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Undergraduate Program

English Education

Undergraduate Program


In order to teach English in secondary schools, undergraduates must 1) Be admitted to the English Education Program, 2) Complete the requirements of the English major as defined by the English Department, 3) Complete the requirements of the English Education Program.

Printable Version of Undergraduate Planning Form (pdf file)
3 credits: EDUC 20500 Adolescent Learning & Development
3 credits: SPED 32000 Introduction to Inclusive Education
2 credits: EDSE 32500 Special Issues for Secondary School
3 credits: EDSE 41400 Teaching & Writing in Secondary Schools
4 credits: EDSE 44100 English Methods
4 credits: EDSE 45101 Curriculum Development in English
4 credits: EDSE 46300 Student Teaching
2 credits: EDSE 46301 Seminar on Teaching in Secondary Schools
0 credits: EDUC 41900 Health Education Seminar

Additional Requirements: Combined course work must include a total of 36 credits in English, ATSW Score Report, and NCTE membership.


Whether a transfer student or entering freshman with less than 24 credits, there are five steps for an undergraduate interested in becoming a secondary school English teacher.

Five Steps to Teaching Secondary School English
Entering Freshman or Students with less than 24 transfer credits
Transfer Students
One Apply for Advanced Standing &/or transfer any credits. Core Requirements Evaluation, Humanities Office, NAC 5/225
Two Pursue coursework. English Major Evaluation, English Department NAC 6/219
Three English Major Evaluation, English Department NAC 6/219 Pursue coursework & begin English Education application
Apply for Student Teaching. Office of Field Experience, NAC 6/207B.