Secondary English Education

Students studying to become a high school educator choose an area of concentration and are able to teach grades 9-12. Students complete core course work required by all teacher education majors and required content area course work.

Program Learning Outcomes 

  1. Exhibit a deep understanding of subject matter, embrace the latest technological advancements, and showcase advanced pedagogical skills, all while integrating restorative practices and cultural responsiveness into teaching across various content areas and grade levels.

  2. Create a nurturing and safe learning space that creates a sense of belonging and ensures every student feels valued and respected.

  3. Design and deliver dynamic instruction, enriched with relevant technology, to foster an engaging learning environment that caters to the diverse needs of all students, while emphasizing cultural responsiveness in every aspect of teaching.

  4. Uphold the highest standards of professional ethics.

  5. Partner, collaborate, and engage with families and/or communities to develop relationships and build networks of support for student success.

  6. Actively advocate for students, families, and schools to support equity and social justice.

  7. Apply research-driven strategies to improve teaching methods and student learning outcomes, focusing on practices that promote equity in the classroom.


School of Education Core 1
EDL 456Strategies for Teaching Children with Exceptionalities3
EDL 493Cross-Cultural Studies for Multilingual Students and Families3
TEP 207Foundations of American Education 23
TEP 222Child and Adolescent Development for Teachers3
TEP 224Exceptional Child for Teachers3
TEP 227Educational Psychology for Teachers3
TEP 301Induction into Teacher Education1
TEP 305Technology For Teaching3
TEP 315Classroom Community and Belonging3
TEP 318Curriculum Theory and Development3
TEP 375Cultural Studies and Identity in Education3
TEP 419Content Area Literacy Methods3
TEP 448Student Teaching Seminar3
TEP 450ECCE: Student Teaching 39
Total Hours46
Content Courses9
Topics in English Education
Teaching and Assessment in Secondary Schools
English Methods for Middle and Secondary Grades
Communication Studies7
Oral Communication 4
Choose one of the following:
Media and Social Change
Small Group Communication
Gender Communication
ECCE: Intercultural Communication
Nonverbal Communication
Creative Writing (Choose one) 3-4
Introduction to Creative Writing 5
ECCE: Creative Writing, Publishing, and Community
Linguistics (Choose one)3-4
Introduction to Linguistics
Introduction to Sociolinguistics in English Studies
Introduction to Literature 6
Introduction to World Literature 6
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Two 300/400 ENG courses in Literature
One of the following: 6
Early British Literature
British Literature Since 1600
Early American Literature
American Literature-1865 to the Present
Research Methods in English Studies
Technical/Digital Writing (Choose one)3-4
Professional Writing
Writing in New Media
Rhetoric and Composition in Digital Media
Digital Technologies in English Studies
Total Hours46-49

TEP 301 is a prerequisite for all TEP 400 Level courses


This course fulfills a general education requirement at UIS in the area of Social and Behavioral Sciences. 


This course fulfills an Engaged Citizenship Common Experience requirement at UIS in the area of Engagement Experience.


This course fulfills a general education requirement at UIS in the area of Oral Communication


This course fulfills a general education requirement at UIS in the area of Visual, Creative, and Performing Arts.


This course fulfills a general education requirement at UIS in the area of Humanities.