The English Education program is offered jointly by the Department of English and Modern Languages and the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development. Students in this program are assigned an advisor in the Department of English and Modern Languages and in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development. This program is designed specifically to prepare students to teach English at the secondary school level. The curriculum exposes students to those topics stressed in the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards and meets the requirements for teacher certification in the state of Maryland.
To be formally admitted to the education component of the program, all students must apply to the Teacher Education Program, usually after completion of appropriate courses taken during the freshman and sophomore years. The application procedure requires the student to compile a brief portfolio, undergo an interview with a representative of the Admission and Retention Committee, and finalize arrangements to successfully complete PRAXIS I. In addition, to complete the program successfully, all students must pass the appropriate sections of the Teacher Competency Exams (PRAXIS I and PRAXIS II). For further information, students should consult their advisor in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development.
I. Core Requirements - English
II. English Department Electives
One course out of the following courses focusing on American Literature
One course out of the following courses focusing on African American Literature
One course out of the following courses focusing on Linguistics, Grammar, and Language
III. Core Requirements - Education
BS majors must also:
Total English Requirements 39 semester hours
Total Education Requirements 37 semester hours
Total Concentration Requirements 76 semester hours