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.


[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
Life & Physical Science Lab
Select 1 SCH compatible with Life & Physical Science course1
Foreign Language/Study Abroad
Select 6 SCH in foreign language coursework (not credit by exam). Students may take 6 SCH in Spanish at the level determined by the Spanish Placement Exam or by satisfying required pre-requisites. Students may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level or above. 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
ENGL 4399Senior Seminar - WIN3
Surveys of Literature
Select 6 SCH (in addition to the sophomore 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
Language Studies
ENGL 4313Advanced English Grammar3
English Pedagogy
ENGL 3361Multicultural Children's Lit3
or ENGL 3362 Young Adult Literature
ENGL 4301The Teaching of Composition3
Select 3 SCH from the following:3
Shakespeare's Major Plays
Shakespeare in Performance
Women in Shakespeare
Studies in Shakespeare
American Literature
Select 6 SCH from the following:6
Early American Literature
Late 19th Century American Lit
Early 20th Century American Lt
Late 20th Century American Lit
Early 19th Century Amer. Lit
Studies in American Literature
Major American Authors
American Literary Renaissance
Minority Voices
Chicano/a Literature
Reading Nature in American Lit
British Literature
Select 6 SCH from the following:6
The Middle Ages
The 17th Century
19th Cent Brit. Lit: Romantics
British Lit from 1900 to WWII
British Lit from WWII to Pres
Studies in English Literature
Major British Authors
Advanced English Elective
Select 6 SCH from 3000-4000 level ENGL courses6
Professional Education Core
EDCI 1102Intro to Teaching Profession1
EDCI 2224Cultural Foundations of Ed2
EDCI 3200Survey of Content Know & Exper2
EDCI 3301Assessment for Instruc Design3
EDCI 3302Teaching Eng Lang Learners3
EDCI 3315Impl Eff Inst Strat Div Lrnrs3
EDCI 4310Engaging Learners3
EDCI 4693Clinical 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, meeting all course prerequisites, and writing intensive course (WIN) requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

Plan of Study Grid
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
UNIV 1201 Learn a Global Context I 2
Mathematics Core Course 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
Foreign Language/Study Abroad 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
EDCI 1102 Intro to Teaching Profession 1
UNIV 1302 Signature Course 3
Creative Arts 3
Foreign Language/Study Abroad 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
EDCI 2224 Cultural Foundations of Ed 2
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth&Development 3
Language, Philosophy, & Culture 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
 Semester Credit Hours15
EDCI 3200 Survey of Content Know & Exper 2
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
ENGL - Survey of Literature 3
ENGL - Survey of Literature 3
ENGL - Advanced English Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
EDCI 3301 Assessment for Instruc Design 3
EDCI 3302 Teaching Eng Lang Learners 3
ENGL 3362
Young Adult Literature
or Multicultural Children's Lit
ENGL - Advanced American Lit Elective 3
ENGL - Advanced British Lit Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
EDRD 3320 Content Reading 3
ENGL 4301 The Teaching of Composition 3
ENGL 4313 Advanced English Grammar 3
ENGL - Shakespeare 2 3
ENGL - Advanced English Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
EDCI 3315 Impl Eff Inst Strat Div Lrnrs 3
EDCI 4310 Engaging Learners 3
ENGL 4399 Senior Seminar - WIN 3 3
ENGL - Advanced American Lit Elective 3
ENGL - Advanced British Lit Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
EDCI 4693 Clinical Teaching 4 6
EDSE 4350 Inc Pract Ch&Yth W/Disablts 3
 Semester Credit Hours9
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

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


Shakespeare options (ENGL 4322, 4323, 4324, or 4325) are offered on rotation in fall, spring, and summer semesters.


ENGL 4399 is offered in Fall and Spring semesters.


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


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

Students must apply for admission to the College of Education while enrolled in EDCI 3200.

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

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.