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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of English

Department of English

Undergraduate Majors

English Education

This concentration requires 44 credit hours beyond First-Year writing, and is intended for students who wish to teach English language and literature at the secondary school level. English Education students explore a range of texts from medieval British to post-colonial literatures of the Americas, and, in addition, take courses on the formal study of language and textual production. Please note: no more than 8 credit hours may be taken at the 1000 level for major credit. At least 12 credit hours must be taken at the 3000 (junior & senior) level.

Requirements (no change)

  • 8 hrs. British Literature Survey (2100, 2200, 2300)
  • 8 hrs. American Literature Survey (2750, 2751,2752)
  • 4 hrs. Shakespeare
  • 4 hrs. Ethnic Literature Course
  • 4 hrs. International Literature
  • 4 hrs. English Grammar or History and Structure of the English Language
  • 4 hrs. Advanced Writing/Nonfiction
  • 4 hrs. Literary Interpretation
  • 4 hrs. Poetry Genre

Besides the course work required for the English major, Education students also take 4 credit hours in Oral Communication.

Please Note: This concentration was developed for students who wish to receive teaching certification upon completion of the BA or continue to pursue the dual degree option in Teacher Education. Students must complete all requirements for this major by the end of their junior year with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.  In their senior year, Education students must complete the 40-hour Teacher Education Program (TEP). Inasmuch as students in this concentration may take an additional 16 hours in the major beyond the 44 required hours (up to a maximum of 60 credit hours), students are encouraged to confer with the College of Education 's Teacher Education department for recommendations and advice regarding additional areas of focus students may need to cover in their English Major given their individual career goals. Students who do not complete the TEP requirement will be reassigned to the Textual Studies concentration in anticipation of graduation.