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Department of English

Teacher Certification Degree Plans

There are several plans designed for students seeking teacher certification in English:

Students may consider the offerings below in order to develop an individual degree plan in consultation with an advisor from the English department. Click on "Course Descriptions" for more information about individual courses.

Teacher Certification in English (Grades 8 - 12 Certified)

Students wishing to be certified to teach English in Grades 8 through 12 need to meet the following course requirements in addition to the general education requirements for the 48 hour Core Curriculum:

Required Courses 12 hours
ENG 3319 Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics
ENG 4318 Teaching Secondary School Literature
ENG 3336, ENG 3337, ENG 4336 Creative Writing
ENG 4325 Composition Techniques

Designated Electives 9 hours
Any 3 of the following 4 surveys:
ENG 3312 Survey of American Literature I
ENG 3313 Survey of American Literature II
ENG 3331 Survey of English Literature I
ENG 3332 Survey of English Literature II

Other English Electives 6 hours
ENG 33xx/43xx  
ENG 33xx/43xx  

Required Education Courses 18 hours
(Block #1) EDHS 4301, 4302 (Taken with READ 4351)
(Block #2) EDHS 4303, 3305
(Block #3) EDHS 4398, 4399

Miscellaneous Required Courses 15 hours
PSY 4319 or SOC 4360  
COMM 3317  
READ 3325  
READ 3327  
READ 4351  

Strongly recommended (to help you pass the media literacy portion of the teacher exams): ENG 3320 (film-based courses only), COMM 33245, COMM 3325, or ART 4337

For all freshmen bringing Fall 2004: UNIV 1301

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Grades 8 - 12 Certification with ESL endorsement

Students seeking certification with an ESL endorsement should follow the degree plan above with the following changes:

  1. Instead of the 6 hours listed under “Other English Electives,” students should take the following 9 hours: ENG 3321, ENG 4328, and ENG 33xx/43xx[ESL];
  2. Students should take EDBE 3324; and
  3. It is recommended that students do their minor in a foreign language.

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Teacher Certification with English as a second teaching field (Grades 8 - 12)

Students who minor in English with teacher certification need to take the following 24 hours of coursework in English: 1301, 1302, 23xx (required Core Courses)

Courses 24 hours
ENG 3312 Survey of American Literature I OR
ENG 3313 Survey of American Literature II
   
ENG 3319 Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics
   
ENG 3331 Survey of English Literature I OR
ENG 3332 Survey of English Literature II
   
ENG 4318 Teaching Secondary School Literature
   
ENG 4325 Composition Techniques

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Teacher Certification in English (Grades 4 - 8 Certified)

Students wishing to be certified to teach English in Grades 4 through 8 need to meet the following course requirements in addition to the general education requirements for the 48 hour Core Curriculum:

Required Courses 18 hours
ENG 3319 Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics
ENG 3325 Child/Adolescent Literature
ENG 3321 Language and Culture
ENG 4318 Teaching Secondary School Literature
ENG 4325 Composition Techniques
ENG 4328 Intro to ESL

Designated Electives 6 hours
ENG 3312 Survey of American Literature I OR
ENG 3313 Survey of American Literature II
   
ENG 3331 Survey of English Literature I OR
ENG 3332 Survey of English Literature II

Required Education Courses 18 hours
(Block #1) EDMS 3353, 3354 (Taken with READ 3325)
(Block #2) EDMS 3305, 3355 (Taken with READ 3326)
(Block #3) EDMS 4398, 4399

Reading Minor 15 hours
READ 3310  
READ 3323  
READ 3325  
READ 3326  
READ 3327  
EDBE 3316  

Miscellaneous Required Courses 21 hours
PSY 4319 or SOC 4360
COMM 3308  
COMM 1313 or COMM 3317
EMAT 2306  
EMAT 2307  
SCIENCE (and 6 additional hours)

For all freshmen beginning Fall 2004: UNIV 1301

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