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B.A. in English With Secondary Certification

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English with Secondary Certification, B.A.

General Education Curriculum (45-46)

For the full General Education Curriculum Policy and Requirements, refer to the GEC listed in this catalog.

MAT 1302 or MAT 1304 is acceptable for the GEC math requirement.

Some courses listed in program “Major Requirements” or “Required Related Courses” (noted with an asterisk [*]) may be used to meet requirements in the GEC. Although these courses fulfill requirements in each area, credit hours for these courses, if taken for the GEC, may only be counted in the GEC.

Complete Graduation Requirements are listed in this catalog.

Language Literacy


ENG 1301 Composition I 3 Credits
ENG 1302 Composition II 3 Credits
one of the following courses:
ENG 2324 Introduction to Creative Writing 3 Credits
ENG 2326 Exploring American Lit 3 Credits
ENG 2327 Exploring World Lit 3 Credits
ENG 2328 Exploring British Lit 3 Credits

Interdisciplinary Integrative Course

choose one course:

HUM 2340 The Human Experience I 3 Credits
HUM 2341 The Human Prospect 3 Credits
SSC 2360 Social Justice 3 Credits
WSP 2340 Hon Lang/Lit Interdiscip Integrative 3 Credits

Analytic Literacy

Choose one option:

Option #1: two math / one science (10 hours);

Option #2: one math / two sciences (11 hours)


MAT 1302, MAT 1304 (if allowable by major), or any math course with MAT 1302 or MAT 1304 or higher as a prerequisite (students may not satisfy Option #1 with both MAT 1302 and MAT 1304 only))

Note: MAT 1304 is acceptable for all programs in the School of Natural and Social Sciences except for the programs in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics. MAT 1304 is acceptable for all programs in the School of Arts and Letters and the School of Education. MAT 1304 is not acceptable for any program in the School of Business and Professional Programs.


Choose 1 or 2 of the following courses with accompanying lab:

BIO 1406 Contemporary Biology 4 Credits
BIO 1407 Animal Life 4 Credits
BIO 1408 Plants & Human Affairs 4 Credits
BIO 1409 Cracking the Code: A User's Guide to Human Genetics 4 Credits
BIO 1410 Introduction to Biology I 4 Credits
BIO 1413 Local Spring Flora 4 Credits
BIO 1414 Cats, Chromosomes & Codons 4 Credits
BIO 1415 Exploring Human Biology 4 Credits
BIO 1420 Introduction to Biology II 4 Credits
BIO 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 Credits
BIO 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 Credits
CHE 1403 Nature of Physical Science 4 Credits
CHE 1404 Physical Science & Environment 4 Credits
CHE 1405 Forensic Science I 4 Credits
CHE 1415 General Chemistry I 4 Credits
CHE 1416 General Chemistry II 4 Credits
NSC 1402 Introductory Astronomy 4 Credits
PHY 1401 University Physics I 4 Credits
PHY 1402 University Physics II 4 Credits
PHY 1410 Fundamentals of Physics I 4 Credits

Cultural Literacy

HIS 2324 Fundamentals of Modern American History 3 Credits

Choose (3) hours from one of the following:


Choose (3) hours from any of the following:

REL 1311 Introduction to Jewish Scriptures 3 Credits
REL 1312 Introduction to Christian Scriptures 3 Credits
REL 1313 Introduction to Ethics 3 Credits
REL 1321 Introduction to Comparative Religions 3 Credits
REL 1323 Introduction to Interfaith Leadership 3 Credits

Choose (3) hours from any of the following:


HIS 2321 Fundamentals of Early American History 3 Credits
HIS 2301 World History to 1648 3 Credits
HIS 2303 World History Since 1648 3 Credits
PHI 2301 Logic 3 Credits
PHI 2321 Introduction to Philosophy 3 Credits
REL 1311 Introduction to Jewish Scriptures 3 Credits
REL 1312 Introduction to Christian Scriptures 3 Credits

REL 1313 Introduction to Ethics 3 Credits

REL 1323 Introduction to Interfaith Leadership 3 Credits

SPC 1301 Fund of Speech 3 Credits
WSP 2303 Hon Sem Cultural Lit 3 Credits

Social Literacy

EXS 1220 Basic Concepts of Wellness 2 Credits

Choose any three of the following courses with at least two different academic areas represented:

BUA 1301 Introduction to Business 3 Credits
ECO 2305 Prin of Econ I 3 Credits
FIN 1325 Personal Finance 3 Credits
GEG 2304 World Geography 3 Credits
GEG 2305 Human Geography 3 Credits
IST 2300 Introduction to International Studies 3 Credits
MCO 1302 Mass Media & Society 3 Credits
POL 2311 American Government I 3 Credits
PSY 1301 General Psychology 3 Credits
PSY 2342 Psychology of Everyday Life 3 Credits
SOC 1302 Cultural Anthropology 3 Credits
SOC 2301 Intro to Sociology 3 Credits
SOC 2302 Social Problems 3 Credits
SOC 2390 Minority Groups 3 Credits
WSP 2304 Hon Sem Social Literacy 3 Credits

Required Related Courses

Foreign Language

Students may fulfill this requirement by taking 6 hours in one language; for alternatives refer to the Foreign Language Requirement in this catalog.


Any 3000 level history course or higher required to meet history requirement.


SPC 1301 Fund of Speech 3 Credits

SPC 1301* may be used to satisfy the GEC

Major Requirements


ENG 3310 Advanced Writing 3 Credits
ENG 3320 Survey of American Literature 3 Credits
ENG 3322 Survey of World Literature 3 Credits
ENG 3343 Advanced Grammar, Style & Editing 3 Credits
ENG 4337 Shakespeare 3 Credits
ENG 4342 Composition Theory and Practice 3 Credits
ENG 4364 Web Cult & New Media Writing 3 Credits
ENG 4390 Senior Seminar/Portfolio for Education 3 Credits

any 6 hours of 3000 or 4000 level English courses

one of the following:

ENG 3318 Survey of British Literature I 3 Credits

ENG 3319 Survey of British Literature II 3 Credits

Education Requirements

Professional Development

EDU 2100 Foundations of Education 1 Credit

EDU 3310 Multicultural Education 3 Credits
EDU 3338 Technology for Classroom Instr 3 Credits

EC-12 Pedagogy

EDU 3342 Instr/Assess/Classrm Mgt Secondary 3 Credits
EDU 4331 Differ Instr Mix-Ability K-12 Classrm 3 Credits


RDG 4347 Rdg Content Area 3 Credits

Clinical Teaching

EDU 4604 Clinical Teaching in Secondary School 6 Credits


Electives will be required if the student has not met a minimum of 120 hours in the program.

Total Hours (120)


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