Requirements for Teachers of Communication Arts/Literature Grades 5-12

Major (Content) Courses

Fall 2013 or after (8 credits of ENGL 221-223 - must be differently numbered)

  • ENGL 221 World Literatures(4)
  • ENGL 222 Literatures in English (4)
  • ENGL 223 Literature of the Americas (4)

The following courses are required

  • ENGL 243 Literary Theory and Criticism (4)
  • ENGL 311 Writing Essays (4)
  • ENGL 382 Race and Ethnicity in U. S. Literature (4) (spring alternate years) OR ENGL 383 Post-Colonial Literature (4) (spring only)
  • ENGL 387 Intro to Linguistics (4) (fall only)
  • COMM 103 Media and Society (4)
  • COMM 200 Public Speaking Basics (2) (fall only)
  • COMM 252 Listening Basics (2) (fall only)
  • 8 additional credits of English electives
    • ENGL _____
    • ENGL _____

(4 credits of the Student Teaching  counts as the capstone course for English/Education students)

*The English Department strongly recommends ENGL 352: Shakespeare as 4 of the elective credits

Total number of English/Communication Credits must be 44 credits or more.

*These courses count toward the English major only for students who complete the Education minor.

Foundational Education (Minor) Courses

  • EDUC 109 Chemical Use and Abuse (1)
  • EDUC 111 Introduction to Teaching and Learning in a Diverse World (4)
  • EDUC 203 Human Growth and Development (4)
  • EDUC 213 Clinical Experience: 5-12/K-12 Diversity Immersion (1-2)
  • EDUC 216 Literature for Young Adults, Grades 5-12 (2)
  • EDUC 305 Human Exceptionalities (1)
  • EDUC 310 Educational Psychology (4)
  • EDUC 352 Teaching Reading in the Middle/Secondary Classroom (1-2)
  • EDUC 355A English Pedagogy 9-12 (4)
  • EDUC 358B Middle Level Literacy and Pedagogy in Language Arts (4)
  • EDUC 359 Issues in Education K-12 (1-2)
  • EDUC 362 Student Teaching 5-12 (16)
  • EDUC 390 Human Relations (4)
  • COMM 200 Public Speaking Basics (or equivalent)

Licensure Area State Tests

In addition to fulfilling the Basic Skills testing requirement at admission to the Department (see "Apply to the Program"), students seeking to be licensed as art educators must complete the following:

Pedagogy

Student must complete the secondary (grades 5-12) pedagogy exam.

Content

Students must complete the Communication Arts & Literature, 5-12 content exam.

Last Updated 8/2/16