Students pursuing a career in secondary education teaching must apply to the College of Education at the beginning of their sophomore year. Before being accepted into that program, students can pursue an English major, but their access to four required courses for teacher certification is restricted until they are admitted into the College of Education. Students in this program begin with the foundational courses required of all majors, and then add four foundational courses in English language, literacies, and pedagogy. That leaves them with only a few electives . . . but time enough to explore subjects and topics that will prove helpful to them as middle or high school teachers, such as creative writing, American literature, Shakespeare, and film studies.
•ENG 280 OR FLM 230 (Introduction to Film)
•ENG 320A, B, or C
•Choose one diversity literature course: ENG 350-356, 360, 405, 431A, B, C; 448-450, 460, 466, 482
•Choose one pre-1800 course: ENG 318, 324, 368, 441, 454, 455, 457
•Choose one post-1800 course: ENG 340, 360, 362, 443, 445, 450, 452, 458, 460, 474
Required courses for Education Certification
•ENG 308 (fulfills genre requirement)
•Required capstone: Eng 413 (fulfills University’s Tier II writing requirement)
Additional elective credits* to reach 36-40 total ENG credits
*Only one 100-level course may be used; courses for non-English majors (ENG 203, 204, 205, 206, 218, 221, 232, etc.) cannot be used.