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Department of English and Modern Languages
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Bachelor of Arts

English Major with Teacher Certification – Grades 7-12*

(120 semester hours)**
A major in English with teacher certification (Grades 7-12) requires a total of 36 semester hours, of which 30 must be advanced. The 30 advanced hours may not include 3336, 3351, or 3352 for certification credit.

Academic Major
  Hours
English 2323, 2324, 2325, 2328 3
English 2329 3
English 3330, 3331, 3332, 3333, 3334 15
English 4309, 4321, 4322 9
English (advanced) 6
Other Requirements
  Hours
Communication 2301 3

Computational and Applied Math 1351, Mathematics 1302, 1324, 1332, 1333, 1351

3

Creative Arts:
Art 1301, 1302, 2301, 2302, Honors 2302, Music 1341, 1342, 1351, 1376, Theatre 1311

3

English 1301, 1302

6

General Studies 1181

1

History 1301, 1302

6

Life and Physical Sciences:
Biology 1410, 1411, 1481, 1482, 2423, 2424, Chemistry 1401, 1411, Geography 2301/2101, Geology 1401, 1402, Physical Science 1301/1101, 1302/1102, Physics 1301/1101, 1302/1102

8

Modern Language 1301, 1302, 2311, 2312 in a single modern language

12

Political Science 2301, 2302

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Agricultural Economics 1331, Economics 1300, 2301, 2302, Geography 2305, Psychology 1303, 2301, Sociology 1303, 2301

3

Minor:
Education 4321, 4322, 4323, Educational Psychology 3303, 3314, Reading 4320

18

Professional Education:
Education 4973

9

Electives

6

*Students must be admitted in the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) to enroll in any senior-level Education course or Reading 4320. For more information visit the College of Education website.

**Degree and certification requirements will sometimes exceed the 120 semester-credit-hour minimum for a baccalaureate degree.

The above plan meets all core curriculum and Bachelor of Arts degree requirements. The BA degree with a major in English requires a minimum of 120 semester credit hours, a minimum of 42 advanced (junior and senior level) semester credit hours, and a minimum of 30 semester credit hours in residence (24 of which must be at the advanced level). 24 of the last 30 hours required to complete this degree must be taken in residence.

Teacher Certification Grades 7-12 for Non-Majors: A student who is not an English major but chooses English Language Arts and Reading for a certification area must complete 30 semester credit hours from the following English courses: three hours of a sophomore-level course from 2323, 2324, 2325 or 2328, plus 2329, 3330, 3331, 3332, 3333, 3334, 4309, 4321, and 4322. Students may not take 3336, 3351, or 3352 for certification credit.

TExES Eligibility: To be eligible for approval to take the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) in English Language Arts and Reading, Grades 7-12, students must satisfy the applicable State and University minimum requirements as well as the following departmental requirements. Students must have completed English 4321 and 4322 with a grade of C or better, must have satisfactorily completed the TExES Online preparation session provided by the department, and must receive departmental approval.

Graduation Requirement For The English Major
Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts in English must complete a portfolio to be eligible for graduation. Students should submit this portfolio after completing all major requirements or in the semester immediately prior to graduation. The portfolio grade will not affect GPA, but will be part of the student’s record.

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