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Bachelor of Arts in English

English-Secondary Education Major

Required English and Rhetoric Classes (41 hours)

  • ENGL 3330 Approaches to Literature (3 hours)
  • ENGL 3331 Major British Writers I (3 hours)
  • ENGL 3332 Major British Writers II (3 hours)
  • ENGL 3311 History of the English Language (3 hours)
  • ENGL 3312 Grammatical Analysis of Modern English (3 hours)
  • ENGL 3360 Selected Topics (when offered as World Literature) (3 hours)
  • ENGL 4202 Teaching Literature in the Secondary Schools (2 hours)
  • RHET 4202 Teaching Writing in the Secondary Schools (2 hours)
    • (ENGL 4202 and RHET 4202 are taught together but they must be signed up for separately)
  • RHET 3317 Introduction to Nonfiction Writing (3 hours)
  • ENGL 4199 Career perspectives (1 hour)
  • One of the following World Literature courses (3 hours)
    • ENGL 3326 African-American Literature I
    • ENGL 3327 African-American Literature II
  • One of the following American Literature courses (3 hours)
    • ENGL 3321 American Literature I
    • ENGL 3322 American Literature II
    • ENGL 3323 American Literature II
  • One of the following African-American Literature courses (3 hours)
    • ENGL 3326 African-American Literature I
    • ENGL 3327 African-American Literature II
  • Two additional upper-level (3000-4000) ENGL courses (6 hours)
  • One of the following Adolescent Literature courses (3 hours)
    • ENGL 4375 (Adolescent Literature)
    • RHET 4347 (if Writing for Children and Families)

Required Secondary Education Minor Classes (18 hours)

  • Block I (3 hours) - CAREER AWARENESS SEMESTER¬†
  • Admission requirements: 2.65 GPA, completion of 60 hours; completion of College Math or Algebra (MATH 1302/1315); Composition I and II (RHET 1311 & 1312) and Speech (SPCH 1300) with a C or better; must also have passed Praxis I
    • SCED 3110 Instructional Skills & Assessment practicum
    • SCED 3210 Instructional Skills & Assessment
  • Block II (6 hours) - MASTERY OF PRINCIPLES OF LEARNING AND TEACHING
  • Admission requirements: 2.65 GPA; a grade of C or above in all Block I courses; passing scores on Praxis I; interview
    • SCED 4122 Classroom Management
    • SCED 4123 Adolescents with Special Needs
    • SCED 4124 Adolescent Diversity Practicum
    • SCED 4321 Teaching Diverse Adolescents
  • Block III (9 hours) - STUDENT TEACHING¬†
  • Admission requirements: 2.65 GPA; a grade of C or above in all Block II courses; students must also have passed Praxis II content exams
    • TCED 4600 Student Teaching
    • SCED 4330 Reflective Teaching

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: To complete the Secondary Education Minor, students must also pass the Praxis II pedagogy exam (”Principles of Learning and Teaching”) and all required Praxis II content exams within their licensure area. In order to receive state certification, students must pass state written and performance examinations. Minimum number of hours for graduation is 124, of which 30 must be taken in residence. Reading 0210, RHET 0310, MATH 0300 and 0310 will not count as hours for graduation. GPA in major/minor graduation must be at least 2.0.

    Updated 7.19.2011