English Major in English Language Arts High School Teaching License (9-12) / Bachelor of Arts
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The Department of English Studies features a fully approved English Language Arts program that prepares candidates to teach grades 9-12 in Illinois public and private schools. The program is approved by the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board in conjunction with the Illinois State Board of Education and includes all the requirements for a major in English Language Arts. English majors specializing in Concentration One: English Language Arts must declare majors in both English and Secondary Education. See advisors in the Department of English Studies and College of Education for specific approval and a list of required courses.
Teacher Candidates seeking a Professional Educator License with a English Language Arts Endorsement must complete all requirements of the College of Education (College of Education) and the following coursework in the content area as well as professional education courses. For a detailed description of the courses, please click on the appropriate link. Only grades of “C” and above are acceptable in professional education courses and in any courses counted toward any endorsement or certificate. A “C-” or lower grade will require that the course be repeated.
I. Core Courses in English Language Arts Teacher Licensure (44-46)
A. Required Courses in Literature
B. Required Courses in Language and Writing
Students may attempt to test out of ENGL 31500.
Choose one course on the Structure of Language:
Second-Semester Foreign Language courses include but are not limited to FLAN 10400 First-Year Spanish 2, FLAN 20400 Spanish for Heritage Speakers 2, FLAN 10800 First-Year Arabic 2, FLAN 11200 First-Year Chinese 2, FLAN 11400 First-Year Japanese 2, FLAN 11800 First-Year Polish 2, FLAN 12200 First-Year Russian 2, FLAN 12400 First-Year French 2, FLAN 12600 First-Year Italian 2, FLAN 12800 First-Year German 2, and so forth.
C. Advanced Writing Requirement
The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by successful completion of one of the following:
Courses listed above fulfill the University’s General Education advanced writing requirement for English majors.
D. Multicultural Literature: choose one of the following:
E. Advanced Study in Literature: choose one of the following:
|ENGL-34100||Advanced Study in Early U.S. Literature||
|ENGL-34300||Advanced Study in 19th-Century U.S. Literature||
|ENGL-34500||Advanced Study in Modern and Postmodern U.S. Literature||
|ENGL-35100||Advanced Study in Early British Literature||
|ENGL-35300||Advanced Study in 18th- and 19th-Century British Literature||
|ENGL-35500||Advanced Study in Modern and Postmodern British Literature||
|ENGL-44000||Seminar in U.S. Authors||
|ENGL-45000||Seminar in British Authors||
F. Required Capstone Experiences
G. English Elective: choose one of the following:
In consultation with their advisors in the Department of English Studies, majors must submit an ePortfolio of writing for review. The ePortfolio represents assignments and projects completed in courses. Students should register to take ENGL 38000 ePortfolio during the final semester before graduation; i.e., the semester in which they plan to graduate. Further information can be obtained from the student’s advisor and the department chair.
II. Please see Secondary Education / Bachelor of Arts for required Education courses.