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English/Language Arts Teaching Major, BA

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This major satisfies the endorsement for English/language arts. Majors must complete the Teacher Preparation Program requirements for secondary certification available through the Department of Education Foundations and Curriculum. Majors are expected to complete ENG 302 and ENG 303 prior to enrolling in other upper-division major requirements. English 422, 430, 488 and 492 are required prior to student teaching. English 430, 488 and 492 must be taken concurrently. All other major requirements must be completed before enrollment in or taken concurrently with ENG 488. Enrollment in ENG 488 is by permission.  


Required Courses

  • ENG 222 - Multicultural Literature for Teachers - Credits: (5)
  • ENG 302 - Poetry and Poetics - Credits: (5)
  • ENG 303 - Principles of English Studies - Credits: (5)
  • ENG 304 - English Linguistics - Credits: (5)
  • ENG 320 - English Grammar - Credits: (5)
  • ENG 363 - Shakespeare - Credits: (5)
  • ENG 422 - Teaching Young Adult Literature - Credits: (4)
    Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education Program and 15 credits of professional sequence.
  • ENG 430 - Teaching Writing in the Secondary School - Credits: (5)
    Prerequisite: EDCS 311 and 28 credits in English.
  • ENG 488 - Teaching Portfolio - Credits: (2)
    Requires concurrent enrollment in ENG 430 and ENG 492.
  • ENG 492 - Practicum - Credits: (3)
    Requires concurrent enrollment in ENG 430 and ENG 488.

  • Select one literary forms course - Credits: 5

  • ENG 380 - Studies in Drama - Credits: (5)
  • ENG 453 - Studies in Fiction - Credits: (5)
  • ENG 454 - Studies in Nonfiction - Credits: (5)
  • ENG 455 - Studies in Poetry - Credits: (5)

  • Select two literature and history courses - Credits: 10

  • ENG 371 - Literature and History I - Credits: (5)
  • ENG 372 - Literature and History II - Credits: (5)
  • ENG 373 - Literature and History III - Credits: (5)
  • ENG 374 - Literature and History IV - Credits: (5)

  • Select one writing course - Credits: 5

  • ENG 263 - Introduction to Creative Writing - Credits: (5)
  • ENG 364 - Fiction Writing - Credits: (5)
  • ENG 365 - Poetry Writing - Credits: (5)
  • ENG 366 - Creative Nonfiction Writing - Credits: (5)

  • Select one critical studies course - Credits: 5

  • ENG 415 - Critical Studies in American Literature - Credits: (5)
  • ENG 417 - Critical Studies in World Literature - Credits: (5)
  • ENG 454 - Studies in Nonfiction - Credits: (5)
  • ENG 419 - Critical Studies in British Literature - Credits: (5)

Core Total Credits: 70



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