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, one must come from the Natural and Physical Sciences category8
Natural and Physical Sciences (ND:LABSC)
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
Additional Sciences (ND:SCI)
Cognition and Brain Science
Technology, Engineering, and Design
Technology Solutions for Society
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
Principles of Information Security
Introduction to Computer Information Systems 1
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Programming in Java
Introduction to Structured Programming I
Social Implications of Computer Technology 1
Discovering Computing
Select one of the following:3
American Sign Language I
American Sign Language II
Oral Interpretation
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Film
Bible as Literature
Women and Literature
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 Popular/Rock Music
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

Course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.

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 3 areas and one additional course from any of the 3. 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
Writing Courses
Select four hours from the following:4
Introduction to Media Writing
Public Relations
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 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
Writing Elective (Gen Ed)3Writing Elective (Gen Ed)3
Lab Science Elective (Gen Ed)4Literacies/Humanities Elective (Gen Ed)3
Mathematics Elective (Gen Ed)3Lab Science (Gen Ed)4
Communications Elective (Gen Ed)3Wellness Elective (Gen Ed)2
Computer Science & Literacy Elective (Gen Ed)3PSYC 111 (Gen Ed)3
UNIV 1501 
 17 15
Second Year
ENGL 3003ENGL 3093
EDUC 2503EDUC 2833
Art or Music Elective (Gen Ed)3EDUC 3521
Communications/Media Elective (Major)3EDUC 3752
Literature Elective (Major)3Writing Elective (Major)1-3
 Literature Elective (Major)3
 15 13-15
Third Year
ENGL 3713ENGL 3103
EDUC 3002ENGL 3503
EDUC 3752ENGL 4803
PSYC 2503EDUC 2403
Writing Elective (Major) 3Literature Elective (Major)3
Literature Elective (Major)3 
 16 15
Fourth Year
ENGL 4903EDUC 48010
EDUC 3511ENGL 4912
EDUC 4002 
EDUC 4502 
Additional Humanities or Social Science Elective (Gen Ed)3 
Literature Elective (Major)3 
 17 12
Total Credits 120-122

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.