Secondary Education: English



Teaching and Learning

School of Education



The Department of Humanities offers a BS degree for an English Secondary Education Concentration. The English program of study consists of 42 credits, exclusive of the "Special GER" and the language and philosophy requirements for the BA degree. All majors take a comprehensive examination and produce a writing portfolio for assessment.

NOT ADMITTING NEW STUDENTS. Program deactivated effective September 1, 2014.


Admission Requirements
  1. The student wishing to declare a concentration in English Secondary Education must meet the following criteria:
    • Completed ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 or ENGL 103 and ENGL 104;
    • Completed MATH 125 or MATH 132 (depending on the major);
    • Completed a minimum of 30 SCH that count toward graduation;
    • Attained a CGPA of 2.5;
    • Achieved the minimum MSDE required score on the PRAXIS I examination;
    • Completed EDUC 202 (with portfolio);
    • Accepted into the Teacher Education Program of the School of Education.
  2. The student must obtain approval of the Chair of the Department of Humanities on the Declaration of Major Form.
  3. The student should continue taking courses as a major in Humanities/English until such time that s/he is eligible to take other courses in the secondary education program.
  4. After admittance to the Teacher Education Program, the student will take both education and history courses.

The following information also impacts students interested in entering Teacher Education.

  • Students who have met all the above except the passing of Praxis I/Praxis Core can be admitted as a pre-major to Teacher Education.
  • Students must take Praxis II prior to student teaching.
  • Students must achieve state mandated cut-off scores on Praxis II prior to approval for graduation.

Praxis Core was adopted Sept 1, 2014 as the replacement for Praxis 1 in the state of Maryland. Passing scores in Maryland for Praxis Core are as follows: Mathematics (150), Reading (156), and Writing (162). Feel free to direct any Praxis-related questions to TEAR-C.

A student who has been denied admission to a program may appeal to the Teacher Education Council. If denied admission a third time, the student will be advised into another area.


Humanities Core
33 credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ENGL 201
3
Survey of British Literature I
ENGL 202
3
Survey of British Literature II
ENGL 205
3
Survey of American Literature I
ENGL 206
3
Survey of American Literature II
ENGL 210
3
Literary Genres
ENGL 335
3
Literature of the Black American I
OR
ENGL 336
3
Literature of the Black American II
ENGL 353
3
Shakespeare
ENGL 302
3
Sociolinguistics
ENGL 496
3
Senior Colloquium
ENGL 322
3
Adolescent Literature
ENGL 305
3
Advanced Expository Writing

Humanities Electives
9 credits

Electives are in addition to the core courses. The elective requirement is satisfied by any nine credits from among the following subjects: Creative Writing (CRWR), English (ENGL), Journalism (JRNL), Mass Communications (MCOM), Philosophy (PHIL), and World Literature (WLIT). Students in the English Secondary Education concentration must take ENGL 406, Advanced Grammar.


Education Foundation
9 credits
Course
Crs.
Title
EDUC 202
3
Educational Psychology (hour practicum req'd)
EDUC 203
3
Fundamentals of Teaching with A-V Technology
SPED 201
3
Introduction to the Needs of Exceptional Individuals

Education Methods
15 dredits
Course
Crs.
Title
EDUC 402
3
History of Education
EDUC 408
3
Measurements of Evaluation in Education
SCED 312
3
Principles of Secondary Education
REED 427
3
Teaching Reading in Secondary School I
REED 428
3
Teaching Reading in Secondary School II

Education: Subject Matter
3 credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SCED 325
3
Teaching English in the Secondary School

Practicum
12 credits

SCED 414 and SCED 415 Directed Teaching in Secondary School/Seminar