If you have a passion for reading and writing and a desire to serve others through teaching, an English Secondary Education Certification from USF will prepare you for meaningful service in the classroom. Through this program, you will learn a variety of skills and methodologies that will enable you to teach literature, grammar, reading and oral communication to grades 7-12.

English Education combines both the English major and Education major. For this major, you must complete a minimum of 31 semester hours of English courses, 6 semester hours of a foreign language, 6 semester hours of oral communication and the courses required for secondary education certification.

REQUIRED MAJOR CORE

Complete the following courses:

  • - Introduction to English Studies (1 s.h.)
  • - Literature for Children & Adolescents (3 s.h.)
  • - Communication, Language, & Grammar **Designated Honors Course** (3 s.h.)
  • - Advanced Composition (3 s.h.)
  • - Evolving Canons (3 s.h.)
  • - Teaching of English (3 s.h.)
  • - English Colloquium (1 s.h.)

SURVEY COURSES

Complete three of the following courses:

  • - Global Literature: Origins and Intersections (3 s.h.)
  • - British Literature: Origins and Intersections (3 s.h.)
  • - American Literature: Survey I (3 s.h.)
  • - British Literature: Survey II (3 s.h.)
  • - American Literature: Survey II (3 s.h.)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE COURSES

Complete two semesters in one foreign language.

Spanish

  • - First Semester Spanish (3 s.h.)
  • - Second Semester Spanish (3 s.h.)
  • - Third Semester Spanish (3 s.h.)
  • - Fourth Semester Spanish (3 s.h.)
  • - Survey of Peninsular Literature and Cultures Through the Golden Age (3 s.h.)
  • - Survey of Peninsular Literature and Cultures: Golden Age to Present (3 s.h.)
  • - Survey of Latin American Literature and Cultures through the 19th century (3 s.h.)
  • - Survey of Latin American Literature and Cultures: 19th Century to Present Day (3 s.h.)
  • - Special Topics in Spanish Literature or Culture (3 s.h.)
  • - World Language Methods (3 s.h.)
  • - Travel Abroad for Intermediate/ Advanced Students of Spanish (1-6 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (3 s.h.)
  • - Spanish Phonetics and Phonology (3 s.h.)
  • - Special Topics in Hispanic Linguistics (3 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Translation (3 s.h.)
  • - Spanish for the Professions (3 s.h.)
  • - Special Topics (1-4 s.h.)
  • - Senior Capstone (1 s.h.)
  • - Independent Study (1-3 s.h.)
  • - Independent Study (1-3 s.h.)

New Testament Greek

  • - New Testament Greek I (3 s.h.)
  • - New Testament Greek II (3 s.h.)

ELECTIVE(S) IN MAJOR

Complete 12 s.h. of elective courses. ENG311 and ENG322 are both highly recommended.

  • - Introduction to Contemporary Drama (3 s.h.)
  • - Oral Interpretation of Literature (3 s.h.)
  • - Theatre History I (3 s.h.)
  • - Playwriting (3 s.h.)
  • - Genre Study (3 s.h.)
  • - Creative Writing (3 s.h.)
  • - Creative Writing II (3 s.h.)
  • - Shakespeare (3 s.h.)
  • - Language and Society (3 s.h.)
  • - The Theology of Harry Potter (3 s.h.)
  • - Special Topics (3 s.h.)
  • - Internship (1-4 s.h.)
  • - Literary Criticism (3 s.h.)
  • - Digital Humanities & the Ethics of Technology (3 s.h.)
  • - Special Topics (1-3 s.h.)
  • - Independent Study (0-4 s.h.)
  • - Independent Study (1-3 s.h.)

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