Secondary English 7-12 Teaching Subject Endorsement, Bachelor of Arts in Education

Offered by Department of English

General Studies
Foundational Requirements (LOPERs 1-4)12
LOPER 2: Writing Skills
Introduction to Academic Writing 1
LOPER 3: Oral Communication Skills
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Broad Knowledge Requirements (LOPERs 5-8)12
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
Program Specified Requirements3
Special Topics in Academic Writing and Research
Professional Sequence
Complete all required courses 325
Complete all required courses 36
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum 26
Total Credit Hours120


Literature 4
Select 3 credit hours of the following American literature courses: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 courses: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
Seminar in Modernism
Postmodern/Contemporary British Literature
Select 3 credit hours of the following world literature courses:3
Introduction to Literature: Western Civilization
Intro to Literature: Non-Western Civilization
European Literature in Translation
Postcolonial Literature in a Global Context
Ancient Literature
Seminar in World Literature
Select 3 credit hours of adolescent literature:3
Literature for Adolescents
ENG 234Reading and Writing about Literature3
Select 3 credit hours of the following creative writing courses:3
Introduction to Creative Writing
Beginning Fiction Writing
Introduction to Creative Writing for the Stage/Screen
Beginning Poetry Writing
Creative Play/Script Writing
Advanced Fiction Writing
Advanced Poetry Writing
Narrative Strategies
Poetic Strategies
Select 3 credit hours of the following advanced composition courses:3
Advanced Writing
Technical and Science Writing
Theory and Pedagogy of Writing
Seminar in Rhetoric
ENG 404History of the English Language3
ENG 303Introduction to Linguistics3
or ENG 304 Grammar I
ENG 424Teaching Secondary School English3
ENG 427Electronic Literacy3
Select 3 credit hours of any ENG course 300-4993
Total Credit Hours36

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 four categories, topics classes may be included by department permission.