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English for Secondary Education Concentration

English Major Advisement Audit for English for Secondary Education Concentration

This concentration is designed for English majors who want to pursue a career in teaching at the secondary level. 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.

Students who intend to pursue secondary certification are not required to complete this concentration, but should they choose a different concentration, they must complete ENG 329, 340, 341, and any survey course (ENG 212 or ENG 213, or ENG 214 or ENG 215 or ENG 223 or ENG 356) in order to meet state teacher certification requirements. If these courses are not included among the requirements for a student's chosen concentration, the student may use them to complete their English electives.

Writing Intensive Gateway. Students pursuing the English for Secondary Education concentration should take English 203 and English 204.

Secondary Education Concentration Requirements: (18 credits)

  • ENG 130 Literary Analysis
  • ENG 223 Survey of American Literature
  • ENG 329 Adolescent Literature
  • ENG 340 History and Development of the English Language
  • ENG 341 Modem American Grammar

Choose one English Literature Survey:

  • ENG 214 English Literature to 1798
  • ENG 215 English Literature from 1798

Students pursuing the English for Secondary Education concentration are encouraged to take either ENG 335 Shakespeare's Comedies or ENG 336 Shakespeare's Tragedies and one or more classes in Rhetoric and Composition for their major electives.