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2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Secondary Education, B.A.


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(124 credits minimum)

Teaching Fields in Secondary Education

The University of Hartford recommends students for secondary education certification in the English endorsement area. Secondary mathematics education is offered by the College of Arts and Sciences in cooperation with the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions. Music education is offered by The Hartt School.

Candidates who successfully complete the program in Secondary English Education or Secondary English Education with Urban Emphasis are eligible, upon recommendation of the University, for Connecticut certification to teach English in grades 7–12.

The Secondary Education program features a full-semester core program of integrated instruction and experience in an urban or suburban public school setting, under the supervision and guidance of clinical professors and a trained cooperating teacher.

Professional Education Requirements (35 credits)


In addition to the general education courses, secondary education majors must complete the following requirements:

Subject-Area Major


Only obtaining a major in English can satisfy the subject-area major for secondary English education majors. Students should select this teaching field no later than the end of the first year. The program to be followed is outlined under the teaching major section. Cumulative grade point averages of 3.00 overall and in English are currently required for admission into junior-level professional development courses, as well as for admission into the practica and student teaching phase.

Electives


To obtain the total of 124 credits necessary for graduation as a secondary English education major, the student may need additional elective credits.

Secondary English Education Major with Urban Emphasis


The Secondary English Education Major with an Urban Emphasis is designed to prepare pre-service teachers with a program of study to prepare candidates for teaching positions in urban school settings. The integrated instruction and experiences for field work, practicum and student teaching will be in an urban setting under the supervision and guidance of clinical professionals and a trained cooperating teacher. The Urban Emphasis course work follows the same Secondary English Major sequence of professional educational courses. The Urban Emphasis requires students to select certain courses from a specific list of options to complete general education requirement and English coursework.

English Courses


Choose one from the following:

Subject-Area Major for Teaching Secondary English Education Fields


Requirements for the English endorsement area are listed below. Please note that, in some cases, one or two of the necessary courses may not be available at the University of Hartford. Students will be assisted in locating equivalent courses at other area schools.

English


Required credits: [36]


Each student should plan his or her program of study in consultation with an English advisor. More detailed information about the B.A. in English is available here .

Literature Majors

Students with a literature concentration are required to take

One 300- or 400-level course in four of the following five categories:

Capstone course

Electives

  • English electives at the 200 level or above, to reach a total of at least 36 credits (12 courses) to complete the major
Note(s):

A single course may be used to satisfy two—but not three—distribution areas; for example, a course on African American drama might satisfy both the drama requirement and the cultural diversity requirement.

Depending on their content, Studies in…, Special Topics, and honors courses may be used to fulfill distribution requirements. Consult the department chair.

Teacher Certification

For the purpose of gaining teacher certification, all secondary English education majors must include the following within their major:

Three credits of Shakespeare:

At least one cultural diversity course

At least one film and one poetry course

Creative Writing Majors

Creative writing majors are required to take

Capstone course

Teacher Certification

For the purpose of gaining teacher certification, all secondary English education majors must include the following within their major:

Three credits of Shakespeare:

At least one cultural diversity course

At least one film and one poetry course

Electives

  • Three credits of electives above the 200 level, if additional credits are required to total 36 credits toward the major.

Additional Information:


Secondary English education majors must follow NCTE-suggested course areas, including courses concentrating on the works of women writers and writers of color, as well as courses on film, and poetry.

For ENG course descriptions, click here .

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