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 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 middle/high schools, and supports learning groups. Students enroll in the course section of EDUC 4320 that pertains to their subject.