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Secondary Education Requirements

Recommended for students who are preparing to teach secondary school or who are planning further graduate study in Education.

  1. Required Units (crs.): 36 minimum
  2. Required Courses: In addition to the three Core Courses:
  • AREA A. 15 credits: Five Required Literature Courses at the 300 level or above. At least 3 credits must be from each of the four areas below.
    • Group I: The English Literary Tradition, including English 331, 332, 333, 340, 342, 351, 353, 356, 362, 363, 364, 365, or 369. English 344 and English 346 may count toward this requirement with the signature of the chair.
    • Group II: The American Literary Tradition, including English 314, 345, 349, 372, 373, 374, 375, 377, 378, 379, or 380.
    • Group III: Shakespeare, including English 347 or 448.
    • Group IV: Two courses: American Ethnic Writers and/or Post-Colonial Writers, including English 319, 358, 361, 367, 370, 371, 393, 394 or 395.
  • AREA B. 3 credits in Linguistics, including English 301, 320, 341, 383, 384, or 452.
  • AREA C. 3 credits in Creative Writing, including English 204, 303, 304, 305, 306, 308, 329, 330, or 405.
  • AREA D. 3 credits in Specialized Literary or Cultural Studies chosen from either of the following groups.
    Group1: Cultural Studies; including 354, 357, 382, 390, 396.
    Group 2: Specialized Literary Studies; including 324, 326, 327, 334, 335, 336, 343, 350, 366, 391, 392, 482.
  • AREA E. 3 credits in Adolescent Literature, including English 223 or Educational Leadership 303.

 

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