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

A Combined Degree program enables undergraduate students to enroll in graduate courses in their senior year, which can be counted towards the completion of both their Bachelor's and Master's degree requirements.  The ability to take these "swing courses" allows students to earn both their Bachelor's and Master's degrees in a shortened period of time, typically within five years of intensive study.  Undergraduate students interested in this option can find more information regarding program requirements on the University's Combined Programs website.

The Combined Degree with 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.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.  Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information.

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements27
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-6
Major Requirements42
Teacher Education Program Requirements (including Graduate swing courses)36
Free Electives12-9
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Requirements for the graduate portion of this combined program can be found here.
Required English Courses
ENGL 110Introduction to Literature: The Analytic Essay3
or ENGL 111 Introduction to Literature: The Short Story
or ENGL 113 Introduction to Literature: Bestsellers and Popular Fiction
or ENGL 114 Introduction to Literature: Utopian and Dystopian Fiction
ENGL 116World Literature: The Coming of Age Theme3
or ENGL 117 World Literature: Voices of Tradition and Challenge
ENFL 208Introduction to the Film3
ENGL 237Black Women Writers: US3
or ENGL 238 Black Writers in the United States: A Survey
or ENGL 274 Contemporary U.S. Literature of Immigration
or ENGL 294 Women Poets
or ENGL 366 African Myth and Literature
or ENGL 377 Speculative Fiction: Fantasy
ENGL 284The English Language3
or ENGL 384 The Grammars of English
or LNGN 220 Structure of American English
or LNGN 230 Language in Society
or LNGN 284 History of the English Language
ENGL 300Critical Approaches to English3
ENGL 305Young Adult Literature3
ENGL 353Shakespeare: Comedies-Histories3
or ENGL 354 Shakespeare: Tragedies-Romances
ENWR 371Teaching Writing in the Public Schools3
or ENWR 385 Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writing
English Requirements by Advisement
Select 12 credits from list below (not already taken) as prescribed by a departmental advisor (no more than three 100-level courses can count toward the major): 12
Graduate Level Content Course
Complete one graduate level course (500 level or above) from the list below.3
Total Credits42

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 356The Contemporary Film3
ENFL 357American Film to 19453
ENFL 358American Film 1945 to the Present3
ENFL 365Gender and Sexuality in Film3
ENFL 370Class, Race and Ethnicity in Film3
ENFL 410Advanced Screenwriting3
ENFL 496Seminar in Film3
ENGL 210Myth and Literature3
ENGL 110Introduction to Literature: The Analytic Essay3
ENGL 111Introduction to Literature: The Short Story3
ENGL 114Introduction to Literature: Utopian and Dystopian Fiction3
ENGL 116World Literature: The Coming of Age Theme3
ENGL 117World Literature: Voices of Tradition and Challenge3
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 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 255The Golden Age of Children's Literature3
ENGL 256English Novel to 19003
ENGL 260Art of Poetry3
ENGL 262Art of Fiction3
ENGL 263Art of Drama3
ENGL 274Contemporary U.S. Literature of Immigration3
ENGL 275Vietnam War and American Culture3
ENGL 278Survey of Brazilian Literature3
ENGL 284The English Language3
ENGL 294Women Poets3
ENGL 301The Novels of Toni Morrison3
ENGL 308Gender and Sexuality in Asian American Literature3
ENGL 315American Indian Themes3
ENGL 316African, Asian and Caribbean Literature in English3
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 334European Romanticism3
ENGL 335Contemporary Irish Literature3
ENGL 336American Literary Realism3
ENGL 337Modern American Fiction3
ENGL 338Recent American Fiction 1990 to Present3
ENGL 339Postwar American Fiction 1945-19903
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 349Victorian Popular Fiction3
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 363Modern Poetry to T.S. Eliot3
ENGL 364Contemporary Poetry3
ENGL 370English Independent Study I2-3
ENGL 371English Independent Study II2-3
ENGL 372Women Prose Writers3
ENGL 373Literary Modernism3
ENGL 374Contemporary European Drama3
ENGL 375Modern Drama: Ibsen to O'Neill3
ENGL 376Modern European Novel3
ENGL 377Speculative Fiction: Fantasy3
ENGL 378Science Fiction3
ENGL 381Comic and Satiric Tradition3
ENGL 384The Grammars of English3
ENGL 398Autobiography3
ENGL 401Old English Language and Literature3
ENGL 44417th Century English Poetry3
ENGL 455Restoration and 18th Century Drama3
ENGL 492Seminar in Comparative Literature3
ENGL 493Seminar in American Literature3
ENGL 494Seminar in English Literature3
ENWR 205Creative Nonfiction3
ENWR 212Introduction to Poetry Writing3
ENWR 213Introduction to Fiction Writing3
ENWR 215Beginning Drama Workshop3
ENWR 250Special Topics in Creative Writing3
ENWR 301Cooperative Education (English)4-8
ENWR 311Intermediate Fiction Workshop3
ENWR 312Intermediate Poetry Workshop3
ENWR 318Intermediate Drama Workshop3
ENWR 371Teaching Writing in the Public Schools3
ENWR 385Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writing3
ENWR 411Advanced Fiction Workshop3
ENWR 412Advanced Poetry Workshop3
ENWR 491Seminar in Creative Writing3
LNGN 220Structure of American English3
LNGN 230Language in Society3
LNGN 284History of the English Language3

