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 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 2020

For graduation, an English major must attain a minimum grade point average of 2.000 in all Composition (CO) and English (E) courses.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
E 240Introduction to Poetry 3
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Select one course from the following: 3
Reading Without Borders (GT-AH2)3E 
World Drama (GT-AH2)3E 
Encountering the Global (GT-AH2)3E 
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A4
Historical Perspectives3D3
Quantitative Reasoning1B3
Electives 6
 Total Credits 31
Sophomore
 
CO 301DWriting in the Disciplines: Education (GT-CO3)23
E 270Introduction to American Literature (GT-AH2)3B3
E 344Shakespeare 3
EDUC 275Schooling in the United States (GT-SS3)3C3
EDUC 331Educational Technology and Assessment 2
EDUC 340Literacy and the Learner 3
Select one from the following: 3
British Literature--Medieval Period to 1800 (GT-AH2)3B 
British Literature--After 1800 (GT-AH2)3B 
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 405Young Adult 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 
E *** English Elective2 3
Elective 3
 Total Credits 29
 Program Total Credits: 120

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:

For graduation, an English major must attain a minimum grade point average of 2.000 in all Composition (CO) and English (E) courses.

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 
Encountering the Global (GT-AH2)  3E 
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Quantitative Reasoning 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 (Quantitative Reasoning) and CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   16
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
EDUC 275Schooling in the United States (GT-SS3)X 3C3
EDUC 340Literacy and the LearnerX  3
Select one course from the following:   3
British Literature--Medieval Period to 1800 (GT-AH2) X3B 
British Literature--After 1800 (GT-AH2) X3B 
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
E 344Shakespeare   3
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 and list 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 405Young Adult Literature X 3
EDUC 463Methods in Teaching Language Arts   4
Upper-Division English/Composition Course (See footnote and list 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 
E *** 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