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English Education (6-12) Program

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.

  • Satisfactory completion of 60 semester hours of credit from UNF or other regionally accredited institution(s). An Associate in Arts Degree (AA) from one of Florida's public community/state colleges or SUS schools satisfies General Education and Gordon Rule requirements.
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 or better in all college level course work.
  • Passing scores (no exemptions) on all four parts of the Florida General Knowledge (GK) Test. Transferring students, students changing majors, or students who have not presented passing scores on all four parts of the GK exam will not be permitted to enroll in any upper level education courses until they have been admitted into COEHS Teacher Preparation Programs.

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English Education (6-12)
Block Schedule

This block schedule is not to be used in lieu of your Program of Study (below) but to assist in appropriate sequencing of course work and for planning each term. This schedule is intended to be a suggested sequence for the program; however, completion of the program is subject to course availability. This tentative schedule is subject to change. The schedule assumes that:

  • You begin courses in the Fall Term (August - December)
  • You have satisfied all program prerequisites, foreign language, and General Education requirements
  • You have passing scores on all four parts of the CLAST exam or General Knowledge (GK) exam.
  • You are a full-time student, can take day and evening classes, and will have continuous enrollment.


Junior Year
Fall Term (14 hours)
EDF 3151 Nature of the Learner
EDF 3945 Field Laboratory I
ENL 3333 Shakespeare
TSL 3080 Principles & Issues in ESOL
EEX 3250 Reading Methods: Lrnrs w/Except
Spring Term (17 hours)
ENC 3310 Writing Prose

AML 3621


AML 3102

 Black American Literature


 American Fiction (if AML 3621 is not available)

RED 3310 Reading Methods I: Elementary
RED 3333 Reading Methods: Secondary
EDF 3946 Field Laboratory II
TSL 4340 TESOL Methods & Curriculum
Summer Term (9 hours)
EDF 4327 Assessment of Learning Behavior
EDG 4410 Classroom Management and Communication
LIN 3010 Principles of Linguistics
Senior Year
Fall Term (15 hours)
LAE 4335 Special Methods: Secondary English
ENG 4013 Approaches to Literary Interpretation
LIT 3333 Adolescent Literature
TSL 4360 TESOL for Secondary English
  Select any3000 - 4000 elective from
Spring Term (12 hour)
ESE 4943 Student Internship


  1. Field Labs I and II require at least 5 daytime hours per week at an assigned school site.
  2. A transfer student with 60 semester hours but without an AA degree from a Florida public institution should complete any missing General Education requirements as noted on the Transfer Evaluation. Course work to satisfy missing General Education may be found in the university catalog