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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


Shared Skills and Proficiencies
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition


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


    Oral Communication See approved list; may be met by other requirement
    Technology See approved list; may be met by other requirement 0-3
    Intensive Writing Met in major with WRIT 350 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


Historical Perspectives See approved list; could be met in major


Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives*


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


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


  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


Subtotal   29-47
*No more than two courses in the major may count toward requirements in these areas
Requirements in Major  


    ENGL 291 Introduction to the English Major 3
ENGL 203, 208, or 211 Major British Authors,Found of World Lit, Major American Authors


    WRIT 350* Intro to Comp Theory & Pedagogy 3
   Strategic, Creative and Critical Communication:    
    ENGL 507*, 530* Hist & Dev of Modern Engl, Grammar in Theory and Practice 6
Critical Reading and Research    
ENGE 519* Adolescent Literature


    Six hours from the following:

ENGE 510 (if appropriate), ENGL 203, 208, 211, 300,
    305, 307, 308 (if appropriate),310 (if appropriate), 311, 312,
    317, 319, 320 (if appropriate), 321, 323, 324, 325, 330, 
    333 (if appropriate), 370, 431, 432, 433 (if appropriate),
    470, 471, 472, 473, 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 
    510 (if appropriate), 511, 512, 513, 514, 515, 520, 521, 525,               
    527, 528, 529, 550; WRIT 300, 500, 510, and 511 (if appropriate)



    Electives in ENGL, ENGE, or WRIT   12


    ENGE 393 (in professional ed sequence) and ENGL 491 Departmental Seminar 0
Professional Education Sequence  


EDCO 101* Developing Observation and Analysis Skills


EDCO 200* Developmental Sciences and the Context of Poverty


    EDCO 201*
Supporting the Engl as Sec Lang Student  in the Gen Ed Classroom 2
    EDCO 202* Supporting Exceptional & Gifted Learners in the General Ed Classroom 2
EDCO 220* Assessment to Meet Diverse Needs


    EDCO 305*
Technology in the Classroom 2
    EDCO 350* Acad & Social Strat for Estab Inclusive Classroom Climate 3
    EDCO 401*
Internship I: Contextual Factors 1
    EDCO 402
Internship II: Assessment and Instruction 9
EDCO 410* Education in a Democracy 2
ENGE 390*, 391* Junior Field Experience, Princ of Teaching Engl 4
    ENGE 393 Seminar in Secondary English Teaching 1
    READ 331* Foundations of Literacy 3
READ 346* Content Area Literacy 3
Foreign Language Requirement  


General Electives  




*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.

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 38 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.

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