English Teaching

English Teaching
Hours77 - 94 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program 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. To view these requirements go to https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/licensing or contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 801-422-3426.
requirement 1 Complete 1 option
GE Foreign Language option:
English majors must complete a GE Foreign Language culminating course, even if an Advanced Mathematics option has already been completed. If a student has no prior foreign language experience, it will take four semesters to complete the culminating course. Check the University Core requirements for courses approved as the culminating course.
option 1.1 Complete 1 course
HEB 431 - (Not currently offered)
PORT 315 - (Not currently offered)
SRBCR 330 - (Not currently offered)
If the language you completed is not listed, please contact the Liberal Arts Advisement Center.
The English Department requires a minimum of 24 hours of English major course work to be taken in residence at BYU for this degree program. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
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.
Engl 198 and Engl 398 are recommended.
Because upper-division English courses require substantial writing, students should complete their Engl 295 before they begin their first upper-division courses, preferably in the second semester of their sophomore year.
A teaching minor is not required for licensure. However, it is strongly recommended.
Engl 276R is prerequisite to Engl 329, 377, 378, 379, and 423. All are prerequisite to Engl 476 or Engl 496R.
requirement 2 Complete 2 options
Core courses:
A. Because English is a writing-intensive major, students are strongly encouraged to take a first-year freshman college-level writing course regardless of their AP test scores (Wrtg 150 or Phil 150).st-year Writing course:
option 2.1 Complete 1 course
B. Fundamentals of language and literature. NOTE: Students must complete Engl 251 before taking any 300-level courses.
option 2.2 Complete 1 group
C. British and American literary history. NOTE: Students must complete the literary history courses in a period before taking any 300-level courses in that period.
requirement 3 Complete 1 course
requirement 4 Complete 1 course
NOTE: Students must complete Engl 295 before taking most 300- and 400-level courses for teaching majors.
requirement 7 Complete 3.0 hours from the following option(s)
Complete three elective hours from the following list (NOTE: TMA 457 is strongly recommended):
option 7.1 Complete up to 3.0 hours from the following course(s)
option 7.2 Complete up to 3.0 hours from the following course(s)
Courses used to fill a previous requirement may not double count for this requirement.
option 7.3 Complete up to 3.0 hours from the following course(s)
option 7.4 Complete up to 3.0 hours from the following course(s)
requirement 9 Complete 2 options
Professional Education Component:
Licensure requirements: Contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 801-422-3426, to schedule the final interview to clear your application for the secondary teaching license. You should be registered for your last semester at BYU prior to the scheduled appointment.
option 9.2 Complete 12.0 hours from the following course(s)
Student teachers/interns must complete three forms in their LiveText accounts (PIBS, CDS, FED) and attach their TWS to the LiveText account for their program. All four must be completed to be cleared for graduation.
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 the national standardized Praxis exam, "English Language Arts: Content and Analysis."

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.