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The middle grades teacher education licensure program with a concentration in English/Language Arts provides appropriate learning experiences to meet the needs, capabilities, and interests of middle grades students studying English and language arts. The program is designed to assist individuals in acquiring knowledge, developing skills and dispositions within a learning environment focused on active involvement and integrated learning activities.

Requirements
To complete the middle grades English/Language Arts teacher education program, students must complete the requirements for their chosen major as well as the following licensure requirements.

Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll.

Refer to the Undergraduate Course Catalogue for official information about licensure requirements.


From the General Education Requirements

The general education requirements of the College including these specific courses in the following areas:

Social and Behavioral Sciences

ENG-320 - Young Adult Literature (3.00 cr.)

PSY-312 - Psychology of Exceptional Individuals (3.00 cr.)

Cultural Elective

EDU-345 - Language Minorities in Public Schools (3.00 cr.)

Arts and Aesthetics

Choose from any 3 credit hour Arts and Aesthetics elective, including:

DAN-200 - Dance in Society (3.00 cr.)

DAN-359 - Dance History (3.00 cr.)

THE-114 - Introduction to Theatre (3.00 cr.)

THE-214 - Creative Dramatics (3.00 cr.)

THE-320 - Puppetry (3.00 cr.)

- or -

EDU-244 - Fundamental Concepts of the Arts in Education (4.00 cr.)

Health and Physical Learning

HED-100 - Contemporary Health Issues (2.00 cr.)

Major study program requirements in an areas other than education variable hours


Concentration in Major

ENG-111 - Principles of Writing (3.00 cr.)

ENG-275 - Advanced Grammar (3.00 cr.)

ENG-240 - Introduction to Film (3.00 cr.)

ENG-330 - African-American Writers (3.00 cr.)

COM-225 - Public Speaking (3.00 cr.)

ENG-498 - Honors Research Project (3.00 cr.)

- or -

ENG-499 - Research Project (1.00 cr.)

ENG-764 - The Teaching of English (3.00 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

Select one from:

ENG-220 - Creative Nonfiction (3.00 cr.)

ENG-235 - Writing of Poetry (3.00 cr.)

ENG-236 - Writing of Fiction (3.00 cr.)

ENG-245 - Introduction to Journalism (3.00 cr.)

ENG-247 - Publishing and Editing (3.00 cr.)

ENG-250 - Text and Image (3.00 cr.)

ENG-280 - Special Topics in Professional Writing (3.00 cr.)

ENG-358 - Professional Writing (3.00 cr.)

Additional Electives from an approved list for majors (suggested only)


Professional Education Requirements

Professional Education, General

EDU-232 - Schools and Social Change (3.00 cr.)

EDU-234 - Teaching and Learning (3.00 cr.)

EDU-305 - Web 2.0 Technologies for Public School Classrooms (1.00 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

EDU-350 - Teaching in the Middle School (3.00 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

EDU-434 - Inclusion and the Adolescent Learner (3.00 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

EDU-436 - Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (3.00 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

Professional Education, Methods

3-5 credit hours of Professional Education, Methods as appropriate to the required concentration

Internship - last semester of teacher education program

EDU-460 - Colloquium in Education (3.00 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

EDU-490 - Observation and Directed Teaching (9.00 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

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Strong Story | Senttra Snowden-Gregg

Senttra Snowden-Gregg can't wait to start teaching high school English. A born leader with a passion for reaching all students as individuals and a love of American literature, this graduating senior knows what it takes to be a strong teacher.

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