Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

English Secondary Education B.A. - Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Emphasis - Licensure: English Language Arts (Grades 7-12)

College of Humanities and Social Science

Contact: English Department

Location: Ross 1284

Website: www.unco.edu/hss/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.

To find your advisor, log into ursa.unco.edu; go to 'Student' tab and click 'View Student Information' link. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

NOTE: Students must complete a special application to the Teaching English as a Second Language/Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Program.

The program consists of six parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. English Education Credits
  4. Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Emphasis Credits
  5. Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) Credits
  6. University-Wide Elective Credits

Program Description:

The English Education (EED) Major prepares its graduates to serve as secondary English/Language Arts teachers (grades 7-12). Students can choose from three emphasis areas: EED: Language and Literature Emphasis; EED: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Emphasis, or EED: Special Education Emphasis. 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 copy of Degree Works that reflects student's GPA and 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/hss/english.

PTEP Program Requirements:

Teacher candidates who complete an approved content degree and the UNC professional teacher education program, as well as pass the appropriate Colorado Department of Education designated PRAXIS exam (if applicable), will be eligible for recommendation from UNC for a Colorado Department of Education teaching license.

If you are seeking licensure in your program area, the following items are required to complete your program.

Completion of Application for Initial Admission to PTEP

  • Completion of Full Admission to PTEP
  • Completion of Application for Student Teaching
  • Completion of content specific PRAXIS test prior to Student Teaching
  • Candidates may not take extra courses with Student Teaching without prior approval from the Program Coordinator and the STE Director.
  • All PTEP Field Experiences and methods courses need to be successfully completed 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.
  • Teacher education and educator preparation licensure programs do not accept Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) or field-based courses that are more than ten years old. PLEASE NOTE: Teacher Candidates have the right to petition this policy at the discretion of the program coordinator.

Please work with your content advisor to determine when these requirements will be completed throughout your program.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

1. Liberal Arts Curriculum — 31 credits

To complete the degree in 120 credits as outlined, the program recommends the below LAC courses that also count toward the required major credits.

Completing LAC coursework outside of the recommended list below may extend the length of the program of study.

Written Communication — 6 credits

ENG 225: Issues in Education is strongly recommended and is the only intermediate writing course that will count for both LAC and EED program requirements.

See Written Communication courses

Mathematics — 3 credits

Select any courses to fulfill this requirement from the currently approved LAC course list.

See Mathematics courses

Arts & Humanities, History, Social & Behavioral Sciences, U.S. Multicultural Studies, and International Studies — 15 credits

To complete the LAC in the minimum number of credits, be sure to choose at least one course with an IS (International Studies) designation and one course with an MS (Multicultural Studies) designation.

FILM 120 and ENG 206 or ENG 236 or ENG 250 or ENG 262 are recommended to fulfill Arts & Humanities requirements.

Note: FILM 120 will fulfill LAC and EED requirements. ENG 236 fulfills U.S. Multicultural Studies and ENG 262 fulfills International Studies. ENG 236 or ENG 262 will fulfill LAC and EED requirements. ENG 206 or ENG 250 will fulfill LAC and EED electives.

MAS 100 is recommended to fulfill Social & Behavioral Sciences requirement and the CLD requirements. 

See Arts & Humanities, History, and Social & Behavioral Sciences courses

Natural & Physical Sciences — 7 credits

Select any courses to fulfill this requirement from the currently approved LAC course list.

See Natural & Physical Sciences courses

See Liberal Arts Curriculum

2. English Major Requirements — 30

Required Courses — 9 credits

ENG 195Introduction to the Discipline of English

3

ENG 225Communications on a ThemeLAW2

3

ENG 295Approaches to Literary and Cultural Analysis

3

Note: only ENG 225: Issues in Education will meet EED program requirements.

Category A: British Literature — 3 credits

Choose one of the following courses:

ENG 380Medieval Literature

3

ENG 381Renaissance Literature

3

ENG 382Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature

3

ENG 383Romanticism

3

ENG 384Victorian Literature and Culture

3

ENG 385Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Literature

3

Category B: American Literature — 3 credits

Choose one of the following courses:

AFS 205Survey of African American LiteratureLAA2

3

ENG 337Chicana/o Literature and Theory

3

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

Category C: World Literature — 3 credits

Choose one of the following courses:

ENG 263Western World Literature ILAA2LAIS

3

ENG 264Western World Literature IILAA2LAIS

3

ENG 325Studies in Fantasy and Science Fiction

3

ENG 375Literature and the Environment

3

400-Level Elective — 3 credits

Choose one of the following courses:

ENG 400Special Topics in Literary and Cultural Theory

3

ENG 441Colloquium in Literature

3

ENG 495Advanced Cultural Studies

3

FILM 400Teaching Film

3

Additional Electives — 9 credits

Any 200-, 300-, or 400-level ENG, FILM, or HUM courses. ENG 236 or ENG 262 and FILM 120 are required if not taken as part of the LAC.

