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English/Language Arts Teaching Major

The English/Language Arts Teaching Major, in combination with the Professional Education Program, prepares you for a teaching career at the middle school, junior high, and high school levels. Our program blends knowledge of English Studies with methods of teaching Language Arts, including courses on teaching multicultural literature, young adult literature, and writing.

 

Before you declare the major:

Complete your general education Composition and Literature requirements. These courses are not pre-requisites, but we strongly recommended them as preparation. Community college students planning to transfer to CWU can take equivalent courses.

·       ENG 101 Composition I: Critical Reading and Responding (4)

·       ENG 102 Composition II: Reasoning and Research (4)

·       ENG 105 The Literary Imagination (5) or ENG 247 Multicultural Literature (5)

 

Please note: Completing these courses does not guarantee admission to Central Washington University or to the degree program.

 

Applying for the major:

Meet with our English/Language Arts Teaching advisor, Dr. Bobby Cummings, to apply for the major and develop a plan for completing your program. You will also need to obtain a signature from the Chair of the Educational Foundations and Curriculum department.

 

Completing the English/Language Arts Teaching Major

Since the English/Language Arts Teaching Major and the Professional Education Program require a combined 120 credits, you will likely need more than two years to complete the program.

 

Take these courses
early in your program:

·       ENG 302 Poetry and Poetics

·       ENG 303 Principles of English Studies

·       ENG 222 Multicultural Literature for Teachers

 

Take these courses near
the end of your program,
prior to student teaching:

·       ENG 422 Teaching Young Adult Literature

·       ENG 430 Teaching Writing in the Secondary School

·       ENG 488 Teaching Portfolio

·       ENG 492 Practicum


English 422, 430, and 492 are required prior to student teaching. English 430 and 492 must be taken concurrently. All other major requirements must be completed before or be completed concurrently with enrollment in ENG 488. Enrollment in ENG 488 is by permission.

 

Two-year Schedule


Required Courses (45 credits)

Required Courses (45 credits)

2016-2017

2017-2018

ENG 222 Multicultural Literature for Teachers (5)

  

Spr

 

Fall

  

ENG 302 Poetry and Poetics (5)

Fall

Win

Spr

 

Fall

Win

Spr

ENG 303 Principles of Eng. Studies (5)

Fall

Win

Spr

 

Fall

Win

Spr

ENG 304 English Linguistics (5)

Fall

 

Spr

 

Fall

Win

 

ENG 320 English Grammar (5)

Fall

Win

Spr

 

Fall

Win

Spr

ENG 363 Shakespeare (5*)

 

Win

Spr

  

Win

Spr

ENG 422 Teaching Young Adult Literature (5)

Fall

  

 

 

Win

 

ENG 430 Teach. Writing Secondary School (5)

Fall

Win

   

Win

 

ENG 488 Teaching Portfolio (2)

Fall

Win

   

Win

 

ENG 492 Practicum (3)

Fall

Win

   

Win

 

Select two Literature & History courses (10 credits)

Literature & History Courses (10 credits required)

2016-2017

2017-2018

ENG 371 Literature & History I (5*)

      

Spr

ENG 372 Literature & History II (5*)

Fall

Win

  

Fall

  

ENG 373 Literature & History III (5*)

     

Win

 

ENG 374 Literature & History IV (5*)

  

Spr

   

Spr

    *May be repeated for credit under different subtitle

Select one Literary Forms course (5 credits)

Literary Forms Course (5 credits required)

2016-2017

2017-2018

ENG/TH 380 Studies in Drama (5*)

       

ENG 453 Studies in Fiction (5*)

 

Win

Spr

   

Spr

ENG 454 Studies in Nonfiction (5*)

    

Fall

  

ENG 455 Studies in Poetry (5*)

       

    *May be repeated for credit under different subtitle

Select one Writing course (5 credits)

Creative Writing Course (5 credits required)

2016-2017

2017-2018

ENG 263 Intro to Creative Writing (5)

Fall

Win

 

Sum

Fall

Win

Spr

ENG 364 Fiction Writing (5)

 

Win

   

Win

 

ENG 365 Poetry Writing (5)

Fall

   

Fall

  

ENG 366 Creative Nonfiction Writing (5)

  

Spr

   

Spr

Select one Critical Studies course (5 credits)

Critical Studies Course (5 credits required)

2016-2017

2017-2018

ENG 415 Critical Studies in American Literature (5*)

  

Spr

   

Spr

ENG 417 Critical Studies in World Literature (5*)

 

Win

   

Win

 

ENG 419 Critical Studies in British Literature (5*)

Fall

   

Fall

  

    *May be repeated for credit under different subtitle

Total: 70 credits

 

 

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