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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English with Secondary Teacher Certification*

(120 credit hours**)

A major in English with teacher certification (Grades 7-12) requires a total of 36 credit hours, of which 30 must be advanced.

Academic Major
Courses Hours
English 1301, 1302 or 2311 6
English 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2329, 2331, 2341 3
English 3317, 3318, 3319 3
English 3301, 3309, 3311, 3312, 3313, 3315 6
English 3330 3
English 3351, 3353, 3355, 3356 3
English 4321, 4322 6
English elective (9 hours must be advanced) 12
Major Support Courses
Courses Hours
Communication 1315 3
General Studies 1181 1
History 1301, 1302 6
Humanities:
Cultural Competence 2323,
English 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2329, 2331, 2341,
History 2311, 2312, 2322,
Honors 2305,
Philosophy 1301, 2305, 2306
3
Mathematics 1314, 1316, 1324, 1332, 1342, 2312, 2313, 2412, 2413 3
Modern Language 1301, 1302, 2311, 2312
in a single modern language
6-12
Political Science 2305, 2306 6
Core Curriculum
Courses Hours
Core Curriculum. Students should be aware that some majors specify particular courses to meet core-curriculum requirements when options are available. 42
Minor (Professional Education)
Courses Hours
Education 4321*, 4322*, 4323* 9
Educational Psychology 3303, 3314 6
Reading 4320* 3
Education
Courses Hours
Education 4973* 9
Electives
Courses Hours
Electives 5-11

*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 credit hours minimum for a bachelor’s degree.

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 credit hours from the following English courses: 3 hours of a sophomore-level course from 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2331 or 2341 - plus 2329, 3330, 3331, 3332, 3333, 3334, 4309, 4321 and 4322. Students may not take 3336, 3351 or 3352 for certification credit.

See the Teacher Certification section of the ASU Catalog for additional requirements.

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 and must receive departmental approval.

Graduation Requirement for English Majors
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.

Course Descriptions

Check out the English courses available in our program.