Department of English at Winthrop - Goals & Standards

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English Goals & Standards

English Majors

The Department of English considers the goals and standards established by many major accrediting bodies as it assess and revises the courses our majors take.  Currently, the standards we use are as follows:


Additional Resources

The Conceptual Framework for Teacher Education (College of Education)


The Standards for English Education

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

If you have questions about these goals and standards, please contact Dr. Casey A. Cothran, Chair.

Last Updated: 5/6/20