B.S.Ed. in English

College of Arts and Humanities
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements 16
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Additional 3 credits in mathematics
Writing Emphasis requirements9
Education Requirements
EDF 300Democracy and Education3
EDP 250Educational Psychology3
ENG/LAN 382Teaching English Language Learners PK-123
EDA 103Foundations of Special Education3
EDA 304Special Ed Processes/Procedures for Secondary Educators3
EDR 347Literacy Development and Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms3
EDS 306Teaching Principles and Field Experience in Secondary Schools3
LIT 398Young Adult Literature3
ENG 392Writing and Teaching Writing Secondary English3
ENG 390Teaching English in Secondary Schools3
EDS 411Student Teaching Sec - 1st Half6
EDS 412Student Teaching Sec - 2nd Half6
Departmental Preparatory Requirements
ENG 194Conventions of Reading and Writing3
ENG 295Histories and Texts3
ENG 296Theory, Meaning, Value3
or ENG 206 Black Critical Theory
Language and Linguistic Courses
ENG 230Introduction to Linguistics3
ENG 331Structure of Modern English3
Departmental Intermediate Requirements
See the department handbook for group descriptions.
Literatures track12
One course from the following three categories – “genres,” “U.S. multiethnic and world literatures,” and “historical contexts,” plus two additional literatures courses. At least two courses must be designated “early” in historical period; one course each must clearly satisfy the American, British, and world designations. Literatures track B.S.Ed. students choose an additional three courses as crossover study from the writings track, one of which must be WRH 325.
Writings track12
WRH 325, one course from the following two categories – “style and aesthetics,” “power and politics” – plus two additional writing track courses. Writings track B.S.Ed. students choose an additional three courses as crossover study from the literatures track. From the literatures track, one American, one British, and one World literatures course must be chosen (among these, one course must be early literature).
Departmental Advanced Requirements
Two seminars from a selection focusing on a specialized topic (ENG 400) 16
Total Minimum Credit Requirement123
Other Degree Completion Requirements
All teacher certification candidates must attempt the Praxis II tests required by their program and produce evidence of testing prior to the first day of their student teaching semester.
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 Majors may not take LIT 100LIT 165, or CLS 165. For the humanities requirement, majors must take one history and one philosophy course.

See the Educator Preparation Programs section of this catalog for an explanation of related requirements.

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
ENG 194 Conventions of Reading and Writing 3
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
MAT 103 Introduction to Mathematics (+) 3
Gen Ed Course 3
 Credits15
Semester Two
MAT 100 Level 3
ENG 295 Histories and Texts 3
WRT 200 level 3
EDA 103 Foundations of Special Education 3
SPK Course 3
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
ENG 296
Theory, Meaning, Value
or Black Critical Theory
3
EDP 250 Educational Psychology 3
EDF 300 Democracy and Education 3
Track 1 3
ENG 230 Introduction to Linguistics 3
Gen Ed Course 1 3
 Credits18
Semester Four
Students must complete FATE requirements.  
ENG 331 Structure of Modern English 3
Track Crossover 1 3
WRH 325 Technology and the English Classroom 3
EDA 304 Special Ed Processes/Procedures for Secondary Educators 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Gen Ed Course 1 3
 Credits18
Year Three
Semester Five
EDS 306 Teaching Principles and Field Experience in Secondary Schools 3
Track 2 3
Track Crossover 2 3
ENG 382
Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
or Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
3
LIT 398 Young Adult Literature 3
 Credits15
Semester Six
ENG 400 Research Seminar 3
ENG 390
Teaching English in Secondary Schools
or Writing and Teaching Writing Secondary English
3
Track Crossover 3 3
Track 3 3
Gen Ed Course 3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
ENG 400 Research Seminar 3
ENG 390
Teaching English in Secondary Schools
or Writing and Teaching Writing Secondary English
3
EDR 347 Literacy Development and Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms 3
Track 4 3
Gen Ed Course 3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
EDS 411 Student Teaching Sec - 1st Half 6
EDS 412 Student Teaching Sec - 2nd Half 6
 Credits12
 Total Credits123
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Because this program = 123 credits and student teaching = 12 credits, students must either take two 6-class semesters or take two classes during winter or summer sessions.

Major Specific Notes

Students should attain FATE by their 4th semester. See requirements (especially Test of Writing Competency!) in handbook.

Students should submit their writing portfolios two semesters before student teaching.

I & J classes are built into required education classes.

Must take one British, American, and World lit classes, and one of these classes must be marked “Early,” or “E.”

More requirements are noted in the English Majors’ Handbook.