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Academic Program Guide

English Education

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2019 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

The English Education program is a combined BS/MS degree pathway and is designed to prepare students to teach English in secondary school settings (grades 6 - 12). The BS/MS pathway requires two years of upper-division undergraduate coursework plus one additional year of graduate coursework. All prospective students for English Education must apply for formal admission to Educator Preparation through the College of Education by April 1. The Educator Preparation application and admission requirements are available online at

Mapping Coordinator: Frank Amidon

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC 1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Core Mathematics (MAC 1105 College Algebra strongly recommended)3
GE History 3
GE Core Social Science 3
GE Elective3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Visit College of Education test preparation site (
Term 2 hrs
ENC 2135 Research, Genre, and Context3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics (STA 1013 Statistics Through Example strongly recommended)3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
EDF 1005 Introduction to Education3
1st GE Natural Science (AST 1002 Planets, Stars, and Galaxies, BSC 1005 General Biology, CHM 1020 Chemistry for Liberal Studies or ESC 1000 Introductory Earth Science or PHY 1020 Fundamentals of Physics strongly recommended)3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Strongly Recommend: Take and pass all four sections of the FTCE General Knowledge Exam (
Term 3 hrs
E-Series Course3
2nd GE Natural Science 3
Scholarship in Practice course3
SPC 1017 Fundamentals of Speech, SPC 2608 Public Speaking, COM 2080 Online Communication and Presence or other Oral Communication Competency Course3
Literature Course: AML/ENL/LIT3
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Complete EDF1005 ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Strongly Recommend: Oral Communication Competency Requirement
Take and pass all four sections of the FTCE General Knowledge Exam (
Term 4 hrs
EDF 2085 Introduction to Diversity for Teachers or Elective3
EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology or any other Computer Literacy course3
GE Elective3
GE Elective3
GE Elective 3
Milestones 4
Complete all General Education Requirements
Complete the following University-Wide Graduation Requirements: Natural Science Lab, Computer Competency, Diversity, Oral Communication Competency, State-Mandated Writing, and 1st Scholarship-In-Practice
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Complete literature course: AML/ENL/LIT
Apply to program by April 1 (
Term 5 hrs
LAE 3331 Teaching Literature and Drama in High Schools3
LAE 3333 Teaching Writing and Language in High Schools3
TSL 4520 Cross-cultural Communication for Foreign/Second Language Teachers3
EDF 4210 Educational Psychology: Developing Learners3
Content Course: ENL 3334 Shakespeare3
Milestones 5
Complete Term 5 courses ( ≥ C plus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Upper division GPA must be ≥ 3.0 in order to be admitted to Graduate School
Civic Literacy requirement
Term 6 hrs
LAE 4323 Adolescent Literacy and Young Adult Literature3
TSL 4251 Applied Linguistics for Second Language Learning3
Content Course: Minority American Literature3
Content Course: British Literature3
LAE 4863 Enhancing Teaching through Technology3
LAE 4332 Applied English Linguistics for Teachers3
Content Course: Multicultural Literature3
Milestones 6
Complete Term 6 ( ≥ C plus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Upper division GPA must be ≥ 3.0 in order to be admitted to Graduate School
Complete Summer Term ( ≥ C plus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Upper division GPA must be ≥ 3.0 in order to be admitted to Graduate School
Term 7 hrs
LAE 5368 Classroom Management and Methods of Planning and Instruction in Secondary English 3
LAE 5941 Practicum in Secondary English3
RED 4335 Literacy Across the Content Areas 3
Content Course: American Literature3
Milestones 7
Complete RED4335 ( ≥ C plus )
Complete LAE5368 and LAE5941 ( ≥ B)
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Upper division GPA must be ≥ 3.0 in order to be admitted to Graduate School
Term 8 hrs
LAE 5348 Teaching Multiliteracies3
LAE 4335 Assessment in English/Language Arts3
TSL 5005 Methodologies for Teaching Foreign and Second Languages 3
EEX 4070 Including Students with Disabilities in the General Education Curriculum 3
Milestones 8
Complete LAE4335 and EEX4070 ( ≥ C plus )
Complete LAE5348 and TSL5005 ( ≥ B )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Upper division GPA must be ≥ 3.0 in order to be admitted to Graduate School
Apply to Graduate School by March 1
Term 9 hrs
LAE 5297 Teachers as Writers3
LAE 5696 Participatory Culture in Literacy and Learning3
LAE 5748 Teacher Action Research: Studies in Teaching Writing I3
TSL 5142 Development of Foreign/Second Language Curriculum and Materials3
Term 10.
LAE 5940 Field Laboratory Internship.
LAE 8966 Master’s Comprehensive Exam.
Milestones 9
Complete Term 9 courses ( ≥ B )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 3.0
Pass FTCE Subject Area Exam and Professional Knowledge Exam
Milestones 10
Earn Satisfactory grade in student teaching internship
Earn satisfactory grade in Master’s Comprehensive Exam
Cumulative GPA ≥ 3.0

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related: Teacher of English: Middle School, Junior High, Senior High, Adult Education, Public Librarian, Sales Representative, Audiovisual Specialist, Teacher of English as a second language, Youth Organization Worker, Television Educational Specialist, tutor, Editor/Editorial Assistant, Reporter, Writer of Technical Publications

Representative job titles Related that may require further schooling: Community College Instructor, College Professor, School Librarian.
Representative Employers:Information available on Academic Program Guide

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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