English Teaching

English Teaching
Hours76 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

Licensure: This program meets the educational requirements designed to lead to an occupationally required professional license or certificate in the state of Utah. Students pursuing occupations requiring a license or certificate in a state other than Utah should contact the appropriate BYU academic advisement center as well as the licensing agency in the state where they intend to work to seek information and guidance regarding licensure and certification requirements.
This major is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. In order to graduate with this major, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. For questions about these requirements, contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 801‐422‐3426.
For students accepted into the major after December 16, 2019, grades below C in any required coursework in a teaching major or teaching minor will not be accepted. Teacher candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher once admitted into the program and to qualify for student teaching. For additional details on admission and retention requirements for teaching majors and teaching minors, see Educator Preparation Program Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.
Students are strongly encouraged to take a freshman college‐level writing course (WRTG 150), regardless of their AP test scores. ENGL 276R is prerequisite to ENGL 329, 377, 378, 379, 423, and 426. All are prerequisite to ENGL 476R or ENGL 496R.
requirement 1 Complete 2 options
Core Courses
option 1.1 Complete 4 courses
Note: Students must complete ENGL 203 before taking ENGL 303 and must complete ENGL 303 before taking most 300 and 400 level courses.
requirement 2 Complete 1 option
Literary History Survey
option 2.2 Complete 2 courses
Note: Students must complete ENGL 203 before or concurrently with the literary history requirement: ENGL 291‐294. Students must complete the literary history course in a period before taking any 300 level courses in that period as follows: ENGL 291 for ENGL 331R, 369R, 386R; ENGL 292 for ENGL 332R, 370R, 387R; ENGL 293 for ENGL 331R, 332R, 369R, 370R, 388R, 389R
requirement 3 Complete 2 courses
requirement 4 Complete 1 course
NOTE: ENGL 356 is recommended. ENGL 337R topic must be Short Story, Studies in Non‐fiction, or Studies in Poetry.
requirement 5 Complete 3.0 hours from the following course(s)
Complete 3.0 hours from the following electives. Courses used to fill a previous requirement may not double count for this requirement.
requirement 7 Complete 1 course
Program Outcomes: 

Competency in English Language and Literature

English teaching majors are required to meet all program and course outcomes for the English BA, and they demonstrate their disciplinary competency by taking one of the national standardized Praxis exams: "English Language Arts: Content and Analysis" or "English Language Arts: Content Knowledge."

Instructional Design and Reflection for Improvement

English Teaching graduates will be able to design and implement several weeks of instruction, write complete lesson plans for delivering that instruction, and reflect in writing on the effectiveness of their plans and delivered instruction. These plans will reflect sound pedagogical understanding (including strong objectives, appropriate measures of learning, and learning activities that are meaningful and adapted to the needs of diverse students).

The work will be one of the capstone requirements in ENGL 377 and 379.