English Education

General Education Requirements 

English Composition
Select one of the following:6
College Composition I
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition III: Persuasive Writing
Speech Communication
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Mathematics in Society
Calculus I
Elementary Statistics
Lab Science
Select two of the following:8
Concepts of Biology
General Biology I
General Biology II
General Zoology
Introductory Chemistry
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Introduction to Earth Science
The Earth Through Time
Concepts of Physics
Introductory Astronomy
College Physics I
College Physics II
University Physics I
University Physics II
Cognition and Brain Science
Technology, Engineering, and Design
Select one of the following:2
Concepts of Fitness and Wellness
Introduction to Stress Management
Computer Science and Literacy
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Computer Information Systems
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Programming in Java
Introduction to Structured Programming I
Discovering Computing
Select one of the following:3
Oral Interpretation
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Film
World Literature I
World Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Civilization, Thought, and Literary Heritage
Ethics and Philosophy of Science
1st Year Spanish I
1st Year Spanish II
2nd Year Spanish I
2nd Year Spanish II
Introduction to Theatre Arts
Art and Music
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Introduction to Digital Media
Art History I
Art History II
History of Craft
Fine Arts and Aesthetics
Music Appreciation
Music Fundamentals
World Music
History of Rock and Roll
Social Science
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Understanding Media and Social Change
Human Communication
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Human Geography
United States to 1877
United States to Present
World Civilizations to 1500
World Civilizations since 1500
Environmental History
Native American Studies
American National Government
State and Local Government
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Anthropology
Additional Humanities or Social Science
Select one additional course from Humanities or Social Science or select from the following:2
Two-Dimensional Design
Drawing I
Ceramics I
Photography I
Survey of Geography
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Concert Choir
Athletic Band
Concert Band
Planetarium Science
Theatre Practicum
Total Credits39

Major Requirements

Required Courses
ENGL 300Grammatical Analysis3
ENGL 309Linguistics and Language Acquisition3
ENGL 310Writing in the Major3
ENGL 350Young Adult Reading and Literature3
ENGL 371Critical Theory3
ENGL 480Shakespeare3
ENGL 490Methods of Teaching English3
ENGL 491Senior Capstone2
National and Minority Literature
Select one course from each of the following 4 areas. One selection must be a 300/400 level course.12
American Literature
American Literature I
American Literature II
Studies in American Literature
British Literature
British Literature I
British Literature II
Studies in British Literature
World Literature
World Literature I
World Literature II
Studies in World Literature
Or a second selection from American Literature, British Literature, or World Literature
Writing Courses
Select four hours from the following:4
Introduction to Media Writing
Public Relations
Introduction to Professional Writing 1
College Composition III: Persuasive Writing 1
Literary Publications
Writing Workshop
Creative Writing
Technical and Scientific Writing
Writing for the Web
Communication and Media Studies
Select three hours from the following:3
Understanding Media and Social Change
Oral Interpretation
Introduction to Film
Introduction to Theatre Arts
Total Credits42

 If ENGL 125 Introduction to Professional Writing or ENGL 210 College Composition III: Persuasive Writing is taken as a General Education Studies course, it will not fulfill one of the writing course menu options.

Total General Education 39 Hrs
Total Major Requirement 42 Hrs
Total Professional Education Sequence 32-33 Hrs
Total Credits Needed to Graduate 120 Hrs

Professional Education Sequence

Professional Education Sequence
EDUC 240Educating Exceptional Students3
EDUC 250Introduction to Education3
EDUC 283Understanding Cultural Diversity in Education3
EDUC 300Educational Technology2
EDUC 351Secondary Practicum and Classroom Management1
EDUC 352Culturally Diverse Practicum1
or EDUC 464 Practicum in the ELL Classroom
EDUC 375Teaching Reading in the Content Areas 2
EDUC 400Educational Psychology2
EDUC 450Trends in Assessment and Educational Issues2
EDUC 480Student Teaching (Secondary)10
PSYC 250Developmental Psychology3
Total Credits32

For degree and graduation requirements, visit degree requirements and graduation requirements.

Plan of Study

First Year
English Composition (Gen Ed)3English Composition (Gen Ed)3
Lab Science (Gen Ed)4ENGL 2253
Mathematics (Gen Ed)3HPER 100 (Gen Ed)2
Speech Communication (Gen Ed)3Lab Science (Gen Ed)4
Computer Science and Literacy (Gen Ed)3PSYC 111 (Gen Ed)3
UNIV 1501 
 17 15
Second Year
Art and Music (Gen Ed)3COMM 112 (Gen Ed)3
COMM 2113EDUC 2833
EDUC 2503EDUC 3521
ENGL 220 (Gen Ed)3ENGL 2131
ENGL 2613ENGL 3093
ENGL 3003ENGL 3713
 18 14
Third Year
COMM 2003ENGL 3103
EDUC 3511ENGL 3503
ENGL 2413ENGL 4803
ENGL 4903EDUC 4002
EDUC 3752EDUC 3002
EDUC 2403 
 15 13
Fourth Year
Additional Humanities or Social Science (Gen Ed)2EDUC 48010
COMM 3153THEA 1103
ENGL 4403 
EDUC 4502 
PSYC 2503 
ENGL 4912 
 15 13
Total Credits 120

Please note:  This plan is intended for general information only.  Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor each semester before registration.

Learning Outcomes

Our graduates will:

  1. Possess strong academic and creative writing skills;
  2. Exhibit vital critical reading and thinking skills;
  3. Routinely apply competent research skills; and
  4. Understand the value of cultural fluency.