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

SURVEY COURSES

Complete three of the following courses:

  • - Global Literature Survey (3 s.h.)
  • - Survey of British Literature I (3 s.h.)
  • - American Lit: Survey I (3 s.h.)
  • - British Literature: Survey II (3 s.h.)
  • - American Literature: Survey II (3 s.h.)

LITERATURE COURSES

Complete two additional courses in literature at the 300 level or above. ENG322 is highly recommended, as coursework in Shakespeare is required for teacher certification in some states.

  • - Literature for Children & Adolescents (3 s.h.)
  • - Genre Study (3 s.h.)
  • - Creative Writing (3 s.h.)
  • - Creative Writing II (3 s.h.)
  • - Shakespeare (3 s.h.)
  • - Communication, Language, & Grammar **Designated Honors Course** (3 s.h.)
  • - Advanced Composition (3 s.h.)
  • - Evolving Canons (3 s.h.)
  • - Global Literature (3 s.h.)
  • - Language and Society (3 s.h.)
  • - Dept Practicum in Teaching Engl (3 s.h.)
  • - The Theology of Harry Potter (3 s.h.)
  • - Special Topics (3 s.h.)
  • - Internship (1-4 s.h.)
  • - Teaching of English (3 s.h.)
  • - Literary Criticism (3 s.h.)
  • - The English Epic & Its Milieu (3 s.h.)
  • - Digital Humanities & the Ethics of Technology (3 s.h.)
  • - Visual Rhetoric and Film (3 s.h.)
  • - English Colloquium (1-3 s.h.)
  • - Applied Org Research Proposal (4 s.h.)
  • - Special Topics (1-3 s.h.)
  • - Independent Study (0-4 s.h.)
  • - Independent Study (1-3 s.h.)

COMMUNICATION COURSES

Complete six semester hours from the following oral communication courses.

  • - Oral Interpretation of Lit (3 s.h.)
  • - Persuasion:Process & Procedures (3 s.h.)
  • - Business & Profess Communication (3 s.h.)
  • - Argumentation (3 s.h.)
  • - Leadership & Sm Gr Communication (3 s.h.)
  • - Public Presentations (3 s.h.)
  • - Communication and the Classroom Teacher (3 s.h.)
  • - Special Topics in Communication Studies & Theatre (1-3 s.h.)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE COURSES

Complete two semesters in one foreign language.

Spanish

  • - First Semester Spanish (4 s.h.)
  • - Second Semester Spanish (4 s.h.)
  • - Elementary Spanish I: 1st Half (2 s.h.)
  • - Poco A Poco Spanish II (2 s.h.)
  • - Poco a Poco Spanish III (2 s.h.)
  • - Third Semester Spanish (3 s.h.)
  • - Fourth Semester Spanish (3 s.h.)
  • - Spanish for Medical Professional (3 s.h.)
  • - Spanish Conversation (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 (1-3 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.)
  • - Spanish Composition (3 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Translation (3 s.h.)
  • - Spanish for the Professions (3 s.h.)
  • - Special Topics (1-4 s.h.)
  • - Integrated Civilization and Literature: Mexico & the US (3 s.h.)
  • - Integrated Civilization and Literature: Spain (3 s.h.)
  • - Integrated Civilization and Literature: Central America and the Caribbean (3 s.h.)
  • - Integrated Civilization and Literature: The Northern Peoples of South America (3 s.h.)
  • - Integrated Civilization and Literature: The Southern Cone of South America (3 s.h.)
  • - Senior Capstone (1 s.h.)
  • - Independent Study (1-3 s.h.)
  • - Independent Study (1-3 s.h.)

German

  • - Beginning German I (4 s.h.)
  • - Beginning German II (4 s.h.)
  • - Intermediate German I (3 s.h.)
  • - Intermediate German II (3 s.h.)

New Testament Greek

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

RECOMMENDED COURSES

The following course is recommended, not required.

  • - Creative Writing (3 s.h.)

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