English Major (B.A.)(Combined B.A./M.A.T with Teacher Certification in Grades K- 6 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities.)

The Dual Degree Dual Certification Program is a 5-year Program that leads to teacher certification in elementary education (K-6) teacher certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities, a baccalaureate degree and a master's degree. Interested students must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program as an undergraduate. Students must successfully complete the undergraduate portion of the program in order to be admitted to the Graduate School and complete the one year master's portion of the program.

Please visit the Teacher Education website for the required undergraduate professional sequence of courses, overall course outline, and other important Program requirements, guidelines and procedures. Students are also strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.

A minimum of 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA; however more than 120 credits may be required depending upon the major field of study.  Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Requirements for the graduate portion of this dual degree program can be found here.

Major Requirements 

Required Course
ENGL 300Critical Approaches to English3
English Requirements by Advisement
Select 33 credits of the following as prescribed by a departmental advisor (no more than three 100-level courses can count toward the major):33
Introduction to the Film
Special Topics in Film Studies
Major Film Movements
Major Film Genres
Major Film Directors
World Film Before 1945
World Film After 1945
Intermediate Screenwriting
Three Directors
The Contemporary Film
American Film to 1945
American Film 1945 to the Present
Film Comedy
Gender and Sexuality in Film
Class, Race and Ethnicity in Film
Analysis of Cinematic Movement
Advanced Screenwriting
Seminar in Film
Introduction to Literature: The Analytic Essay
Introduction to Literature: The Short Story
Introduction to Literature: Utopian and Dystopian Fiction
World Literature: The Coming of Age Theme
World Literature: Voices of Tradition and Challenge
Myth and Literature
Queer Fiction
American Literature I: Beginnings to 1890
American Literature II: 1890 to Present
Images of Muslim Women in Twentieth Century Literature and Culture
American Drama
Contemporary Chinese Women's Literature
Black Women Writers: US
Black Writers in the United States: A Survey
Social Protest Literature in America
English Literature I: Beginnings to 1660
English Literature II: 1660 to Present
King Arthur and Arthurian Literature in Medieval England
Special Topics in English or American Literature
Special Topics in Comparative Literature
The Golden Age of Children's Literature
English Novel to 1900
Art of Poetry
Art of Fiction
Art of Drama
Contemporary U.S. Literature of Immigration
Vietnam War and American Culture
Survey of Brazilian Literature
The English Language
Women Poets
The Novels of Toni Morrison
Young Adult Literature
Gender and Sexuality in Asian American Literature
American Poetry to 1940
American Poetry: World War II to Present
Early American Literature
Hebrew Bible/Old Testament as Literature
Literature of American Renaissance
American Literary Realism
Modern American Fiction
Recent American Fiction 1990 to Present
Postwar American Fiction 1945-1990
Literature of the Enlightenment Era
Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century
From Sensibility to Romanticism
Milton
Chaucer
Medieval English Literature
19th Century English Romantic Literature
Victorian Poetry
Renaissance Literature
Victorian Popular Fiction
The Victorian Novel
Nineteenth-Century British Non-Fiction Prose
English Drama: Beginnings to 1642
Shakespeare: Comedies-Histories
Shakespeare: Tragedies-Romances
Modern British Fiction 1900-1945
Postwar British Fiction 1946-1990
Recent British Fiction 1990-Present
James Joyce
Irish Literary Revival: 1890-1939
Modern Irish Drama
Contemporary Poetry
Poetry and Performance
English Independent Study I
English Independent Study II
The Grammars of English
Old English Language and Literature
17th Century English Poetry
Restoration and 18th Century Drama
20th Century English Novel
Seminar in American Literature
Seminar in English Literature
American Indian Themes
African, Asian and Caribbean Literature in English
European Romanticism
Contemporary Irish Literature
African Myth and Literature
Contemporary African Literature
Women Prose Writers
Literary Modernism
Contemporary European Drama
Modern Drama: Ibsen to O'Neill
Modern European Novel
Speculative Fiction: Fantasy
Science Fiction
Comic and Satiric Tradition
Autobiography
Modern Poetry to T.S. Eliot
Seminar in Comparative Literature
Creative Nonfiction
Introduction to Poetry Writing
Introduction to Fiction Writing
Beginning Drama Workshop
Rhetoric of Political Writing
Special Topics in Creative Writing
Intermediate Fiction Workshop
Intermediate Poetry Workshop
Intermediate Drama Workshop
Teaching Writing in the Public Schools
Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writing
Advanced Fiction Workshop
Advanced Poetry Workshop
Seminar in Creative Writing
History of Journalism in America
Structure of American English
Language in Society
History of the English Language
Total Credits36

Teacher Ed Program Requirements (BA/MAT or BS/MAT) 

Pre-Professional Sequence
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement 13
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology 13
FSHD 214Child Development I3
ECEL 200Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Democracy 13
EDFD 221Historical Foundations of American Education 13
EDFD 220Philosophical Orientation to Education3
MTHM 201Mathematics in Elementary Schools I 13
Professional Sequence
First Semester Junior Year
FSHD 314Child Development II: Adolescence3
MTHM 302Mathematics in Elementary Schools II3
READ 399Early Literacy Development and Instruction3
ECEL 279Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education3
Second Semester Junior Year
ECEL 375Selected Topics in Early Childhood and Elementary Education1-3
ECSE 305Development and Learning in Children With and Without Disabilities3
ECEL 408Social Studies and the Arts in Elementary Classrooms3
First Semester Senior Year
ECSE 339Pedagogy in the Inclusive Elementary Classroom3
READ 408Literacy in the Elementary Grades3
Undergraduate elective (Advisor approval required).3
Second Semester Senior Year
ECSE 523Communication, Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Contexts 13
ECSE 536Observation and Assessment of Elementary Age Children with Disabilities 13
READ 515Literacy Strategies for the Inclusive Elementary Classroom 13
Total Credits58-60

Physiology/Hygiene Course

BIOL 100Biological Sciences4
BIOL 107Biology for Survival3
BIOL 110The Biology of Human Life4
BIOL 215Human Heredity3
BIOL 240Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I3
BIOL 241Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II3
BIOL 243Human Anatomy and Physiology4
BIOL 380Genetics4
HLTH 101Personal Health Issues3
HLTH 207Injury Prevention and Emergency Care3
HLTH 208Study of Human Diseases3
HLTH 213Perspectives on Drugs3
HLTH 220Mental Health3
HLTH 290Human Sexuality3
HLTH 330Health Education Methods3
HLTH 411School Health and Community Services3
HLTH 430Counseling Skills for Public Health Professionals3
HONP 210Honors Seminar in Science4
HONP 211Honors Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Science3
HPEM 150Principles and Practice of Emergency Care3
NUFD 182Nutrition: A Socioecological Perspective3