Bachelor of Science in Education Degree in Secondary Education - English/Language Arts

Additional Graduation Requirements

General Education Component: English/Language Arts
Area I (Written Composition)6
First-Year Composition I
First Year Composition II
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts)12
American Literature through Whitman
American Literature from Whitman to the Present
Theatre Appreciation
Fundamentals of Speech
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics)11
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences)12
Human Growth and Development 1
Communication in a Global Age
Area V
Professional Education Secondary: English/Language Arts (Grades 6-12)
Note: ASBI/FBI background clearance is a prerequisite for all Professional Education Courses.
ED 292Preprofessional Seminar and Laboratory Experience1
ED 381Instructional Technology for the High School3
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 382Classroom Management for Diverse Learning Environments and Communities3
ED 401Evaluation of Teaching and Learning3
ED 477Curriculum and Teaching4
ED 482High School Student Internship12
ALSDE/NCATE Approved Teaching Field: English/Language Arts
CAT 220Beginning Acting3
COM 215Media Writing3
EN 310WAdvanced Composition3
EN 323Literature for Young Adults3
EN 324The Oral Tradition3
EN 403Shakespeare3
EN 405African-American Literature3
EN 441History of the English Language3
EN 442Survey of Grammar3
EN 443Instruction of Composition3
Select one course from the following:3
African American Women Writers
Black Southern Literature
Transnational American Literature
Folklore of the American South
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
African American Women Writers
Contemporary Global Literature
Images of Women in Literature
Studies in Contemporary Global Literature
Select one course from the following:3
Genres in Creative Writing
Rhetoric: Argument and Style
Total Hours121


  • Candidates may take the following professional education courses prior to admission to TEP: Preprofessional Seminar and Laboratory Experience (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.