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English Education

“Tell me and I forget.
Teach me and I remember.
Involve me and I learn.”

– Benjamin Franklin


For Majors

Curriculum guide and checklist for the area in English education/secondary certification (2012-2013 bulletin).


Bachelor of Arts Degree

 

CIP 23.0101

 

 

 

University Studies Requirements

44-47 hours

(See Academic Degrees and Programs.)
   

University Studies Electives:

 

EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development

 

EDU 103 Issues and Practices of American Education

 

 

 

Note: Certification requires a grade of B or better in ENG 105, MAT 117 or higher, COM 161, and EDU 103 or equivalent course. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See your advisor and/or the Office of Teacher Education Services for details.

 

 

Required Courses

25 hours

ENG 099 Transitions

 

ENG 221 Introduction to English Studies

 

ENG 303 British Literature to 1760

 

ENG 304 British Literature, 1760 to the Present

 

ENG 311 American Literature to 1890

 

ENG 312 American Literature, 1890 to the Present

 

ENG 321 Research in Literary Studies

 

ENG 334 Shakespeare

 

and one of the following:

 

ENG 309 History of the English Language

 

ENG 310 Introduction to English Linguistics

 

 

 

Required Limited Electives

21 hours

ENG 214 Introduction to Creative Writing

 

ENG 228 Standard English Usage

 

ENG 329 Teaching English in Secondary Schools

 

ENG 435 Teaching Literature in Secondary Schools

 

ENG 445 Teaching Reading and Writing
  in Secondary Schools

 

and

 

Two 300-500 level ENG courses, both of which must be in literature, at least one covering writings prior to 1800.

 

 

 

Required for Secondary Certification

29 hours

EDU 403 Structures and Foundations of Education

 

EDU 405 Evaluation and Measurement in Education *

 

SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary Schools

 

SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School

 

SEC 422 Extended Practicum **

 

SED 300 Educating Students with Disabilities

 

 

 

Total Curriculum Requirements

120-126 hours ***

 


* Must be taken together and two semesters before student teaching.

** Must be taken one semester before student teaching.

*** Six additional hours may be required in a modern language to achieve 202-level proficiency, and should be taken as electives as indicated.

Murray State University Department of English and Philosophy

The requirements listed above are an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University under the 2013-14 academic bulletin. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the MSU bulletin applicable at the time of the student enrollment; if you enrolled prior to the 2013-14 academic year, consult the registrar's listing for your applicable bulletin. 

Contacts

Dr. Michael Morgan 

7C Faculty Hall

Murray State University

Murray KY 42071-3341

270.809.4536


Ms. Deborah Bell

7B-07 Faculty Hall

Murray State University

Murray KY 42071-3341

270.809.4725

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