Bachelor of Arts in English (7-12 Teacher Certification)

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 125   
Major: 42 sch    Minor required: 26 sch

ENGLISH.BA      CIP Code: 23.0101.00

Admissions:

Please refer to the Admission section of this catalog regarding acceptance into TWU.

To obtain acceptance into the undergraduate Educator Preparation Program, you must have:

(All criteria required before taking EDUC 3003EDUC 3482EDUC 4113EDUC 4243, and Clinical Student Teaching)

  • Completion of EDUC 2003 (C or better)
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Demonstrate basic skills in reading, written communication, and mathematics by meeting the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative;
  • Testing Requirements (please note: all testing requirements are subject to change)
    • TASP/THEA Scores: Reading 260, Math 240, Writing 240; OR
    • Accuplacer Scores: Reading 80, Math 65, Writing 82/6; OR
    • ACT Scores: Verbal 19, Math 19, Composite 23; OR
    • SAT Scores:
      • Prior to March 5, 2016 - Verbal 500, Math 500, Composite 1070;
      • On/After March 5, 2016 – EBRW 480, Math 530

                         ACT and SAT scores cannot be more than five years old

  • Successful completion of a pre-admission interview with assigned faculty advisor
  • Minimum of 12 to 15 semester credit hours in the subject-specific content area for the certification sought
  • Signed application for admission to the Educator Preparation Program
  • Signed Commitment Contract acknowledging awareness and understanding of the Dispositions Policy and Educators’ Code of Ethics
  • Submit a non-refundable Texas Education Agency Fee
  • Acknowledgment and acceptance of admission to the Educator Preparation Program

Students must maintain the admission requirements to remain a student in the TWU Education Preparation Program.

Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42

Courses Required for Major 

English Core (for all tracks)9
Introduction to English Studies
Introduction to the Study of World Literature (GP)
Advanced Grammar and Composition (Requires a grade of "B" or better for certification majors.)
Genre Studies (Select two)6
Drama
Fiction
Poetry
Film and Literature
Linguistics3
Introduction to Linguistics
Teacher Certification Track Requirements
Surveys (All four)12
Representative Works of British Literature to 1760
Representative Works of British Literature from 1760 to Present
Survey of American Literature: Colonial through Romantic
Survey of American Literature: Realism to the Present
Diverse Perspectives (Select one)3
Literature by Women
Multicultural Literature
One open ENG 3000- or 4000-level elective3
ENG 4483Methods of Teaching English3
One 4000-level ENG class3
Total SCHs42

 Other Requirements

Foreign Language (12 sch in one language, 6sch/6sch in two languages, or 9 sch in one foreign language/3 sch in ASL12
SPCH 1013Oral Communication3
English Exit Portfolio. All students pursuing a BA in English will submit an exit portfolio and portfolio self-assessment during their last semester of course work. This is a degree requirement that students must complete in order to graduate.
Total SCHs15

Education Minor

EDUC 2003Schools and Society3
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration2
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment3
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management3
EDUC 4046Student Teaching: English6
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum3
Total SCHs26

(GP) Satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement. 

First Year
FallTCCNSCHs
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
SPCH 1013Oral Communication SPCH 13113
Life/Physical Science Core3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
Creative Arts Core3
 SCHs 16
SpringTCCN
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
Multi-Cultural Women's Studies Core3
Life/Physical Science Core3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
 SCHs 15
Second Year
FallTCCN
ENG 3113Introduction to English Studies 3
Foreign Language I3
Mathematics Core3
ENG 3203Advanced Grammar and Composition 3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Wellnes CAO Core2
 SCHs 17
SpringTCCN
Foreign Language II3
ENG 3363Introduction to Linguistics 3
Genre Course (Select 3 SCH)3
Drama  
Fiction  
Poetry  
Film and Literature  
ENG 3293Survey of American Literature: Realism to the Present 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Core3
EDUC 2003Schools and Society EDUC 13013
 SCHs 18
Third Year
FallTCCN
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration 2
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development 3
Foreign Language III3
ENG 3013Representative Works of British Literature to 1760 3
ENG 3153 or 3073Multicultural Literature 3
Genre Course (Select 3 SCH)3
Drama  
Fiction  
Poetry  
Film and Literature  
 SCHs 17
SpringTCCN
Foreign Language IV3
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment 3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management 3
ENG 3033 (GP)Introduction to the Study of World Literature 3
ENG 3023Representative Works of British Literature from 1760 to Present 3
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum 3
 SCHs 18
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities 3
ENG 3283Survey of American Literature: Colonial through Romantic 3
ENG 4483Methods of Teaching English 3
ENG Elective (3000 or 4000 level)3
ENG Elective (4000 level)3
 SCHs 18
SpringTCCN
EDUC 4046Student Teaching: English 6
 SCHs 6
 Total SCHs:  125

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.