ENG 236Ethnic American LiteratureLAA2LAMS

3

or

ENG 262Masterpieces of World LiteratureLAA2LAIS

3

FILM 120Introduction to FilmLAA1

3

3. English Education — 12 credits

EED 308Foundations of Teaching English Language Arts: Learners and the Learning Environment

3

EED 318Pedagogy and Practices in Social Emotional Learning

3

EED 341Methods of Teaching English Language Arts I: Literacy Pedagogies

3

EED 402Methods of Teaching English Language Arts II: Enacting Pedagogy

3

4. Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Emphasis — 21 credits

This endorsement program in Teaching English as a Second Language/Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (ESL/CLD) provides the student with the study of the structures of English and with the theory and practice related to the teaching of English as a second language. Students successfully completing this program will be recommended for the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse K-12 endorsement. This program must be completed in conjunction with the Elementary Education, Secondary Education or K-12 licensure program. This program has admissions requirements described below.

Pre-Endorsement Classes:

Students interested in earning an ESL/CLD Endorsement are accepted as pre-ESL Endorsement students if they meet the general admissions requirements of the university. Formal application to the University is made to and obtained from UNC's Office of Admissions.

Students are strongly encouraged to take either HISP 111 Introduction to Hispanic Literature or MAS 110 Contemporary Chicano Literature to fulfill LAC Arts and Humanities: Literature and Humanities. In addition, students may take MAS 275 or HISP 395 before acceptance into the program. Students enrolled in the Urban Education Program follow only the admission requirements for that program. Students are highly encouraged to study abroad.

Admissions Requirements:

The designation of pre-ESL/CLD Endorsement does not assure admission to the ESL/CLD Endorsement Program. A separate application and admission process is required for students to enroll in the ESL/CLD endorsement courses. Students must submit the Application for Admission to ESL/CLD Endorsement. Information is available in the TESOL/CLD Office, located in Candelaria 0295. The application includes:

  • Application form, including GPA information
  • Major/minor change form
  • Other materials as designated

The following factors will be considered in the selection of students:

  • Students are highly encouraged to study abroad. 
  • A student's GPA will be a consideration in the selection of those students admitted to the ESL/CLD Endorsement.
  • Students who are part of the Cumbres program must additionally submit a letter of good standing from the Cumbres director with their application for admissions.

ESL/CLD Endorsement students must maintain a “C-” (1.67) or better average in all the ESL/CLD courses and in MAS/TESL required courses. Faculty reserves the right to place on probation or to require the withdrawal from the ESL/CLD program of any student who in their professional judgment fails to satisfy the requirements of scholarship, commitment, performance, or disregard for the UNC Honor Code. Applicants accepted into the program may be dismissed from the program if faculty recommend dismissal based on course or practicum performance.

Students may use courses to satisfy multiple requirements in the LAC, Elementary Education Major credits, Elementary Education ESL/CLD Concentration, and/or the TESL/CLD Endorsement.

Required Courses — 12 credits

Take all of the following courses:

TESL 350Second Language Acquisition

3

TESL 380Introduction to Linguistics for ESL/CLD Educators

3

TESL 400Methods and Approaches of ESL/EFL

3

TESL 401TESL Practicum

3

Note: Students must complete MAS 275 or HISP 395TESL 350TESL 380, and TESL 400 before taking TESL 401

Choose one of the following courses — 3 credits

HISP 395History and Philosophy of Bilingual Education

3

MAS 275Education of Mexican American Students

3

Choose one of the following courses — 3 credits

MAS 100Introduction to Mexican American StudiesLAB3LAMS

3

MAS 110Contemporary Chicano LiteratureLAA2LAMS

3

MCS 101Multiculturalism in the United States: Concepts and Issues

3

World Language Requirement — 3 credits

Any World Language course at any level

Student Teaching — 3 credits

Because students are required to student teach in classrooms with English learners, three credits of EDFE 444EDSE 444STEP 464, EDEL 444 or faculty approved equivalent student teaching experience may be applied to CLD Endorsement requirements. For EED students these 3 credits are concurrent with STEP 464, student teaching. 

5. PTEP — 33 credits

Students are encouraged to review the policies and procedures for PTEP that are described on the School of Teacher website at http://www.unco.edu/cebs/teacher-education/undergraduate-programs/secondary-education/current-students.

Phase I — 5 credits taken concurrently

EDF 366Conceptions of Schooling: Context and Process

3

STEP 161Observation and Analysis of Secondary Teaching I

2

Phase II — 8 credits taken concurrently

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

3

PSY 247Adolescent Learning and MotivationLAB3

3

or

PSY 349Educational Psychology for Secondary Teachers

3

STEP 262Observation and Analysis of Secondary Teaching II

2

Note: PSY 247 can substitute for PSY 349 only if taken during Phase II of PTEP. 

Phase III — 8 credits taken concurrently

EDRD 340Academic Language/Literacy Development in the Content Areas at the Secondary Level

3

ET 449Integrating Technologies into Secondary Education Pedagogy

3

STEP 363Clinical Experience: Secondary

2

EDRD 340 may be taken outside of Phase III with EED advisor approval.

Phase IV — 12 credits

STEP 464Secondary Student Teaching

1-14

6. University-Wide Electives – 0-5 credits*

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for any degree at UNC; for this program, that will typically be 0-5 credits.

*Note: Students must apply at least some of the recommended courses to both the liberal arts curriculum requirements and the major requirements to complete this degree program in 120 credit hours. Students who apply all of the recommended courses to both the liberal arts curriculum and the major requirements will have 5 university wide electives to apply to this degree. See your advisor for details.

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, EED, and emphasis area, if applicable), 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 all EED courses.
  • 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.