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English for Early Childhood or Elementary Education Concentration

English Major Advisement Audit for English for Early childhood or Elementary Education Concentration

This concentration is designed for English majors who want to pursue a career in teaching at the preschool or elementary levels. While English majors who pursue other concentrations can certainly become certified teachers, this concentration assembles a group of courses that the English department believes best prepare students for success both in their own future classrooms and on certification examinations.

Writing Intensive Gateway

  • ENG 203^ Introduction to Writing Literary Criticism - 3  credits
  • ENG 204^ Introduction to Writing Studies - 3 credits

Subtotal: 6 credits

English for Early Childhood or Elementary Education Concentration Requirements

  • ENG 130 Literary Analysis - 3  credits
  • ENG 223 Survey of American Literature - 3  credits
  • ENG 328 Children’s Literature  - 3  credits
  • ENG 338 Linguistic Analysis - 3  credits
  • Choose one course in Creative Writing:
    • ENG 205 Introduction to Creative Writing - 3  credits
    • ENG 206 Digital Composition - 4  credits
    • ENG 207 Forms in Creative Writing - 3 credits
    • ENG 209 Writing for Children and Young Adults - 3  credits
    • ENG 230 Reading and Writing Electronic Literature - 3  credits
    • ENG 241*** Critical and Creative Thinking - 3  credits
    • ENG 353*** Storytelling - 3  credits
    • ENG 369*** Cultural Studies and Creative Writing - 3 credits
    • ENG 372 Creative Writing Abroad - 3  credits
    • ENG 380 Creative Non-fiction - 3  credits
    • ENG 480 Independent Study (when topically appropriate) - 3 credits
  • Choose one course in Reading Culture:
    • ENG 242 Literature and Cultural Studies - 3  credits
    • ENG 252** Literature and Culture of the Harlem Renaissance - 3  credits
    • ENG 255 African American Literature - 3  credits
    • ENG 256 Native American Literature - 3  credits
    • ENG 258 Asian American Literature - 3  credits
    • ENG 259** Chicano/Chicana Literature and Culture - 3  credits
    • ENG 310 Contemporary African American Poetry - 3  credits
    • ENG 313 Native American Novel - 3  credits
    • ENG 314 Indigenous Studies - 3  credits
    • ENG 352 Lesbian Literature - 3  credits
    • ENG 356 Women Writers to 1900 - 3  credits
    • ENG 357 20th Century Women Writers - 3  credits

Subtotal: 18 credits
Concentration total: 24 credits

Students may also count independent studies (ENG 480) on appropriate topics towards the completion of their concentration requirements.

Students pursuing the English for Early Childhood or Elementary Education concentration are encouraged to take one or more elective classes in Rhetoric and Composition.

*approved substitution to meet Liberal Arts Core Tier I Social Sciences

**approved reuse to meet Liberal Arts Core Tier II Cultural Perspectives

***approved reuse to meet the Liberal Arts Core Tier II Creative Expression

^meets Stage 2 University Writing Requirement

^^meets Stage 3 University Writing Requirement