B.S.Ed. in English

College of Education and Social Work
Academic Foundations
First Year Experience requirement4
English Composition requirement6-7
Mathematics requirement3-4
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Ethics requirement3
Distributed Disciplinary Foundations
Science requirement6-8
Behavioral & Social Science requirement6
Humanities requirement 16
Arts requirement3
University Requirements
Writing Emphasis requirement9
Speaking Emphasis requirement9
Degree Requirements
Capstone requirement1-15
Additional PDE Requirement
MAT 103 or higher3
Education Requirements
EDF 300Democracy and Education3
EDP 280Developmental and Psychological Perspectives in Education3
EDA 103Foundations of Special Education3
EDA 303Special Ed: Processes/Procedures for General Educators2
ENG/LAN 382Teaching English Language Learners PK-123
EDR 347Literacy Development and Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms3
ERM 355Ethical and Effective Assessment for Learning 7-123
SED 100An Exploration of Secondary Education3
SED 200Learning Environments and Field Experience in Secondary Schools3
SED 300Principles of Teaching and Technology in the Secondary Classroom3
SED 390Teaching English in Secondary Schools3
SED 392Writing and Teaching Writing Secondary English3
Departmental Preparatory Requirements
ENG 201Introduction to English Studies3
ENG 202Research Methods for English Studies3
ENG 296Theory & Criticism in English Studies3
or ENG 206 Black Critical Theory
ENG/LIN 230Introduction to Linguistics3
ENG 331Structure of Modern English3
English Content Courses
World Literature3
Select one of the following:
World Literature I
World Literature II
American Literature3
Select one of the following:
Latina Writing
20TH Century Native American Literature
American Literature I
American Literature II
African American Literature I
African American Literature II
Asian American Literature
British Literature3
Select one of the following:
English Literature I
English Literature II
Shakespeare I
Shakespeare II
Select one of the following:
Feminist Poetry
Modern American Poetry
Poetry Workshop I
Poetry Workshop II
Journalism Elective3
Select one of the following:
Feature Writing
Sports Reporting and Writing
Magazine Article Writing
Ethical Issues in News Media
Writing and Rhetoric Elective (Select one WRH course)3
English Elective3
English 400 Seminars
ENG 400Research Seminar (Two different courses required)6
Capstone Requirement
SED 411Student Teaching Sec - 1st Half 26
SED 412Student Teaching Sec - 2nd Half 26
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.
Total Minimum Credits Required123

For the humanities requirement, majors should take CLS 260 or CLS 261.


This course fulfills the Capstone requirement.

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

Accelerated B.S.Ed. in English to M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and ESL Program Specialist Certificate Program

To be considered for the accelerated program, students must have attained (completed) 30 credits and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a minimum major GPA of 3.0. Students in the accelerated program can substitute up to 12 credits of graduate course work for electives that satisfy the B.S.Ed. program requirements.

Education Requirements
LAN 569Teaching English Language Learners (ELLs) PK-123
or ENG/LAN 382 Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
Departmental Preparatory Requirements
LIN 501Introduction to Linguistics3
or ENG/LIN 230 Introduction to Linguistics
LAN 575Structure of Modern English3
or ENG 331 Structure of Modern English
LIN 540Sociolinguistics3

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 sample 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 201 Introduction to English Studies 3
MAT 103 Introduction to Mathematics (OR ABOVE) 3
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
FYE 100XFirst Year Experience 4
Behavioral & Social Science Gen Ed 3
Semester Two
SED 100 An Exploration of Secondary Education 3
EDA 103 Foundations of Special Education 3
WRT 2XX200-Level WRT Course 3
MAT XXXSecond Math Course 3
Science Gen Ed 3
Year Two
Semester Three
ENG 296 Theory & Criticism in English Studies 3
EDP 280 Developmental and Psychological Perspectives in Education 3
EDF 300 Democracy and Education 3
JRN XXXJournalism Elective 3
American Literature Elective 3
Humanities Gen Ed (HIS) 3
*Stage I fields: clearances needed  
Semester Four
SED 200 Learning Environments and Field Experience in Secondary Schools 1 3
EDA 303 Special Ed: Processes/Procedures for General Educators 2
World Literature Elective/Humanities Gen Ed (LIT) 3
ENG XXXEnglish Elective 3
ENG 382
Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
or Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
ENG 230
Introduction to Linguistics
or Introduction to Linguistics
*Test of Writing Competency completed. Teacher Candidacy paperwork should be completed and submitted by end of the 4th semester.  
Year Three
Semester Five
SED 300 Principles of Teaching and Technology in the Secondary Classroom 1 3
EDR 347 Literacy Development and Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms 3
ERM 355 Ethical and Effective Assessment for Learning 7-12 3
British Literature Elective 3
Poetry Elective 3
*Stage III fields: clearances needed  
Semester Six
ENG 400 Research Seminar 3
SED 392 Writing and Teaching Writing Secondary English 1 3
WRH XXXWRH Elective 3
Behavioral & Social Science Gen Ed 3
Science Gen Ed 3
Year Four
Semester Seven
ENG 400 Research Seminar 3
SED 390 Teaching English in Secondary Schools 1 3
ENG XXXEnglish Elective 3
Writing Elective 3
Arts Gen Ed 3
Semester Eight
SED 411 Student Teaching Sec - 1st Half 1 6
SED 412 Student Teaching Sec - 2nd Half 1 6
 Total Credits123

Field course: clearances needed