Department of English

Programs / English Education: B.S. in English Education

The Bachelor of Science in English Education

This single field program is designed to prepare English teachers of adolescents, largely at the secondary school level (grades 6 through 12). It leads to 6-12 teacher certification in the teaching field of English/Language Arts in Georgia. Candidates complete the equivalent of a major in English/Language Arts and a second major in pedagogical studies with an emphasis on teaching English/Language Arts.

The English Education program aims to prepare teachers who have a broad, rich knowledge of the discipline of English (including courses in British, American, and world literature, language theory, and writing) and who enact an integrated, reflective, and theoretically informed pedagogy for English/Language Arts.

This program is fully accredited by CAEP (the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation), is nationally recognized by NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English), and is fully approved by Georgia’s Professional Standards Commission for teacher certification.

Program Requirements

General Education - 42 Credit Hours

See listing of requirements.

Specific General Education Rquirements for this Major:

Area C:

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ENGL 2110
    World Literature
    3
  • or
  • ENGL 2111
    Early World Literature
    3
  • or
  • ENGL 2112
    World Literature mid 1600s to Present
    3

Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) - 18 Credit Hours

Register for an account with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (www.gapsc.com) as soon as possible.

Apply for Teacher Education Program (TEP) through Owl Express while taking EDUC 2110 (with teacher recommendation), passing or exempting GACE Program Admission (http://gace.ets.org), acquiring a 2.75 GPA, and earning at least 45 hours of accredited college coursework.

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • EDUC 2110
    Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
    3
  • EDUC 2120
    Sociocultural Influences on Teaching and Learning
    3
  • ENGL 2145
    Introduction to English Studies
    3
  • ENGL 2160
    American Literature Survey
    3
  • ENGL 2172
    British Literature, Beginnings to 1660
    3
  • ENGL 2174
    British Literature, 1660 to Present
    3

Upper Division Major Requirements - 36 Credit Hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • EDUC 2130
    Exploring Teaching and Learning
    3
  • ENGL 2271
    Introduction to Teaching English Language Arts
    3
  • ENGL 3035
    Introduction to Language and Linguistics
    3
  • ENGL 3241
    Technology and Digital Media in English/Language Arts
    3
  • ENGL 3310
    Principles of Writing Instruction
    3
  • ENGL 3391
    Teaching Literature to Adolescents
    3
  • ENGL 4340
    Shakespeare
    3
  • EDRD 4411
    Reading Diagnostics for Teachers of Adolescents
    3

Other Teaching Field Requirements

Cultural Studies of Literature (3 Credit Hours)

Choose one:

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ENGL 3320
    Scriptural Literature
    3
  • ENGL 3330
    Gender Studies
    3
  • ENGL 3340
    Ethnic Literatures
    3
  • ENGL 3350
    Regional Literature
    3
  • ENGL 3360
    Major African American Writers
    3
  • ENGL 3400
    Survey of African Literatures
    3
  • ENGL 3500
    Topics in African American Literature
    3
  • ENGL 3600
    Topics in African Diaspora Literatures
    3
  • ENGL 4401
    Topics in African Literatures
    3
  • AMST 3700
    Principles and Methods of American Studies
    3
  • AMST 3710
    U.S. in the World
    3
  • AMST 3740
    American Popular Culture
    3
  • AMST 3750
    Place in American Culture
    3
  • AMST 3760
    Advanced Studies in American Identities
    3
  • AMST 3770
    American Cultural Productions
    3
  • AMST 3780
    American Cultural Movements
    3
Studies in 19th-Century Literature - 3 Credit Hours

Choose one:

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ENGL 4460
    19th-Century American Literature
    3
  • ENGL 4470
    19th-Century British Literature
    3
  • ENGL 4480
    19th-Century World Literature
    3
Studies in 20th-Century Literature - 3 Credit Hours

Choose one:

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ENGL 4560
    20th-Century American Literature
    3
  • ENGL 4570
    20th-Century British Literature
    3
  • ENGL 4580
    20th-Century World Literature
    3

Yearlong Clinical Experience (24 Credit Hours)

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • INED 3305
    Education of Students with Exceptionalities in an Inclusive Setting I
    2
  • INED 3306
    Education of Students with Exceptionalities in an Inclusive Setting II
    1
  • INED 4435
    Foundations of Teaching Adolescent English Learners
    1
  • INED 4436
    Foundations of Teaching Adolescent English Learners II
    2
  • ENED 4414
    Teaching of English Language Arts I
    3
  • ENED 4416
    Teaching English Language Arts II
    3
  • ENED 4650
    Yearlong Clinical Experience I
    6
  • ENED 4660
    Yearlong Clinical Experience II
    6

Note:

Take GACE II Subject Area - English I and II (http://gace.ets.org) only during student teaching. These tests are required for certification.


Program Total (120 Credit Hours)