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B.A. in English - Secondary Education

Degree Requirements Sample Program
Course Descriptions Course Schedule

Degree Requirements
The B.A. in English with a Concentration in Secondary Education requires 120 course credits, including:

College Core Requirements 46 credits*
English Major with a Concentration
in Secondary Education
36 credits
    Major Courses 24 credits  
    ENGL 303 Shakespeare (3 credits)
    ENGL 315 The English Tradition in Literature I (3 credits)
    ENGL 316 The English Tradition in Literature II (3 credits)
    ENGL 317 Introduction to Literary Interpretation (3 credits)
    ENGL 334 American Literature I (3 credits)
    ENGL 335 American Literature II (3 credits)
    ENGL 450 Coordinating Seminar (3 credits)
Writing Courses (1 of the following): (3 credits)
    ENGL 203 Writing Workshop
    ENGL 217 Advanced Writing Narrative
    ENGL 219 Advanced Writing Nonfiction
    ENGL 300 Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction
    ENGL 304 Advanced Writing: Argument
    ENGL 325 Professional Writing
Three context*** courses with emphasis on writing and speaking
or One context course and ENGL 296 Language
and the Individual in Society
(9 credits)
***Note - Context courses with a modern or an American literature component, such as ENGL 417 Modern Literature I, ENGL 418 Modern Literature II, ENGL 419 Contemporary Literature or ENGL 336 Major American Writers is recommended.
Education Courses 31 credits
    EDUC 211 Education and Society (3 credits)
    EDUC 212 Psychology of Teaching and Learning (3 credits)
    EDUC 327 Teaching Literacy in the Inclusive Classroom (3 credits)
    EDUC 340 Introduction to Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
    EDUC 360 Teaching English in Middle and Secondary School (3 credits)
    EDUC 366 Practicum IV (2 credits)
    EDUC 425 Student Teaching in Secondary Education (7 credits)
    EDUC 304 Health Education in Schools (1 credits)
    COMM 210 Public Speaking  (3 credits)
    PSYC 346 Adolescent Psychology (3 credits)
Open Electives  (7 credits)
TOTAL 120 credits

NOTE - Students completing the Adolescent Education Certification program should consult closely with their academic and education advisors to determine selection of core courses needed to fulfill New York State Department of Education requirements for certification.

*Three core credits in the Humanities may be satisfied with Major requirements.

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Sample Program
B.A. in English with a Concentration in Secondary Education (120 credits)


Year 1
FYE 101 The First-Year Experience 1 credit
ENGL 110 Writing in Context I (fall) 3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II (spring) 3 credits
Freshman Seminar 3 credits
Modern Language and Literature Core 6 credits
Core Courses 12 credits
TOTAL 28 credits

Year 2
Core Courses 9 credits
EDUC 211 Education and Society 3 credits
EDUC 212 Psychology of Teaching and Learning 3 credits
ENGL 315 The English Tradition in Literature I 3 credits
ENGL 316 The English Tradition in Literature II 3 credits
ENGL 317 Introduction to Literary Interpretation 3 credits
ENGL 334 American Literature I 3 credits
EDUC 340 Intro to Students with Disabilities 3 credits 
COMM 210 Public Speaking 3 credits
TOTAL 33 credits

Year 3
Core Courses 6 credits
ENGL XXX Context course 3 credits
ENGL XXX Context course or ENGL296 Language and the Individual in Society 3 credits
ENGL XXX Advanced Writing course 3 credits
EDUC 327 Teaching Literacy in the Inclusive Secondary Classroom 3 credits
ENGL 335 American Literature II 3 credits
EDUC 360 Teaching English in Middle and Secondary School 3 credits
EDUC 366 Practicum IV 2 credits
PSYC 346 Adolescent Psychology 3 credits
Open Electives 3 credits
TOTAL 32 credits

Year 4
Core Courses 3 credits
ENGL 303 Shakespeare 3 credits
EDUC 304 Health Education in Schools 1 credits
EDUC 425 Student Teaching in Secondary Education 7 credits
ENGL 449 Senior Writing Studio 3 credits
ENGL 450 Coordinating Seminar 3 credits
ENGL XXX Context Course 3 credits
Open Electives 4 credits
TOTAL 27 credits

Total Credits for Graduation: 120