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English Education, B.A.

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Requirements

UVU’s English program is designed to give students skill, confidence, and versatility in writing, speaking, and interpreting texts. The program provides opportunities for students to consider and practice the applications of effective language use in diverse situations: professional, pragmatic, social, political, and aesthetic. The English program emphasizes knowledge and use of standard English in all written work, yet incorporates an understanding that English is a desirably diverse and variable phenomenon. The courses of study in English are designed to familiarize students with much of the traditional canon of literature. They are also designed to provide students with the critical and ethical skills necessary to interrogate this canon, to incorporate and legitimize their own and others’ “different” voices, not just in the academy, but in any of the many situations in which language influences human activity.

Total Program Credits: 122

Matriculation Requirements:  

Secondary Education Matriculation Requirements:

  1. ACT exam minimums: Composite 21, English 20, Math 19; or SAT exam minimums: Critical Read /Math 1000, with Math and Reading scores of 450; or If student has a bachelor degree or higher, he/she does not need to meet this testing requirement.
  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher with no grade lower than a C in content area courses.
  3. Completion of all General Education requirements and the majority of content area courses.
  4. Pass LiveScan Criminal Background Check.
General Education Requirements: 36 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2) 2
or EXSC 1097 Fitness for Life  
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution (Fulfilled with Foreign Language 202G/2020 course) 4
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 74 Credits
Complete the following:  
  ENGL 2800 Introduction to the English Major 3
  ENGL 2850 Literary History I 3
or ENGL 2870 Literary History II  
  ENGL 2600 Critical Introduction to Literature 3
  ENGL 270G Positionality and Interpretive Methods 3
  ENGL 3090 Academic Writing for English Majors WE 3
  ENGL 2250 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
American Literature (complete ONE from the following) 3
  ENGL 3510 Early American Literature (3)  
  ENGL 3520 Nineteenth Century American Literature (3)  
  ENGL 3530 Modern American Literature (3)  
  ENGL 3540 Contemporary American Literature (3)  
British Literature (complete ONE from the following) 3
  ENGL 3610 Medieval Literature (3)  
  ENGL 3620 Tudor and Stuart Literature (3)  
  ENGL 3640 British Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century (3)  
  ENGL 3650 Victorian Literature (3)  
  ENGL 3660 British Literature Since the Twentieth Century (3)  
  ENGL 4250 Adolescent Literature 3
  ENGL 463R Topics in Shakespeare 3
  ENGL 4220 Teaching Reading and Literature 3
  ENGL 4225 Teaching Reading Practicum 1
  ENGL 4230 Teaching Writing 3
  ENGL 4235 Teaching Writing Practicum 1
  ENGL 4240 Grammar and Unit Design in the English Classroom 3
  ENGL 4245 Grammar and Unit Design Practicum 1
  Elective Complete any ENGL course not already fulfilling a degree requirement 3
Secondary Education Licensure*  
  EDSC 1010 Introduction to Education 2
  EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
  EDSC 325G Equitable Technology Integration 2
  EDSP 340G Exceptional Students 2
  EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
  EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
  EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction ESL 3
  EDSC 455G Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
  EDSC 4850 Student Teaching Secondary 8
  EDSC 4990 Teacher Performance Assessment Project WE 2
Elective Requirements: 12 Credits
  One Foreign Language (Foreign Language 202G/2020 course fulfills Humanities Distribution) 12

 

* ENGL 4240 Grammar and Unit Design in the English Classroom is substituted for EDSC 4440 Content Area Literacies 

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 122 semester credits.
  2. Overall GPA of 3.0 (B) or above with no grade lower than a C in major required content courses and no grade lower than a B- in Licensure and Methods courses.
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. For the BA degree, completion of 16 credit hours of course work from one foreign language to include the 1010, 1020, 2010, and 202G/2020* levels or transferred equivalents.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
Quantitative Reasoning 3
Fine Arts 3
American Institutions 3
Social/ Behavioral Science 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Physical Science 3
Language 1010   4
ENGL 2850 Literary History I 3
or ENGL 2870 Literary History II  
ENGL 2800 Introduction to the English Major 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Biology 3
Language 1020   4
ENGL 2600 Critical Introduction to Literature 3
HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or EXSC 1097 Fitness for Life  
ENGL 270G Positionality and Interpretive Methods 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
Language 2010   4
EDSC 1010 Introduction to Education 2
ENGL 3090 Academic Writing for English Majors WE 3
ENGL 3510 Early American Literature 3
or ENGL 3520 Nineteenth Century American Literature  
or ENGL 3530 Modern American Literature  
or ENGL 3540 Contemporary American Literature  
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
or PHIL 205G Ethics and Values  
  Semester total: 18
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 4220 Teaching Reading and Literature 3
ENGL 4225 Teaching Reading Practicum 1
ENGL 3610 Medieval Literature 3
or ENGL 3620 Tudor and Stuart Literature  
or ENGL 3640 British Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century  
or ENGL 3650 Victorian Literature  
or ENGL 3660 British Literature Since the Twentieth Century  
ENGL 4250 Adolescent Literature 3
EDSP 340G Exceptional Students 2
Language 202G Foreign Language (Fulfills Humanities Requirement) 4
  Semester total: 16
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSC 455G Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
ENGL 4230 Teaching Writing 3
ENGL 4235 Teaching Writing Practicum 1
EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction ESL 3
ENGL 2250 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 463R Topics in Shakespeare 3
EDSC 325G Equitable Technology Integration 2
EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
ENGL 4240 Grammar and Unit Design in the English Classroom 3
ENGL 4245 Grammar and Unit Design Practicum 1
Any ENGL upper-division elective 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSC 4850 Student Teaching Secondary 8
EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
EDSC 4990 Teacher Performance Assessment Project WE 2
  Semester total: 12
  Degree total: 122

Department

English and Literature

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