Degree or Program Details


Secondary Education English Major

Completion of this major’s required English courses, a teaching minor and the professional education sequence leads to certification as a secondary school teacher in English.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 136-138*

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Required Courses in Major* 36-38
English Courses 19-20
British Literature Survey or Period Course 3-4
Choose from the following: 
EN 412 Chaucer (3-4 cr.)
EN 422 Milton (3-4 cr.)
American Literature Survey 4
Choose from the following: 
Genre Course 3-4
Choose from the following: 
World Literature/Diverse Traditions Course 3-4
Choose from the following: 
English Electives 2-7

Teaching Minor Minimum 24

Professional Education 33

*EN 200 Basic English Grammar and Usage for Teachers is not required for any student who successfully completes a 100 or 200 level language course. EN 200 may be completed by examination. For information, contact the department.