English, Language Arts, and Reading (4-8) with Teacher Certification

The English/Language Arts major (4-8) is available only for students seeking teacher certification in English/Language Arts with a specialization in middle high school (4-8). 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 ESL 3
EDBI 4305 Second Language Acquisition 3
EDSP 4302 Survey of Exceptional Children 3
EDSP 4311 Diagnostic and Prescriptive Teaching for Exceptional Children 3
EDSP 4325 Educating Gifted Learners 3
EDSP 4319 Teaching Strategies in Special Education 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 4893 Clinical Teaching in the Middle School Grades (with appropriate placement) 8
English/Language Arts (4-8EDUC 4320)
EDBI 4304 Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language 3
EDBI 4305 Second Language Acquisition 3
EDRE 4320 Teaching Reading Through Children’s Literature 3
EDRE 4350 Reading and the Language Arts 3
EDRE 4360 Developing and Teaching Literacy 3
ENGLISH Any three additional English Literature courses ENGL 9
WRIT 3383 Advanced Grammar and Writing 3
WRIT Any two additional Writing courses 6

**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.