Bachelor of Arts with a Major in English with Grades 7-12 Certification (BA)

Hours Required

120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, with fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation" section of this catalog.

Requirements

University Core Curriculum
Select 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation." English majors must choose a Survey of Literature course as their Language, Philosophy and Culture component in the core42
Math Elective
Select 3 SCH from any math course above the level of College Algebra3
Life & Physical Science Lab
Select 1 SCH compatible with Life & Physical Science course1
Foreign Language/Study Abroad
Select 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language graduation requirement. Thus, students who meet the university’s foreign language graduation requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 4 weeks in another country. 6
Major
ENGL 3302Writing in the Disciplines-WIN3
ENGL 332419th Cent Brit. Lit: Romantics3
ENGL 3362Young Adult Literature3
ENGL 3390History of the English Lang3
ENGL 4301The Teaching of Composition3
ENGL 4313Advanced English Grammar3
ENGL 4399Senior Seminar - WIN3
Shakespeare
Select 3 SCH from the following:3
Shakespeare's Major Plays
Shakespeare in Performance
Women in Shakespeare
Studies in Shakespeare
Surveys of Literature
Select 6 SCH (in addition to the survey of literature course taken as part of the Core Curriculum) from the following:6
British Lit Through Neoclass
British Lit: Romantics-Pres
American Lit to the Civil War
American Lit: Civil War-Pres
Survey of World Lit to 1650
Survey of World Lit Since 1650
Literature and Film
Advanced English Electives
Select 6 SCH from 3000-4000 level ENGL courses6
Professional Education Core
EDCI 1102Intro to Teaching Profession1
EDCI 2210Foundations of Education2
EDCI 3224Teaching in Diverse Settings2
EDCI 3301Assessment for Instruc Design3
EDCI 3302Teaching Eng Lang Learners3
EDCI 3315Impl Eff Inst Strat Div Lrnrs3
EDCI 4310Engaging Learners3
EDCI 4693Student Teaching6
EDSE 4350Inc Pract Ch&Yth W/Disablts3
EDRD 3320Content Reading3
General Electives
Select 3 SCH from any discipline, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.3
Total Semester Credit Hours120

Following is a suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; responsible for meeting all course prerequisites; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
UNIV 1101 Learn a Global Context I 1
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
Foreign Language/Study Abroad 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
EDCI 1102 Intro to Teaching Profession 1
UNIV 1402 Signature Course 4
MATH - Math Elective 3
Foreign Language/Study Abroad 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Sophomore
Fall
EDCI 2210 Foundations of Education 2
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth&Development 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
ENGL - Survey of Literature 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
EDCI 3224 Teaching in Diverse Settings 2
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
ENGL - Survey of Literature 3
Language, Philosophy, & Culture 1 3
Creative Arts 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Junior
Fall
EDCI 3301 Assessment for Instruc Design 3
EDCI 3302 Teaching Eng Lang Learners 3
ENGL 3362 Young Adult Literature 3
ENGL 3390 History of the English Lang 3
ENGL 3302 Writing in the Disciplines-WIN 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
EDRD 3320 Content Reading 3
ENGL 4301 The Teaching of Composition 3
Shakespeare 3
ENGL - Advanced ENGL Elective 3
ENGL - Advanced ENGL Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Senior
Fall
EDCI 3315 Impl Eff Inst Strat Div Lrnrs 3
EDCI 4310 Engaging Learners 3
ENGL 4313 Advanced English Grammar 3
ENGL 4399 Senior Seminar - WIN 3
ENGL - Advanced ENGL Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring
EDCI 4693 Student Teaching 2 6
EDSE 4350 Inc Pract Ch&Yth W/Disablts 3
 Semester Credit Hours9
 Total Semester Credit Hours120
1

 Language, Philosophy, & Culture: Select 3 SCH from ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, 2332, 2333, or 2365.

2

Students are admitted to student teaching only after passing the certification exam to teach secondary English.

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No English course/topic may be utilized for credit for more than one English degree requirement.

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.