Major in English - Secondary Education Concentration

Please visit the Department of Secondary and Middle School Education catalog page for admission requirements. 

English majors must complete 42 units, and each course must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher.

Foundation Courses
ENGL 221BRITISH LITERATURE TO 17983
ENGL 222BRITISH LITERATURE SINCE 17983
ENGL 238SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE3
ENGL 300METHODS AND RESEARCH3
Students are strongly encouraged to take ENGL 300 prior to taking other 300-400 level literature courses in the major.
Shakespeare
Select one of the following:3
TOPICS IN SHAKESPEARE STUDIES
SHAKESPEAREAN COMEDY
SHAKESPEAREAN TRAGEDY
Electives
Two 300- or 400-level ENGL courses, at least one of which must be a literature course. 6
Capstone Experience
Select one of the following in the final year:3
CAPSTONE SEMINAR IN ENGLISH STUDIES
CAPSTONE INTERNSHIP IN ENGLISH 1
CAPSTONE HONORS THESIS IN ENGLISH
Tracks/Concentration
Complete a Track or Concentration. 18
Total Units42
1

ENGL 498 is not open to students in the Secondary Education Concentration.

English Secondary Education Concentration Requirements

Diversity in American Literature
Select one of the following:3
SURVEY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE
MAJOR WRITERS IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE
ETHNIC-AMERICAN LITERATURE
AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURE, 1772-PRESENT
MODERN JEWISH LITERATURE
LITERATURE OF THE GREAT MIGRATION 1900-1970
TOPICS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE (when appropriate) 1
TOPICS IN MULTI-ETHNIC AMERICAN LITERATURE (when appropriate) 1
TOPICS IN BLACK AMERICAN LITERATURE (when appropriate) 1
Linguistics and Grammar
ENGL 251APPLIED GRAMMAR 23
Select one of the following:3
ANALYTICAL GRAMMAR
HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS
STRUCTURE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TO 1500
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE SINCE 1500
OLD ENGLISH
TOPICS IN LINGUISTICS
World Literature/Non-Western Literature
Select one of the following:3
INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY
WORLD FOLKLORE
LITERATURE OF GLOBAL EXPERIENCE
HISTORY AND LITERATURE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
FOLKLORE AND LITERATURE
MYTH AND LITERATURE
WORLD LITERATURE WRITTEN IN ENGLISH
TOPICS IN WORLD LITERATURE
Advanced Writing
Select one of the following:3
WRITING ARGUMENT
ACADEMIC ESSAY
WRITING ABOUT LITERATURE
WOMEN'S WORDS, WOMEN'S LIVES
Textual Analysis
ENGL 463SEMIOTICS: THE STUDY OF SIGNS3
Total Units18
1

Depending on specific content, ENGL 473, ENGL 476, and ENGL 477 may satisfy this requirement, with the approval of the student’s Secondary Education Advisor

2

Students who place out of this course through departmental examination are to take in its place an upper-division elective in literature.

Students in the Secondary Education concentration should be aware of the formal admission requirements for Secondary Education, including specified Core Curriculum requirements, and must determine what courses are required and permitted before formal admission. (See the Department of Secondary Education section of this catalog.) Students pursuing Secondary Education should visit the Department of Secondary Education in Hawkins Hall 404 as early as possible to declare their SCED track and obtain a Secondary Education adviser. 

Students who decide not to complete all secondary education requirements must select and complete a different concentration/track in the major in order to graduate.

The Portfolio

Students will be asked in their senior year to submit portfolios of a few papers that cover their years in the major. These portfolios are used anonymously to learn how well the major is working for its students. Students themselves will not be assessed; their standing will not be affected in any way. The English program will be assessing itself through what it finds students are learning.

Course Prerequisites

Course prerequisites are noted in the course descriptions. The department strictly enforces prerequisites.

Meeting Core Curriculum Requirements/Competency

All students in the university must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements.

Every student in the university must complete ENGL 102 or ENGL 190 with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher to satisfy the English Composition Core Curriculum requirement.

Students may take additional courses to complete Core Curriculum requirements. Many 200-level and some 300-level courses fulfill Core Curriculum requirements.

Philosophy, art, history, speech and theatre Core Curriculum courses provide especially effective background for an English major. Students are encouraged to select elective courses in these areas in addition to those which fulfill Core Curriculum requirements.

Students may select any of the following advanced writing courses to fulfill the Advanced Writing Seminar:

ENGL 310WRITING ARGUMENT3
ENGL 313ACADEMIC ESSAY3
ENGL 316WRITING ABOUT LITERATURE3
ENGL 317WRITING FOR BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY3
ENGL 318TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC WRITING3

 Students may, of course, take additional elective units in English.

Some students will be required to complete special competency courses in language and writing in addition to meeting Core Curriculum requirements in English. See the Tutoring & Learning Center section in Academic Resources. Students for whom English is not a native language may be required to complete courses in English as a Second Language as a prerequisite to enrollment in ENGL 102: Writing for a Liberal Education (see International Undergraduate Admissions).

