Bachelor of Arts/Science in English - English Education Emphasis

The Bachelor of Arts / Science in English with an English Education emphasis has six basic components:

  1. General Education and Institutional Requirements
  2. Foreign Language Requirement (Bachelor of Arts only)
  3. Core Discipline Requirements
  4. Emphasis Requirements
  5. Secondary Education Teaching (SET) Licensure Program Admission and Professional Requirements
  6. Electives: college-level courses from any prefix to meet Graduation Requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy Course(s)0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English GE Courses3-7
Information Literacy GE Course0-1
Mathematics GE course3-5
American Institutions GE course(s)3-6
Life Sciences GE course(s)3-10
Physical Sciences GE course(s)3-5
Laboratory Science GE course0-1
Fine Arts GE course3
Literature/Humanities GE course3
Social & Behavioral Sciences GE course3
Exploration GE course3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Complete one of the following American Institutions GE courses (SET requirement):
HIST 1700American Civilization3
POLS 1100American Government3
Complete one of the following Social & Behavioral Sciences GE courses (SET requirement):
FCS 1500Human Development Lifespan3
PSY 1010General Psychology3
PSY 1100Human Development Through Lifespan3
Bachelor of Arts: Foreign Language Requirement3-16
Complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits in a single foreign language, through earned credit (grade C or higher), credit by examination, or vertical credit from the courses listed on the GE Foreign Language Requirement page 1
- Complete a 2020 or higher foreign language course listed below (grade C or higher)
- Complete a 3060 foreign language course listed below (grade C or higher)
- Receive 16 transfer credits for GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (8) in a single foreign language (grade C or higher)
OR
Complete a 1020 course listed below in a second foreign language (grade C or higher) AND one of the following:
1. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 FLATS exam credits for FLAT 1000 (8) and FLAT 2000 (4)
or
2. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 transfer credits articulated as GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (4) (all grade C or higher) in a language not currently taught at DSU
OR
Available only to students who are nonnative English speakers, complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits of ESL courses listed below (grade B or higher)
- Complete ESL 2750 or ESL 2760 (grade B or higher).
- Submit one of the following test scores required for unconditional DSU admission: TOEFL (61 iBT, 173 CBT, or 500 PBT); or Michigan (70); or USU-IELE equivalent score. Other tests may be accepted for admission to DSU but will not fulfill this requirement. Official scores must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
Total Hours3-16
1

General Education Foreign Language Classes may be found on the General Education page.

Core Discipline Requirements
ENGL 1410Elements of Grammar3
ENGL 2600Critical Introduction to Literature3
ENGL 3030Advanced College Writing3
ENGL 3220Multi-Ethnic American Lit3
ENGL 3810History and Structure of the English Language3
ENGL 4700Senior Capstone3
ENGL 2400American Lit Before 18653
or ENGL 2410 American Lit After 1865
ENGL 2500British Literature Before 18003
or ENGL 2510 British Literature After 1800
Emphasis Requirements
ENGL 2140RCreative Writing3
ENGL 3400World Literature3
ENGL 3510Shakespeare3
ENGL 3520Young Adult Literature3
ENGL 4510Methods of Teaching Literature3
Complete one Genre Studies course:
ENGL 3201Genre Studies: Folklore3
ENGL 3202Genre Studies: Poetry3
ENGL 3203Genre Studies: Novels3
Complete one Period/Topic Studies OR Major Authors course:
Period/Topic Studies in Literature
ENGL 3211Period Studies: Victorian Lit3
ENGL 3212Period/Topic: Crime Fiction & Film Noir3
ENGL 3213Period/Topic Western Amer Lit3
ENGL 3214Period/Topic Studies: Realism/Modernism3
ENGL 3215Period/Topic Studies: Gender in Literature3
ENGL 3216Depictions of the Holocaust in Literature & Film3
Major American Authors
ENGL 3260Major American Authors3
ENGL 3261Major Authors: Major American Women Authors3
ENGL 3262Major Authors: Major African American Authors3
Major British Authors
ENGL 3270Major British Authors3
ENGL 3271Major British Authors: Milton3
Major World Authors
ENGL 3280Major World Authors3
ENGL 3281Major World Authors: Postcolonial3
Secondary Education Teaching (SET) Licensure Program Prerequisite Requirements
EDUC 1010Foundations/Intro to Education3
EDUC 2010Intro to Exceptional Learners3
EDUC 2400Foundations Multicultural/ESL3
EDUC 2500Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms3
EDUC 3110Educational Psychology3

Secondary Education Teaching (SET) Licensure Program Admission

To be admitted to the SET Licensure Program and enroll in professional courses:

  • USOE R277-504-3 A(3) “requires candidates to maintain a cumulative university GPA of 3.0, and receive a C or better in all education related courses and major required content courses"

and students must pass the appropriate PRAXIS II content area subject test(s). In addition, one of the following must be completed:

  • Students with BA/BS degrees in progress must have completed at least 95% of major coursework and have approval of major academic content area department advisor
  • Students with completed BA/BS or higher degrees must have their transcripts reviewed by content area department advisor
Secondary Education Teaching Licensure Program Professional Requirements
Semester I
ENGL 4500Methods of Teaching Writing3
SCED 3720Reading Writing Content Areas3
SCED 4100Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment3
SCED 4600Classroom Management3
Semester II
SCED 4900Secondary Student Teaching10
SCED 4989Student Teaching Seminar2

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative university GPA 3.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher in each English Core and Emphasis course.
  6. USOE R277-504-3 A(3) “requires candidates to maintain a cumulative university GPA of 3.0, and receive a C or higher in all education related courses and major required content courses"
  7. 3.0 GPA or higher in Education and Secondary Education program prerequisite and professional courses required.

Graduation Plan

1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENGL 1001FYE: English/Humanities1
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing3
LIB 1010Information Literacy1
General Education (Mathematics)4
ENGL 2400
or 2500
American Lit Before 1865
British Literature Before 1800
3
General Elective2
 Term Hours14
Spring Semester
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics:3
General Education (Exploration)3
EDUC 1010Foundations/Intro to Education3
ENGL 1410Elements of Grammar3
ENGL 2600Critical Introduction to Literature3
 Term Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
ENGL 3220Multi-Ethnic American Lit3
EDUC 2500Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms3
General Education (Fine Arts)3
ENGL 320X (Genre Studies)3
CIS 1200Computer Literacy3
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
ENGL 2410
or 2510
American Lit After 1865
British Literature After 1800
3
ENGL 321X (Period/Topic or Major Authors)3
EDUC 2400Foundations Multicultural/ESL (Global/Cultural Perspectives)3
General Education (American Institutions)3
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences)3
 Term Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
ENGL 2140RCreative Writing3
ENGL 3810History and Structure of the English Language3
EDUC 2010Intro to Exceptional Learners3
EDUC 3110Educational Psychology3
General Education (Life Sciences/Lab)4
ENGL 3030Advanced College Writing3
 Term Hours19
Spring Semester
ENGL 3400World Literature (Global/Cultural Perspectives)3
ENGL 3510Shakespeare3
ENGL 3520Young Adult Literature3
ENGL 4510Methods of Teaching Literature3
ENGL 4700Senior Capstone3
General Education (Physical Sciences)3
 Term Hours18
4th Year
Fall Semester
ENGL 4500Methods of Teaching Writing3
SCED 3720Reading Writing Content Areas3
SCED 4100Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment3
SCED 4600Classroom Management3
 Term Hours12
Spring Semester
SCED 4900Secondary Student Teaching10
SCED 4989Student Teaching Seminar2
 Term Hours12
Total Hour: 120