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