Graduate Level Content Course

ENLT 502Seminar in International Literature3
ENLT 515Ancient Tragedy3
ENLT 516Ancient Comedy3
ENLT 517Ancient Epic3
ENLT 520The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament as Literature3
ENLT 535The Enlightenment in Europe3
ENLT 536The Romantic Movement3
ENLT 565Ibsen, Strindberg, and Shaw3
ENLT 569Major Writers of Africa and the African Diaspora3
ENLT 570The Modern Novel3
ENLT 571Trends in the Contemporary Novel3
ENLT 572Modern Movements in the Arts3
ENLT 577Special Topics in Film Studies3
ENLT 578Science Fiction3
ENLT 599Independent Study: International Literature3
ENGL 500Old English Literature3
ENGL 501Seminar in American Literature3
ENGL 502Seminar in British Literature3
ENGL 503Graduate Writing Seminar3
ENGL 504Seminar in Teaching Literature3
ENGL 505Chaucer3
ENGL 506Seminar in Literary Research3
ENGL 507Theoretical Approaches to Literature3
ENGL 508Shakespeare Studies: Tragedies3
ENGL 509Shakespeare Studies: Comedies3
ENGL 510Shakespeare Studies: Histories3
ENGL 511Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama3
ENGL 515Seventeenth Century Literature: Poetry3
ENGL 518Milton3
ENGL 521The Augustan Age3
ENGL 525The English Novel from Defoe to Austen3
ENGL 529British Romanticism I: Wordsworth and Coleridge3
ENGL 531Victorian Studies I: Prose3
ENGL 532Victorian Studies II: Novel3
ENGL 533Victorian Studies III: Poetry3
ENGL 535Turn-of-the-Century British Writers3
ENGL 540The Modern British Novel3
ENGL 541Modern British and Irish Poetry3
ENGL 542The Irish Renaissance3
ENGL 550Studies in Early American Literature3
ENGL 555American Romanticism3
ENGL 556Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville3
ENGL 557American Realism3
ENGL 560Modern American Fiction3
ENGL 561Modern American Poetry3
ENGL 563Recent American Fiction3
ENGL 564American Drama3
ENGL 565Black American Women Writers3
ENGL 570Teaching Literature through the Critical Essay3
ENGL 597Independent Study in British Literature3
ENGL 598Independent Study in American Literature3

Teacher Education Program Requirements for Combined Degree Programs with P-12 Subject Area and Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification

Teacher Education Prerequisites
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
or PSYC 200 Educational Psychology
or FSHD 216 Adolescent Development
SASE 210Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence I
SASE 320Curriculum Design for Inclusive Classrooms3
SASE 321Assessment Practices for Inclusive Classrooms3
SPED 279Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence II
SASE 322Language and Learning in Content Area Teaching3
SPED 469Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence III
SPED 483Advanced Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools3
SPED 488Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Inclusive Settings3
Graduate Sequence
SPED 566Creating Curricular Access for Adolescents with Disabilities 13
SPED 586Educational Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities 13
SPED 690Action Research in Inclusive Settings 13
Total Credits36

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar course.1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature - Fulfilled in the major.
Introduction to Literature: The Analytic Essay
Introduction to Literature: The Short Story
Introduction to Literature: Bestsellers and Popular Fiction
Introduction to Literature: Utopian and Dystopian Fiction
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts
Introduction to the Film (Fulfilled in the major.)
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences - Fulfilled in the major
ENGL 116World Literature: The Coming of Age Theme3
or ENGL 117 World Literature: Voices of Tradition and Challenge
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Complete a 3 credit Computer Science course.3
H. Mathematics
Complete one course from the list.3
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Complete a 4 credit Natural Science Laboratory course that also fulfills the Teacher Education Health/Hygiene requirement.4
J. Physical Education
Complete a 1 credit Physical Educatio course.1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives
Psychological Foundations of Education (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
Total Credits30

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill World Languages and Cultures categories.

World Languages
Based on placement exam, complete one or two sequential courses in the same language.3-6
World Cultures
Fulfilled in the major.
Black Women Writers: US
Black Writers in the United States: A Survey
Contemporary U.S. Literature of Immigration
Women Poets
African Myth and Literature
Contemporary African Literature
Total Credits3-6

Recommended Roadmap to Degree(s)

This recommended five-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within five years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Fifth year courses are taken at the graduate level, after matriculation into the graduate portion of this combined degree program.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
 Total Credits10