English B.A. – Secondary Teaching Emphasis Initial License in English Language Arts (Grades 7-12)

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact: Joonok Huh, Ph.D., Chair

Location: Ross 1284

Telephone: 970.351.2971

Fax: 970.351.3378

Website: www.unco.edu/english

Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned English Education advisor each semester prior to registering. Assigned advisor is available through the English Department Office.

 

The program consists of four parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) Credits

Program Description:

The English Education (EED) Major prepares its graduates to serve as secondary English/Language Arts teachers (grades 7-12). The program prepares students in the content areas of literature, language, composition, and pedagogy. The program participates in the UNC/partner school program and supervises student teachers during their field experiences.

Program Admission Requirements:

Students must apply to and be admitted to the English Education program. In order to be considered for admission, students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Overall GPA of 3.00

  • GPA in the Major of 3.00 with no grade lower than a "C" ("C-" is not acceptable)

  • Completion of at least six (6) credits in ENG courses applicable to the major, including ENG 195. (Students whose six credits include courses in which they are currently enrolled must include a completed "Student Status" form with their application materials.)

Completion of an application packet to EED that includes:

  • An essay that will be used as a writing sample

  • Recommendation Forms from two UNC faculty

  • A Detailed Degree Evaluation that reflects completion of and/or enrollment in the required classes

  • Progress report for any ENG courses in progress during the application period

  • The Colorado Commission on Higher Education and this program require the completion of a yearly assessment of student progress. The progress of all EED teacher candidates will be reviewed annually to ensure compliance with program requirements.

Complete admissions information and required documents are available on the English Department Page http://www.unco.edu/english/

Program Requirements:

  • To remain in good standing, students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.00 and a GPA in the Major of 3.00 with no grade lower than a "C" ("C-" is not acceptable)

  • Students must receive a grade of "B" or better ("B- is not acceptable) in both required teaching methods courses (EED 341 and EED 402). 

Program Recommendations:

  • All students are encouraged to take ENG 236 and ENG 262 as LAC courses or as LAC electives.

  • EED students seeking Secondary Education Certification are encouraged to include in their programs ENG 312 Shakespeare in Context: Histories and Comedies (3) or ENG 313 Shakespeare in Context: Tragedies and Romances (3).

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specific LAC — 3 credits

LAC area 1.b. — Intermediate Composition

ENG 225Communications on a Theme

3

Remaining LAC — 37 credits

See “Liberal Arts Core”.

2. Required Major — 45 credits

Take both of the following courses:

ENG 195Introduction to the Discipline of English

3

ENG 345Literary Theory and Criticism

3

Choose one of the following courses in Language:

ENG 318Traditional and Modern Grammars

3

ENG 320History of the English Language

3

ENG 419English Linguistics

3

Choose one of the following courses in Writing or Writing Pedagogy:

EED 308Workshop in Teaching and Learning

3

ENG 303Advanced Creative Nonfiction

3

ENG 319The Art of Persuasion

3

ENG 342Intermediate Creative Writing-Fiction

3

ENG 344Intermediate Creative Writing - Poetry

3

ENG 303, ENG 342, and ENG 344: These courses have multiple pre-requisites, some of which can be used as an ENG elective. Please consult with an EED advisor to discuss these options.

British Literature before 1800

Choose one of the following courses:

ENG 349Old English, 700-1200

3

ENG 350Middle English, 1200-1485

3

ENG 351The Tudor Period, 1485-1603

3

ENG 352The Stuart Period, 1603-1714

3

ENG 353The Eighteenth Century, 1714-1789

3

British Literature after 1800

Choose one of the following courses:

ENG 354British Romanticism

3

ENG 355Victorian Prose and Poetry

3

ENG 356Twentieth Century British Literature

3

American Literature before 1900

Choose one of the following courses:

ENG 370Colonial American Literature, 1492-1800

3

ENG 371Antebellum American Literature, 1800-1865

3

ENG 372American Realism and the Making of America

3

American Literature after 1900

Choose one of the following courses:

ENG 373American Modernism and the Crisis of Representation

3

ENG 374American Diaspora and Globalization

3

In addition, choose one more period course from the British Literature sequence:

