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B.S., Secondary Education, English

Program Overview

Do you have a passion for language and the written word? Do you love reading, and love sharing that love with others?  If so, English education may be for you.

Consisting of a 120 credit-hour curriculum, the Secondary Education in English degree at Louisiana Tech will provide you with a strong background in English and the language arts, as well as in teaching. 

Curriculum

The B.S. in Secondary Education, English is a 120 credit-hour degree that includes 30 hours of general education coursework, 33 hours in primary content area instruction, 15 hours in knowledge of the learner and learning environment, 18 hours in methodology and teaching, and an additional 24 hours of related coursework.

General Education Coursework (GER)

ART 290 - Art Appreciation
   or KINE 280 - Dance Appreciation
   or MUGN 290 - Music Appreciation
   or SPTH 290 - Theatre Appreciation
3 hrs
BISC 101 - Fundamentals of Biology I
   or BISC 130 - Biological Principles
3 hrs
BISC 102 - Fundamentals of Biology II
   or BISC 132 - Biological Diversity
3 hrs
ENGL 101 - Freshman Composition I 3 hrs
ENGL 102 - Freshman Composition II 3 hrs
GEOG 205 - Cultural Geography 3 hrs 
GEOL 111 - Physical Geology
   or GEOL 112 -
 Historical Geology
   or PHYS 205 - Conceptual Physics I
3 hrs
MATH 101 - College Algebra
   or MATH 240 - Mathematics for Engineering and Science I
3 hrs
MATH 125 - Algebra for Management and Social Sciences
   or MATH 241 - Mathematics for Engineering and Science II
3 hrs
POLS 201 - National Government in the United States 3 hrs
Total GER Coursework 30 hrs

Primary Content Area

ENGL 210 - Introduction to British Literature, Beginnings to Romantic Era 3 hrs
ENGL 211 - Introduction to British Literature, Romantic Era to the Present 3 hrs
ENGL 212 - Introduction to American Literature 3 hrs
ENGL 332 - Advanced Grammar 3 hrs
ENGL 336 - Advanced Composition
   or ENGL 400 - Theories of Composition
3 hrs
ENGL 403 - Chaucer
   or ENGL 404 - Milton
3 hrs
ENGL 434 - American Literature: Beginnings to 1865
   or ENGL 435 - American Literature: 1865 to World War II
3 hrs
ENGL 436 - American Literature: World War II to the Present
   or ENGL 429 - American Fiction of the Twentieth Century
3 hrs
ENGL 413 - The Romantic Period
   or ENGL 414 - The Victorian Period
   or ENGL 455 - Modern British Literature
   or ENGL 456 - Contemporary British Literature
3 hrs
ENGL 415 - Shakespeare 3 hrs
ENGL 422 - The English Language 3 hrs
Total Cognate Coursework 33 hrs

Knowledge of the Learner and Learning Environment

EDCI 434 - Diverse Learners  3 hrs
EDCI 435 - Trends and Issues in Education 3 hrs
EDCI 471 - Classroom Management 3 hrs
EDCI 472 - Transitional and Vocational Procedures 3 hrs
PSYC 207 - Learning and Development 3 hrs
Total Cognate Coursework 15 hrs

Methodology and Teaching

EDCI 403 - Materials and Methods of Teaching Reading 3 hrs
EDCI 416 - Student Teaching 9 hrs
EDCI 457 - Materials and Methods in Teaching English
3 hrs
EDCI 480 - Principles of Teaching 3 hrs
Total Cognate Coursework 18 hrs

Additional Hours

EDCI 125 - Introduction to Teaching 3 hrs
EDCI 210 - Instructional Technology 3 hrs
EDCI 438 - Instructional Design, Strategies, and Assessment 3 hrs
EDUC 473 - Secondary Practicum in Education 3 hrs
ENGL 406 - World Masterpieces
   or ENGL 402 - American Women Writers
   or ENGL 424 - Southern Literature
   or ENGL 430 - African American Literature
3 hrs 
HIST 201 - History of the United States, 1492 - 1877
   or HIST 202 - History of the United States, 1877 to the Present
3 hrs 
LSCI 405 - Books and Materials for the Young Adult  3 hrs
COMM 110  - Principles of Speech 
   or COMM 377 - Professional Speaking
3 hrs
Total Cognate Coursework 24 hrs

Program Summary

General Education Coursework 30 hrs
Content Area Coursework 33 hrs
Knowledge of the Learner and Learning Environment 15 hrs
Methodology and Teaching 18 hrs
Additional Hours 24 hrs
Total Program Coursework 120 hrs

 

Admission To Teacher Education Programs

Successful completion of this degree requires admission to a Teacher Education Program. Enrollment in the college is not admission to a teacher education program, nor is this an automatic process. Please see the corresponding page Admission to Teacher Education Programs for more information.

Disclaimer

Please note that this page is supplied for informational purposes only. Due to curriculum changes over time, the information supplied here may not match your actual curriculum. Please consult your University catalog and official plan of study for information on your actual curriculum. For any questions related to your curriculum or plan of study, please contact your academic advisor.

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