English & Language Arts Education

  • SED EN 501: Teaching Classic and Contemporary Texts
    Analyzes the role of both classic texts (e.g. Sophocles' Antigone, Homer's The Odyssey) and contemporary short fiction (e.g. Junot Diaz's Drown, Sherman Alexie's The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Gloria Naylor's The Men of Brewster Place) in promoting adolescents' contemplation of important moral and ethical issues. Also includes selections from these primary texts as well as from education scholars such as Noddings, Tatum, Damon, and others. Class discussion will focus on both the primary texts themselves and relevant educational research, and attempts will be made to synthesize the two into a refined literary pedagogy. 4 cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED EN 502: Student-Teaching Reflective Seminar
    EN502 offers undergraduate English Education majors engaging in their student-teaching the opportunity to come together weekly with a faculty member to reflect upon successes, challenges, and questions raised by the internship. Students will engage in common readings and write short weekly reflections that synthesize assigned readings and the internship experience. 2cr, 1st sem.
  • SED EN 503: Lesson Design & Instruction Delivery in the Humanities
    This course will introduce students to different models of lesson planning and unit planning as well as research-based strategies for effective instructional delivery in the secondary humanities classroom. It will include a 75 hour pre-practicum experience. 4cr, either sem.
  • SED EN 504: Student-Teaching Half Practicum: English, 5-8
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED EN 508.
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
    Minimum 150 hours required. For description, see SED EN 507. 4 cr, 1st sem.
  • SED EN 505: Student-Teaching Half Practicum: English 8-12
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED EN 507.
    Minimum 150 hours required. For description, see SED EN 508. 4 cr, 1st sem.
  • SED EN 506: Curriculum Materials and Teaching Strategies in English
    Considers research-based strategies for teaching short fiction, poetry, novels, drama, grammar, and vocabulary. The course also considers key aspects of the teaching and learning process such as lesson and unit planning, assessment, and the role of local, state and federal standards in the English/Language Arts classroom. 4 cr, 1st sem.
  • SED EN 507: Student-Teaching Practicum: English, Grades 5-8
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Stamped approval required.
    Full-time student-teaching in selected middle schools for a period of 12 weeks. Should be taken concurrently with SED EN506. Minimum 300 hours required. 8 cr, either sem.
  • SED EN 508: Student-Teaching Practicum: English, 8-12
    Full-time student teaching in selected high schools for a period of 12 weeks. Should be taken concurrently with SED EN506. Minimum 300 hours required. 8 cr, either sem.
  • SED EN 608: Student-Teaching Practicum: English, 5-8
    Graduate Prerequisites: Only for matriculated graduate students seeking standard certification.
    Only for matriculated graduate students seeking professional licensure under current program. Full-time student-teaching in selected schools. Six weeks; Minimum 150 hours required. 4 cr, 1st sem.
  • SED EN 609: Student-Teaching Practicum: English, 8-12
    Graduate Prerequisites: Only for matriculated graduate students seeking standard certification. Full-time teaching in selected high schools. Six weeks; Minimum 150hours required.
    Only for matriculated graduate students seeking current professional licensure. Full-time teaching in selected high schools. Six weeks; Minimum 150 hours required. 4 cr, either sem.