English Education (5-12), B.A.

The English Education (5-12) major prepares students to teach English at the middle and/or high school level.  The program focuses on the content of discipline, as well as, the pedagogical skills necessary for teaching in a middle/high school classroom.

For specific Student Learning Outcomes see Education and English

I. Major Program Requirements

Required classes:

ENLE200Literary Studies (WI)

3

ENWR264Introduction to Creative Writing (WI)

3

ENLE404Literary Theory & Criticism

3

ENLE411Teaching English on the Secondary Level

3

ENWR498Capstone Seminar (WI)

3

Seven upper-division literature courses:

a. Two upper-division (300-400 level) courses from these periods of United States Literature:

Early U.S. Literature

19th Century U.S. Literature

20th Century U.S. Literature

b. Two upper-division (300-400 level) courses from these periods of British Literature:

Medieval

Renaissance

Restoration and 18th Century British

19th Century British

20th Century British

c. One upper-division (300-400 level) course in Global Literature

d. Native American Authors

ENLT412Native American Authors (ND)

3

e. Young Adult Literature

ENLT365Young Adult Literature

3

The department strongly encourages majors to take one literature course in a language other than English.

One additional course in English language and theory:

ENLE333History of the English Language

3

Three additional upper-division (300-400 level) courses in writing (ENWR) beyond ENWR 102

ENWR 264 and ENWR 498 are required and do not count toward these additional courses

Minimum 48 credits, 16 courses, plus foreign language and professional education requirements (see section III, below).

II. Other Program Requirements

A second modern or classical language through the introductory level.

III. Professional Education Requirements

Requirements for English Education Major

AN218/SO218Intro to Native American Studies (ND)

3

ED102Foundations of Education (WI)

3

ED103Instructional Media & Technology

3

ED229Educational Psychology

3

ED245Diversity Field Experience

1

ED305Classroom Management

2

ED318Content Area Reading & Secondary Methods

3.00 - 4.00

ED405Education Seminar

2

ED410Student Teaching

12

ED412Measurement and Assessment in Teaching

3

 

HI121US History I (ND)

3

or

HI122US History II

3

or

HI224History of the American West

3

or

HI231Montana and the West

3

 

PSY203Developmental Psychology

3

or

PSY227Child & Adolescent Psychology

3

 

SPED200Introduction to Exceptional Children

3

SPED206Collab & Conf Tech Spec Ed

3

 

IV. Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and Student Teaching

Students pursuing a major in any Teacher Education Program must be accepted to the program.  See Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program for specific details. 

In order for students to student teach, they must submit an application.  See Admission to Student Teaching for specific details.

Notes:

  1. All English Education (5-12) students must meet the following requirements: 1) earn a grade of “C-” or better in all Professional Education Requirements, Major Program Requirements, and Other Program Requirements; 2) earn a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average; 3) earn a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Major Program Requirements and in Other Program Requirements; and 4) earn a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Professional Education Requirements.
  2. See Secondary Education Requirements.