English Language Arts Education

English Language Arts Education

Associate Professor: Joan Swanson, John Villemaire 
Assistant Professor: Dale Boyle, Elizabeth Lapon

Certification in English Education is for grades 5-8 or 5-12. In addition to completing the General and Liberal Education Core requirements, students in this program complete a major in English (the student must be enrolled in the Education Track) designed for certification candidates and complete the required education courses. In addition to the required education courses listed below, students must meet with both the education advisor and their English major advisor to select courses.  This dual advising system is critical to ensuring that they are meeting all the relevant content certification standards within the content major.


Education Track (for Elementary & Secondary Education Majors) -        27 credits
EN232 The Teaching of Writing                                                                      3 Credits

Choose 3 of the 4 listed:
EN110 Many Voices: Multicultural Literature                                              3 credits
EN215   New Worlds of Literature: Writing from Emerging Societies     3 Credits
EN117  Buddies, Bullies, and Bodies: Young Adult Literature                     3 credits
EN270  Women Writers                                                                                 3 Credits


At least five electives (15 credits), no more than one at the 100-level; at least two British Literature and two American Literature. In the courses selected there must be at least one that covers each of the following genres: Fiction and Poetry.

                                    
Total field hours prior to student teaching 90 hours
ED487 Secondary Student Teaching Seminar 
ED492 Student Teaching    16 weeks

Specific Testing for Certification 
• Basic Academic Skills Assessment (BASA) and Subject Area Testing in English Language Arts 

At least five electives (15 credits), no more than one at the 100-level; at least two British Literature and two American Literature, varied in historical period, including at least one course each from British Literature before the 18th century and British Literature from the 18th century or later. In the courses selected there must be at least one that covers each of the following genres: Fiction and Poetry. 

Recommended Curriculum Guide – Secondary English

First Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

MT130

Math for K-8 Educators

3

 ED112

Teaching and Learning in a Democratic Society                

3

ED105 

Educational Psychology     

3

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Primary Major

3

GLE101

First-Year Inquiry Seminar

3

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Primary Major

3

GLE110

First-Year Composition

3

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GLE Social Science

3

______

Major or GLE Social Science

3

______

GLE Humanities

3

 

 Total

15

 

 Total

12

Second Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

ED224

Design and Management of the Learning Environment

3

ED350

Teaching Literacy Across the Curriculum

3

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Primary Major

3

______

Primary Major

3

______

Primary Major

3

______

Primary Major

3

______

GLE Natural Science

4

______

GLE Natural Science

4

______

GLE Social Science -if needed

3

GLE230

Second-Year Composition

3

 

 Total

16

 

 Total

16

Third Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

ED308

Introduction to Assessment

3

ED312

Understanding and Teaching Exceptional Learners

3

______

Primary Major

3

______

Primary Major

3

______

Primary Major

3

______

Primary Major

3

______

GLE Art and Design

3

______

GLE Art and Design

3

______

GLE Humanities

3

______

GLE Humanities

3

 

 Total

15

 

 Total

15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

ED360

Best Practices in a Secondary Context

3

ED492

Secondary Student Teaching

14

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Primary Major

3

ED487

Secondary Student Teaching Seminar

1

______

Primary Major

3

 

 

 

______

Primary Major

3

 

 

 

______

Primary Major

3

 

 Total

15

 

 Total

15

 

Total Credits

122