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BS in Education, Secondary (English Language)

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About the Bachelor of Science in Education, Secondary Education (English Language)

The Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in English/Language Arts prepares secondary education graduates to teach English for grades 5-12. The program is aligned with the developmental standards for both the middle school/junior high and high school levels as defined by the Indiana Department of Education. A license in this area requires the completion of specified general-education courses, professional education courses, and content area courses for a minimum total of 120 credit hours for the Bachelor of Science degree.

Programs are aligned to standards for the related Special Professional Associations (SPAs).

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Degree Requirements
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Students receiving the Bachelor of Science in Education, Secondary Education (English Language) must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • All secondary education programs require passing the Pearson Content test prior to student teaching.
  • All secondary education majors must also pass the Pearson Secondary Pedagogy Test prior to graduation.
  • Students must successfully complete  EDUC-F 201/EDUC-F 202, EDUC-H 340, EDUC-M 314, EDUC-P 250, EDUC-W 200, and EDUC-W 310  and pass the CASA Basic Skills Examination to be eligible to enroll in Foundations II courses.
  • Students must complete the requirements of Checkpoint 1 prior to acceptance into the Teacher Education Program.

Major Requirements (62 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

  • EDUC-K 306 Teaching Students with Special Needs in Secondary Classrooms
  • EDUC-M 301 Laboratory/Field Experience (1 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 401 Laboratory/Field Experience (1 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 412 Teaching of Writing in Middle and Secondary Schools
  • EDUC-M 420 Student Teaching Seminar (2 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 452 Methods of Teaching English in Senior High School, Junior High School, and Middle School
  • EDUC-M 464 Methods of Teaching Reading
  • EDUC-M 480 Student Teaching in the Secondary School (10 cr.)
  • EDUC-P 407 Psychological Measurement in the Schools
  • EDUC-P 475 Adolescent Development and Classroom Management
  • EDUC-S 460 Books for Reading Instruction, 5-12
  • EDUC-X 470 Psycholinguistics for Teachers of Reading
  • ENG-E 304 Literatures in English 1900-Present
  • ENG-G 301 History of the English Language
  • ENG-L 202 Literary Interpretation
  • ENG-L 207 Women and Literature; OR
    ENG-W 315 Writing for the Web
  • ENG-L 315 Major Plays of Shakespeare
  • ENG-L 379 American Ethnic and Minority Literature; OR ENG-W 367 Writing for Multiple Media
  • ENG-L 382 Fiction of Non-Western World
  • ENG-W 203 Creative Writing

American/British Literature Requirement (9 cr.)

The selection of American and British literature courses must cover different eras. English Education majors should discuss course selection to meet this requirement with an Education Advisor.

Option 1: Early British Literature 

Select one course from the following:

  • ENG-E 301 Literatures in English to 1600
  • ENG-E 304 Literatures in English 1900-Present
  • ENG-L 220 Introduction to Shakespeare
  • ENG-L 306 Middle English Literature

Option 2: Literatures in English

Select one course from the following:

  • ENG-E 303 Literatures in English 1800-1900
  • ENG-L 329 Romantic Literature
  • ENG-L 335 Victorian Literature
  • ENG-L 348 Nineteenth Century British Fiction

Option 3: Early American Literature

Select one course from the following:

  • ENG-L 350 Early American Writing and Culture to 1800
  • ENG-L 351 American Literature 1800-1865
  • ENG-L 352 American Literature 1865-1914
  • ENG-L 355 American Fiction to 1900

Electives (7 cr.)
  • The English/Language Arts major requires 8 elective credits to meet the General Education requirements.

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