Secondary English Education

Course work for Secondary English Education candidates falls into 6 categories: general education, introductory courses, core courses, methods courses, content area courses, and student teaching.

Program Learning Outcomes 

  1. Demonstrate mastery of content, technological advances, and pedagogical expertise in the content and grade levels in which they teach

  2. Establish a safe, inclusive, and respectful learning environment for a diverse population of students

  3. Plan and deliver effective instruction, supported by appropriate technological applications, and create an environment that facilitates learning for all students

  4. Demonstrate high standards for professional conduct

  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 to improve practice and student learning


Introductory Courses
TEP 207Foundations of American Education3
TEP 223Adolescent Development for Teachers3
TEP 224Exceptional Child for Teachers3
TEP 227Educational Psychology for Teachers3
Total Hours12
Core Courses
TEP 305Technology For Teaching3
TEP 315Advanced Classroom Management3
TEP 318Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment3
Total Hours9
Methods Courses 1
TEP 415Teaching in Secondary Schools3
TEP 419Content Area Literacy Methods3
TEP 435English Methods for Middle and Secondary Grades3
Total Hours9
Content Courses
ENG 137Introduction to Literature3
ENG 152Introduction to World Literature3
ENG 241Early British Literature3
or ENG 242 British Literature Since 1600
ENG 303Research Methods in English Studies3
ENG 245Early American Literature3
or ENG 246 American Literature-1865 to the Present
ENG 303Research Methods in English Studies3
ENG 306Introduction to Linguistics3
ENG 309Professional Writing3
ENG 342Playing Shakespeare3-4
or ENG 448 The Shakespeare Project
ENG 365Children's and Young Adult Literature3
ENG 404History of English Language3
300-400 Level Literature 1
Any level Literature 1
Total Hours45

 Student Teaching

Secondary candidates who have completed all general education requirements; all introductory, core, and methods courses; and all course work for content area, and all other requirements will be eligible to complete student teaching. The student teaching semester includes two courses.

Candidates are required to apply for student teaching. Applications are to be completed within the prescribed time frame. Candidates must complete a state and federal background check as directed by the host district prior to the start of student teaching.

Course Requirements
TEP 449Middle Grade and High School Student Teaching Seminar3
TEP 451ECCE: Student Teaching - Middle Grade and High School 19
Total Hours12