English Childhood Education (BA)

Health Sciences and Professional Programs
Teacher Education
HEGIS Number: 1501

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Course Descriptions
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English Childhood Education BA


Major Discipline Requirements


I. Required Foundation Courses

ENG202 Introduction to Literary Studies 
ENG262 Introduction to Writing, Rhetoric, and Language 
WRIT304 Research and Writing for English Majors 

II. Pre-Twentieth Century Literature

Choose one of the following in British Literature
ENG318 Shakespeare: The Major Works 
ENG328 Medieval and Renaissance Literature 
ENG333 Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature 
ENG343 The Romantic Period in England 
ENG344 Victorian Literature 
Choose One course from the following in American Literature  
ENG350* American Voices and Visions I* 
ENG352* American Voices and Visions II* 
ENG353* 19th Century American Literature* 


ENG311 Critical Studies in English 

ENG355* 20th Century American Literature* 
ENG356* Studies in an American Literary Genre or Movement* 

III. Emphasis Courses

Choose at least 3 Emphasis Courses from one of the following Emphases
1. Literature Emphasis  
ENG311 Literary Studies 

IV. EMPHASIS (9 credits) [Choose A or B]

A. Writing, Rhetoric, and Language (3 courses from the following, chosen with advisor, no more than one course at the 200 level)  
ENG265 Advanced Composition 
ENG270 Introduction to Grammar and Syntax 
ENG286 Introduction to Creative Writing 
ENG362 Rhetorical Theory and Criticism 
ENG369 Critical Literacy Studies 
ENG371 History of the English Language 
ENG373 Writing for Business 
ENG375 English Sociolinguistics 
ENG379 Special Topics in Writing, Rhetoric, and Language 
ENG384 Writing for Electronic Media 
ENG386 Poetry Workshop 
ENG387 Short Story Workshop 
ENG388 Playwriting Workshop 
ENG389 Creative Nonfiction Workshop 
B. Literature Emphasis (3 courses from the following, chosen with advisor, no more than one course at the 200 level)  

a. Choose One of the following:

ENG209 Understanding Poetry 
ENG211 Foundations of Western Literature 
ENG318 Shakespeare: The Major Works   
b. Two more courses at the 300 level or higher, chosen with advisor  


Any 2 ENG courses at the 200 level or higher  


Choose One course from the following
ENG410 Seminar in English: Special Topics 
ENG430 Seminar in Literature 
ENG470 Seminar in Writing, Rhetoric, and Language 


All majors must take at least one course designated as covering non-American and non-British material
ENG272 World Englishes 
ENG391 Topics in Global Literatures 
Or another course chosen after consultation with academic advisor.  

VII. B.A. with Honors in English (Optional)

ENG492 Honors Research in English 
ENG493 Honors Research in English 


Foundation Sequence Teaching with Multimedia Technology
EDUC268 Teaching the Linguistically Diverse Student and Mainstream Classes 
EDUC280 Child and Adolescent Development for Teachers   
PSY215 Human Development I: Infancy/Childhood 
EDUC283 Effective Teaching and Learning in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms 
MATH271 Topics in Foundational Mathematics 
PHIL202 Major Ideas and Issues in Education 
SOC202 Major Ideas in Education 
Professional Education Sequence 15 
EDUC369 Language and Literacy Instruction in the Emergent and Primary Years (WI) 
EDUC323 Curriculum and Methods in Elemetary Education: Mathematics 
EDUC370 Content Area Literacy Instruction For Mainstream English Only (EO) and English Language Learners (ELLs), Grades 2-6 
EDUC390 Elementary Curriculum & Methods I: Learning Goals and Assessments Across Curriculum 
EDUC392 Elementary Curriculum & Methods II: Instruction and Classroom Management Across Curriculum 
Student Teaching and Student Teaching Seminar  
EDUC431 Supervised Student Teaching, Grades 1-3 
EDUC432 Supervised Student Teaching, Grades 4-6 

* None of these courses may be counted toward both the Literature foundation and the Literature emphasis.

** Courses must be approved by the Department Chair

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