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English/Language Arts Concentration

Major Requirements

Required Courses for the Major - 71 hrs.

  • ETE 100 Technology Applications - 1 hr.
  • ETE 115 The History of Education in the United States - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 116 Field Experience - Schools and Schooling in American Society - 1 hr.
  • ETE 210 Human Development from Birth to Young Adulthood - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 211 Human Development from Birth to Young Adulthood and Effective Teaching Field Experience - 1 hr.
  • ETE 216 Effective Planning and Instruction for Teaching - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 227 Development of the Early Adolescent - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 228 Strategies for Middle School - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 230 Adapting Curriculum to Support Inclusive Environments - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 234 Language Development - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 235 Methods of Teaching English Language Learners - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 236 Assessment of English Language Learners - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 237 Practicum for Teaching English Learners I - 1 hr.
  • ETE 238 Practicum for Teaching English Learners II - 1 hr.
  • ETE 239 Practicum for Teaching English Learners III - 1 hr.
  • ETE 260 Children's Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 270 Physical Development and Health - 1 hr.
  • ETE 280 Exploring Diversity: Learners, Families, And Communities - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 307 Novice Teaching Experience in Grades 5-8 - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 310 Teacher Performance Assessment - 1 hr.
  • ETE 315 Methods of Literacy II: Reading, Writing and Language Arts Grades 3-8 - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 345 Guiding Learners: Creating Safe, Inclusive Learning Environments - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 365 Teaching Reading Within the Content Areas - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 371 Secondary Assessment and Technology - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 491 Student Teaching 5-8 - 12 hrs.

Required Course from the English Department (choose one) - 3 hrs.

  • ENG 311 Introduction to Language - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 312 English Grammar - 3 hrs.

Concentration Requirements

Required Courses - 22 hrs.

  • ENG 101 English Composition - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 180 Introduction to English Education - 1 hr.
  • ENG 270 Introduction to Literary Criticism and Theory - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 312 Grammar for Teaching - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 320 Young Adult Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 391 Methods of Teaching Writing - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 315 Methods of Literacy II: Reading, Writing and Language: Grades 3-8 - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 365 Teaching Reading Within the Content Areas - 3 hrs.

Advanced Writing Electives (choose one) - 3 hrs.

  • ENG 300 Advanced Writing: Exposition - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 301 Advanced Writing: Argumentative Writing - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 304 Advanced Writing: Research in Individual Discipline - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 305 Advanced Writing: Technical Writing - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 306 Advanced Writing: Business Communication - 3 hrs.

American Literature Electives (choose one) - 3 hrs.

  • ENG 124 American Writers - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 233 American Literature to 1865 - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 235 American Literature 1865 to Present - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 334 19th Century American Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 336 20th Century American Literature - 3 hrs.

British Literature Electives (choose one) - 3 hrs.

  • ENG 127 British Writers - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 237 British Literature to 1800 - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 239 British Literature: 1800 to Present - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 358 18th-Century British Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 361 British Romantic Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 363 British Victorian Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 364 20th Century British Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 365 Irish Literatures - 3 hrs.

Diverse Literature Electives (choose one) - 3 hrs.

  • ENG 129 Introduction to African American Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 130 Introduction to Native American Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 190 Women in Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 329 African American Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 330 Native American Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 331 Studies in Women Writers - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 381 Literatures of Asia - 3 hrs.

*Additional English Courses (choose two) - 6 hrs.

  • ENG 329 African American Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 330 Native American Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 331 Studies in Women Writers - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 332 Early American Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 334 19th Century American Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 336 20th Century American Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 341 Medieval English Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 344 Renaissance English Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 358 18th-Century British Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 361 British Romantic Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 363 British Victorian Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 364 20th Century British Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 365 Irish Literatures - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 368 Science Fiction and Fantasy - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 370 Literary Criticism and Theory - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 372 Poetry As Genre - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 373 Fiction As Genre - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 374 Drama As Genre - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 378 Individual Authors - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 380 Topics in Language and Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 381 Literatures of Asia - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 385 Literatures of Europe - 3 hrs.

* No course may be counted in more than one category.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses in the concentration and a 2.5 GPA in the teaching field.