Language plays a significant role in education at any age, and places a large responsibility in the hands of educators. As you prepare to become a teacher, the English secondary teaching emphasis equips you with the tools needed in the classroom.

Highlights

  • Courses explore a broad range of topics in language and linguistics: multicultural literature, American literature, world theater history, creative writing, composition theory and much more.
  • Extended studies offer courses in communication and sociology.

Course listing

Capstone

CodeTitleUnits
LA 385Critical Approaches to Teaching3

Extended Studies

CodeTitleUnits
SOC 410American Ethnicity and Pluralism3

Select one of the following

CodeTitleUnits
COM 330Writing and Reading Journalism3
COM 355Digital Video Production I3

Select one of the following

CodeTitleUnits
COM 380Film Studies3
LIT 449Literature and Film3

Select one of the following

CodeTitleUnits
COM 350Visual Rhetoric3
COM 455Philosophy of Language3

Teacher Education Program Information

Students who are interested in applying for admission to the teacher education program should consult with their academic advisors and/or contact the regional enrollment office prior to (2 or more semesters before) completion of their degrees.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the teacher education program are required to complete the following in order to be considered for admission.

  • Online application
  • Cumulative gpa of 3.0 or higher
  • A written request to waive the gpa requirement can be submitted for program director consideration.
  • Three letters of reference
  • Personal statement documenting experience working with youth
CodeTitleUnits
LA 385Critical Approaches to Teaching 
  • LA 385 is recommended to students, as it provides school-based experiences with youth that meet this requirement.
  • Verifications of negative tb test and certificate of clearance
Testing Requirements

Students are strongly encouraged to complete the required tests prior to admission to the credential program. students must meet established testing requirements to progress into the student teaching or internship phase of the teacher education program.

  • Passing results on cbest
  • Passing results on cset for area of credential
Required Co-requisite Courses

Students are strongly encouraged to complete the required co-requisite courses as part of their undergraduate programs. if not completed prior to admission to the teacher education program, the equivalent graduate-level courses can be added to a student’s academic plan for the credential program.

CodeTitleUnits
LANG 340Introduction to Linguistics3
PSY 355Adolescent Development3
PS 120 or
HIST 150
American Politics and Society or
American Civilization
3 or
4