B.S.Ed. in English

College of Education and Social Work
General Education Requirements
First Year Experience4
Academic Foundations
English Composition requirement6
Mathematics requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Distributive Requirements
Science requirement6
Behavioral & Social Science requirement6
Humanities requirement 16
Arts requirement3
Additional Baccalaureate Requirements
Writing Emphasis requirement9
Speaking Emphasis requirement9
Ethics requirement3
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
Additional mathematics course3
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
Capstone Requirement
EDS 411Student Teaching Sec - 1st Half 26
EDS 412Student Teaching Sec - 2nd Half 26
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.

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.

B.S.Ed. in English - Literatures Track

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 (OR HIGHER) 3
FYE 100XFirst Year Experience 4
 Credits16
Semester Two
ENG 295 Histories and Texts 3
EDA 103 Foundations of Special Education 3
MAT XXXSecond Math Course 3
WRT 2XX200-Level WRT Course 3
Science Gen Ed 3
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
ENG 296
Theory, Meaning, Value
or Black Critical Theory
3
EDP 250 Educational Psychology 1 3
EDF 300 Democracy and Education 3
Literatures Track Course 3
Literatures Track Course 3
Humanities Gen Ed (HIS) 3
 Credits18
Semester Four
ENG 230
Introduction to Linguistics
or Introduction to Linguistics
3
ENG 382
Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
or Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
3
WRH 325 Technology and the English Classroom 3
EDA 304 Special Ed Processes/Procedures for Secondary Educators 1 3
PHI 180 Introduction to Ethics 3
Literatures Track Course 3
Test of Writing Competency completed.  
Teacher Candidacy paperwork should be completed and submitted by end of the semester.  
 Credits18
Year Three
Semester Five
ENG 331 Structure of Modern English 3
LIT 398 Young Adult Literature 3
EDS 306 Teaching Principles and Field Experience in Secondary Schools 1 3
EDR 347 Literacy Development and Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms 3
Writings Crossover Course 3
 Credits15
Semester Six
ENG 392 Writing and Teaching Writing Secondary English 1 3
ENG 400 Research Seminar 3
Literatures Track Course 3
Writings Crossover Course 3
Science Gen Ed 3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
ENG 390 Teaching English in Secondary Schools 1 3
ENG 400 Research Seminar 3
Literatures Track Course 3
Arts Gen Ed 3
Behavioral & Social Science Gen Ed 3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
EDS 411 Student Teaching Sec - 1st Half 1 6
EDS 412 Student Teaching Sec - 2nd Half 1 6
 Credits12
 Total Credits124

B.S.Ed. in English - Writings Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
ENG 194 Conventions of Reading and Writing 3
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
MAT 103 Introduction to Mathematics (OR HIGHER) 3
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
FYE 100XFirst Year Experience 4
 Credits16
Semester Two
ENG 295 Histories and Texts 3
EDA 103 Foundations of Special Education 3
MAT XXX:Second Math Course 3
WRT 2XX200-Level WRT Course 3
Science Gen Ed 3
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
ENG 296 Theory, Meaning, Value 3
EDF 300 Democracy and Education 3
EDP 250 Educational Psychology 1 3
Writings Track Course 3
Writings Track Course 3
Humanities Gen Ed (HIS) 3
 Credits18
Semester Four
ENG 230
Introduction to Linguistics
or Introduction to Linguistics
3
ENG 382
Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
or Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
3
WRH 325 Technology and the English Classroom 3
EDA 304 Special Ed Processes/Procedures for Secondary Educators 1 3
PHI 180 Introduction to Ethics 3
Writings Track Course 3
Test of Writing Competency completed.  
Teacher Candidacy paperwork should be completed and submitted by the end of the semester.  
 Credits18
Year Three
Semester Five
ENG 331 Structure of Modern English 3
EDR 347 Literacy Development and Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms 3
EDS 306 Teaching Principles and Field Experience in Secondary Schools 1 3
LIT 398 Young Adult Literature 3
Literatures Crossover Course 3
 Credits15
Semester Six
Writings Track Course 3
ENG 400 Research Seminar 3
ENG 392 Writing and Teaching Writing Secondary English 1 3
Literatures Crossover Track 3
Science Gen Ed 3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
ENG 390 Teaching English in Secondary Schools 1 3
ENG 400 Research Seminar 3
Literatures Crossover Track 3
Behavioral & Social Science Gen Ed 3
Arts Gen Ed 3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
EDS 411 Student Teaching Sec - 1st Half 1 6
EDS 412 Student Teaching Sec - 2nd Half 1 6
 Credits12
 Total Credits124