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English Literature

English Literature for Secondary Education

Mission: The English program is designed to provide students with the special
knowledge, skills, and pedagogy needed to enter graduate or professional
schools or to gain employment in their field.

I. Major Program Requirements

  • ENLE 200 Literary Studies
  • ENWR 264 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENWR 498 Capstone Seminar

Seven upper division literature courses (ENLT 300 or 400):

a. Two courses from these periods of American Literature:

  • Early American Literature
  • 19th Century American Literature
  • 20th Century American Literature

b. Two courses from these periods of British Literature:

  • Medieval
  • Renaissance
  • Restoration and 18th Century British
  • 19th Century British
  • 20th Century British

c. Native American Authors (ENLT 412)

d. Young Adult Literature (ENLT 365)

e. One course in Global Literature

The department strongly encourages majors to take one literature course in a language other than English.

Two courses in English languge and theory:

  • ENLE 333 Introduction to English Language
  • One ENLE literary theory course (Substitutions in this area may include PHIL 261 and/or PHIL 315.)

II. Other Program Requirements

A second modern or classical language through the introductory level.

Minimum 39 credits, 13 courses, plus foreign langage and progessional education requirements.

III. Professional Requirements for Secondary Education

  • AN/SO 218 Introduction to Native American Studies
  • CS 103 Instructional Media and Technology
  • ED 102 Foundations of Education
  • ED/PSY 229 Educational Psychology
  • ED 245 Diversity Field Experience
  • ED 305 Classroom Management
  • ED 318 Content Area Reading and Secondary Methods
  • ED 405 Education Seminar
  • ED 410 Student Teaching
  • ED 412 Measurement and Assessment in Teaching
  • PSY 228 Adolescent Psychology OR PSY 105 General Psychology and PSY 203 Developmental Psychology
  • SPED 300 Introduction to Exceptional Children
  • ENLE/ED 411 Teaching English on the Secondary Level
  • United States and contemporary world cultures course(s)

VI. Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and Student Teaching

Teacher Education Program: Students pursuing academic programs that lead to teacher licensure must seek admission to the teacher education program by the end of their sophomore year.

Student Teaching: In the spring semester of the junior year, all preservice teachers must seek admission to student teaching.

Note: All English Literature for Secondary Education students must meet the following requirements: 

  1. Earn a grade of "C" or better in all Professional Education Requirements, Major Program Requirements, and Other Program Requirements
  2. Earn a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average
  3. Earn a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Major Program Requirements, Other Program Requirements, and Professional Education Requirements.

For full course descriptions, see the Carroll College Academic Catalog.

Course Descriptions

Education classes
English Classes