Department of Licensure Programs / English/Language Arts (9-12)

The secondary education in English/Language Arts teacher licensure program provides appropriate learning experiences to meet the needs, capabilities, and interests of high school students studying English/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.

To complete the secondary grades teacher education program and earn licensure in English/Language Arts for grades 9-12, students must complete the requirements for general education and their chosen major, as well as the following licensure requirements.

Students must be admitted in 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:

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

SOC-335 - Race and Ethnic Relations (3.00 cr.)

- or -

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

Concentration in Major

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

ENG-211 - Survey of British Literature I (3.00 cr.)

- or -

ENG-212 - Survey of British Literature II (3.00 cr.)

ENG-215 - Survey of American Literature I (3.00 cr.)

- or -

ENG-216 - Survey of American Literature II (3.00 cr.)

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

ENG-270 - Literary Research/Critical Theory (3.00 cr.)

ENG-275 - Advanced Grammar (3.00 cr.)

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

ENG-351 - Old English (3.00 cr.)

- or -

ENG-353 - History of the English Language (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)

One course in World Literature which is not American or British

One seminar chosen from the following:

ENG-359 - Seminar in American Women Writers (3.00 cr.)

ENG-360 - Seminar in Southern Writers (3.00 cr.)

ENG-495 - Seminar in European Literature (3.00 cr.)

One course in Shakespeare:

ENG-355 - Shakespeare (3.00 cr.)

ENG-356 - Shakespeare (3.00 cr.)

One writing course at the 200 or 300 level

Prospective teachers are strongly encouraged to take one course in communication or theatre.

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-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)


Education at Meredith

Meredith College Teaching Fellows

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.


Contact Information

Jennifer Olson
Head, Department of Education
310 Ledford Hall
(919) 760-2266
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