English Teaching Option

This option is designed for students wishing to prepare for secondary school teaching. Employment opportunities may be enhanced if students also obtain a second area of certification, usually a teaching minor. Obtaining a minor in addition to the English major will require more than eight semesters.

Required English Education Courses

Take All:15
Introduction to English Education
Secondary English Curriculum
Teaching Writing in Secondary School (Fall only)
Teaching Reading and Literature (Spring only)
Issues in English Education (Fall only)

 Required Linguistics Courses

Take All:6
Structure and Function of Language
Language and English Education (Spring only)

Required Writing Courses 

WRIT 201College Writing II3

 Required Literature Courses

Take All:9
Intro to Literary Studies
Literary Criticism
Studies in Shakespeare

 Writing and Language Electives

Take Any Three:9
Introduction to Creative Writing
Intermediate Creative Writing Workshop
Topics in Craft and Genre
Advanced Creative Writing Workshop
Intro to Language/Linguistics
Intermediate Tech Writing
Advanced Writing
Digital Rhetorics and Multimodal Writing
Science Writing for Popular Non-Fiction
News and Pub Relations Writing
Magazine Editing
Public Rhetorics and Writing
Professional Writing

 Literature Electives

Take Any Four:12
The Environmental Imagination
Great Books
Regional Literature
The Bible as Literature
Multicultural Literature
American Literature to 1900
American Literature after 1900
Advanced British Literature I
Advanced British Literature II (Formerly LIT 325)
Advanced British Literature III (Formerly LIT 326)
Women and Literature
Literature for Children and Adolescents
Studies in Major Author/s
Studies in Literary Genres
Studies in Literary Topics
Studies in World Literature
Native American Literature
Montana Indian Literature

 Education Coursework Requirements

HDFS 101ISIndiv and Fam Dev: Lifespan3
EDU 202Early Field Experience1
EDU 211DMulticultural Education3
Take one:3
Educ Psych & Child Development
Educ Psych and Adolescent Dev
EDU 370Integrating Tech into Educ2
EDU 395Practicum (45 hours in the classroom)1-3
EDU 382Assessmt, Curric, Instructn3
EDU 497Methods (Spring only)3
EDSP 306Exceptional Learners3
EDU 408Professional Issues: K-122
EDU 495RStudent Teaching10-12
Total English credits required:54
Upper division (Education and English combined) credits required:42
Total credits required for graduation:120