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Middle/Secondary with Concentration in English (grades 8-12)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Fall 2008 - Summer 2009 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Middle and Secondary Education with Concentration in English — Leading to Certification in Grades 8-12

Major: MISE

Concentration: English

Degree: BS

Department: EDTL

Unit: College of Education and Human Development (ED)

Teacher Education Admission Requirements: A minimum of 45 semester hours; 2.75 or higher overall recommended GPA; 3.0 or higher GPA in EDTP 107 and 201; 21 or higher ACT Composite Score recommended, “C” or better in English 102, “C” or better in Oral Communication course. Other requirements as outlined in Application Packet.

General Education

Type

Hours
General Education 34
 The following are recommended courses to fulfill General Education Requirements:  
 

COM 115 Interpersonal Communication (OC)

PAS 227 Survey of American Diversity (SBCD1)

 

3

3

  OR SOC 210 Race in the U.S. (SBCD1)  

Pre-Professional Courses

Type

Hours

EDTP 101, Academic Orientation

EDTP 201, The Teaching Profession (SB)

3

EDTP 107 Human Growth and Development

3

Total

13

Note: You must be admitted to teacher education before enrolling in core professional courses.

Core Professional Courses

Type

Hours

EDTP 301 General Methods

3

EDTP 328 Building Learning Communities

3

EDTP 330 Building Learning Communities Field Experience

1

EDTP 345 Special Populations in Schools

3

EDTP 346 Special Populations in Schools Field Experience

1

EDTP 355 Assessment and Research

3

EDTP 407 Special Methods in MISE School Teaching

3

EDTP 408 MISE Content Methods Field Experience

EDTP 420 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum

EDTP 506 Public Schools in America

3

Total  24

Mid-Point Assessment: Prior to Middle/Secondary Student Teaching Satisfactory dispositions assessment; Satisfactory mid-point portfolio review; Positive recommendation from Middle/Secondary Program Committee; Completion of required Core courses with a "C" or better.

Type

Hours
EDTP 419 Secondary Student Teaching  12 
EDTP 477 Capstone Seminar 3

Concentration in Secondary English

Type

Hours
ENGL 310 Writing about Literature
ENGL 506 Teaching of Writing
ENGL 300+ American Literature
 (choose from ENGL 311, 312, 318, 319, 320, 321, 322, or 323)
ENGL 301 British Literature I
 OR ENGL 313 British Literature Through Shakespeare  
ENGL 302 British Literature II
  OR (choose from ENGL 315, 316, 317)  
ENGL 333 or 334 Shakespeare
ENGL 342 Black Women Novelist
  OR ENGL 369 Minority Traditions American Literature  
ENGL 300+ English Language
   (choose from ENGL 518, 522, or 535)  
ENGL 373 Women in Literature
   OR WGST 326 Gender and Children's Literature  
ENGL 500+ Electives
Minimum Total 30
 
Related and Supporting Courses (minimum 15 credit hours)

Type

Hours
HUM 300+ Ancient through Renaissance Culture
(choose from ENGL 301, 302, 303, 338, 339, 354, 355, 356, or 357  
HUM 300+ Electives
TA 324 Acting for Non-Majors
Minimum Total 123

Degree Assessment

Satisfactory dispositions assessment; "B-" or better in Student Teaching; 2.75 overall GPA; satisfactory portfolio; 2.50 GPA in Concentration courses.

Certification Assessment

Passing scores on required PRAXIS exams.

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