English Degrees with Certification

Bachelor of Arts with English Certification at the Secondary Level - Min. 124 Hours

Common Core: See Common Core requirements
Required Courses from General Education:Science with a laboratory (4)
Tier Two: Additional General Education Requirements (21+ Hours)
Humanities or Fine Arts:
When choosing a Humanities course, see guidelines.
When choosing a Fine Arts course, see guidelines.
9 hours
Social Sciences (PY210): See guidelines. 3 hours
Additional Science with or without Lab 3-4 hours
Foreign Language (a single language) 6-8 hours
English Major Requirements (27 Hours)
EN216  Introduction to Creative Writing (3) or EN350 Topics in Writing (3)
EN236 Young Adult Literature (3)
EN211  Grammar for Educators (3)
EN312  English Language and Linguistics (3)
EN409  Writing Research and Theory (3)       
EN410  Senior Thesis (3)   (Capstone)-an exit/assessment exam (both oral and written)-must be completed before student teaching.   
English Elective course not taken above:  (3)
Choose one of the following:
EN334 Major Authors in Literature (3)
EN335 Shakespeare (3)
EN340 British Literature I (3)
EN342 British Literature II (3)

Students must take either:
EN323 American Literature I (3) or
EN325 American Literature II (3)
 
Professional Education Requirements (42 Hours)
ED101 Foundations of Education (2)
ED102 Field Experience I (1)
ED105 Field Experience II (0-1)
ED122 Education Technology (2)
        [if not taken in Tier Two]
ED313 Classroom Behavior Managment (3)
ED350 Education Methodology (2)
ED370EN Methods of Teaching English (3)
ED453  Education as a Profession (2)
ED454 Student Teaching Seminar/Methods (2)
ED462  Supervised Student Teaching (Capstone) (10)
ED470 Instructional Int. for Students with Reading Deficits (3)
ED471  Teaching Reading in the Content Area (3)
PY210  Educational Psychology (3)
PY223  Developmental Psychology (3)
PY342  Psychology of the Exceptional Child (2)
PY343  Psychology of the Exceptional Child Practicum (1)
Electives (To Complete Min. 124 Hours)

 BSE Middle School Language Arts - Min. 124 Hours

Common Core: See Common Core requirements
Required Courses from General Education:
  • Science with a laboratory (4)
Tier Two: Additional General Education Requirements (19 Hours)
Fine Arts or Humanities:
When choosing a Fine Arts course, see guidelines.
When choosing a Humanities course, see guidelines.
3 hours
Social Sciences: PY 210 and PY223 6 hours
Additional Science with or Without Lab: (3-4) 3-4 hours
MA224 Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers (4) 4 hours
ED122 Education Technology 2 hours
Professional Education Requirements (43 Hours)
ED101 Foundations of Education (2)
ED102 Field Experience I (1)
ED105 Field Experience II (0-1)
ED350 Education Methodology (2)
ED313  Classroom and Behavior Management in the Middle and Secondary Classroom (3)
ED314  History/Philosophy of Middle-Level Education (3)
ED370SC Methods of Teaching Science (3)
ED453 Education as a Profession (2)
ED454 Student Teaching Seminar/Methods (2)
ED462  Student Teaching (10)
ED470 Instructional Int. for Students with Reading Deficits (3)
ED471  Teaching Reading in the Content Area (3)
PY210  Educational Psychology (3)
PY223  Developmental Psychology (3)
PY342  Psychology of the Exceptional Child (2)
PY343  Psychology of the Exceptional Child Practicum (1)
 
Language Arts requirements (18 Additional Hours): Courses taken in major must include the following
EN211  Grammar for Educators (3)
EN312  English Language and Linguistics (3)
EN323 or EN324 American Literature I or II (3)
EN340 or EN342 British Literature I or II (3)
English Electives (6)
Students must complete 24 hours in English above EN120.
Electives (To Complete Min. 124 Hours)