• English Education (6-12)

    The English Education program strives to prepare teacher candidates to become practitioners in diverse and dynamic school settings. The skills and knowledge required for these candidates to function effectively in such an environment include both subject matter content and teaching strategies. The first is acquired primarily through coursework completed in the College of Arts and Sciences; the second is incorporated into the education component of the program. Congruent with professional standards and expectations, this program requires that graduates demonstrate knowledge of a broad range of language skills which include: understanding of the history and structure of English; familiarity with a range of literary genres, styles, and devices, as well as selections representing the cultural diversity of our world; the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; awareness of the many purposes for which one uses speaking, writing, reading, and listening; and an appreciation of the impact of nonverbal communication modes on our culture.

    Admission to the Program

    Those entering the College of Education and Human Services must meet University admissions requirements as well as specific COEHS admissions criteria.


  • Major: English Education
    Concentration: English (6-12)
    Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Education
    Prerequisites (18 credits)
    EDF1005 Intro to Teaching Profession (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: EDFX005
    EDF2085 Intro to Diversity Educators (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitutes: EDFX085, EDG2701
    EME2040 Intro to Tech for Educators (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: EMEX040
    SPC2608 Fundamentals of Speech (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute SPCX017
    ENGLISH Select 1 course for 3 credits
    LITERATURE Select 1 course for 3 credits
    Additional Diversity (6 credits)
    Select six semesters hours with an international or diversity focus. This requirement may be satisified by the completion of the general education or free elective requirements during the first sixty semester hours. Foreign language courses may be used to meet this requirement. See an academic advisor prior to enrolling in these courses.
    • CPO 3123 (FC) Pol/Soc of Britain & Ireland
    • CPO 4034 Third World Politics
    • ECO 3703 International Trade
    • ECO 4504 Public Finance
    • ECO 4723 International Monetary System
    • FIN 4604 International Finance
    • GEO 2420 CD-Cultural Geography
    • HSC 4141 Etiology: Addiction
    • HSC 4160 Human Dev Health Beh Adc
    • HSC 4563 Dimens: Hlth Older Adu
    • MAR 4156 International Marketing
    • MUH 2018 Evolution of Jazz
    • MUH 3055 (FC) Afr Am Mus Heritage
    • PET 4640 Adapted Phys Educ
    • PHH 3100 Ancient Philosophy
    • PHH 3120 (FC) Greek Experience
    • PHH 3400 Modern Philosophy
    • PHH 3500 19th Century Philosophy
    • PHH 3811 Philosophy/Zen Buddhism
    • PHH 4601 20th Century Cont Philosophy
    • PHH 3860 (FC) Japanese Mind
    • REL 2300 CD-Comparative Religion
    • REL 3145 Woman Relg Wst Exper
    • REL 3213 Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
    • REL 3310 Asian Religions
    • REL 3330 Religions of India
    • REL 3443 Liberation Theology
    • SOP 3742 CD-Pysch of Women
    • SYD 3700 CD-Race/Cult Minority
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    Core Requirements (13 credits)
    EDF3151 Educational Psychology (3 Credits)
    EDF3945 Field Laboratory I (2-4 Credits)
    EDF3946 Field Laboratory II (2-4 Credits)
    EDF4444 Assessment of Learn/Behavior (3 Credits)
    EDG4410 Classroom Managment Commun (3 Credits)
    Major Requirements (42 credits)
    LAE4335 Spec Method:Secondary English (3 Credits)
    ENG4013 Approach to Lit Interpretation (3 Credits)
    RED3333 Content Area Reading (3 Credits)
    AML3621 (GW) Black American Literature (3 Credits)
    LIT3333 Adolescent Literature (3 Credits)
    ENL3333 Shakespeare (3 Credits)
    ENC3310 (GW) Writing Prose (3 Credits)
    LIN3010 Principles of Linguistics (3 Credits)
    RED3310 Teaching Reading as a Process (3 Credits)
    EEX3250 Read Mthds:Learners Exception (3 Credits)
    TSL3080 Principles and Issues in TESOL (3 Credits)
    TSL4340 TESOL Methods and Curriculum (3 Credits)
    EDG3323 The Learning Process (3 Credits)
    • AML 3102 G(W) American Fiction
    • AML 3154 G(W) American Poetry
    • ENG 4105 Film as Literature
    • ENL 3112 G(W) British Novel I
    • ENL 3132 G(W) British Novel II
    • LIT 3043 G(W) Modern Comtemporary Drama
    • LIT 3331 G(W) Children's Literature
    • LIT 4041 Study in Drama
    • LIT 3045 Periods of Drama Literature
    Internships (12 credits)
    All degree course work must be completed satisfactorily before enrolling into Internship. Fall internship applications are due the 4th Friday of the previous spring term. Spring internship applications are due the 4th Friday of the previous fall term.
    ESE4943 Student Internship (1-12 Credits)
    48 Upper Level Hours (48 credits)
    To graduate with a Bachelor's degree from the College of Education and Human Services, you must earn a minimum of 48 upper level credits out of a minimum 120 degree applicable required credit hours.
    48HOURS 48 upper level hours