Degree Plan

Bachelor of Arts in English, Secondary Teacher Certification

Core Curriculum Requirement

10 - English Composition – 6 semester hours

  • ENGL 1301
  • ENGL 1302

20 - Mathematics – 3 semester hours

  • MATH 1314 - College Math or Higher

30 - Natural Sciences – 6 semester hours

  • Natural Science - BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, PHYS OR Bio/Physical Science
  • Natural Science w/ lab

40 - Humanities – 3 semester hours

  • Literature, Philosophy, Modern or Classical Lit.

50 - Visual/Performing Arts – 3 semester hours

  • ARTS, MUSI, or DRAM

60 - American History – 6 semester hours

  • HIST 1301
  • HIST 1302

70 - Political Science – 6 semester hours

  • PSCI 2305
  • PSCI 2306

80 - Social/Behavioral Sciences – 3 semester hours

  • Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology

90 - LD Institutionally Designated Option – 6 semester hours

  •  SPCH (CORE)
  • COSC – Computer Literacy (not more than 5 years old) (CORE)

Major Requirements

General Program Requirements – 10 semester hours

  • ENGL 3430 – Professional Writing
  • SPCH 1311, 1315, 1318, or 1321 (CORE)
  • COSC 1301 or 1401, or BCIS 1305 (CORE)
  • Sophomore Level Foreign Language
  • Sophomore Level Foreign Language 

English Major Requirements – 30-33 semester hours

  • ENGL 3-6 s.h. of sophomore level Introductory/Survey courses chosen from ENGL 2316 Intro to Literature, ENGL 2332 World Lit I, ENGL 2333 World Lit II 
  • ENGL 6 s.h. of Period Literature chosen from ENGL 3311 Shakespeare, ENGL 3326 British Literature, ENGL 3320 19th Century American Literature, ENGL 3321 20th Century American Literature or ENGL 3324 21st Century Lit
  • ENGL 3 s.h. of Understanding Language chosen from ENGL 3310 Intro to the Study of Language or ENGL 3312 Grammar and Rhetoric
  • ENGL 3 s.h. of Theoretical Frames chosen from ENGL 3325 Literary Theory, ENGL 3329 Introduction to Cultural Studies or ENGL 4330 Critical Studies in Race, Class, Gender
  • ENGL 6 s.h. in Genre/Theme chosen from ENGL 3313 Poetry and Poetics, ENGL 3316 Narrative Fiction, ENGL 3335 Studies in Ethnic Literature or ENGL 3337 Studies in World Literature
  • ENGL 9 s.h. UD electives chosen from ENGL 4300, ENGL 4323, ENGL 4331, ENGL 4332, ENGL 4333, ENGL 3315, ENGL 3318, ENGL 3319, ENGL 3328, ENGL 4315, ENGL 4318, ENGL 4319, or ENGL 4328

Secondary LA/R Teacher Certification – 15 semester hours

  • COMM 3325 – Advanced Professional Speaking
  • COMM 4318 – Mass Media Communication
  • LITY 3320 – Foundations of Reading Theories & Assess.
  • LITY 3340 – Using Literature with Adolescents
  • LITY 4361 or 4362 – Reading Workshop or Workshop Approach to Read/Writing Instruction

Professional Development LD Pre-Reqs 

  • British Literature
  • Natural Sci. w/ lab - Min. 4 sh. of Natural Science with lab (CORE)

Secondary Teacher Certification (Professional Development/Education) – 27 semester hours

  • CUIN 3323 – Instructional Design
  • CUIN 4313 – Secondary Teaching Strategies
  • CUIN 3327 – Educational Technology
  • CUIN 4307 - Professional Seminar
  • FEDU 3321 – Educational Foundations for Teaching
  • LITY 4364 – Content Area Reading and Study Skills
  • INDS 3323 – Child Development & App to Learning
  • SEDU 4303/4304 – Secondary School Student Teaching

NOTES:

  1. s.h. = semester hours
  2. LD = Lower Division (Community College-Level: Freshman, 1000-level /Sophomore, 2000-level)
  3. UD = Upper Division (University-Level: Junior, 3000-level /Senior, 4000-level)
  4. The student is responsible for fulfilling all requirements on this degree plan and is encouraged to review the catalog that governs this degree plan.
  5. Substitutions in this degree plan must be approved by following the same procedures as for the degree.
  6. This document is an unofficial guide to your degree. Please contact an advisor for an official degree plan.
  7. Must meet minimum requirements: 120 s.h. overall, 36 s.h. UD, of which 30 s.h. must be completed at UHV.