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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.

English Education: English (6-12) (Bachelor of Arts in Education)

Program Description for English Education

Major: English Education Concentration: English (6-12) Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Education

Prerequisites (12 credits)

EDF1005 Intro to Teaching Profession (3 Credits)

  • Acceptable substitute: EDFX005

SPC2608 Fundamentals of Speech (3 Credits)

  • Acceptable substitute SPCX017

ENGLISH Select 1 course for 3 credits


LITERATURE Select 1 course for 3 credits


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 Young Adult 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)

EEX3253 Tching Students Except Sec Ed (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