English and Journalism

English Education Program Requirements

Bachelor of Arts—English Teacher Certification

  1. Complete the University General Education Curriculum Requirements , including a General Education Mathematics course—43 s.h.
  2. Core Courses—ENG 200, 201, 202, 299, 376, 476†—16 s.h.
  3. Special Courses
    • Choose one of the following: ENG 290, 303—3 s.h.
    • One upper-division course in Traditions, chosen from among: ENG 311, 312, 314, 319, 324, 331, 334, 335, 337, 340, 347, 353, 355, 390; or ENG 400, 401, 409 when appropriate—3 s.h.
    • One upper-division course in Social Justice, chosen from among the following: ENG 307, 346, 348, 350, 351, 357, 358, 392; or ENG 400, 401, 409 when appropriate—3 s.h.
    • ENG 384†, 466, 471, 499—12 s.h.
    • ENG 433—3 s.h.

4.      Other

    • Professional Education Sequence—15 s.h.
      ENG 366; EIS 202, 301, 303 (2 s.h.), 304 (1 s.h.), 305, 401
    • SPED 210 and SPED 390—4 s.h.
    • EDUC 439—3 s.h.
    • STCH 480—12 s.h.

5.      Select Minor or English Language Arts Emphasis (choose a, b, c, d, e, or f)

a)      Creative Writing—6 s.h.
(ENG 285 and one upper-division Creative Writing course)

b)      Journalism—6 s.h.
(JOUR 231 and one upper-division Journalism course)

c)      Literature—6 s.h.
(2 upper-division Literature courses)

d)     Middle School Teaching—7 s.h.
(C&I 403 and one upper-division ENG or JOUR course)

e)      Professional Writing—6 s.h.
(ENG 381 and one upper-division Professional Writing course)

f)       Speech—9 s.h.

(COMM 241, 341, and 344 )

†ENG 476 fulfills the Writing Instruction in the Disciplines (WID) graduation requirement for the Literature and Language option. ENG 384 and 476 fulfill the Writing Instruction in the Disciplines (WID) graduation requirement for the Teacher Education option.

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The undergraduate catalog provides more detail, including a full list of courses offered by the department.