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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
Courses Hours
English 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2331, 2341 3
English 2329 3
English 3330, 3331, 3332, 3333, 3334 15
English 4309, 4321, 4322 9
English (advanced) 6
Major Support Courses
Courses Hours
Communication 1315 3
English 1301, 1302 6
History 1301, 1302 6
Mathematics 1314, 1316, 1324, 1332, 1342, 2313, 2412 3
Modern Language 1301, 1302, 2311, 2312
in a single modern language
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
Courses Hours
Education 4321, 4322, 4323 9
Educational Psychology 3303, 3314 6
Reading 4320 3
Professional Education
Courses Hours
Education 4973 9
Electives
Courses 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.

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 SCH 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 page 268 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 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.