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Bachelor of Arts in English Certification as Secondary School Teacher

Students desiring Certification as teachers of English should consult with the department’s teacher certification advisor and the College of Education section of the catalog for specific requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program.

Bachelor of Arts in English Certification 

General Education

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Shared Skills and Proficiencies
   
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition

3

    HMXP 102      Human Experience 3
CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

3

    Oral Communication See approved list; may be met by other requirement
0-3
    Technology See approved list; may be met by other requirement 0-3
    Intensive Writing Met in major with ENGL 300 0
    Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met with another requirement 0-3
    Physical Activity See approved list; 1
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines*    
Global Perspectives See approved list; could be met in major

0-3

Historical Perspectives See approved list; could be met in major

0-3

Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives*

 

Social Science See approved list; must include 2 designators; 3 hours met in Education Sequence 
EDUC 200

3

Humanities and Arts See approved list; must include 2 designators; could be partially met in major

3-6

  3 hours met in major  
Quantitative Skills and Natural Science (3 courses) 9-12
    Quantitative Skills See approved list (3-8)
Natural Science See approved list; must include one lab science.  If 2 courses taken, must be in two
different groups:  Life, Physical, Earth

(3-8)

Subtotal   29-41
*No more than two courses in the major may count toward requirements in these areas
 
Requirements in Major  

36

ENGL 203, 208, 211, 305 Major British Authors,Found of World Lit, Major American Authors, Shakespeare

12

ENGL 300*, 507*, 530* Approaches to Lit, Hist & Dev of Modern Engl, Grammar in Theory and Practice

9

ENGL 291 Introduction to the English Major

3

ENGL 491 Departmental Seminar

0

 
ENGE 519* Adolescent Literature

3

 
WRIT 350* Intro to Comp Theory & Pedagogy

3

 
   Choose 2 courses from the following:  (only 3 hours may be from WRIT 307 or WRIT 316)

6

WRIT 300 Rhetorical Theory  
 
WRIT 307 Fiction Writing  
 
WRIT 316 Poetry Writing  
 
WRIT 500 The Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writers  
 
    ENGL courses above 299    
Professional Education Sequence  

36

EDUC 101* Developing Observation and Analysis Skills

1

 
EDUC 200* Developmental Sciences and the Context of Poverty

3

 
EDUC 220* Assessment to Meet Diverse Needs

2

 
EDUC 400* Internship I: Understanding Contextual Factors

1

 
EDUC 403 Internship II: Assessment and Instruction

10

 
EDUC 410* Education in a Democracy 2
 
EDCO 201* Literacy and the English Language Learner 2
 
EDCO 202* Supporting Exceptional & Gifted Learners in the General Ed Classroom 2
     
    EDCO 203* Supporting the Gifted Student 2
     
    EDCO 305*  Technology in the Classroom 2
     
    EDCO 306*  Teaching Methods for the Inclusive Classroom 2
     
    EDCO 350*  Analyzing Classroom Climate 1
     
    EDCO 351*  Establishing Positive Classroom Climate 1
 
ENGE 390*, 391* Junior Field Experience, Princ of Teaching Engl 4
READ 345* Content Area Literacy 2
 
Foreign Language Requirement  

3-8

General Electives  

0-16

Total  

120

*A grade of C or better must be earned and may not be taken on the S/U basis.

†This requirement may be met by a satisfactory score on a recognized proficiency examination or by passing any foreign language course numbered 201 or any course with 201 as a prerequisite. A maximum of one course may be applied to the Logic/Language/Semiotics Area.

In addition to the requirements for their major, students must meet requirements for the Teacher Education Program, which include the requirements for Admission to Teacher Education, Entry to the Professional Stage, and Program Completion. For information on these requirements, consult the Office of Student Academic Services in the Richard W. Riley College of Education.

Passage of the PRAXIS II Series content area examinations is required prior to entry into the professional stage for all candidates in the teacher education program.  For the most current PRAXIS information required for test(s) in your content area, visit the South Carolina Department of Education website.

The student must attain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or better in courses taken at Winthrop and a GPA of 2.0 or better in the 36 hours of the required program. The student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours in the major in residence at Winthrop University.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

Visit the Department of English website.

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