English Education

Overview

The English Education program seeks to develop perceptive and critical thinking abilities through the study of literature and the English language and to furnish creative and researched methods of writing to express these insights. Students interested in teaching English and literature will leave furnished with a versatile communication skill set necessary to be successful in secondary education settings.

Guided by faculty in both the English program and the School of Education, English Education majors will develop perceptive and critical thinking abilities through the study of literature and the English language, creative and researched methods of writing to express these insights, and the skills to employ these as high school teachers.

Course Requirements for a B.A. English Education

Courses

Examples of courses in this major:

LIT 2200 American Literature I (1600-1850)

A survey of the development of American literature from colonial times through revolutionist, romantic, and transcendentalist prose, poetry, and fiction up to mid-nineteenth century, augmented by select longer fictional works.

LIT 3280 Shakespeare

A study of the era, life, and works of this great literary master, with a close reading and video viewing of his histories, comedies, and tragedies, as well as a study of his other poetic contributions.

ENG 3340 Supervision of School Publications

A study of the advising, writing, editing, layout and design, organization, and business management of school newspapers, yearbooks, and literary magazines.

LIT 3270 World Literature

A survey of the prominent literature from Europe, as well as from the rest of the world, excluding Britain and the U.S.A. By examining epics, dramas, short stories, novels, and poems, the student obtains a balanced background in the literary traditions which have arisen in diverse cultures.

SED 1000 Teaching School in America

An introducation to the profession of teaching.  Learning experiences are structured both in and out of the classroom with the purpose of assisting the college students in making career decisions relative to this profession, e.g., to teach or not, at which level, and in which subject area.  Students observe in local schools. 

SED 4620  Methods of Teaching Secondary English

A study of the philosophy, curriculum, and methods of teaching English on the secondary level, concentrating upon skills, knowledge, and dispositions which need to be possessed by the teacher and fostered among students.  Tutorial and observational contact with the seondary school is an integral part of the course.

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