English Major (B.A.)(Combined B.A./M.A.T. with Teacher Certification in English (Preschool-Grade 12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities)

The Dual Degree Dual Certification program is a 5-year program that leads to teacher certification in English (grades P-12), 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 Program website for the required undergraduate professional sequence of courses, overall course outline, and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.

A minimum of 120credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 credits may be required depending upon the major field of study.

Program Requirements

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

Required English Courses
ENFL 208Introduction to the Film3
ENGL 300The Pursuits of English4
ENGL 305Young Adult Literature3
ENWR 220Writing in the Major: the Analytic Essay3
ENWR 371Teaching Writing in the Public Schools3
or ENWR 385 Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writing
ENGL 206World Literature: The Coming of Age Theme3
or ENGL 207 World Literature: Voices of Tradition and Challenge
Select one of the following:3
Black Women Writers: US
Black Writers in the United States: A Survey
Twentieth Century Literature of Immigration
Women Poets
African Myth and Literature
Contemporary African Literature
English Requirements by Advisement
Select 21 credits from the list (see below) not already taken as prescribed by a departmental advisor 21
Additional Elective
Select one of the following (Course will also count towards graduate portion of the program):3
Old English Literature
Chaucer
Shakespeare Studies: Tragedies
Shakespeare Studies: Comedies
Shakespeare Studies: Histories
Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama
Seventeenth Century Literature: Poetry
Milton
The Augustan Age
The English Novel from Defoe to Austen
British Romanticism I: Wordsworth and Coleridge
British Romanticism II: Byron, Shelley, and Keats
Victorian Studies I: Prose
Victorian Studies II: Novel
Victorian Studies III: Poetry
Turn-of-the-Century British Writers
The Modern British Novel
The Irish Renaissance
Studies in Early American Literature
American Romanticism
Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville
American Realism
Modern American Fiction
Modern American Poetry
Recent American Fiction
American Drama
Black American Women Writers
Seminar in British Literature
Seminar in American Literature
Literary Criticism from 1800 to the Present
Theoretical Approaches to Literature
Ancient Tragedy
Ancient Comedy
Ancient Epic
The Enlightenment in Europe
The Romantic Movement
Ibsen, Strindberg, and Shaw
Major Writers of Africa and the African Diaspora
The Modern Novel
Trends in the Contemporary Novel
Modern Movements in the Arts
Film Studies
Science Fiction
Independent Study: International Literature
Seminar in International Literature
Teaching Writing Through Literature
Theory and Practice of Writing Centers
Theory and Practice of Teaching Writing
Research in Writing Studies
Graduate Writing Seminar
Rhetorical Theories and the Teaching of Writing
Seminar in Writing Studies
Total Credits46

