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

(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 2307, 2321, 2326, 2331
3
English 2329 3
English 3330, 3331, 3332, 3333, 3334
15
English 4309, 4321, 4322
9
English (advanced) 6
Other Requirements
  Hours
Communication 1315 3
Computational and Applied Math 1351, Mathematics 1314, 1324, 1332, 1342, 2313
3
Creative Arts:
Arts 1301, 1302, 1303, 1304,
Honors 2302,
Music 1306, 1310, 1313,
Theatre 1310
3

English 1301, 1302

6

General Studies 1181

1

History 1301, 1302

6
Life and Physical Sciences:
Biology 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 2423, 2424,
Chemistry 1405, 1411,
Geography 1301/1101,
Geology 1403, 1404,
Physical Science 1315/1115, 1317/1117, Physics 1303/1103, 1304/1104
8

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

12
Political Science 2305, 2306
6
Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Agricultural Economics 2317,
Economics 1300, 2301, 2302,
Geography 2305,
Psychology 2301, 2315,
Sociology 1301, 1306
3
Minor
  Hours
Education 4321, 4322, 4323,
9
Educational Psychology 3303, 3314,
6
Reading 4320 3
Professional Education
  Hours
Education 4973
9
Electives
  Hours
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 2307, 2321, 2326, 2331, 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.