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.

Freshman YearCredits
EDU 202 - Early Field Experience1
FCS 101IS - Indiv and Fam Dev: Lifespan3
LIT 201 - Intro to Literary Studies3
LIT 233 - Classical Foundations of Literature
or LIT 240 - The Bible as Literature
3
WRIT 101W - College Writing I3
University Core and Electives16
Year Total: 29
Sophomore YearCredits
WRIT 201 - College Writing II3
LING 238 - Structure and Function of Language3
EDU 211D - Multicultural Education3
EDU 223IS - Educ Psych and Adolescent Dev3
LIT 300 - Literary Criticism3
Choose three of the following:98
LIT 310 - American Literature to 1900
LIT 311 - American Literature after 1900
LIT 324 - British Literature of the 16th and 17th Centuries
LIT 325 - British Literature of the Restoration/18th Century
LIT 326 - British Literature of the 19th Century to the Present
University Core and Electives11
Year Total: 124
Junior YearCredits
EDU 370 - Integrating Tech into Educ2
EDU 382 - Assessmt, Curric, Instructn3
EDU 395 - Practicum1-3
EDU 497 - Methods3
LING 338 - Language and English Education3
ENGL 339 - Teaching Writing in Secondary School3
ENGL 445 - Teaching Reading and Literature3
Choose one of the following:3
LIT 285D - Mythologies
LIT 308 - Multicultural Literature
LIT 335 - Women and Literature
LIT 382 - Literature for Children/Adolescents
LIT 440 - Studies in World Literature
University Core and Electives9
Year Total: 30-32
Senior YearCredits
Choose two of the following:6
LIT 214D - Regional Literature
LIT 431RH - Studies in Major Author/s
LIT 437 - Studies in Literary Genres
LIT 438 - Studies in Literary Topics
LIT 473RH - Studies in Shakespeare
Choose one of the following:3
ENGL 450 - Rhetoric and Composition
CRWR 340 - Intermediate Creative Writing Workshop
CRWR 440 - Advanced Creative Writing Workshop
WRIT 326 - Advanced Composition
WRIT 429 - Professional Writing
EDU 408 - Professional Issues: K-122
EDU 495 - Student Teaching10-12
ENGL 461R - Issues in English Education3
EDSP 306 - Exceptional Learners3
Year Total: 27-29
Total Program Credits: 120

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above. Students must receive a grade of "C" or better in all required courses.