English Requirements by Advisement

ENFL 251Special Topics in Film Studies3
ENFL 255Major Film Movements3
ENFL 260Major Film Genres3
ENFL 265Major Film Directors3
ENFL 294World Film Before 19453
ENFL 295World Film After 19453
ENFL 310Intermediate Screenwriting3
ENFL 350Three Directors3
ENFL 356The Contemporary Film3
ENFL 357American Film to 19453
ENFL 358American Film 1945 to the Present3
ENFL 360Film Comedy3
ENFL 365Gender and Sexuality in Film3
ENFL 370Class, Race and Ethnicity in Film3
ENFL 392Analysis of Cinematic Movement3
ENFL 410Advanced Screenwriting3
ENFL 496Seminar in Film3
ENGL 201Introduction to Professional and Public Writing3
ENGL 206World Literature: The Coming of Age Theme3
ENGL 207World Literature: Voices of Tradition and Challenge3
ENGL 210Myth and Literature3
ENGL 227Queer Fiction3
ENGL 228American Literature I: Beginnings to 18903
ENGL 229American Literature II: 1890 to Present3
ENGL 230Images of Muslim Women in Twentieth Century Literature and Culture3
ENGL 234American Drama3
ENGL 235Contemporary Chinese Women's Literature3
ENGL 237Black Women Writers: US3
ENGL 238Black Writers in the United States: A Survey3
ENGL 239Social Protest Literature in America3
ENGL 240English Literature I: Beginnings to 16603
ENGL 241English Literature II: 1660 to Present3
ENGL 243King Arthur and Arthurian Literature in Medieval England3
ENGL 250Special Topics in English or American Literature3
ENGL 252Special Topics in Comparative Literature3
ENGL 256English Novel to 19003
ENGL 260Art of Poetry3
ENGL 262Art of Fiction3
ENGL 263Art of Drama3
ENGL 270Ethnographies and Autoethnographies of Writers3
ENGL 274Twentieth Century Literature of Immigration3
ENGL 275Vietnam War and American Culture3
ENGL 278Survey of Brazilian Literature3
ENGL 280
ENGL 284The English Language3
ENGL 294Women Poets3
ENGL 301The Novels of Toni Morrison3
ENGL 308Gender and Sexuality in Asian American Literature3
ENGL 324American Poetry to 19403
ENGL 325American Poetry: World War II to Present3
ENGL 326Early American Literature3
ENGL 330Hebrew Bible/Old Testament as Literature3
ENGL 333Literature of American Renaissance3
ENGL 336American Literary Realism3
ENGL 337Modern American Fiction3
ENGL 338Contemporary American Fiction3
ENGL 340Literature of the Enlightenment Era3
ENGL 341Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century3
ENGL 342From Sensibility to Romanticism3
ENGL 343Milton3
ENGL 344Chaucer3
ENGL 345Medieval English Literature3
ENGL 34619th Century English Romantic Literature3
ENGL 347Victorian Poetry3
ENGL 348Renaissance Literature3
ENGL 350The Victorian Novel3
ENGL 351Nineteenth-Century British Non-Fiction Prose3
ENGL 352English Drama: Beginnings to 16423
ENGL 353Shakespeare: Comedies-Histories3
ENGL 354Shakespeare: Tragedies-Romances3
ENGL 356Modern British Fiction 1900-19453
ENGL 357Postwar British Fiction 1946-19903
ENGL 358Recent British Fiction 1990-Present3
ENGL 359James Joyce3
ENGL 360Irish Literary Revival: 1890-19393
ENGL 361Modern Irish Drama3
ENGL 364Contemporary Poetry3
ENGL 365Poetry and Performance3
ENGL 370English Independent Study I2-3
ENGL 371English Independent Study II2-3
ENGL 384The Grammars of English3
ENGL 401Old English Language and Literature3
ENGL 44417th Century English Poetry3
ENGL 455Restoration and 18th Century Drama3
ENGL 45620th Century English Novel3
ENGL 493Seminar in American Literature3
ENGL 494Seminar in English Literature3
ENLT 315American Indian Themes3
ENLT 316African, Asian and Caribbean Literature in English3
ENLT 336European Romanticism3
ENLT 349Contemporary Irish Literature3
ENLT 366African Myth and Literature3
ENLT 367Contemporary African Literature3
ENLT 372Women Prose Writers3
ENLT 373Literary Modernism3
ENLT 374Contemporary European Drama3
ENLT 375Modern Drama: Ibsen to O'Neill3
ENLT 376Modern European Novel3
ENLT 377Speculative Fiction: Fantasy3
ENLT 378Science Fiction3
ENLT 381Comic and Satiric Tradition3
ENLT 398Autobiography3
ENLT 464Modern Poetry to T.S. Eliot3
ENLT 492Seminar in Comparative Literature3
ENWR 200Creative Writing: Fiction, Poetry, Drama3
ENWR 204Writing for Clarity and Style3
ENWR 205Creative Nonfiction3
ENWR 206Workplace Writing3
ENWR 207Technical Writing3
ENWR 208Digital Writing: Composing with Text, Image, and Sound3
ENWR 212Introduction to Poetry Writing3
ENWR 213Introduction to Fiction Writing3
ENWR 215Beginning Drama Workshop3
ENWR 250Special Topics in Writing3
ENWR 290Collaboration and Coauthoring3
ENWR 311Intermediate Fiction Workshop3
ENWR 312Intermediate Poetry Workshop3
ENWR 318Intermediate Drama Workshop3
ENWR 350Writing Women Safe: Writing, Rape Prevention, and Community Activism3
ENWR 371Teaching Writing in the Public Schools3
ENWR 385Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writing3
ENWR 400Community Writing: Theories, Practices, and Partnerships3
ENWR 411Advanced Fiction Workshop3
ENWR 412Advanced Poetry Workshop3
ENWR 491Seminar in Writing3
LNGN 220Structure of American English3
LNGN 230Language in Society3
LNGN 284History of the English Language3
LNGN 384The Grammars of English3

Teacher Ed Program Requirements (P-12, Bachelor's/MAT) 

Teacher Ed Pre-Requisite Requirements
Health for Teacher Education
Select one of the following: 13-4
Biological Sciences
Biology for Survival
The Biology of Human Life
Human Heredity
Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I
Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Genetics
Personal Health Issues
Injury Prevention and Emergency Care
Study of Human Diseases
Perspectives on Drugs
Mental Health
Human Sexuality
Health Education Methods
School Health and Community Services
Counseling Skills for Public Health Professionals
Honors Seminar in Science
Honors Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Science
Principles and Practice of Emergency Care
Nutrition
Speech for Teacher Education
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
Additional Teacher Ed Pre-Requisites
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
or PSYC 200 Educational Psychology
EDFD 220Philosophical Orientation to Education3
EDFD 221Historical Foundations of American Education3
Select one of the following:3
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Undergraduate Professional Sequence I
SASE 305Teaching for Equity and Diversity3
SASE 312Educating English Language Learners1
SPED 279Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence II
READ 411Language Literacy3
SPED 367Language-Based Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence III
SPED 469Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools3
SPED 488Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Inclusive Settings3
Graduate Sequence
SPED 566Creating Curricular Access for Adolescents with Disabilities 23
SPED 586Educational Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities 23
Total Credits43-44
1

Or pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the Center of Pedagogy.

2

Courses will also count toward graduate portion of this program.