Linguistics Major (B.A.)(Combined B.A./M.A.T. with Teacher Certification in English as a Second Language (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 as a Second Language (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 Handbook for more information.

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science3
H. Mathematics 3
I. Natural Science Laboratory4
J. Physical Education1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives
Fulfilled by EDFD 200 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Fulfilled by SASE 210 in the major.0
Total Credits36

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages3-6
World Cultures0-3
Total Credits3-9

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements36
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-9
Major Requirements36
Teacher Education Program Requirements36
Free Electives9-3
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Requirements for the graduate portion of this combined program can be found here.
Required Courses
LNGN 210Introduction to General Linguistics3
LNGN 220Structure of American English3
LNGN 230Language in Society3
LNGN 245Language and Culture3
LNGN 300Syntax3
LNGN 301Semantics3
or LNGN 302 Pragmatics
LNGN 331Phonetics3
LNGN 332Phonology3
Major Elective Courses
Select four of the following:12
Language of Food
Language of Propaganda
Dialectology
Bilingualism
History of the English Language
Semantics 2
Pragmatics
Principles of Second Language Learning
Language and the Mind
Special Topics in Linguistics 1
Independent Study 1
Psycholinguistics
Total Credits36
 
 

Teacher Ed Program Requirements (P-12, Bachelors/MAT) 

Teacher Ed Pre-Requisites
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

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
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
 Credits4
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
 Credits6
Third Year
Fall
SASE 320 Curriculum Design for Inclusive Classrooms 3
SASE 321 Assessment Practices for Inclusive Classrooms 3
SPED 279 Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education 3
 Credits9
Spring
SASE 322 Language and Learning in Content Area Teaching 3
SPED 469 Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools 3
 Credits6
Fourth Year
Fall
SPED 483 Advanced Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools 3
SPED 488 Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Inclusive Settings 3
 Credits6
Spring
SPED 566 Creating Curricular Access for Adolescents with Disabilities 3
SPED 586 Educational Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities 3
SPED 690 Action Research in Inclusive Settings 3
 Credits9
 Total Credits40
Plan of Study Grid
Fifth Year
FallCredits
SASE 526 Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies 3
SASE 527 Clinical Practice I 3
SPED 584 Assessment in Special Education and Classroom Practice 3
Teaching Methods Course 3-4
 Credits12-13
Spring
SASE 529 Clinical Practice II 6
SASE 543 Advanced Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies 3
 Credits9
 Total Credits21-22