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English Education

The English Education program is designed for students seeking a more specialized degree in education focused on English and Language Arts. By taking 39 credit hours in within the English Department and 33 within the Education Department, students gain foundational and technical knowledge in writing and literature while learning teaching strategies and processes.

Program Outcomes

Graduates from the English Education program are certified to teach grades 6-12 and go on to teach English, Literature, Writing, and Language Arts in schools and programs across the region.

Degree Requirements Open Close

Major: English Education
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Dept: English, Humanities and Languages
School: Arts and Sciences
Major Code: 018

GENERAL EDUCATION (44 Semester Hours)

Communications (9 Hours)
English (ENG 1113 and ENG 1213)
Speech Communication (COMM 1233 or 2213)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (12 Hours)
Political Science (POSC 1513)
American History (HIST 1513 or 1523)
Social Science (ECON 2113, GEOG 2723, HIST 3513, or SOC 1113)
Mental and Physical Health (KIN 1113 or PSY 1113)

Science and Mathematics (14 Hours)
Biological Sciences (BIOL 1114 or 1404)
Physical Sciences (CHEM 1004, 1114, 1315; PHYS 1114, 2015; PSCI 1114, 1214, or 1414)
Mathematics (MATH 1303, 1513, 1543, 1613, 2013, 2113, 2143, 2215, or 2283)
Computer Proficiency Requirement (BIM 1513 or CIS 1003)

Humanities (9 Hours)
Humanities, Philosophy, and Lit (ENG 2313, 3893; HUM 2113, 2223, 2313; or PHIL 2113, 2223)
Fine Arts (ART 1003, 1103, 2103, 3013, 3083; MUS 1113, 1123, 3133; THTR 1143, 1183, 2183, or 3183)
Foreign Language (CHTW 1513; FREN 1113; GERM 1113; SPAN 1113, 1223; ASL 1113; NS 1213)

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: English Education (72 Semester Hours)

English Education Major (39 Semester Hours)

Required Courses (15 Hours)
ENG 2413 Critical Approaches to Literature
ENG 2963 English Language & Grammar
ENG 4113 Age of Shakespeare
ENG 4943 Middle & High School Literature
*ENG 4403 Writing and Visual Media

Three literature period courses choose three of four (9 hours)
ENG 4013 Medieval Literature
ENG 4213 18th Century Literature in English
ENG 4313 19th Century Literature in English
ENG 4413 20th and 21st Century Literature in English

Two literature courses focusing on genre, or authors, or
special topics (6 hours) except ENG 3893

Two Writing classes (6 hours)
Three hours of 3000/4000 level [can be literature except
ENG 3893, or writing courses]
*May substitute ENG 4383 Advanced Composition

EDUC 2000 Pre-Student Teaching Field Experiences I
To be taken concurrently with:
EDUC 2013 Foundations of Education
SPED 2123 Introduction to Individuals with

EDUC 3313 Technology Integration for the Classroom
PSY 3123 Child and Adolescent Development for
Education Majors
EDUC 3002 Internship for Student Teaching
To be taken concurrently with:
EDUC 3434 Teaching Strategies and Progress Monitoring*a
EDUC 4443 Classroom and Behavior Management*a
Methods Course in Major Field (3 semester hours)*a
to be taken concurrently:
EDUC 4000 Pre-Student Teaching Field Experiences*a
EDUC 4919 Teaching Experiences in Major Program*b
*a Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education
*b Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching

Portfolio Policy
Teacher candidates in the teacher education program at
Southeastern are required to develop an electronic assessment
portfolio documenting their growth and professional progress
throughout their professional and specialization education
program. The portfolio process begins when a candidate enrolls
in the teacher education course. Portfolios are completed using
Chalk and Wire software.