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English Major with a Secondary Education Concentration


Core Requirements

Required courses:
ENG 120 Introduction to Literature



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


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

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
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

Five of the following:
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 420 African-American Literature
ENG 421 Literature by Women
ENG 422 Post-Colonial Literature
ENG 430 Multimedia Feature Writing
ENG 451 Advanced Creative Writing

One of the following Capstones:
ENG 099 Internship Portfolio  and 
ENG 400 Internship

or

ENG 499 Literature Capstone

or

ENG 450 Creative Writing Portfolio


Secondary Education Concentration Requirements

Required courses:

ENG 201
ENG 213
 

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
*ENG 341 Acting II
*ENG 342
ENG 351
ENG 352
ENG 375
ENG 391
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.