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2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

English Teacher Certification Concentration

 To earn a BA with a major in English,  you must complete the core requirements  and credits in one of five area concentrations.  Other concentrations include literature , writing , language , and communication media .

The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

  • Students demonstrate their acquisition of the fundamental skills necessary for the secondary education classroom;  knowledge of American and British literary texts; findamental rules oforal and written communication; acquisition pedagogical methodologies necessary for the instruction of literature and language in a secondary education environment. 

  • Students exhibit the application of their knowledge of literature, language, and communication to the teaching of others.   

(21 Credits Plus 32 Professional Education Credits)

To be eligible for teacher certification, you must earn a GPA of 2.00 or higher in each general education area. You should work closely with your advisor to ensure completion of general education requirements. You must also earn a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher in your major area and the professional education courses with an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher. Each professional education course must be completed with a grade of 2.0 or better.

The School of Education requires that you first complete EDUA  F200, EDUC W200/M101, and EDUC K306 before you are permitted to take professional education courses. Prior to your junior year, you must successfully complete the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) before admission to the teacher education program. The PRAXIS II Specialty Area Exam must be completed before or during the student-teaching semester, normally in your senior year.

Program Requirements

  • Credits in one additional course in language study. Credits: 3
  • Credits in one course in ethnic, minority, or non-Western literature. Credits: 3
  • Credits in one course in Western literature other than British or American. Credits: 3
  • Credits in one course in mass communication, including journalism and film. Credits: 3 
  • Credits in one additional course, 300 level or higher, in writing, literature, language study, or mass communication. Credits: 3
  •  . Credits: 3
  • ENG W400 - Issues in Teaching Writing . Credits: 3

School of Education Requirements

Prior to being admitted to the teacher education program, you must complete the Initial Requirement courses and pass the PPST.


 A certificate  or licensure endorsement to teach English as a New Language is also available.