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2012 - 2013

BA in English Teaching
(74–91 hours*, including licensure hours)



This is a limited-enrollment program requiring departmental admissions approval. Please see item 1 below for information regarding admission to this program.

This major is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. In order to graduate with this major, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to http://education.byu.edu/ess/licensing.html or contact Education Student Services, 120 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.

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  1. This is a closed major requiring application to the program. Application forms are available in the Humanities Advisement Center (1175 JFSB) and the English Education Office (4168 JFSB). Students cannot apply until they have completed at least 9 hours of English major core courses.
  2. Students must complete the GE Foreign Language option* even if the Advanced Mathematics option has already been completed.
  3. The English Department requires a minimum of 24 hours of English major course work to be taken in residency at BYU for this degree program. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
  4. Grades below C- in professional education courses or content courses will not be accepted in the teaching major or teaching minor. Teacher candidates must have a cumulative 2.85 GPA in teaching major and teaching minor courses to qualify for student teaching.
  5. Engl 195 is recommended.
  6. Because upper-division English courses require substantial writing, students should complete their Engl 295 before they begin their first upper-division courses, preferably in the second semester of their sophomore year.
  7. A teaching minor is not required for licensure. However, it is strongly recommended.
  8. Engl 276R is prerequisite to Engl 329, 377, 378, 379, and 423. All are prerequisite to Engl 476R.
  9. Complete the following core courses:
    • Because English is a writing-intensive major, students are strongly encouraged to take a first-year freshman college-level writing course regardless of their AP test scores (Wrtg 150 or Phil 150).
    • Fundamentals of language and literature: complete the following:
        ENGL 251 : Fundamentals of Literary Interpretation and Criticism. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        ENGL 251 : Fundamentals of Literary Interpretation and Criticism. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        DESCRIPTION: Introduction to concepts and practice of literary analysis; critical theories; and elements of fiction, poetry, and drama.

        Course Outcomes


        Note: Students must complete Engl 251 before taking any 300-level courses.

    • British and American literary history: complete the following:
        ENGL 291 : British Literary History 1. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        ENGL 291 : British Literary History 1. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        OFFERED: Independent Study also.
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: ENGL 251; or concurrent enrollment.
        DESCRIPTION: Development of ideas, movements, genres, and styles in early English literature as illustrated through representative texts.

        Course Outcomes


        ENGL 292 : British Literary History 2. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        ENGL 292 : British Literary History 2. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        OFFERED: Independent Study also.
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: ENGL 251; or concurrent enrollment.
        DESCRIPTION: Development of ideas, movements, genres, and styles in later English literature as illustrated through representative texts.

        Course Outcomes


        ENGL 293 : American Literary History. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        ENGL 293 : American Literary History. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        OFFERED: Independent Study also.
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: ENGL 251; or concurrent enrollment.
        DESCRIPTION: Development of ideas, movements, genres, and styles in American literature as illustrated through representative texts.

        Course Outcomes


        Note: Students must complete the literary history courses in a period before taking any 300-level courses in that period.

    • Complete the following:
        ENGL 295 : Writing Literary Criticism. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        ENGL 295 : Writing Literary Criticism. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: English major status.
        DESCRIPTION: How to address an academic audience, support arguments, and engage effectively in critical conversations about literature.

        Course Outcomes


        Note: Students must complete Engl 295 before taking most 300- and 400-level courses for teaching majors.

  10. Complete two courses from the following:
  11. Complete one course from the following:
  12. Complete three elective hours from the following list (Note: TMA 457 is strongly recommended):

  13. Complete the following:
  14. Complete the Professional Education Component:
    • Complete the following:
        CPSE 402 : Educating Students with Disabilities in Secondary Classrooms. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CPSE 402 : Educating Students with Disabilities in Secondary Classrooms. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 350 or concurrent enrollment; Sc Ed 276R or comparable major course; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Issues, policies, and methods in teaching secondary students with disabilities in general education classrooms. Lab.

        Course Outcomes


        ENGL 276R : Exploration of Teaching. (3:4:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        ENGL 276R : Exploration of Teaching. (3:4:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        PREREQUISITE: Successful application into the program; FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Field-based initial teaching experience directed at helping prospective teachers experience demands and opportunities associated with teaching secondary students.

        Course Outcomes


        IP&T 286 : Instructional Technology in Teaching. (1:1:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        IP&T 286 : Instructional Technology in Teaching. (1:1:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
        DESCRIPTION: Using instructional design, visual design, and differentiated staffing principles along with multimedia authoring systems, telecommunication, and other computer-based tools in the development of educational applications for secondary education settings.

        Course Outcomes


        SC ED 350 : Adolescent Development in an Education Context. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 350 : Adolescent Development in an Education Context. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 276R or comparable major course.
        DESCRIPTION: Adolescent development and its implications for integrated school culture, curriculum design, instructional practices, and assessment.

        Course Outcomes


        SC ED 353 : Multicultural Education. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 353 : Multicultural Education. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 350 or concurrent enrollment; Sc Ed 276R or comparable major course.
        DESCRIPTION: Designing and adapting instruction for diverse learners; collaborating with families, cultures, and communities in promoting and sustaining learning.

        Course Outcomes


        SC ED 379 : Classroom Management. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 379 : Classroom Management. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Contact Department.
        PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in Sc Ed 377R and 378, or equivalent major courses.
        DESCRIPTION: Current theory, research, and application in classroom management; creating positive teacher-student and peer relationships; developing optimal learning environments.

        Course Outcomes


        Note: FBI fingerprinting and background clearance must be completed before registration for Engl 276R.

    • Complete 12 hours from one of the following:
        ENGL 476 : Secondary English Student Teaching. (12:0:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        ENGL 476 : Secondary English Student Teaching. (12:0:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Completion of all course work or departmental approval; requires a major GPA of 2.85; at least a C- in Engl 377. Concurrent enrollment in Engl 479.
        DESCRIPTION: Capstone, field-based, semester-long experience in teaching secondary students; demonstrating proficiency in all program standards.

        Course Outcomes


        ENGL 496R : Secondary English Teaching Internship. (12:0:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        ENGL 496R : Secondary English Teaching Internship. (12:0:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Completion of all course work or departmental approval; requires a major GPA of 2.85; at least a C- grade in Engl 377. Concurrent enrollment in Engl 479.
        DESCRIPTION: Capstone, field-based, year-long experience in teaching secondary students; demonstrating proficiency in all program standards.

        Course Outcomes


*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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