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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Major, B.A. with Secondary English Teacher Licensure Concentration

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Candidates seeking an undergraduate degree and licensure in English will major in English with a concentration in Secondary English Teacher Licensure.  This concentration, offered in conjunction with the School of Education, prepares degree seeking, future secondary teachers of English to understand and teach the diverse subject matter required for licensure. This program equips students with a wide variety of language principles and skills; practical experience in developing and teaching the processes of writing; sound knowledge of approaches to literature and literary genres; periods and authors (including a special focus on young adult literature); and an understanding of communication and media as used in English studies. In addition to meeting specified state and departmental requirements, this program offers students the opportunity to develop further specialization in writing, language, or literature to complement the major. The major provides student with a background in the Colorado Academic Standards for English and prepares them to pass the required content exam for licensure. This extended major does not require a minor.  All courses required for this major and teacher licensure program must be passed with a grade of C- or better.

Required General Studies

  • Students must satisfy the Written Communication general studies requirement.
  • Credits: 3
  • Required General Studies total credits:

  • Credits: 3
  • General Studies Arts and Humanities (6 credits)
  • General Studies Historical (3 credits)
  • General Studies Natural and Physical Sciences (6 credits)
  • General Studies Social and Behavioral Sciences (met in licensure sequence by EDS 3130 and EDS 3150)
  • Note:

    *Included in General Studies courses, students must select one that satisfies the Global Diversity requirement.


    Required General Studies total credits: 27


English Major

Language Core

Composition Core

Students will take one of the following:

Linguistics Course

Students will take one of the following:

Upper-Level Electives

Two upper-division English courses, at least one of which must be a literature course, selected in consultation with and approved by a designated English advisor:


Upper-Level Electives total credits: 6

English Major total credits:

English Major total credits: 46

Summary of Requirements

Required General Studies

27 credits

English Major

46 credits

Foundation and Methods for Secondary Education

36 credits

General Electives

11 credits

English Major, B.A. with Secondary English Teacher Licensure Total

120 credits

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