The English Education concentration provides students with preparation for teaching in secondary schools. It is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in teaching language arts and offers a range of courses in language, literature, and writing. Students may receive an endorsement from the State of Colorado in English Language Arts. In addition to the common requirements for the English major, students pursuing teaching licensure take several extra courses in English, as well as education classes through the School of Education.

Students interested in pursuing a teaching license through CSU may refer to the Center for Educator Preparation (CEP).

Effective Fall 2015

For graduation, an English major must attain a minimum grade point average of 2.000 in upper-division composition and English courses.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
E 240Introduction to Poetry 3
Select one course from the following: 3
Reading Without Borders (GT–AH2)3E 
World Drama (GT-AH2)3E 
World Literatures to 1500 (GT-AH2)3E 
World Literatures-The Modern Period (GT-AH2)3E 
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A4
Historical Perspectives3D3
Mathematics1B3
Electives 6
 Total Credits 31
Sophomore
 
CO 301DWriting in the Disciplines: Education (GT-CO3)23
E 270Introduction to American Literature (GT-AH2)3B3
Select one from the following: 3
Survey of British Literature I (GT-AH2)3B 
Survey of British Literature II (GT-AH2)3B 
Select one from the following: 3
Shakespeare I  
Shakespeare II  
EDUC 275Schooling in the United States (GT-SS3)3C3
EDUC 331Educational Technology and Assessment 2
EDUC 340Literacy and the Learner 3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3C3
Elective 2
 Total Credits 28
Junior
 
E 322English Language for Teachers I 3
E 341Literary Criticism and Theory4A,4B3
E 401Teaching Reading 3
E 405Adolescents' Literature 3
EDUC 350Instruction I-Individualization/Management 3
EDUC 386Practicum-Instruction I 1
EDUC 463Methods in Teaching Language Arts 4
Upper-Division English requirement1 9
Elective 3
 Total Credits 32
Senior
 
E 402Teaching Composition 3
EDUC 450Instruction II-Standards and Assessment 4
EDUC 485BStudent Teaching: Secondary 11
EDUC 486EPracticum: Instruction II 1
EDUC 493ASeminar: Professional Relations 1
Select one capstone course from the following:1 3
Chaucer4C 
Topics in Literature and Language4C 
Individual Author4C 
English Elective2 3
Elective 3
 Total Credits 29
 Program Total Credits: 120
1

The department requires Licensure majors to take a minimum of 12 credits of upper-division E or CO subject code courses to include the categories listed below. One course may count for two categories if necessary, but students must take a minimum of 12 credits to fulfill this requirement:

  • 3 credits must be in literatures of the British Isles before 1830, or in American or European literatures before 1900;
  • 3 credits must be in literatures of the British Isles after 1830, or in American or European literatures after 1900;
  • 3 credits must be in either breakthroughs (ideological, racial, cultural, gendered) or genre courses;
  • One course must be a world literature course;
  • One course must be a capstone course (see list in senior year, above).

See the department list for the courses that fulfill these categories.

2

Any lower or upper-division E subject code course.

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
For admission to Teacher Licensure program, students must have a 2.750 cum. GPA on all work attempted at accredited institutions. For licensure, students must complete all coursework in the teaching concentration and professional education with a grade of C or above and must have a cumulative GPA of 2.750.
 

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
Select one course from the following:   3
Reading Without Borders (GT–AH2)  3E 
World Drama (GT-AH2)  3E 
World Literatures to 1500 (GT-AH2)  3E 
World Literatures-The Modern Period (GT-AH2)  3E 
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Mathematics X1B3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
E 240Introduction to Poetry X 3
SPCM 200Public Speaking   3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Elective   3
AUCC 1B (MATH) and CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   16
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Survey of British Literature I (GT-AH2) X3B 
Survey of British Literature II (GT-AH2) X3B 
EDUC 275Schooling in the United States (GT-SS3)X 3C3
EDUC 340Literacy and the LearnerX  3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
Social and Behavioral Sciences  3C3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 301DWriting in the Disciplines: Education (GT-CO3) X23
E 270Introduction to American Literature (GT-AH2) X3B3
Select one course from the following:   3
Shakespeare I    
Shakespeare II    
EDUC 331Educational Technology and AssessmentX  2
Elective   2
AUCC 3A (Biological and Physical Sciences), AUCC 3B (Arts and Humanities), AUCC 3C (Social and Behavioral Sciences), AUCC 3E (Global and Cultural Awareness), E 240, and E 276 or E 277 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
Must be admitted to Teacher Licensure Program by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   13
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
E 322English Language for Teachers I   3
E 341Literary Criticism and Theory X4A,4B3
EDUC 350Instruction I-Individualization/ManagementX  3
EDUC 386Practicum-Instruction IX  1
Upper-Division English/Composition Course (See footnote on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
Elective   3
CO 301D must be completed by the end of Semester 5.X   
 Total Credits   16
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
E 401Teaching Reading X 3
E 405Adolescents' Literature X 3
EDUC 463Methods in Teaching Language Arts   4
Upper-Division English/Composition Course (See footnote on Concentration Requirements Tab)   6
E 341 must be completed by the end of Semester 6.X   
 Total Credits   16
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
E 402Teaching CompositionX  3
EDUC 450Instruction II-Standards and AssessmentX  4
EDUC 486EPracticum: Instruction IIX  1
Select one course from the following:   3
Chaucer X4C 
Topics in Literature and Language X4C 
Individual Author X4C 
English Elective   3
Elective   3
E 401, E 405 must be completed by the end of Semester 7.X   
 Total Credits   17
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
EDUC 485BStudent Teaching: SecondaryX  11
EDUC 493ASeminar: Professional RelationsX  1
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   12
 Program Total Credits:   120