Jun 07, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

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

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42 hours + Secondary Education Lincensure Minor (grades 5-12)

English Teaching at the Unversity of Southern Indiana prepares students to teach literature, composition and reading comprehension in elementary and secondary schools. In coordination with licensure programs in the Teacher Education Department, coursework addresses pedagogical issues in teaching English, and provides a strong background in areas such as literature, rhetoric and writing. The English department offers a major in English Teaching and minors in English Teaching and Langague Arts Teaching.

The major in English Teaching culminates in the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. A bachelor’s degree in English Teaching prepares students for careers in secondary education (grades five through twelve) and requires completion of the Seconday Education Licensure minor. Additional admission requirements through the Teacher Education Department may apply. Students entering the English teaching program should review the College of Liberal Arts Teacher Licensure .

Students planning to teach English in elementary schools (pre-kindergarten through grade six) should complete the English Teaching minor or Language Arts Teaching minor. Teacher licensure should be completed through a major in early childhood educaiton, elementary education or special education, offered through the Teacher Education Department.

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 - The Humanistic Tradition in Literature I  or HUM 242 - The Humanistic Tradition in Literature 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 and English Teaching majors are required to complete a 12-hour shared core of courses:

Shared English Electives (9 hours)

All English and English Teaching majors are required to complete 9 hours of shared electives at the 300- and 400-level:

English Teaching Courses (21 hours)

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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