2018-2019 UI Catalog, English B.A.-Teaching Emphasis [note that the English B.A. curriculum will include renumbering of many courses, with other revisions, beginning Fall 2019]

[note that some 300-400 level courses may not be offered every semester or year, and double-check via your UI VandalWeb Degree Audit option]

For information and advice on the university's requirements in General Education, which all students need to satisfy/complete, see the General Education website at this weblink.

D. Teaching Emphasis

Course List
Code Title Hours
Foundations
ENGL 215 Introduction to English Studies 3
Literary History
ENGL 257 Literature of Western Civilization 3
or ENGL 258 Literature of Western Civilization
ENGL 341 Survey of British Literature 3
or ENGL 342 Survey of British Literature
ENGL 343 Survey of American Literature 3
ENGL 344 Survey of American Literature 3
ENGL 345 Shakespeare 3
Language
ENGL 201 English Grammar: Key Concepts and Terms 1
ENGL 241 Intro to the Study of Language 3
Select two linguistics courses from the following: 6
ENGL 442 Introduction to Morphology and Syntax
ENGL 444 Sociolinguistics
ENGL 496 History of the English Language
Writing
ENGL 309 Rhetorical Style 3
ENGL 401 Writing Workshop for Teachers 3
Select one course from the following: 3
ENGL 208 Personal & Exploratory Writing
ENGL 291 Beginning Poetry Writing
ENGL 292 Beginning Fiction Writing
ENGL 293 Beginning Nonfiction Writing
Cultural Diversity
Select one course in non-canonical or underrepresented literatures: 3
ENGL 380 Introduction to U.S. Ethnic Literatures
ENGL 481 Women's Literature
ENGL 483 African American Literature
ENGL 484 American Indian Literature
Or an advisor-approved special topics or extra-departmental course:
Electives 9
Select one 400-Level Literature Course: 3
Select one 300 or 400-level Literature Course: 3
Select one Elective Course at the 300 or 400-Level: 3
Capstone 3-15
EDCI 485 Secondary Internship
ENGL 490 Senior Seminar
Students who seek to fulfill requirements for teaching certification must complete the EDCI 485 Secondary Internship. Students who decide not to complete the secondary teaching internship must complete ENGL 490 Senior Seminar and may fulfill any remaining credits with electives.
Total Hours 61-73

Courses to total 120 credits for this degree

Teacher Certification

CLASS English majors wishing secondary teaching certification must complete the appropriate English and education courses listed in the "Teaching Majors and Minors" in the Department of Curriculum and Instructionsection of this catalog. Students should plan their programs with their English advisor; they should also see aCollege of Education advisor regarding certification requirements.

[NOTE: for those who wish to double-major by also fulfilling requirements for the 46-Credit English Teaching Major (or the 34-Credit English Teaching Major) in the College of Education, note that those requirements were revised to align closely with the Department of English Teaching Emphasis. Basically, you can double-major in English-Teaching Emphasis and get accepted to the College of Education in order also to pursue/fulfill the degree requirements for a B.S. Education in Secondary Education-English (46-credit option English Teaching Major option), which entails 'additional' coursework that you would complete anyway, for your secondary teaching certification]

Required Education Courses for Teacher Certification

·      Comm 101 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3 cr)

      Psych 101 Introduction to Psychology [for example, some students take Psych 101 in the second semester of their freshman year] or Psych 305 (3 cr)

      EDCI 201 Contexts of Education (2 cr) can be taken freshman year (preferably second semester); requires 20 hours of practicum service-learning (also offered in summer)

      EDCI 301 Learning Development and Assessment (3 cr) can be taken concurrently with 201 (also offered in summer)

      EDCI 302 Teaching Culturally Diverse Learners (4 cr) Prerequisite EDCI 301 (offered in summer)

      EDSP 300 Educating for Exceptionalities (2 cr--will shift to 3cr in Fall 2017) Even though itís a 300-level, students may take it as a freshman (taught online); also offered in the summer.

