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English Teaching (BA)

English Bachelors BA

Variable Credit Min

76

Variable Credit Max

76

Major Academic Plan

Title

Competency in English Language and Literature

Learning Outcome

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."

Title

Instructional Design and Reflection for Improvement

Learning Outcome

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).

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 Requirements

Core Courses

Requirement 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. Note: ENGL 348R topic must be Shakespeare.

course - Ways of Reading 3.0

course - Writing Literary Criticism 3.0

course - Shakespeare 3.0

course - Young Adult Literature 3.0

Requirement 1.2 —Complete 1 of 2 Courses

course - Prof Wrtg and Comm Sr Capstone 3.0

course - Senior Capstone 3.0

Requirement 2 —Complete 1 of 2 Options

Literary History Survey

Option 2.1 —Complete 3 Courses

course - British Literary History 1 3.0

course - British Literary History 2 3.0

course - American Literary History 3.0

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

course - British Literary History 1 3.0

course - Transatlantic Literary History 6.0

Requirement 3 —Complete 2 Courses

course - American Lit before 1800 - You may take 2 times 3.0

course - American Literature after 1800 - You may take 2 times 3.0

Requirement 4 —Complete 1 of 3 Courses

NOTE: ENGL 356 is recommended. ENGL 337R topic must be Short Story, Studies in Non‐fiction, or Studies in Poetry.

course - Studies in Lit Form and Genre - You may take once 3.0

course - Literature & Film 3.0

course - Myth, Legend, & Folktale 3.0

Requirement 5 —Complete 3 hours

Complete 3.0 hours from the following electives. Courses used to fill a previous requirement may not double count for this requirement.

course - Modern American Usage 3.0

course - Hist of the English Language 3.0

course - Grammar of English 3.0

course - Basic Editing Skills 3.0

course - Genre & Substantive Editing - You may take once 3.0

course - Editing for Publication - You may take once 3.0

course - Old English 1 3.0

course - Middle English 3.0

course - Creative Writing 3.0

course - Brit Liter in Cultural Setting - You may take once 0.5v

course - Writing with Style 3.0

course - Travel Writing 3.0

course - Writing Creative Nonfiction - You may take once 3.0

course - Writing Fiction - You may take once 3.0

course - Writing Poetry - You may take once 3.0

course - Writing for Child & Adolescent - You may take once 3.0

course - Rhetorical Foundations 3.0

course - Professional Writing 3.0

course - Visual Communication 3.0

course - Digital Communication 3.0

course - Studies in Rhetoric - You may take once 3.0

course - Studies in Composing - You may take once 3.0

course - Media and Pop Lit before 1800 - You may take once 3.0

course - Media and Pop Lit after 1800 - You may take once 3.0

course - Professional Speaking 3.0

course - Studies in Lit Form and Genre - You may take once 3.0

course - Literary Studies of the Bible 3.0

course - Book and Publishing History 3.0

course - Digital and Visual Literacies - You may take once 3.0

course - Literature & Film 3.0

course - Classics & the Engl Tradition 3.0

course - Myth, Legend, & Folktale 3.0

course - Literature, Ethics, and Values - You may take once 3.0

course - American Regional Literature - You may take once 3.0

course - Lit of the Latter-day Saints 3.0

course - Transnational Lit before 1800 - You may take once 3.0

course - Transnational Lit after 1800 - You may take once 3.0

course - Author Studies - You may take once 3.0

course - British Literature before 1800 - You may take once 3.0

course - British Literature after 1800 - You may take once 3.0

course - American Lit before 1800 - You may take once 3.0

course - American Literature after 1800 - You may take once 3.0

course - Introduction to Folklore 3.0

course - American Folklore 3.0

course - Studies in Literature - You may take once 3.0

course - Studies in Women's Lit - You may take once 3.0

course - World Literatures in English - You may take once 3.0

course - Creative Wrtg Cap: Nonfiction 3.0

course - Creative Wrtg Cap: Fiction 3.0

course - Creative Wrtg Cap: Poetry 3.0

course - Studies in Lit Crit and Theory - You may take once 3.0

course - Directed Research in English - You may take once 1.0v

course - Individual Readings in English - You may take once 0.5v

course - Prof Wrtg and Comm Sr Capstone 3.0

course - Senior Capstone 3.0

course - Media in Contemporary Clssrm 3.0

Requirement 6 —Complete 11 Courses

NOTE: FBI FINGERPRINT AND BACKGROUND CLEARANCE MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE REGISTRATION FOR ENGL 276R.

course - Educ Stdnts w/Disablts in ScEd 2.0

course - Exploration of Teaching - You may take once 3.0

course - Tchg Grammar & Usage 3.0

course - Tchg English in Secndry Schls 3.0

course - Teaching Literature & Reading 3.0

course - Practicum in Secndry Engl Tchg 1.0

course - Tchg Composition in Sec Schl 3.0

course - Dig Lit & Tech in Sec Schl 3.0

course - Student Teaching Seminar 1.0

course - Multi Cult Ed for Sc Ed 3.0

course - Ad Dev & Class Mgmt 3.0

Requirement 7 —Complete 1 of 2 Courses

course - Secondary Student Teaching 12.0

course - Secondary Teaching Internship - You may take up to 12.0 credit hours 12.0