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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Education, BSED

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The English Department offers a program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Education degree program in English education. This program has been accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Graduates are prepared to teach in middle, junior high, and senior high schools.

English education majors fulfill all the requirements for state certification, including practical experience in methods courses and student teaching; content preparation in a variety of literature, language, and composition courses; and philosophical background in current theories of teaching. Although most students choosing the English education major will be best prepared for the secondary school classroom, those who opt not to teach will find that their speaking, writing, and management skills may also be useful to the media, governmental services, and business.

Program requirements are available at the English Department office and in the English Education Handbook. Majors must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. They must be formally admitted to English Education, a process that includes application and screening within the English Department as well as an application to the teacher certification program in the College of Education and Communications. This screening involves review of the student’s portfolio of written work and faculty evaluations as well as an interview with English education faculty. Refer to the section “Admission to Teacher Education and Certification” in the College of Education and Communications  section of this catalog and the English Education Handbook.

See requirements leading to teacher certification, titled “3-Step Process for Teacher Education” in the College of Education and Communications  section of section of this catalog.

Liberal Studies: 43-44

As outlined in the Liberal Studies Requirements  with the following specifications:


Mathematics: 3

Social Science:

Liberal Studies Elective: 3

  • MATH (1)

College: 6

Foreign Language Intermediate Level or Free Electives

College: 30

Major: 43

Required Courses:

Controlled Electives:


  • One Film Studies Track course Credits: 3
  • One Literature/Cultural Track course Credits: 3
  • One general English elective (any track) Credits: 3

Total Degree Requirements: 121-122

(1) The second MATH course is a teacher certification requirement and counts as Liberal Studies elective credits for mathematics.

(2) One of the controlled English-elective track courses (either the Literature/ Cultural Track or the general English elective from any track) must be a Global and Multicultural course; this requirement is separate from and in addition to the global and multicultural Liberal Studies requirement.

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