Along with specific requirements for any major, all students in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs must meet all general education and graduation requirements under a single catalog.

 The English major with Teaching Concentration (40 hours) offers students a clearly-articulated curriculum leading to state licensure in teaching English. (Students must also declare a second major in Secondary Education in the Education Department.) The Teaching Concentration has a core of 24 hours that has been adapted to licensure requirements and common secondary education teaching experiences and includes: 

Foundational Courses
ENGL 215Classical and Early British Literature4
ENGL 226Topical Seminar: Shakespeare (Teaching Concentration students will focus on a topic related to Shakespeare.)4
American Literature
Select 8 credits of the following:8
American Literature: Beginnings through Romanticism
American Literature: Realism to Modernism
American Literature after 1945
Post-1800 British Literature
Select 8 credits of the following:8
The Romantic Period (recommended)
Victorian Literature (recommended)
British Modernism: 1900-1939
British Literature after 1939
Specialized Curriculum
ENGL 328Young Adult Literature4
ENG 325Methods of Teaching Middle School English2
ENG 324Methods of Teaching High School English2
ENGW 471Composition Theory, Practice, and Pedagogy4
ENGL 494Senior Seminar in English4
Total Credits40

Each student will be individually mentored by one of the members of the English Department who has previously taught at the secondary level.