English Secondary Education with Initial Teacher Licensure

Overview

Students within our English Studies major can pursue initial licensure as a middle or high school English teacher. This program provides students with a both a broad introduction to middle and high school teaching and specific instruction in the theory, research, and practice of secondary English teaching.

Throughout the program, students engage in field-based experiences in the school setting supervised by our faculty, culminating in a formal teaching practicum.

Students planning to teach will have many fine models to emulate and will gain a solid grounding in both literature and in secondary school teaching methods. For practical teaching experience, students will be placed with some of the best high school teachers in the region, many of them graduates of our Bachelor's or Master's level programs.

The Curriculum

72 Credit Hours: 21 Core, 21 Literature Concentration,
30 Initial Licensure Concentration

Core Course Requirements  
ENGL 2999 - Approaches To English Studies  
Subtotal 3 S.H.
Literature Survey(s)  
One American Survey:  
ENGL 2000 American Literature I: Age of Exploration to the Civil War
or ENGL 2010 American Literature II: Civil War to the Present
 
Subtotal 3 S.H.
One British Survey:  
ENGL 2200 British Literature I: Beowulf to Milton
or ENGL 2210 British Literature II: Pepys to Shelley
or ENGL 2220 British Literature III: Bronte to Rushdie
 
Subtotal 3 S.H.
One Survey or substitute an equivalent period course
in or American, British, or World literature as indicated below:
 
ENGL 2000 American Literature I: Age of Exploration to the Civil War
or ENGL 4200 Romantic Movement in U.S. Literature
 
ENGL 2100 American Literature II:Civil War to the Present
or select from:
ENGL 2650 Ethnic American Literature
ENGL 3010 American Drama
ENGL 3220 American Novel to 1950
 
ENGL 2200 British Literature I: Beowulf to Milton
or select from:
ENGL 3030 Middle Ages
ENGL 3120 Golden Age of English Renaissance
ENGL 4010 Chaucer and His World
 
ENGL 2210 British Literature II: Pepys to Shelley
or select from:
ENGL 4040 Major English Writers of the 17th Century
ENGL 4050 The 18th Century Novel
ENGL 4080 British Romanticism
 
ENGL 2220 British Literature III: Bronte to Rushdie
or select from:
ENGL 3040 British Literature Since World War II
ENGL 4090 The 19th Century English Novel
ENGL 4100 Victorian Literature
ENGL 4115 British Modernism
 
ENGL 2400 World Literature I
or select from:
ENGL 2500 World Literature II
ENGL 3000 World Drama
ENGL 3100 World Novel
 
Subtotal 3 S.H.
ENGL 4xxx Level Literature  
Subtotal 3 S.H.
Writing Intensive - (select one)  
ENGL 3026 Genres,Forms,Themes in Creative Writing
ENGL 3045 Media Conscious Storytelling
ENGL 3480 Writing for the Web*
ENGL 3500 Creative Writing
ENGL 3510 Fiction Writing I
ENGL 3520 Poetry Writing
ENGL 3540 Writing Film Criticism
ENGL 3840 Online Magazine*
ENGL 3860 Feature & Magazine Writing
ENGL 3870 Writing for Business & Technology*
ENGL 3890 Creative Nonfiction Writing
SPCH 3000 Speechwriting
*May be used to satisfy LAS Computer Literacy requirement.
 
Subtotal 3 S.H.
ENGL 4999 English Capstone  
Subtotal 3 S.H.
TOTAL FOR CORE: 21 S.H.
LITERATURE REQUIREMENTS:  
Culture Study (select one)  
ENGL 2300 Literature and Disabilities
ENGL 2340 American Political Film & Literature
ENGL 2600 Bible as Literature
ENGL 2620 Classical Mythology
ENGL 2650 Ethnic American Literature
ENGL 2660 19th Century African American Literature
ENGL 2670 20th Century African American Literature
ENGL 2710 Introduction to Science Fiction & Fantasy
ENGL 2890 Storytelling and the Oral Tradition
ENGL 3000 World Drama
ENGL 3061 Jewish American Literature & Culture
ENGL 3100 The World Novel
ENGL 3300 Women and Literature
ENGL 3620 Classical Tradition in Western Literature
ENGL 3880 Folklore in America
ENGL 4060 Early Modern Women Writers
ENGL 4600 Literary Cult of the Virgin Queen
 
Subtotal 3 S.H.
Genre Study  
ENGL 2910 Literature for Young Adults  
Subtotal 3 S.H.
Continental/Post Colonial - (select one)  
ENGL 3050 - 20th Century Irish Literature
ENGL 3070 - European Literature I
ENGL 3080 - European Literature II
ENGL 3092 - Transatlantic Literature
ENGL 3700 - African Literature
ENGL 3710 - South Asian Literature
ENGL 3720 - Caribbean Literature
 
Subtotal 3 S.H.
Literary Movement - (select one)  
ENGL 3030 - Middle Ages
ENGL 3040 - British Literature Since World War II
ENGL 3120 - Golden Age of English Renaissance Literature
ENGL 3210 - Major American Writers 20th Century
ENGL 3620 - Classical Tradition in Western Literature
ENGL 4040 - Major English Writers of the 17th Century
ENGL 4080 - British Romanticism
ENGL 4100 - Victorian Literature
ENGL 4115 - British Modernism
ENGL 4200 - Romantic Movement in American Literature
 
Subtotal 3 S.H.
ENGL 4000 Major Author  
Subtotal 3 S.H.
Shakespeare - (select one)  
ENGL 4020 - Shakespeare’s Drama: Text and Performance
ENGL 4030 - Interpreting Shakespeare’s Work
 
Subtotal 3 S.H.
ENGL 4400 - Junior/Senior Seminar  
Subtotal 3 S.H.
Total for Literature Concentration 21 S.H.
Initial Licensure Requirements  
ENGL 2860 - Introduction to Secondary Education 3 S.H.
ENGL 2870 - Structure and Nature of Language 3 S.H.
SPED 3800 - Secondary Programs for Adolescents w/Special Needs 3 S.H.
EDUC 3122 Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) 3 S.H.
ENGL 4700 - Teaching Reading & Writing Across the Content Area 3 S.H.
ENGL 4850 - Special Methods in English 3 S.H.
SUBTOTAL 18 S.H.
ENGL 4860 - English Practicum in a Secondary School I 4.5 S.H.
ENGL 4870 - English Practicum in a Secondary School II 4.5 S.H.
ENGL 4012 - Practicum Seminar 3 S.H.
SUBTOTAL 12 S.H.
Total for Initial Licensure Concentration 30 S.H.
  • BA-Second-year language proficiency is required.
  • A course in speech or performance fulfills the LAS speaking and listening requirement. [LAS Art Elective]
  • ENGL Survey can be taken simultaneously with ENGL 1200, permission from Advisor
  • Students complete a portfolio in the capstone course during senior year.

BS in English Studies -

This program is available for students who choose not to fulfill the requirements for foreign language proficiency at the second-year level. All other requirements are the same as for the Bachelor of Arts in English Studies.

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