Degree Plan

Bachelor of Arts in English, Secondary Teacher Certification

Core Curriculum Requirement

10 - English Composition – 6 semester hours

  • ENGL 1301
  • ENGL 1302

20 - Mathematics – 3 semester hours

  • MATH 1314 - College Math or Higher

30 - Natural Sciences – 6 semester hours

  • Natural Science - BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, PHYS OR Bio/Physical Science
  • Natural Science w/ lab

40 - Humanities – 3 semester hours

  • Literature, Philosophy, Modern or Classical Lit.

50 - Visual/Performing Arts – 3 semester hours

  • ARTS, MUSI, or DRAM

60 - American History – 6 semester hours

  • HIST 1301
  • HIST 1302

70 - Political Science – 6 semester hours

  • PSCI 2305
  • PSCI 2306

80 - Social/Behavioral Sciences – 3 semester hours

  • Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology

90 - LD Institutionally Designated Option – 6 semester hours

  •  SPCH (CORE)
  • COSC – Computer Literacy (not more than 5 years old) (CORE)

Major Requirements

General Program Requirements – 10 semester hours

  • ENGL 3430 – Professional Writing
  • SPCH 1311, 1315, 1318, or 1321 (CORE)
  • COSC 1301 or 1401, or BCIS 1305 (CORE)
  • Sophomore Level Foreign Language
  • Sophomore Level Foreign Language

 

HUMA General Requirements – 15 semester hours

  • HUMA UD*
  • HUMA UD*
  • HUMA UD*
  • HUMA 4324, 4316, 4318 - Gender Studies, Critical Studies in Race, Class & Gender, or African American Culture
  • HUMA/HIST/ENGL - e 3 s.h. UD HUMA, HIST or ENGL.

*HUMA Period Courses (9 s.h. of HUMA Courses from the following courses: HUMA 4312, HUMA 4313, HUMA 4314, HUMA 4315 or HUMA 4317)

Secondary LA/R Teacher Certification – 27 semester hours

  • COMM 3325 – Advanced Professional Speaking
  • COMM 4318 – Mass Media Communication
  • ENGL UD – (6 s.h. UD ENGL. May choose from: ENGL 3311, ENGL 3312, ENGL 3313 or ENGL 3316)
  • ENGL UD - (6 s.h. UD ENGL. May choose from: ENGL 3311, ENGL 3312, ENGL 3313 or ENGL 3316)
  • ENGL 3310 – Intro to the Study of Language
  • ENGL 3320 or 3321 – 19th Century or 20th Century American Lit.
  • LITY 3320 – Foundations of Reading Theories & Assess.
  • LITY 3340 – Using Literature with Adolescents
  • LITY 4361 or 4362 – Reading Workshop or Workshop Approach to Read/Writing Instruction

Professional Development LD Pre-Reqs – 3 semester hours

  • ENGL 2322 or 2323 – British Literature
  • Natural Sci. w/ lab - Min. 4 sh. of Natural Science with lab (CORE)

Secondary Teacher Certification (Professional Development/Education) – 24 semester hours

  • CUIN 3323 – Instructional Design
  • CUIN 4313 – Secondary Teaching Strategies
  • CUIN 3327 – Educational Technology
  • FEDU 3321 – Educational Foundations for Teaching
  • LITY 4364 – Content Area Reading and Study Skills
  • INDS 3323 – Child Development & App to Learning
  • SEDU 4303/4304 – Secondary School Student Teaching

NOTES:

  1. s.h. = semester hours
  2. LD = Lower Division (Community College-Level: Freshman, 1000-level /Sophomore, 2000-level)
  3. UD = Upper Division (University-Level: Junior, 3000-level /Senior, 4000-level)
  4. The student is responsible for fulfilling all requirements on this degree plan and is encouraged to review the catalog that governs this degree plan.
  5. Substitutions in this degree plan must be approved by following the same procedures as for the degree.
  6. This document is an unofficial guide to your degree. Please contact an advisor for an official degree plan.
  7. Must meet minimum requirements: 120 s.h. overall, 36 s.h. UD, of which 30 s.h. must be completed at UHV.