2017-2018 UI Catalog, English B.A.-Teaching Emphasis

[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

Foundations (3 cr):

ENGL 215 Introduction to English Studies

3 cr 

Literary History (15 cr):

ENGL 257 Literature of Western Civilization

3 cr 

OR
ENGL 258 Literature of Western Civilization

3 cr 

 
ENGL 341 Survey of British Literature

3 cr 

OR
ENGL 342 Survey of British Literature

3 cr 

 
ENGL 343 Survey of American Literature

3 cr 

ENGL 344 Survey of American Literature

3 cr 

ENGL 345 Shakespeare

3 cr 

Language (10 cr):

ENGL 201 English Grammar: Key Concepts and Terms

1 cr 

ENGL 241 Intro to the Study of Language

3 cr 

Two linguistics courses from the following [or seek advisor permission to substitute a different linguistics course, such as Engl 408] (6 cr):

ENGL 442 Introduction to Morphology and Syntax

3 cr 

ENGL 444 Sociolinguistics

3 cr 

ENGL 496 History of the English Language

3 cr 

Writing (9 cr):

ENGL 309 Rhetorical Style

3 cr 

ENGL 401 Writing Workshop for Teachers

3 cr 

One course from the following (3 cr):

ENGL 208 Personal & Exploratory Writing

3 cr 

ENGL 291 Beginning Poetry Writing

3 cr 

ENGL 292 Beginning Fiction Writing

3 cr 

ENGL 293 Beginning Nonfiction Writing

3 cr 

Cultural Diversity (3 cr):

(One course in non-canonical or underrepresented literatures)

ENGL 380 Introduction to U.S. Ethnic Literatures

3 cr 

ENGL 481 Women's Literature

3-6 cr - Max 98 cr

ENGL 483 African American Literature

3 cr 

ENGL 484 American Indian Literature

3 cr 

Or an advisor-approved special topics or extra-departmental course (3 cr)

Electives (9 cr):

One 400-Level Literature Course

3 cr

One 300 or 400-level Literature Course

3 cr

One Elective Course at the 300 or 400-Level

3 cr

Capstone

EDCI 485 Secondary Internship

15 cr 

Fulfills Capstone for Teaching Emphasis major.

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 Planning Guide (sequences of courses by semester is provisional to provide a template for planning that will need to adjust to your schedule, other variables)

Semester 1

Note: UI Catalog J-3 General Education requirement categories in boldface; note also that you could fulfill your general education Math (or CS or Stat) req. in the first semester, then take a general studies Natural and Applied Science course in your second semester; likewise, if you have passed out of Engl 102, you could seek permission to take Engl 215 in your first semester; otherwise, you also could take Engl 257 or Engl 258 in your first semester, and delay taking some other course, such as Comm 101. And other possibilities are flexible, such as taking Psych 101 in your first semester or second semester.

_____     ISEM 101 (3 cr) Integrated Studies

_____     Foreign Language, 101 level (4 cr)[or whatever course level your prior prep prepares you to enter, such as 102, or e.g. Span 104, or 201--see this weblink for the Dept. of Modern Languages and Cultures placement exam information/guidelines]

_____     ENGL 101 or ENGL 102 (3 cr, determined by 

placement scores) Communications = ENGL 102 plus Comm 101

_____     COMM 101: Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2 cr) Communications

_____     Natural and Applied Science course (3-4 cr) Natural & Applied Sciences

_____     ___________________________________________________________

_____     ___________________________________________________________

_____     15 credits, minimum

Semester 2

[_____    ENGL 102 (3 cr, if not completed in semester 1)]

_____     Foreign Language, 102 level (4 cr)

_____     Math, Statistics, & Computer Science (3-4 cr, depending on

placement scores) Math, Statistics, & Computer Science

_____     ENGL 215: Introduction to English Studies (3 cr)

_____     ENGL 257 OR 258: Literature of Western Civilization (3 cr) Humanities/Discipline 1

_____     ___________________________________________________________

_____     ___________________________________________________________

_____     15 credits, minimum

Semester 3

_____     Foreign Language, 201 level (4 cr)

_____     Natural and Applied Science course (3-4 cr) Natural & Applied Science

_____     PSYC 101: Intro to Psychology (3 cr) Discipline 2/Social Sciences

_____     ENGL 208, 291, 292, or 293 (3 cr)

_____     EDCI 201: Contexts of Education (2 cr)--this course also can be completed earlier, in your first-year

_____     ___________________________________________________________

_____     ___________________________________________________________

_____     15 credits, minimum

NOTE: You also may wish to double major by adding the teaching major in English through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education. Admission to Teacher Education is required for any class after EDCI 301. Admission requires Comm 101, 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. Application requirements are explained in further detail here: www.uidaho.edu/ed/teachered/admissiontoteachereducation

Semester 4

_____     Foreign Language, 202 level—lit/film in translation = Discipline 3/International (3-4 cr, depending on course)

_____     ENGL 341 OR 342: Survey of British Literature (3 cr) Humanities

_____     ENGL 241: Intro to the Study of Language (3 cr)

_____     EDCI 301: Learning, Development, and Assessment (3 cr) Discipline 3/Social Sciences

_____     EDSP 300:  Education for Exceptionalities (2 cr--will shift to 3cr in Fall 2017)

_____     ___________________________________________________________

_____     ___________________________________________________________

_____     15 credits, minimum

Semester 5

_____     ENGL 343: Survey of American Literature (3 cr)

_____     ENGL 201: English Grammar, Key Concepts and Terms (2

cr)

_____     Linguistics course (3 cr)—Engl 442, 444, 448, 496, or advisor approved 400-level linguistics course [such as Engl 408]

_____     English Cultural Diversity course (3 cr, Engl 380, 480, 481, 483, or 484) if have not taken Engl 380, 481, or 483 and also plan to have different course satisfy J-3 American Diversity requirement

_____     EDCI 302: Teaching Culturally Diverse Learners (4 cr) Discipline 4/American Diversity

_____     EDCI 410: Technology, Teaching, and Learning (2 cr)

_____     ___________________________________________________________

_____     ___________________________________________________________

_____     15 credits, minimum

Semester 6

_____     ISEM 301 (1 course) Integrated Studies

_____     ENGL 344: Survey of American Literature (3 cr) Humanities

_____     English elective, 400 level literature course (3 cr)

_____     Linguistics course (3 cr) )Engl 442, 444, 496, or advisor approved 400-level linguistics course

_____     ENGL 309: Advanced Prose Writing (3 cr)

_____     EDCI 463: Literacy Methods for Content Learning (3 cr)

_____     ___________________________________________________________

_____     15 credits, minimum

Semester 7

_____     ENGL 345: Shakespeare (3 cr) Humanities

_____     ENGL 401: Writing Workshop for Teachers (3 cr)

_____     English elective, 300 or 400-level lit course (3 cr)

_____     English elective, 300- or 400-level (3 cr)

_____     EDCI 431/441 Secondary English Methods (4 cr)

_____     EDCI 453: Phonics, Phonological Awareness, Fluency, and Assessment (1 cr)

_____     ___________________________________________________________

Semester 8

_____     EDCI 401: Internship Seminar Senior Experience/Integrated Studies

_____     EDCI 485: Internship (student teaching)

Note: if you decide against completing EDCI 485 student teaching internship because you do not plan to achieve or pursue certification (including the Praxis II exam) for secondary education, then the capstone requirement for the English major may be satisfied by completing Engl 490.