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

Teacher Certification

In addition to the general undergraduate admissions requirements, to obtain acceptance into the undergraduate Educator Preparation Program (and prior to taking EDUC 3003EDUC 3482EDUC 4113EDUC 4243, and Clinical Student Teaching) students must have:

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 (includes all courses, whether posted to TWU transcript or used on a degree plan. Excludes developmental and repeated courses);
  • Completed EDUC 2003 with a C or better;
  • Demonstrated basic skills in reading, written communication, and mathematics by meeting the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative;
  • Met the following Testing Requirements:
    • Have achieved the following test scores (none of which may be more than 5 years old):
      • Praxis Core: Math 150, Reading 156, Writing 162; or
      • ACT Scores (TWU Code 4224): Verbal 19 (Verbal is the average of the English, Reading, and Science sections); Math, 19, Composite 23; or
    • SAT Scores (TWU Code 6826): 
      • Prior to March 5, 2016: Verbal 500, Math 500, Composite 1070
      • After March 5, 2016: Math 530, EBRW 480; or
    • TExES Pre-admission Content Test (PACT; option available 1/1/2020).
  • Completed the Digital Literacy Pre-assessment;
  • Successfully completed a pre-admission departmental interview with an interview panel;
  • A minimum of 12 to 15 semester credit hours in the subject-specific content area for the certification sought;
  • Completed department application for admission to the Educator Preparation Program;
  • Completed a Commitment Contract acknowledging awareness and understanding of the Dispositions Policy and Educators’ Code of Ethics;
  • Submitted a non-refundable Texas Education Agency Fee; and
  • Acknowledged and accepted admission to the Educator Preparation Program.

Please note: 

  • All accepted students must maintain the admission requirements to remain in the TWU Education Preparation Program.
  • Admission requirements are determined by Texas Education Agency policies and are subject to change without notice.
  • Students seeking Bilingual certification must meet minimum proficiency in Spanish.
  • Students seeking Deaf/Hard of Hearing certification must meet minimum proficiency in sign.

Contact the Office of Educator Preparation Services (OEPS) at copeadvising@twu.edu or (940) 898-2829 with any questions.

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

ENGLISH.BA      CIP Code: 23.0101.00

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)
ENG 3113Introduction to English Studies3
ENG 3033Introduction to the Study of World Literature (GP)3
ENG 3203Advanced Grammar and Composition (Requires a grade of "B" or better for certification majors.)3
Genre Studies (Select two)6
Drama
Fiction
Poetry
Film and Literature
Genre Studies
Linguistics3
Introduction to Linguistics
Teacher Certification Track Requirements
Surveys (All four)
ENG 3013Representative Works of British Literature to 17603
ENG 3023Representative Works of British Literature from 1760 to Present3
ENG 3283Survey of American Literature: Colonial through Romantic3
ENG 3293Survey of American Literature: Realism to the Present3
Diverse Perspectives (Select one)3
Literature by Women
Multicultural Literature
ENG 3233Advanced Expository Writing3
ENG 4363Digital Rhetoric3
ENG 4483Methods of Teaching English (Must be taken in Spring Semester of the Junior year)3
Total SCHs42

 Other Requirements

Foreign Language (12 hours in one foreign language, 6 hours/6 hours in two languages, 9 hours in one spoken language/3 hours in ASL, or 6 hours in one spoken language/6 hours in ASL)12
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 4946Clinical Student Teaching6
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum3
Total SCHs26

(GP) Satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement. 


English Majors on the Teacher Certification Track must earn a C or better in all courses in the major (except ENG 3203, in which a B or better is required) and maintain an average GPA of 3.0 in the major. Students who do not meet these standards must earn at least a 3.0 in the subsequent semester of enrollment and return to a 3.0 GPA within one year. If this requirement is not met, the student will be removed from the Teacher Certification track and transitioned to another track in the English Major.

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 4483Methods of Teaching English 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 3023Representative Works of British Literature from 1760 to Present 3
ENG 3283Survey of American Literature: Colonial through Romantic 3
ENG 3233Advanced Expository Writing 3
ENG 4363Digital Rhetoric 3
 SCHs 18
SpringTCCN
EDUC 4946Clinical Student Teaching 6
 SCHs 6
 Total SCHs:  125

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.