Sep 30, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

English Teaching Major, B.A./B.S.

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42 hours. A secondary education teaching major (grades 5-12)

Teaching Major Grade & GPA Requirement

Students completing a teaching major must earn at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA, a 2.75 major GPA, and a grade of C or better in all courses applied toward degree requirements.

English Major

Notes: (1) English majors are normally expected to use HUM 241-242 The Western Tradition in Literature I-II to fulfill Ways of Knowing-World Languages and Cultures in Core 39. (2) ENG 101  and ENG 201  do not fulfill any requirements for any major or minor in English or English teaching.

English Courses (21 hours)

Shared English Core (12 hours)

All English majors (and some English minors) are required to complete a 12-hour shared core of courses:

Shared English Electives (9 hours)

All English majors (and some English minors) are required to complete nine hours of shared electives at the 300 and 400 level:

Bachelor of Science Degree, English Teaching Major

This program is identical to the Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with Teaching Emphasis, except no non-English modern or classical language is required.

Bachelor of Arts Degree, English Teaching Major

Must complete 12 hours from USI Core 39 as follows:

  • Three courses (9 hours) in a single language (through the 204 level) from the World Languages subject area
  • One course (3 hours) from the Natural Science with lab category

Note: Students entering the English teaching program should review the College of Liberal Arts Teacher Licensure .

Secondary Education Licensure Minor

Students seeking a teaching major that leads to licensure as a secondary school teacher (grades 5-12) are required to complete the Secondary Education Licensure Minor .

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