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

Offered by Department of English

General Studies
Foundational Requirements (LOPERs 1-4)12
LOPER 2: Writing Skills
Introduction of Academic Writing 1
LOPER 3: Oral Communication Skills
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Broad Knowledge Requirements (LOPERs 5-8)12
LOPER 5: Visual or Performing Arts
Introduction to the Theatre
LOPER 6: Humanities
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
Dispositional Requirements (LOPERS 9-10) 26
LOPER 9: Civic Competency and Engagement
Introduction to American Politics
LOPER 10: Respect for Human Diversity
Teaching in a Democratic Society
Wellness (LOPER 11) Optional0
Program Specified Requirements3
Special Topics in Academic Writing and Research
Professional Sequence
Complete all required courses 325
Complete all required courses 50
Unrestricted Electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum 12
Total Credit Hours120


Required Literature 4
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
Reading Nebraska
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
Select 11 credit hours in English 511
Required Communications12
Journalism/Mass Communications
Take 3-6 hours of the following:
Communication Software
JMC 220
Audio Production & Announcing
Video Production Foundations
Speech Performance
Take 3 hours of the following:
Advanced Public Speaking
Logic Argumentation and Reasoning
Persuasion and Propaganda
Speech Theory/Application
Take 0-3 hours of the following:
Communication Concepts in Society
Small Group Communication
Communication Theory
Take 3-6 hours of the following:
Introduction to Stage Technology
Playscript Analysis
Acting I
Total Credit Hours50

Students with sufficient preparation may satisfy this requirement with ENG 102.


Designated courses with the appropriate content may be approved to satisfy one of the Broad Knowledge requirements plus LOPER 9 or Broad Knowledge plus LOPER 10. Courses may be approved to satisfy LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone. (Courses satisfying LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone must be 3 credit hours.) Students applying this option will need to take additional hours in other categories to meet the required GS hours.


Students must apply for admission to all Teacher Education programs.


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


Except ENG 126 .  Especially recommended: 300/400 level literature or language courses; ENG 423, Reading Problems of Secondary Schools; ENG 426, Literature for Adolescents; additional writing courses.