May 21, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

English with Certification in Secondary Education, B.A.

Minimum required credits: 120

General Education Requirements (A&S)

In addition to major requirements, students must meet the General Education Requirements that correlate to their degree.

Major GPA and Grade Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in courses required to complete the major. All courses required for the major must be taken for a letter grade.

English Major Requirements (36 credits)

Each student should plan his or her program of study in consultation with the Secondary English advisor.

One Course in Grammar or History of the Language

Two literature courses at the 300 or 400 level

One Course in Poetry

Adolescent Literature Course

Capstone Course


Literature electives to reach a total of at least 36 credits (12 courses) to complete the major.


A single course may be used to satisfy, two-but not three-distribution areas; for example, a course on modern British poetry might satisfy the poetry requirement and count in the 20th and 21st centuries category.

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

Professional Education Requirements (57 credits)

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

Additional Information

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