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College Catalog 2015-2016 
College Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Secondary Education (B.A.)

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Student Learning Outcomes for English Secondary Education:

Students will be able to:

  • Appropriately apply a variety of rhetorical strategies in the creation of texts.

  • Appropriately apply a variety of interpretive strategies in the analysis of texts.

  • Find appropriate primary and secondary research materials, adequately apply them in writing to support their own arguments, correctly and consistently cite their sources.

  • Analyze the relationships among literature, language, and culture from the perspective of a critic.

  • Empathize with those that they perceive in some way as different from themselves.

  • Work independently to plan and complete advanced projects with little or no intervention from a professor.

  • Develop a broad range of pedagogical skills in planning lessons for the middle and/or high school English language arts classroom.

  • Apply appropriate methods in delivering lessons in a middle and/or high school English language arts classroom.

  • Demonstrate, through extensive professional practice in early and late field experiences, the ability to utilize advanced content knowledge of English literature, composition, and language systems while planning and delivering lessons in middle and/or high school classroom.

English majors in all concentrations must complete the second semester at the introductory level of a modern language course at the 112 level or higher, or one course if the modern language placement is 200-level or higher. For ancient languages, the second course in a two-semester introductory sequence must be completed.


It is strongly recommended that courses be chosen to fulfill both core and major requirements. Please see the Education Department Handbook for the formal acceptance guidelines of the department.

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