Literatures: Selected Native American Cultures (4 cr.) [SOCR]
     EN 316 Native American Novels and Poetry (4 cr.) [SOCR]
     EN 317 Native American Drama, Nonfiction and Short Stories (4 cr.) [SOCR]
     EN 375 Diverse Traditions in American Literature (4 cr.) [SOCR]
     EN 375Z Diverse Traditions in American Literature (4 cr.) [SOCR]
     EN 378 Early African-American Literature (4 cr.) [SOCR]
     EN 379 Modern African-American Literature (4 cr.) [SOCR]
     EN 411 Topics in World Literature (3 - 4 cr.) [SOCR]
     EN 411Z Topics in World Literature (3 - 4 cr.) [SOCR]
     EN 440 Topics in Gender in Literature (4 cr.)
 
English Elective 4
 
Professional Education 33
ED 201 Introduction to Education 2
ED 231 Teaching for Learning in the Secondary Classroom 4
ED 301 Dimensions of American Education 2
ED 319 Teaching of Reading for Secondary Teachers 3
EN 350 Methods and Materials in Teaching English Education 4
ED 361 Special Education and the General Classroom Teacher 2
ED 380 Practicum in the Secondary School 2
ED 483 Educational Media Technology 2
ED 430 Teaching in the Secondary School 11
ED 450 Seminar in Teaching 1

This major does not require a minor.