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English/Language Arts Teaching Major

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This major satisfies the endorsement for English/language arts. Majors must complete the professional education program requirements for secondary certification available through the education department. Majors are expected to complete ENG 302 and ENG 303 prior to enrolling in other upper division major requirements. 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 enrollment in or taken concurrently with ENG 488. Enrollment in ENG 488 is by permission.

Required Courses


  • ENG 302 - Poetry and Poetics Credits: (4)
  • ENG 303 - Principles of English Studies Credits: (4)
  • ENG 304 - English Linguistics Credits: (4)
  • ENG 320 - English Grammar Credits: (4)
  • ENG 422 - Teaching Young Adult Literature Credits: (4)
    • Prerequisite, admission to Teacher Education Program and 15 credits of professional sequence.
  • ENG 424 - Teaching Reading and Viewing in High School Credits: (4)
  • ENG 430 - Teaching Writing in the Secondary School Credits: (4)
    • Prerequisite, EDCS 311 and 28 credits in English.
  • ENG 488 - Teaching Portfolio Credits: (2)
  • ENG 492 - Practicum Credits: (2)
    • Requires concurrent enrollment in ENG 430.

Select one English Studies course - Credits: 4


  • ENG 340 - The Short Story Credits: (4)
  • ENG 383 - Literary and Critical Theory Credits: (4)
  • ENG 448 - World Novel I Credits: (4)
  • ENG 449 - World Novel II Credits: (4)
  • ENG 451 - The English Novel I Credits: (4)
  • ENG 452 - The English Novel II Credits: (4)
  • ENG 475 - Modern Poetry Credits: (4)
  • ENG 478 - American Novel I Credits: (4)
  • ENG 479 - American Novel II Credits: (4)

Select four period courses with at least one from each group - Credits: 16


  • ENG 305 - English Literature I Credits: (4)
  • ENG 306 - English Literature II Credits: (4)
  • ENG 307 - English Literature III Credits: (4)
  • ENG 308 - American Literature I Credits: (4)
  • ENG 309 - American Literature II Credits: (4)
  • ENG 328 - World Literature I Credits: (4)
  • ENG 329 - World Literature II Credits: (4)

Select one writing course - Credits: 4


  • ENG 263 - Introduction to Creative Writing Credits: (4)
  • ENG 364 - Fiction Writing Credits: (4)
  • ENG 365 - Poetry Writing Credits: (4)
  • ENG 366 - Creative Nonfiction Writing Credits: (4)

Select at least one of the following - Credits: 4


  • ENG 247 - Multicultural Literature Credits: (4)
  • ENG 330 - African American Literature Credits: (4)
  • ENG 331 - Latina/o Literature Credits: (4)
  • ENG 332 - American Indian Literature Credits: (4)
  • ENG 333 - Asian American Literature Credits: (4)

Select one Shakespeare course Credits: 4


  • ENG 361 - Shakespeare: The Earlier Plays Credits: (4)
  • ENG 362 - Shakespeare: The Later Plays Credits: (4)

Select one focused studies course - Credits: 4


  • ENG 410 - Focused Studies in English Literature Credits: (4)
  • ENG 411 - Focused Studies in American Literature Credits: (4)
  • ENG 414 - Focused Studies in World Literature Credits: (4)

Total Credits: 68


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