The Department offers two programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree:
English (Non-Teaching) and English (Teaching).
The Non-Teaching program is designed to give majors a knowledge of techniques which will enable them to enter professional schools or to pursue graduate studies effectively.
This program also provides basic training for individuals wishing to prepare for a variety of career opportunities.
The Teaching program is designed to prepare individuals to become teachers of English in the middle and secondary schools. Complete details are given in this catalog under the topic "Teacher Education."
The Department also offers a minor program in English, theater arts, and foreign languages. These programs are designed to provide the student with a basic structure for further study in the area and preparation for career opportunities.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
All students are expected to complete a common body of academic coursework. The General Education Requirements are designed to promote the development of a comprehensible education base which will effectively support a student's choice of a major concentration.
General Education Requirements are distributed as follows:
CURRICULUM AREA I 12 Sem. Hrs.
Students must complete four prescribed English courses which include English 101, 102, 203, and 310. Some departments require English 305 instead of 310.
CURRICULUM AREA II 6 Sem. Hrs.
(The Social Sciences)
A minimum of two courses (six semester hours) must be selected
from the following:
CURRICULUM AREA III 10-11 Sem. Hrs.
(The Natural, Agricultural and Mathematical Sciences)
One course from natural sciences (three or four semester hours)and one course from agricultural sciences (three hours) or two courses in natural sciences will satisfy the requirement. One of the courses must include a lab or, if a lab is not included, a one credit laboratory class must be taken. Math 102 or a higher numbered mathematics course must be selected to complete the three semester hours required in this area.
CURRICULUM AREA IV 6 Sem. Hrs.
Two humanities courses (6 semester hours) must be selected. These courses are offered by the Department of English and Languages, Fine Arts, Human Ecology and Social Sciences, and are listed each semester by the departments as courses which satisfy the "humanities general education requirement."
CURRICULUM AREA V 4 Sem. Hrs.
(Health and Physical Education)
Four semester hours are required in Health and Physical Education, two semester hours of which must be in health and two semester hours in Physical Education Basic Skills Courses (single or multiple skills are acceptable). Veterans and persons over thirty years of age are exempt from the Physical Education requirements.
CURRICULUM AREA VI 3 Sem. Hrs.
Students must select one additional three-hour course from curriculum area I through V.
EDUCATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
General Education (41 credits)
Arts & Humanities (9 credits)
Social & Behavioral Sciences (6 credits) ***PSYC 200 Required for PSYC 305/307***
Biological & Physical Sciences (7 credits)
Mathematics (3 credits)
English Composition (9 credits)
Emerging Issues (7 credits) to include:
EDCI 306 Integrating Technology into the Classroom (3 credits/clinical experience)
Core Content (42 credits)
ENGL 204-215 (any 2 courses – 6 credits)
ENGL 218 Approaches to Grammar (3 credits)
ENGL 330 Advanced Public Speaking (3 credits)
ENGL 321 or 322 English Literature (3 credits)
ENGL 301 or 302 American Literature (3 credits)
ENGL 328 or 329 World Literature (3 credits)
ENGL 380 Intro to Language Science or ENGL 346 History of the English Language (3 credits)
ENGL 400 series (any 2 courses – 6 credits)
English Electives (6 credits)
ENGL 347 Adolescent & Young Adult Literature (3 credits)
Any 200, 300, or 400 level course offered by the Department (3 credits)
Supportive Courses (6 credits) Any 2 semester sequence in Spanish or French
Professional Education (42 credits)
EDCI 200 Introduction to Contemporary Education (3 credits/10 hoursfield experience)
EDSP 200 Introduction to Special Education (3 credits/10 hoursfield experience)
PSYC 305 Developmental Psychology (3 credits/10 hours field experience)
PSYC 307 Educational Psychology (3 credits/clinical experience)
EDCI 311 Comprehensive Assessment in Education (3 credits/clinical experience)
EDCI 406 Classroom Management (3 credits/15 hours field experience)
EDCI 409 Teaching Reading in Content Areas I (3 credits/15 hours field experience)
EDCI 410 Teaching Reading in Content Areas II (3 credits/15 hours field experience)
EDCI 425B Curriculum & Instruction in English (3 credits/25 hours pre-internship experience)
Teaching Internship (15 credits)
EDCI 400 Senior Seminar (3 credits)
EDCI 460B Teaching Internship: Middle/Junior High School (6 credits)
EDCI 470B Teaching Internship: Senior High School (6 credits)
GPA of 2.75 (includes transfer courses)
Passing PRAXIS I & II Scores
Successful completion of the English Proficiency Exam (EPE)
Completion of the Application to Teacher Education; Applications for clinical, field, and
pre-internship experiences; and the Application for Teaching Internship.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Barbara JoAnn Seabrook