English Language Arts (7-12) with Teacher Certification

The English/Language Arts major (7-12) is available only for students seeking teacher certification in English/Language Arts with a specialization in high school (7-12). All students must complete the Liberal Arts Core in addition to the below listed coursework.

Pre-Education Requirements:

EDUC 2320 Learning and Development
EDUC 2330 Foundations of American Education Thought

Courses Taken After Admission to Teacher Certification Program:
Course No. Course Name
EDBI 4304 Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language 3
EDBI 4305 Second Language Acquisition 3
EDSP 4302 Survey of Exceptional Children 3
EDSP 4325 Educating Gifted Learners 3
EDSP 4311 Diagnostic & Prescriptive Teaching for Exceptional Children 3
EDUC 4100 TExES State Certification Exam Preparation Seminar 1
ETEC 4306 Educational Applications of Technology 3
EDUC 4311 Curriculum & Instruction in the Secondary School 3
EDUC 4320 Teaching Methodology for Secondary Teachers** 3
EDUC 4400 Clinical Teaching Seminar 4
EDUC 4894 Clinical Teaching in the High School Grades 8
English/Language Arts:
COMM 2313 Public Speaking 3
EDRE 4330 Teaching Content Area Reading Skills 3
ENGL 1320 & 1330 Writing for Wisdom I & II 3 (LACC*)
ENGL 2315 Great Works of Literature I 3 (LACC*)
ENGL 2325 Great Works of Literature II 3
ENGL 3313 English Literature I 3
ENGL 3323 English Literature II 3
ENGL 3331 American Literature I 3
ENGL 3332 American Literature II 3
ENGL 3372 Multicultural Literature 3
WRIT 3383 Advanced Grammar and Writing 3
TWO additional ENGL and/or WRIT courses 6

*LACC indicates courses that are taken in the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

**Drawing on the subject-specific training and expertise of our faculty, EDUC 4320 provides subject-specific methods of instruction via textbooks, teaching, and assignments aligned with standards for teacher preparation at the state and national levels. Each assignment and assignment rubric is keyed to state and national teacher preparation standards, and allows for collaboration, feedback, practice in teaching via lessons in the college classroom, and fieldwork in local, diverse schools, and supports learning groups. Students enroll in the course section of EDUC 4320 that pertains to their subject.