Secondary Education Requirements

In addition to majoring in one of the certification subject areas and satisfying the University Core Curriculum requirements, students must complete the courses listed below.  

Minimum requirements for admission into teacher education programs, maintaining candidate status and formal entry into the capstone internship are outlined on the Standards for Teacher Education page in the Undergraduate Catalog. 

Secondary Education General Requirements (12 Units)
EDUC 202HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES: AMERICA'S URBAN SCHOOLS (Core 10)3
EDUC 203TEACHING AND LEARNING IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY (Core 13)3
HIST 145HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE CIVIL WAR (Core 11)3
or HIST 146 HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE THE CIVIL WAR
SCED 304EDUCATION, ETHICS AND CHANGE (Core 14)3
Secondary Education Professional Education Requirements (44-47 Units) 1
ISTC 301INTEGRATING INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY3
SCED 305ADOLESCENT LEARNING, DEVELOPMENT, AND DIVERSITY (prerequisite: PSYC 101)3
SCED 341PRINCIPLES OF SECONDARY EDUCATION4
SCED 401ANALYZING THE INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE3
SCED 460USING LITERACY IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS 24
SCED 461TEACHING READING IN THE SECONDARY CONTENT AREAS 33
SCED 499INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATION 46
SPED 301INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION3
Methods Requirement
Select one of the following based on major: 53-6
TEACHING MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGE
TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL
TEACHING ENGLISH IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL
and YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE
Internship Requirement
Select one of the following based on major: 12
INTERNSHIP IN SECONDARY EDUCATION- ENGLISH
INTERNSHIP IN FRENCH EDUCATION
INTERNSHIP IN SECONDARY EDUCATION- HISTORY
INTERNSHIP IN SPANISH EDUCATION
INTERNSHIP IN SECONDARY EDUCATION- SOCIAL SCIENCE
Total Units56-59
1

Students in the English major with a Secondary Education concentration will complete the Secondary Education Requirements with 47 units of professional education courses and 59 units of Secondary Education requirements total.   

2

Taken concurrently with SCED 341 and shares a required field experience

3

Taken concurrently with SCED 499.

4

Taken at a professional development school during the fall or spring term, whichever precedes the full-time internship term, with Methods of Teaching Major Subject and SCED 461 

5

Some methods courses are offered spring or fall only. Check with your adviser. 

The Professional Year and Full Time Internship

All teacher candidates conduct their internship in Professional Development Schools (PDS). These are schools in which there is a partnership between the schools and the Department of Secondary and Middle School Education (SMED) in the College of Education (COE). All students wishing to enroll in their internship courses must meet with their Secondary School advisor to receive permission to register. Students will not be admitted to the internship without prior approval of an advisor.

English Major -Secondary Education Concentration Suggested Four-Year Plan 

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

First Year
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
EDUC 202 (Core 10)3EDUC 203 (Core 13)3
Core 1 (or Core 2)3HIST 145 or 146 (Core 11)3
Core 33Core 2 (or Core 1)3
Core 53Core 43
Core 63Core 7 3-4
 15 15-16
Second Year
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ENGL 2383Diversity in American Literature (Select one of the following:)3
ENGL 3003
ENGL 310, 313, 316, or WMST 333 (Core 9)3Shakespeare (Select one of the following:)3
SCED 304 (Core 14)3
Core 8 3-4ENGL 2213
 ENGL 2513
 SCED 3053
 SCED 4193
 15-16 18
Third Year
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ENGL 2223Linguistics and Grammar (B) (Select one of the following:)3
ENGL 4633
ENGL Upper-Level Elective3World Literature/Non-Western Literature (Select one of the following:)3
ISTC 3013
SPED 3013ENGL Upper-Level Elective3
Core 123SCED 3414
 SCED 4604
 18 17
Fourth Year
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ENGL Capstone Experiences (Select one of the following:)3SCED 38312
SCED 4013
SCED 3573 
SCED 4613 
SCED 4996 
 15 15
Total Units 128-130
  1. READ: Interpret written materials flexibly: understand that although multiple meanings are possible, textual evidence needs to support individual interpretations of the literature being read as well as the implications drawn from it.
  2. WRITE: Write in a variety of forms (e.g. expository, argumentative, imaginative, business/technical) as appropriate to audience, purpose, and occasion, using evidence to support interpretations.
  3. RESEARCH: Use research skills that include understanding of methods, technology, and conventions.
  4. REFLECT: Be reflective and lifelong learners.
  5. INFORMATION LITERACY AND TECHNOLOGICAL COMPETENCE: Use software as appropriate to writing and research.
  6. GLOBAL AWARENESS: Engaging intellectually in the experiences and views of people with different cultural backgrounds and beliefs.