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English Major with a Secondary Education Concentration


Core Requirements

Required courses:

ENG 120 Introduction to Literature
ENG 321 Hist. & Grammar of Eng. Lang.

Two 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
ENG 227 Survey of World Literature I
ENG 228 Survey of World Literature II

One of:

ENG 341 Shakespeare I
ENG 342 Shakespeare II

Secondary Education Concentration Requirements

Required courses:

ENG 201 Basic Acting
ENG 213 Journalism: News Reporting
 

Two additional survey courses (the total of the four surveys must include at least three from 221 - 226):

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
 

Three from:

ENG 334 Adolescent Literature
*ENG 341 Shakespeare I
*ENG 342 Shakespeare II
ENG 351 Poetry
ENG 352 The Novel
ENG 375 Introduction to Film
ENG 391 Special Topics in Literature
ENG 420 African-American Literature
ENG 421 Literature by Women
 

*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.