English Major with a Secondary Education Concentration


Core Requirements

Gateway courses:
ENG 120 Introduction to Literature



Plus one of the following:
ENG 130 Intro to Media in Digital Age
ENG 140 Introduction to Theater
ENG 150 Intro. to Creative Writing

Theory courses:
Two of the following:
ENG 220 Lit. Theory & Its Applications
ENG 230 Hist. & Grammar of Eng. Lang.
ENG 240 Theater Production & Perform.
ENG 250 Creative Writing Form & Theory

Application courses:
Three of the following (one must be ENG 221 Survey of Amer. Literature I, 225, or 227):
ENG 221 Survey of Amer. Literature I
ENG 222 Survey of Amer. Literature II
ENG 225 Survey of English Literature I
ENG 226 Survey of English Lit II
ENG 227 Survey of World Literature I
ENG 228 Survey of World Literature II
ENG 231 Journalism and News Reporting
ENG 233 Multimedia Narratives
ENG 241 Acting I
ENG 251 Creative Writing Workshop

Specialization course:
Five of the following (one must be a pre-1800 literature course, including ENG 324 Shakespeare I, 325 and Special Topics, two of the five may be taken outside the major with advisor approval):
ENG 321 Poetry
ENG 322 The Novel
ENG 323 Film
ENG 324 Shakespeare I
ENG 325 Shakespeare II
ENG 330 Advanced Journalistic Writing
ENG 331 Persuasive Writing
ENG 335 Editing
ENG 341 Acting II
ENG 392 Special Topics in Literature
ENG 393 Special Topics in Writing
ENG 420 African-American Literature
ENG 421 Literature by Women
ENG 422 Post-Colonial Literature
ENG 430 Multimedia Feature Writing
ENG 451 Advanced Creative Writing

Capstone:
One of the following options:
ENG 099 Internship Portfolio    
ENG 400 Internship

or

ENG 499 Literature Capstone

or

ENG 450 Creative Writing Portfolio


Secondary Education Concentration Requirements

Gateway courses:
ENG 120 Introduction to Literature

Plus one of the following:
ENG 130 Intro to Media in Digital Age
ENG 140 Introduction to Theater
ENG 150 Intro. to Creative Writing

Theory courses:
ENG 230 Hist. & Grammar of Eng. Lang.



Plus one of the following:
ENG 220 Lit. Theory & Its Applications
ENG 240 Theater Production & Perform.
ENG 250 Creative Writing Form & Theory


Application courses:
Three of the following:
ENG 221 Survey of Amer. Literature I
ENG 222 Survey of Amer. Literature II
ENG 225 Survey of English Literature I
ENG 226 Survey of English Lit II


Specialization courses:
Five of the following (one must be a pre-1800 literature course, including ENG 324 Shakespeare I, 325 or applicable Special Topics.  Two of the courses may be taken outside the major with advisor approval):
ENG 321 Poetry
ENG 322 The Novel
ENG 323 Film
ENG 324 Shakespeare I
ENG 325 Shakespeare II
ENG 330 Advanced Journalistic Writing
ENG 331 Persuasive Writing
ENG 335 Editing
ENG 341 Acting II
ENG 392 Special Topics in Literature
ENG 393 Special Topics in Writing
ENG 420 African-American Literature
ENG 421 Literature by Women
ENG 422 Post-Colonial Literature
ENG 430 Multimedia Feature Writing
ENG 451 Advanced Creative Writing






 

*Whichever was not taken in the core

Required education courses:

SED 115 Intro to Teaching and Learning
SED 364 Teach of English in Sec Schls
SED 421 Content Area Literacy
SED 431 Practicum & Methods II
SED 440 Student Teaching

Additional Certification Requirements

Students seeking teacher certification must also complete a number of additional processes and requirements outlined in the Steps to Pennsylvania Teacher Certification document on the Education Department web page.  Along with other requirements, these include a minimum GPA and the following coursework:

1. Completion of one English composition course.

2. Completion of one English or American literature course.

3. Completion of two college-level mathematics courses.

4. Completion of required Special Education coursework:

SPE 250 Cog Devel of Diverse Learners
SPE 255 Special Ed. Process & Proced.
 

The following course is required for music education majors and may also be required for students transfering credits into any certification program from other institutions:

SPE 258 Instruct & Behav. Strategies
 

5. Completion of one of the following ESL courses:

For early childhood/special education certification: EDU 240 Lang, Diversity, Achiev.: Pk-8

For secondary education certification: EDU 245 Lang, Diversity, Achieve: 7-12

K-12 certification (languages and music) candidates may take either course.