BS in English Education

The English & Language Arts Program prepares teachers, curriculum specialists, teacher educators, and researchers for careers in K–12 English/language arts. This program focuses on research findings in the teaching of literature and language; the improvement of instructional methodology, materials and curriculum; and service to schools and children.

The undergraduate English Education Program is designed to prepare teachers of English (5–8 and 8–12) and those planning careers in related fields such as publishing, curriculum development, and educational research. Students develop competency in lesson design, classroom management, instructional delivery, and research-based methods for teaching writing, prose, poetry, grammar, and vocabulary.

English Education Program (Total Credits: 128)

Distribution Requirements (46 cr)

  • CAS WR 100 Writing Seminar (4 cr)
  • One non-literature humanities class (4 cr)
  • Two courses in social sciences from CAS (8 cr)
  • One mathematics course from CAS (Exempt with SAT score of 580 or above or ACT score of 23 or above) (4 cr)
  • Lab science from CAS (4 cr)
  • Natural or lab science from CAS (4 cr)
  • Electives (18 cr)

Subject Matter Requirements (40 cr)

  • CAS EN 220 Seminar in Literature (4 cr)
  • CAS EN 221 Major Authors (4 cr)
  • CAS EN 322 British Literature I (4 cr)
  • CAS EN 323 British Literature II (4 cr)
  • CAS EN 4xx Lit Theory (4 cr)
  • CAS EN 515/518 Language (4 cr)
  • CAS EN 3xx–5xx English or American Lit < 1900 (4 cr)
  • CAS EN 3xx–5xx English or American Lit < 1900 (4 cr)
  • CAS EN 1xx–5xx Diverse Lit (4 cr)
  • CAS EN 3xx–5xx Diverse Lit (4 cr)

Professional Studies (42 cr)

  • SED ED 100/101 Introduction to Education (6 cr)
  • SED SE 251 Special Education and Adolescents (2 cr)
  • SED DS 502 Introduction to Adolescent Development (2 cr)
  • SED CT 375 Pre-Practicum (2 cr)
  • SED LR 732 Adolescent Literacy (2 cr)
  • SED ED 410/412 Social and Civic Context of Education (4 cr)
  • SED TL 525 Teaching English Language Learners Middle/High Schools (4 cr)
  • SED EN 501 Teaching Classic and Contemporary Texts (4 cr)
  • SED EN 512 Methods of Teaching Writing (4 cr)
  • SED CT 534 Classroom Management (2 cr)
  • SED EN 503 Lesson Design and Instruction in the Humanities (2 cr)
  • SED EN 507/508 Practicum (5–8 or 8–12) (8 cr)

English Education and Special Education (Moderate) 5–12 (Total Credits: 148)

Distribution Requirements (46 cr)

  • CAS WR 100 Writing Seminar—American or World Literature (4 cr)
  • One non-literature humanities class (4 cr)
  • CAS PS 234 Psychology of Learning (4 cr)
  • Two social sciences courses from CAS (8 cr)
  • CAS MA 107 Math Reasoning: Number Systems (4 cr)
  • CAS MA 108 Math Reasoning: Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics (4 cr)
  • Lab science from CAS (4 cr)
  • Natural or lab science from CAS (4 cr)
  • Electives (10 cr)

Subject Matter Requirements (40 cr)

  • CAS EN 220 Seminar in Literature (4 cr)
  • CAS EN 221 Major Authors (4 cr)
  • CAS EN 322 British Literature I (4 cr)
  • CAS EN 323 British Literature II (4 cr)
  • CAS EN 4xx Lit Theory (4 cr)
  • CAS EN 515/518 Language (4 cr)
  • CAS EN 3xx–5xx English or American Lit < 1900 (4 cr)
  • CAS EN 3xx–5xx English or American Lit < 1900 (4 cr)
  • CAS 1xx–5xx Diverse Lit (4 cr)
  • CAS EN 3xx–5xx Diverse Lit (4 cr)

Professional Studies (62 cr)

  • SED ED 100/101 Introduction to Education (6 cr)
  • SED SE 250 Disability, Education, and Public Policy (4 cr)
  • SED DS 502 Introduction to Adolescent Development (2 cr)
  • SED SE 315 Pre-Practicum (2 cr)
  • SED LR 501 Teaching of Reading (4 cr)
  • SED LR 503 Reading and Writing Assessment (2 cr)
  • SED ED 410/412 Social and Civic Context of Education (4 cr)
  • SED TL 525 Teaching English Language Learners Middle/High Schools (4 cr)
  • SED EN 501 Teaching Classic and Contemporary Texts (4 cr)
  • SED EN 512 Methods of Teaching Writing (4 cr)
  • SED CT 534 Classroom Management (2 cr)
  • SED EN 503 Lesson Design and Instruction in the Humanities (2 cr)
  • SED EN 507/508 Practicum (5–8 or 8–12) (8 cr)
  • SED SE 401 Cognition and Learning (4 cr)
  • SED SE 515 Assessment in Special Education (2 cr)
  • SED SE 584 Methods and Materials in Special Ed: Sec (4 cr)
  • SED SE 594 Practicum: Mild/Moderate Disabilities (4 cr)

English Education and English Language Learners 5–12 (Total Credits: 148)

Distribution Requirements (50 cr)

  • CAS WR 100 Writing Seminar (4 cr)
  • One non-literature humanities class (4 cr)
  • One course in international relations, anthropology, or sociology from CAS (4 cr)
  • Two social sciences courses from CAS (8 cr)
  • One mathematics course from CAS (Exempt with SAT score of 580 or above or ACT score of 23 or above) (4 cr)
  • Lab science from CAS (4 cr)
  • Natural or lab science from CAS (4 cr)
  • Electives (18 cr)

Subject Matter Requirements (40 cr)

  • CAS EN 220 Seminar in Literature (4 cr)
  • CAS EN 221 Major Authors (4 cr)
  • CAS EN 322 British Literature I (4 cr)
  • CAS EN 323 British Literature II (4 cr)
  • CAS EN 4xx Lit Theory (4 cr)
  • CAS EN 515/518 Language (4 cr)
  • CAS EN 3xx–5xx English or American Lit < 1900 (4 cr)
  • CAS EN 3xx–5xx English or American Lit < 1900 (4 cr)
  • CAS EN 1xx–5xx Diverse Lit (4 cr)
  • CAS EN 3xx–5xx Diverse Lit (4 cr)

Professional Studies (58 cr)

  • SED ED 100/101 Introduction to Education (6 cr)
  • SED SE 251 Special Education and Adolescents (2 cr)
  • SED DS 502 Introduction to Adolescent Development (2 cr)
  • SED LR 732 Adolescent Literacy (2 cr)
  • SED ED 410/412 Social and Civic Context of Education (4 cr)
  • SED TL 525 Teaching English Language Learners Middle/High Schools (4 cr)
  • SED EN 501 Teaching Classic and Contemporary Texts (4 cr)
  • SED EN 512 Methods of Teaching Writing (4 cr)
  • SED CT 534 Classroom Management (2 cr)
  • SED EN 503 Lesson Design and Instruction in the Humanities (2 cr)
  • SED EN 507/508 Practicum (5–8 or 8–12) (8 cr)
  • SED BI 535 Literacy Development for Bilingual Students (4 cr)
  • SED LS 560 Language Acquisition (4 cr)
  • SED TL 508 Methods in Teaching English as a Second Language (4 cr)
  • SED TL 582 Half Practicum in Teaching English as a Second Language 5–12 (4 cr)
  • SED BI 504 Student Teaching Seminar (2 cr)