·      EDCI 410 Technology, Teaching and Learning (2 cr)

      EDCI 463 Literacy Methods for Content Learning (3 cr) Prerequisite EDCI 302 (also offered in summer, online)

      EDCI 431/441 Secondary English Methods (4 cr) Prerequisite EDCI 463; NOTE: this is only offered in the fall, and must be completed before a student can teach.

      EDCI 485 Internship (Student Teaching) (15 cr)

      EDCI 401 Internship Seminar (1 cr)

Praxis II test in content area.

NOTE: Admission to Teacher Education is required for any class after EDCI 301. Admission requires Comm 101, General Studies (general education Core Math), Engl 102, EDCI 201, GPA of 2.75 or more, completion of a background check (done in EDCI 201), a faculty interview, and a letter of intent.

You may wish to consider a double-major so that you also are a major in the College of Education in the teacher education program with English as your major.

Also remember/note the equivalent of four semesters of a foreign language requirement for the B.A. English degree--see this weblink for the Dept. of Modern Languages and Cultures placement exam information/guidelines]

English B.A. Teaching Emphasis Four-Year Plan, including updates to curriculum that take effect by Fall 2019

Freshman Year

First Semester

Credits

Second Semester

Credits

ISEM 101

3

English 102 (if not in first semester)

3

Foreign language 101 level

4

Foreign Language 102 level

4

ENGL 101 or 102

3

Math, Statistics or Computer Science course

3-4

COMM 101

2

ENGL 215

3

Natural and Applied Science course

3-4

ENGL 257 or 258

3

Total Credits

15-16

Total Credits

16-17

Sophomore Year

First Semester

Credits

Second Semester

Credits

Foreign Language 201 level

4

Foreign Language 202 level (or FLEN)

3-4

Natural and Applied Science course

3-4

ENGL 341 or 342
Beginning fall 2019 ENGL 267 or 268

3

PSYC 101

3

ENGL 241

3

ENGL 208, 291, 292, or 293
Beginning fall 2019 ENGL 208 or 290

3

EDCI 301

3

EDCI 201

3

EDSP 300

2

Total Credits

16-17

Total Credits

14-15

Junior Year

First Semester

Credits

Second Semester

Credits

ENGL 343
Beginning fall 2019 ENGL 277

3

ISEM 301

1

ENGL 201

2

ENGL 344
Beginning fall 2019 ENGL 278

3

ENGL 442, 444, 448, 496, or advisor-approved 400-level Linguistics course
Beginning fall 2019 ENGL 408, 442, 444, or 496

3

English elective, 300 or 400-level literature course

3

English cultural diversity course (ENGL 380, 480, 481, 483 or 484)
Beginning fall 2019 English expanding the canon course (ENGL 380, 382, 383, 384, 385, 481, or an advisor-approved special topics or extra-departmental course)

3

ENGL 442, 444, 448, 496, or advisor-approved 400-level Linguistics course, such as Engl 408 [which may be offered in spring semesters, such as Spring 2019]
Beginning fall 2019 ENGL 408, 442, 444, or 496

3

EDCI 302

3

ENGL 309

3

EDCI 410

3

EDCI 463

3

Total Credits

17

Total Credits

16

Senior Year

First Semester

Credits

Second Semester

Credits

ENGL 345

 

3

EDCI 401

 

ENGL 401

3

EDCI 485 or 490

 

English elective, 300- or 400-level literature course

3

   

English elective, 300- or 400-level

3

Note: if you decide against completing EDCI 485 student teaching internship because you do not plan to pursue certification for secondary education, then the capstone requirement for the English major may be satisfied by ENGL 490. Also note that for the B.A. degree you need at least 40 credits at the 300-400 level selected from any discipline, including the English credits completed for this emphasis.

EDCI 431/441

4

EDCI 453

1

Total Credits

17