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 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 Literacy0-6
General Education Core Requirements
Information Literacy0-1
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Complete one of the following American Institutions GE courses (Secondary Education requirement):
HIST 1700American Civilization3
or POLS 1100 American Government
Complete one of the following Social & Behavioral Sciences GE courses (Secondary Education requirement):
FSHD 1500Human Development Lifespan3
or PSY 1010 General Psychology
or PSY 1100 Human Development Through Lifespan
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 (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)
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)
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)
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

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
or ENGL 2500 British Literature Before 1800
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 Literary Survey course:
Students must take one American literature and one British literature course. If an American literature course is used to fulfill the Core Requirement, a British literature course must be used to fulfill the Emphasis requirement, and vice versa.
ENGL 2400American Lit Before 18653
or ENGL 2410 American Lit After 1865
or ENGL 2500 British Literature Before 1800
or ENGL 2510 British Literature After 1800
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 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 Program Admission

To be admitted to the Secondary Education 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 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

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENGL 1001 FYE: English/Humanities 1
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
ENGL 2400
American Lit Before 1865 meets General Education (Literature/Humanities)
or British Literature Before 1800
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
General Education (Mathematics) 4
General Elective 2
Spring Semester
EDUC 1010 Foundations/Intro to Education 3
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
ENGL 1410 Elements of Grammar 3
ENGL 2600 Critical Introduction to Literature 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
2nd Year
Fall Semester
EDUC 2500 Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms 3
ENGL 3220 Multi-Ethnic American Lit (GLOCUP) 3
CIS 1200 Computer Literacy 3
ENGL 320X (Genre Studies) 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
Spring Semester
EDUC 2400 Foundations Multicultural/ESL (GLOCUP) 3
ENGL 2410
American Lit After 1865
or British Literature After 1800
ENGL 321X (Period/Topic or Major Authors) 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
3rd Year
Fall Semester
EDUC 2010 Intro to Exceptional Learners 3
EDUC 3110 Educational Psychology 3
ENGL 2140R Creative Writing 3
ENGL 3810 History and Structure of the English Language 3
ENGL 3030 Advanced College Writing 3
General Education (Life Sciences/Lab) 4
Spring Semester
ENGL 3400 World Literature 3
ENGL 3510 Shakespeare 3
ENGL 3520 Young Adult Literature 3
ENGL 4510 Methods of Teaching Literature 3
ENGL 4700 Senior Capstone 3
General Education (Physical Sciences) 3
4th Year
Fall Semester
ENGL 4500 Methods of Teaching Writing 3
SCED 3720 Reading Writing Content Areas 3
SCED 4100 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 3
SCED 4600 Classroom Management 3
Spring Semester
SCED 4900 Secondary Student Teaching 10
SCED 4989 Student Teaching Seminar 2
 Total Hours120