English, Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in English (Preschool-Grade 12)

Program Requirements

Teaching Field Requirements
Requirement Categories
Complete courses from each of the following seven categories for a total of 30 credits (one course may fill more than one category). See course lists below.30
Critical Theory
British Literature
American Literature
Writing
Genre Study
Sociocultural Lenses
Language Study
Teaching Methods
ENGL 571Teaching Methods (Secondary English)4
Total Credits34

Critical Theory

Complete 3 credits from the following:3
Critical Approaches to English
Seminar in Comparative Literature
Theoretical Approaches to Literature
Total Credits3

British Literature

Complete 6 credits from the following:6
English Literature I: Beginnings to 1660
English Literature II: 1660 to Present
Special Topics in English or American Literature
English Novel to 1900
Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century
From Sensibility to Romanticism
Milton
Chaucer
Medieval English Literature
19th Century English Romantic Literature
Victorian Poetry
Renaissance Literature
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
Old English Language and Literature
17th Century English Poetry
Restoration and 18th Century Drama
Seminar in English Literature
Seminar in British Literature
Chaucer
Shakespeare Studies: Tragedies
Shakespeare Studies: Comedies
Shakespeare Studies: Histories
Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama
Seventeenth Century Literature: Poetry
Milton
The Augustan Age
British Romanticism I: Wordsworth and Coleridge
Victorian Studies II: Novel
Victorian Studies III: Poetry
Turn-of-the-Century British Writers
The Modern British Novel
The Irish Renaissance
Independent Study in British Literature
Total Credits6

American Literature

Complete 6 credits from the following:6
American Drama
Black Writers in the United States: A Survey
Social Protest Literature in America
Special Topics in English or American Literature
Vietnam War and American Culture
The Novels of Toni Morrison
American Poetry to 1940
American Poetry: World War II to Present
Early American Literature
Literature of American Renaissance
American Literary Realism
Modern American Fiction
Recent American Fiction 1990 to Present
Seminar in American Literature
Seminar in American Literature
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
Independent Study in American Literature
Total Credits6

Writing

Complete 3 credits from the following:3
Creative Nonfiction
Teaching Writing in the Public Schools
Graduate Writing Seminar
Seminar in Teaching Literature
Total Credits3

Genre Study

Complete 9 credits from the following:9
American Drama
English Novel to 1900
Art of Poetry
Art of Fiction
Art of Drama
Women Poets
American Poetry to 1940
American Poetry: World War II to Present
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
Contemporary Poetry
17th Century English Poetry
Restoration and 18th Century Drama
Shakespeare Studies: Tragedies
Shakespeare Studies: Comedies
Shakespeare Studies: Histories
Seventeenth Century Literature: Poetry
The English Novel from Defoe to Austen
Victorian Studies II: Novel
Victorian Studies III: Poetry
The Modern British Novel
Modern American Fiction
Modern American Poetry
Recent American Fiction
American Drama
Modern Poetry to T.S. Eliot
Contemporary European Drama
Modern Drama: Ibsen to O'Neill
Modern European Novel
Speculative Fiction: Fantasy
Science Fiction
Ancient Tragedy
Ancient Comedy
Ancient Epic
Ibsen, Strindberg, and Shaw
The Modern Novel
Trends in the Contemporary Novel
Special Topics in Film Studies
Total Credits9

Sociocultural Lenses

Complete 6 credits from the following:6
World Literature: The Coming of Age Theme
World Literature: Voices of Tradition and Challenge
Myth and Literature
Images of Muslim Women in Twentieth Century Literature and Culture
Black Writers in the United States: A Survey
Social Protest Literature in America
Special Topics in English or American Literature
Special Topics in Comparative Literature
Contemporary U.S. Literature of Immigration
Vietnam War and American Culture
Women Poets
The Novels of Toni Morrison
American Indian Themes
African, Asian and Caribbean Literature in English
Contemporary Irish Literature
Irish Literary Revival: 1890-1939
African Myth and Literature
Contemporary African Literature
Women Prose Writers
Contemporary European Drama
Modern European Novel
Seminar in Comparative Literature
The Irish Renaissance
Black American Women Writers
Seminar in International Literature
Ancient Tragedy
Ancient Comedy
Ancient Epic
The Enlightenment in Europe
The Modern Novel
Trends in the Contemporary Novel
Independent Study: International Literature
Total Credits6

Language Study

Complete 3 credits from the following:3
The English Language
The Grammars of English
Structure of American English
History of the English Language
Total Credits3

Graduate Professional Sequence

Introductory Sequence
SASE 505Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling3
SASE 518Technology Integration in the Classroom1
Diversity and Instructional Sequence
EDFD 509Sociocultural Perspectives on Curriculum and Assessment3
or SASE 509 Sociocultural Perspectives on Curriculum and Assessment
EDFD 516Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners1
or SASE 516 Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners
SASE 517Inclusive Classrooms in Middle and Secondary Schools 11
READ 501Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School3
EDFD 519Assessment for Authentic Learning3
or SASE 519 Assessment for Authentic Learning
Pedagogical Sequence I
SASE 526Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
SASE 527Clinical Practice I3
Pedagogical Sequence II
SASE 514In-Service Graduate Clinical Practice II 26
or SASE 529 Clinical Practice II
SASE 543Advanced Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
Teaching Methods
Select from the list below according to subject area:3-6
Total Credits33-36

 Teaching Methods Courses

Select course(s) according to subject area:
Art6
Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education I: P-12
Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education II: P-12
Biological Science, Earth Science, Physics or Physical Science4
Teaching Science in Secondary Schools
Chemistry3
Teaching Chemistry in the Secondary School
English4
Teaching Methods (Secondary English)
Teaching English as a Second Language3
Methodology of Teaching ESL
French6
Theories and Approaches to Teaching French as a Second Language
Teaching French in P-12: Practice
Mathematics4
Teaching Mathematics
Music6
Teaching Methods for the Elementary Music Class
Teaching Methods for Music in the Secondary Schools
Social Studies3
Graduate Methods of Teaching Social Studies
Spanish3
Teaching Spanish in K-12

Additional Requirements for State Certification

The following additional requirements must be met prior to student teaching. Upon admission to the program, the student's submitted transcripts are evaluated to determine if any of these requirements have been fulfilled by previous coursework. In such cases, the requirement(s) appears on the degree audit as being waived.

  • CMST 101 or Speech Challenge Exam or documented & approved experience
  • Physiology & Hygiene - free test at county office of education or BIOL/HLTH course
  • Educational Psychology - EDFD 582 or PSYC 560
  • Psychology 101 or equivalent undergraduate course work

Note: Certification requirements are subject to change.