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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

English Teaching (BA)


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  • Program Prerequisite: Must meet the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Teacher Education Department ).
  • Minor: A teaching minor is required.
  • Grade Requirements: A 2.0 or better in all courses required for this major.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation; a minimum of 39 of these must be English courses. A total of 40 upper division credit hours is required (courses numbered 3000 and above); a minimum of 36 of these must be English courses.

Advisement

To expedite their program, English Teaching Majors should seek advisement before taking any upper division English courses. The English Teaching Methodology Block must be scheduled in coordination with both Secondary Teacher Education and Student Teaching. Call 801-626-6251 for more information or to schedule an appointment.  (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)

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Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study at the English department office, Elizabeth Hall 413. Teaching majors must meet the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Teacher Education Department  in this catalog).

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  for Bachelor of Arts requirements. See Language Courses Required to fulfill the BA listed under the major course requirements.

PSY 1010  (3) in the Social Science area is recommended. Consult with a departmental advisor for other detailed general education guidelines.

English Teaching Methodology Block

English Teaching Majors must enroll in ENGL 3020 , ENGL 3400 , ENGL 3410 , and ENGL 3420  concurrently following completion of their Secondary Education Core course work and just prior to Student Teaching. As part of this 12-hour block of methods course work, students will be required to complete a grades 7-12 school field experience.

Student Teaching

Student teaching takes place during Teacher Education Level III. Before student teaching, English majors must have completed all required Education courses and at least 33 credit hours of the required English courses (listed below), including ENGL 3080 - Critical Approaches to Literature , and the Methodology Block. Students must apply for student teaching through Teacher Education according to deadlines set by that department.

Major Course Requirements for English Teaching BA Degree


Minimum of 39 credit hours in English courses of which at least 36 credit hours must be upper division (3000-4000 level courses).  A Teaching Minor is also required.

Required English Courses (36 credit hours)


Foundation - 6 credit hours


Core - 12 credit hours


Areas of Specialization - 6 credit hours


Choose one course each (3 credits) from both of the areas listed below:

World Literatures and Language

Courses in this area will focus on world literatures excluding British and American literature / Prerequisites as specified for individual courses in course catalog:

Writing and Interdisciplinary Studies

Courses in this area will focus on writing and/or the study of other disciplines as they connect with literature, language, or the craft of writing / Prerequisites as specified for individual courses in course catalog: 

Electives (minimum of 3 credit hours)


To complete the required 39 credit hours, English Teaching majors may choose as electives any 3000 and 4000 level English courses, excluding those they wish to count as language arts courses in partial fulfillment of the Bachelor of Arts requirement (see “Language Courses Required to fulfill the BA” below). / Prerequisites as specified for individual courses in course catalog.   

English Teaching majors are encouraged to take either ENGL 3500 HU - Introduction to Shakespeare , or ENGL 4730 - Studies in Shakespeare .

Language Courses Required to Fulfill the BA


English Teaching majors must take either 12-credit hours of a foreign language or 6 hours of a foreign language and 6 hours of language arts. Any 3000 or 4000 level English class may be used as a language arts course.  Courses chosen for the BA language requirement cannot also be counted toward the English major.

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