Language Arts 7-12 Teaching Field Endorsement, Bachelor of Arts in Education

Offered by Department of English

English Major

General Studies
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses 12
Including:
Academic Writing and Research
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Teaching in a Democratic Society
Portal
Select one course numbered 188 3
Distribution
Aesthetics 3
Including:
Introduction to the Theatre
Humanities 6
Including:
Select one of the following:
Introduction to Literature: British Literature
Introduction to Literature: American Literature
Introduction to Literature: Western Civilization
Intro to Literature: Non-Western Civilization
Introduction to Literature: Special Topics
Social Sciences 6
Including:
Introduction to American Politics
Natural Sciences 7
Analytical and Quantitative Thought 0
Wellness 3
Including:
Healthy Wealthy and Wise
Needed to reach 27 credit hour minimum in Distribution2
Capstone
Select one course numbered 388 3
Professional Sequence
Complete all required courses 125
Endorsement
Complete all required courses50
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum0
Total Credit Hours120

Endorsement

Required Literature 2
Select 3 credit hours of the following American literature:3
Survey of US Literature I
Survey of US Literature II
Literature of the American West
Contemporary American Multicultural Lit
American Women Writers
Colonial/Early American Literature
Seminar in the American Renaissance
Seminar in American Realism
Seminar in Early 20th Century American Literature
Seminar in Post-World War II American Literature
Select 3 credit hours of the following British literature:3
Survey of British and Commonwealth Literature I
Survey of British and Commonwealth Literature II
Early/Middle English Literature
Seminar in Shakespeare
Seminar in the Renaissance
Literature of the English Restoration and Eighteenth Century
Seminar in Romanticism
Seminar in Victorian Literature
Postmodern/Contemporary British Literature
Select 3 credit hours of the following world literature:3
Intro to Literature: Non-Western Civilization
European Literature in Translation
Non-Western Literature in Translation
Ancient Literatures
Seminar in World Literature
Required Language
ENG 304Grammar I3
ENG 404History of the English Language3
Required Writing
ENG 234Reading and Writing about Literature3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Creative Writing
Beginning Fiction Writing
Introduction to Creative Writing for the Stage/Screen
Beginning Poetry Writing
Advanced Writing I
Creative Play/Script Writing
Theory and Pedagogy of Writing
Required Pedagogy
ENG 424Teaching Secondary School English3
ENG 427Electronic Literacy3
Electives
Select 11 credit hours in English 311
Required Communications
Select one course from each category (9 credit hours) and one additional course from any of the categories (3 credit hours):12
Journalism/Mass Communications
Communication Software
Photojournalism
Audio Production & Announcing
Speech
Select the following required course:
The Teaching of Speech
Select one elective from the following:
Introduction to Forensics and Debate
Intercollegiate Debate and Forensics
Advanced Public Speaking
Logic Argumentation and Reasoning
Professional Communication
Persuasion and Propaganda
Theater
Introduction to Stage Technology
Playscript Analysis
Acting I
Total Credit Hours50
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Students must apply for admission to all Teacher Education programs.

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In all three categories, topics classes may be included by department permission.

3

Except ENG 188 or ENG 388.  Especially recommended: 300/400 level literature or language courses; ENG 423, Reading Problems of Secondary Schools; ENG 426, Literature for Adolescents; additional writing courses.