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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 as Secondary School Teacher 

General Education Courses


Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy


Critical Skills    
Writing and Critical Thinking Skills    
WRIT 101 Composition


CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking, & Writing


Quantitative Skills    
MATH 105 or 150 or 151 or 201  


Foreign Language at the 102 level


  See approved list


Oral Communication Met in major with ENGE 391


Technology Met in major with EDCO 305


Skills for a Common Experience and Thinking across Disciplines  
HMXP 102 The Human Experience: Who Am I?


Global Perspectives Met in major with ENGL 208


Historical Perspectives Met in major with ENGL 507


Developing Critical Skills Applying them to Disciplines  
Natural Science See approved list; from 2 categories & 1 must be a lab science


Social Science See approved list; must include 2 designators; 3 hours met with EDUC 200


Humanities and Arts 6 hours met in the major with ENGL 203 and 211;


  select at least 1 course from a different subject area.  
Intensive Writing Met in major with ENGL 300


Constitution Requirement See approved list


Requirements in Major  


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


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


ENGL 291 Introduction to the English Major


ENGL 491 Departmental Seminar


ENGE 519* Adolescent Literature


WRIT 350* Intro to Comp Theory & Pedagogy


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


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  


EDUC 101* Developing Observation and Analysis Skills


EDUC 200* Developmental Sciences and the Context of Poverty


EDUC 220* Assessment to Meet Diverse Needs


EDUC 401* Internship I: Understanding Contextual Factors


EDUC 402 Internship II: Assessment and Instruction


EDUC 410* Education in a Democracy 2
EDCO 201* Literacy and the English Language Learner 2
EDCO 202* Supporting the Student w/ Disabilities in the General Ed Classroom 2
    EDCO 203*  Supporting the Student Identified as Gifted in the Gen Ed Classroom 1
    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 391*, 392* Princ of Teaching Engl; Field Exp in Teaching Engl 4
READ 345* Content Area Literacy 2
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. 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 ata 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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