English with Secondary Teaching Licensure (B.A. in English)

This program of study allows students to complete a baccalaureate degree in English and also be licensed to teach secondary English at the end of four years. Students pursuing licensure in this manner complete all requirements necessary for Virginia licensure, including field experience and student teaching.

Admission Requirements: Students in this program must seek admission to the teacher licensure program and apply for student teaching. See the education section for admission requirements and procedures.

Degree Planning: Students in this program must take courses as specified to ensure fulfillment of state licensure requirements. In addition to working with an academic advisor and a faculty mentor in the English program, students must see an education advisor in the School of Sciences, Mathematics, and Education for further assistance in degree planning.

Also, course rotations vary, and not every course is available each semester. Individual advising is important to ensure students meet all major and teaching licensure requirements.

Minimum Grade Requirements: Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in their major. A grade of a C or better is required in professional studies courses. Professional studies courses are those associated with teacher preparation. An overall 2.5 GPA is required.

Degree Requirements — English with Secondary Teaching Licensure (B.A. in English)

This degree requires a total of 120 credits.

Liberal Arts Core and University Requirements

See University Requirements and the Liberal Arts Core for details. Writing Intensive course requirements for this program are satisfied in this way: EN 200 Approaches to Literary Study, EN 424 Senior Seminar, and EN 490 Major Author(s).

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. Some courses also satisfy Liberal Arts Core and/or University Requirements. Some coursework fulfills teaching licensure requirements as specified by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

EN 212Topics in Acting

3

OR

COMM 101Public Speaking

3

 

HI 103Western Civilization I *

3

OR

HI 104Western Civilization II *

3

OR

HI 110History of the United States to 1877 *

3

OR

HI 111History of the United States since 1877 *

3

 

ED 200SLFoundations of Teaching and Learning

3

ED 254Technology for the K-12 Classroom

3

ED 337Literacy in the Content Areas

3

ED 338Secondary Education: Curriculum and Methods

3

ED 351Assessment to Support Learning in K-12

3

ED 368Secondary Teaching Methods in English

3

ED 452Managing the K-12 Classroom

3

ED 460SStudent Teaching: Secondary *

6

EN 200Approaches to Literary Study *

3

 

EN 202Global Literary Voices I *

3

OR

EN 204Global Literary Voices II *

3

 

EN 230American Voices *

3

EN 231Literature of the British Isles *

3

EN 211Principles of Language

3

 

EN 240Introduction to Film and Visual Studies *

3

OR

EN 220The Movie or the Book? Narrative Adaptation in the Cinema *

3

 

EN 301The Writing Process: Theory and Practice *

3

EN 424Senior Seminar *

3

EN 490Major Author(s) *

3

EN 351Literature of Childhood and Adolescence *

3

EN 345Ethnic Literary Traditions *

3

Three (3) credits of literature electives at the 200-level or above

Three (3) credits of literature electives at the 300-level or above

PSY 110Human Growth and Development *

3

PSY 341Psychology of Individuals with Exceptionalities *

3

ED 452 and ED 460S must be taken at the same time.

Sample Degree Plan — English with Secondary Teaching Licensure (B.A. in English)

Please note that this is a sample plan; all students must consult with an advisor in making course selections.

Year One — Fall

EN 101Composition I *

3

 

HI 103Western Civilization I *

3

OR

HI 104Western Civilization II *

3

OR

HI 110History of the United States to 1877 *

3

OR

HI 111History of the United States since 1877 *

3

 

PSY 110Human Growth and Development *

3

DSC 201New Student Seminar *

1

MA Mathematics (MT) core course *

3-4

One (1) elective

3

EN 101: WR core course

HI 103, HI 104, HI 110, HI 111: HI-1 core course

PSY 110: SS-1 core course

Year One — Spring

EN 212Topics in Acting

3

OR

COMM 101Public Speaking

3

 

EN 102Composition II *

3

TRS 100Theological Inquiry *

3

Natural Science (NS) core course with lab *

4

One (1) elective

3

EN 102: WR core course

TRS 100: TRS-1 core course

Year Two — Fall

ED 200SLFoundations of Teaching and Learning

3

EN 211Principles of Language

3

EN 200Approaches to Literary Study *

3

PH 100Introduction to Philosophy *

3

Introductory Social Science (SS-1) core course (economics, politics, or sociology) *

3

PH 100: PH-1 core course

EN 200: DSINQ and WI course

Year Two — Spring

ED 254Technology for the K-12 Classroom

3

ED 351Assessment to Support Learning in K-12

3

 

EN 202Global Literary Voices I *

3

OR

EN 204Global Literary Voices II *

3

 

EN 230American Voices *

3

EN 301The Writing Process: Theory and Practice *

3

EN 202: LT-1 core course

EN 204: GP and LT-1 core course

EN 301: WI course


Year Three — Fall

ED 338Secondary Education: Curriculum and Methods

3

EN 231Literature of the British Isles *

3

EN 351Literature of Childhood and Adolescence *

3

PSY 341Psychology of Individuals with Exceptionalities *

3

Three (3) credits of literature electives at the 200-level or above

EN 351: LT-2 core course

PSY 341: SS-2 core course

Year Three — Spring

ED 337Literacy in the Content Areas

3

 

EN 240Introduction to Film and Visual Studies *

3

OR

EN 220The Movie or the Book? Narrative Adaptation in the Cinema *

3

 

Fine Arts (FNA) or Advanced History (HI-2) core course *

3

PH Advanced Philosophy (PH-2) or Philosophical Ethics (PH-E) core course *

3

Introductory Social Science (SS-1) in a third discipline or Second Natural Science (NS) core course *

3

Year Four — Fall

EN 424Senior Seminar *

3

ED 368Secondary Teaching Methods in English

3

EN 345Ethnic Literary Traditions *

3

Advanced Theology/Religious Studies (TRS-2) or Theological Ethics (TRS-E) core course *

3

Three (3) credits of literature electives at the 300-level or above

EN 424: DSINQ and WI course

Year Four — Spring

ED 452Managing the K-12 Classroom

3

ED 460SStudent Teaching: Secondary *

6

EN 490Major Author(s) *

3

One (1) elective - GP course required if not already completed *

3

ED 460S: EXP course

EN 490: DSINQ course

* Fulfills Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements. See University Requirements and the Liberal Arts Core and the Course Descriptions for further information.