Major in 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


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.

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 Murray State 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.

Dr. Michael Morgan
7C Faculty Hall
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071-3341

Ms. Deborah Bell
7B-07 Faculty Hall
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071-3341