BS in Education - English/Language Arts 6-12 Major

Additional Graduation Requirements

General Education Component

Area I (Written Composition)6
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts)12
Two literature courses in sequence (EN 211/EN 212, EN 221/EN 222, EN 231/EN 232, EN 233/EN 234)
One Fine Arts Elective
Fundamentals of Speech
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics)11
Human Growth and Development 1
Area V

Professional Education Secondary (Grades 6-12)

Note:  ASBI/FBI background clearance is a prerequisite for all Professional Education Courses.
ED 292Preprofessional Seminar and Laboratory Expereince1
ED 381Instructional Technology for the High School 13
ED 375Content Literacy3
EEX 340Introduction to Students with Exceptional Learning Needs3
ED 440Methods and Materials for Teaching English/Language Arts3
ED 333WLearning Theories and Student Development3
ED 382Curriculum and Teaching I3
ED 401Evaluation of Teaching and Learning3
ED 477Curriculum and Teaching II4
ED 482High School Student Internship12
Total Hours38

ALSDE/NCATE Approved Teaching Field: English/Language Arts

COM 205Communication in a Global Age3
COM 215Media Writing3
COM 220Basic Reporting3
COM 330Group Communication3
COM 368Copy Editing3
EN 221American Literature through Whitman3
EN 222American Literature from Whitman to the Present3
EN 306Introduction to English Linguistics3
EN 323Literature for Young Adults3
EN 324The Oral Tradition3
EN 403Shakespeare3
EN 443Instruction of Composition3
TH 210Theatre Appreciation3
TH 220Acting I3
Select one course from the following:3
African-American Women Writers
African-American Literature
Folklore of the American South
EN 451
The American Novel
Literature of the American Frontier
The Contemporary American Novel
British/World Literature Course (300 or 400 level)3
Select one course from the following:3
Advanced Composition
Genres in Creative Writing
Rhetoric: Argument and Style
Select one course from the following:3
African-American Women Writers
Contemporary Global Literature
Images of Women in Literature
African-American Literature
Studies in Contemporary Global Literature
Total Hours54


  • Candidates may take the following professional education courses prior to admission to educator preparation: Preprofessional Seminar and Laboratory Expereince (ED 292), Content Literacy (ED 375), Instructional Technology for the High School (ED 381), Introduction to Students with Exceptional Learning Needs (EEX 340), and a content methods course.
  • Courses that are taken to fulfill general education requirements which are also included in a teaching field may count in both areas.
  • Candidates who plan to seek certification in another state should contact the State Department of Education in that state to find out whether or not a comparable certificate exists in that state.
  • All requirements must be completed with a minimum of 120 credit hours.