ENG 349Old English, 700-1200

3

ENG 350Middle English, 1200-1485

3

ENG 351The Tudor Period, 1485-1603

3

ENG 352The Stuart Period, 1603-1714

3

ENG 353The Eighteenth Century, 1714-1789

3

ENG 354British Romanticism

3

ENG 355Victorian Prose and Poetry

3

ENG 356Twentieth Century British Literature

3

and choose one more period course from the American Literature sequence:

ENG 370Colonial American Literature, 1492-1800

3

ENG 371Antebellum American Literature, 1800-1865

3

ENG 372American Realism and the Making of America

3

ENG 373American Modernism and the Crisis of Representation

3

ENG 374American Diaspora and Globalization

3

Choose one of the following courses:

ENG 402The Short Story

3

ENG 403Techniques of the Novel

3

ENG 430Advanced Studies in World Literature, Folklore, or Mythology

3

ENG 441Colloquium in Literature

3

ENG 495Advanced Cultural Studies

3

Choose two electives — 6 credits

Choose 3 hours from ENG, FILM, or HUM prefix courses at the 300-level or above.

Choose 3 hours from ENG 236, ENG 262, or any ENG, FILM, or HUM prefix course that can’t count toward the LAC. Excluded courses include ENG 122, ENG 123, ENG 131, ENG 211, ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 225, FILM 120, and HUM 130.

English Education Courses

Take both of the following courses:

EED 341Methods for Teaching Composition in Secondary Schools

3

EED 402Methods for Teaching Literature in Secondary Schools

3

EED 341: Offered SPRING only

EED 402: Offered FALL only

3. Required PTEP — 35 credits

Students are urged to review the policies and procedures for Checkpoint Courses that are described on the School of Teacher website at http://www.unco.edu/cebs/teachered/check.html.

Phase I (5 credits taken concurrently).

EDFE 110 required semester before; see http://www.unco.edu/cebs/teachered/check.html 

STEP 161Observation and Analysis of Secondary Teaching I

2

EDF 366Conceptions of Schooling: Context and Process

3

Phase II (8 credits taken concurrently)

STEP 262Observation and Analysis of Secondary Teaching II

2

EDSE 360Adaptation, Modification, and Integration of Curriculum for the Secondary Exceptional Learner

3

PSY 349Educational Psychology for Secondary Teachers

3

Phase III (8 credits taken concurrently).

EDFE 120 required semester before.

STEP 363Clinical Experience: Secondary

2

EDRD 340Developing Language and Literacy in the Content Areas

3

ET 449Integration of Technologies in Secondary Education Pedagogy

3

EDRD 340: May be taken outside of Phase III with EED and advisor approval.

NOTE: Students must take one of the two required English Education courses (EED 341 or EED 402) concurrently with Phase III. The other course must be taken the semester before during the "step-out" semester.

Phase IV (14 credits).

EDFE 130 required semester before.

STEP 464Secondary Student Teaching

1 - 14

Program Notes:

  • Admission to the English B.A., Secondary Teaching Program is by application. See Program Admission requirements above.

  • Provisional admission to PTEP (Phases I and II) is by application to the School of Teacher Education. See Program Admission requirements above.

  • Full Admission to PTEP (Phases III and IV ) requires completion of at least 30 hours in the EED major with a grade point average overall and in the major of 3.0 (with no grade in the major lower than a C (C- is not acceptable). Majors receiving a grade of "C-" or lower must retake the course -- or an equivalent approved by the academic advisor -- and receive a grade of "C" or better to have the course counted toward the major.

  • Admission to PTEP Phase IV/Student Teaching requires completion of all required courses (LAC, ENG, and EED), with a grade point average overall and in the major of 3.0 with no grade in the major lower than a C (C- is not acceptable). In addition, teacher candidates must earn a grade of B or better in both EED 341 and EED 402.

  • Student progress will be assessed annually. Any student who fails to maintain the required GPA overall and in the major may be removed from the program. All English Education majors must demonstrate professional promise as a teacher to the satisfaction of the English and English Education faculty.

  • Candidates must pass the Praxis or Place test prior to Student Teaching.
  • Candidates may not take extra courses during Student Teaching without prior approval from the Program Coordinator and the STE Director.
  • All PTEP Field Experiences and methods courses need to be completed successfully prior to Student Teaching.
  • Student Teaching outside the supervision of UNC Faculty may or may not be approved.
  • Teacher Candidates will not be placed in a school where they were once students or where they have a close relative attending and/or working.