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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.

Students pursuing the English for Early Childhood or Elementary Education concentration should take English 203 and English 204.

English for Early Childhood or Elementary Education Concentration Requirements: (18 credits)

  • ENG 130 Literary Analysis
  • ENG 223 Survey of American Literature
  • ENG 328 Children’s Literature 
  • ENG 338 Linguistic Analysis

Choose one course in Creative Writing:

  • ENG 205 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENG 206 Multimodal Writing Workshop
  • ENG 209 Writing for Children and Young Adults
  • ENG 230 Reading and Writing Electronic Literature
  • ENG 241 Critical and Creative Thinking
  • ENG 353 Storytelling
  • ENG 372 Creative Writing Abroad
  • ENG 380 Creative Non-fiction

Choose one course in Reading Culture:

  • ENG 228 Poetry of Women
  • ENG 242 Literature and Cultural Studies
  • ENG 252 Harlem Renaissance
  • ENG 255 African American Literature
  • ENG 256 Native American Literature
  • ENG 257 Contemporary Drama and Society
  • ENG 258 Asian American Literature
  • ENG 259 Chicano/Chicana Literature and Culture
  • ENG 310 Contemporary African American Poetry
  • ENG 313 Native American Novel
  • ENG 314 Indigenous Studies
  • ENG 350 Southwestern Literature
  • ENG 352 Lesbian Literature
  • ENG 356 Women Writers to 1900
  • ENG 357 20th Century Women Writers

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.