Bachelor of Science in Education Degree - English Education

Students study a wide range of writing styles and literature, along with the education curriculum, to prepare them to teach middle and high school students. Secondary teachers are always in demand throughout the country, so students with this degree have many career opportunities.

 

Degree Requirements:

General Education Courses

Major Courses

Secondary Professional Education Sequence

 

Degree available in Bismarck 

Student Learning Outcomes

By "text" we mean discourse in any form relevant to the study of English language and literature, inclusive of primary and secondary literature, essays, and historical linguistic artifacts.

Upon completion of the BSED program requirements, students will be proficient in these learning outcomes for the core courses:

  1. Analyze texts and their component parts, applying appropriate literary terminology, and recognize relevant ideas, concepts, theories, and/or practical approaches evident in the text and different contexts. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, and VI.)
  2. Develop writing projects in interrelated stages (pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing) that show and understanding for writing as a process within a given rhetorical situation. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes III, and VII.)
  3. Demonstrate ethical and informed research practices. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II, V, and VI.)
  4. Synthesize an original literary argument using one's ideas with primary and secondary sources. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, VI, and VII.)
  5. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of British, American, and world literature, including their various periods, genres, and themes. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, VI, and VII.)
  6. Demonstrate proficiency in each of the ten InTASC standards. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, V, VI, and VII.)

Upon completion of this program, students are able to enter the work world or pursue graduate or professional studies. Graduates can use their skills for careers as writers for corporate enterprises, for careers as college or university instructors, or for careers in legal professions.

Requirements

English Education Major Courses Secondary Education


In order to graduate, student must achieve a grade of "C" or better in all major and minor courses taken in fulfillment of a Language and Literature degree or minor. Students must also achieve a "C" or better in ENGL 110 - Composition I and ENGL 120 - Composition II.

ENGL 240Masterpieces of World Literature

3

ENGL 250Masterpieces of British Literature

3

ENGL 260Masterpieces of American Literature

3

ENGL 280Sophomore Project

1

ENGL 305Writing About Literature

3

ENGL 315Structure and History of English

3

ENGL 320Modern Grammar

3

ENGL 382Adolescent Literature

3

ENGL 440Literary Criticism

3

ENGL 480Senior Project

1

SEED 490LMethods of Teaching Secondary Language Arts

3

SEED 490KMethods of Teaching Secondary Communication

3

Select one of the following:

ENGL 350Studies in American Literature

3

ENGL 355Studies in Major American Writers

3

Select one of the following:

ENGL 325Shakespeare

3

ENGL 405British Medieval Literature

3

ENGL 415British Renaissance Literature

3

ENGL 420Brit Restoration & 18th Cent Literature

3

ENGL 425British Romantic Literature

3

ENGL 430British Victorian Literature

3

ENGL 435Modern British Literature

3

Select one of the following:

One additional ENGL course 200 or higher

3

Total Credit Hours:41

It is highly recommended that English education majors select either ENGL 211- Introduction to Creative Writing or ENGL 325 - Shakespeare for preparation to teach those topics in the secondary English language arts classroom.

 

Secondary Professional Education Sequence

A grade of “C” or better is required in all professional education courses graded on an “A” through “F” letter basis, and a grade of “S”’ is required in all professional education courses graded on an “S/U” letter basis.

Pre-Professional Courses

EDUC 250Introduction to Education with Field Experience

4

PSYC 353Adolescent Psychology

3

Professional Courses in Secondary Methods Block (must be taken concurrently):

SEED 366Learning and Literacy in the Secondary School

4

 

SEED 398BSecondary Methods Block Field Experience I

1

Or

SEED 398CSecondary Methods Block Field Experience II

1

Professional Courses in Disciplinary Methods Block (must be taken concurrently):

SEED 398CSecondary Methods Block Field Experience II

1

Or

SEED 398BSecondary Methods Block Field Experience I

1

Disciplinary Courses

In addition to the professional courses in the secondary methods block, each discipline requires its own methods course to teach pedagogical techniques particular to that discipline. As a co-requisite of SEED 398B or SEED 398C, each student with a major or minor in a secondary education discipline is required to take the appropriate methods course(s) from this list (and must check with an advisor in that department to determine additional requirements particular to the discipline):

Additional Professional Courses:

EDUC 280Education of Exceptional Learners

3

EDUC 300Teaching For Diversity with Field Experience

2

EDUC 360Managing the Learning Environment

3

EDUC 405Educational Psychology

2

EDUC 406Instructional Design, Technology and Assessment

3

EDUC 280 and EDUC 300 must be taken the same semester.

EDUC 406 must be taken the first semester the student has been admitted into the teacher education program.

Student Teaching Semester:

SEED 498Teaching in the Secondary School

15

Total Credit Hours:41

All professional courses have a prerequisite of admission to Teacher Education.

Professional Course Electives

EDUC 305Philosophy and Curriculum of Middle School

2

EDUC 310Methods of Teaching in Middle School

2

EDUC 350Portfolio Preparation

1

SEED 370Reading in the Content Areas

3

Total Credit Hours:41-49

EDUC 350 is taken the semester prior to student-teaching.

EDUC 305, EDUC 310, SEED 370 are required courses for the Middle School pedagogical endorsement.

Total Credit Hours: 82-90