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Secondary Education English Language Arts (BS)

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General Education Requirements (45 Hours) 

Includes 12 hours of Humanities and Fine Arts courses from Area II that will satify requirements in the TEACHING FIELD CORE.

Area I - Written Composition (2 Courses, 6 Hours)

  1. 3 hours:  EH 101

  2. 3 hours:  EH 102

Area II - Humanities & Fine Arts (4 Courses, 12 Hours)

  1. 3 hours:  CA 110

  2. 3 hours from:  EH 215EH 225, EH 235

  3. 3 hours:  DRA 110

  4. 3 hours from:  EH 226, EH 226, EH 236

Area III – Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3 Courses & Labs, 11-14 Hours)

  1. 3-4 hours from:  MA 110, MA 112, MA 113, MA 115, MA 120, MA 125

  2. 8-10 hours from: AN 121 & AN 121L, BLY 101 & BLY 101L or BLY 121 & BLY 121L, BLY 102 & BLY 102L or BLY 122 & BLY 122L, CH 101 & CH 101L, CH 103 & CH 103L, CH 131 & CH 131L, CH 132 & CH 132L, GEO 101 & GEO 101L, GEO 102 & GEO 102L, GY 111 & GY 111L, GY 112 & GY112L, MAS 134 & MAS 134L, PH 101 & PH 101L, PH 104 & PH 104L, PH 114 & PH 114L, PH 115 & PH 115L, PH 201 & PH 201L, PH 202 & PH 202L

Area IV – History, Social & Behavioral Sciences (4 Courses, 12 Hours)

  1. 3 hours:  HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, HY 136

  2. 9 hours from:  AN 100, AN 101, ECO 215, ECO 216, GEO 114, GEO 115, GS 101, HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, HY 136PSC 130, PSY 250, SY 109, SY 112

Area V - Health/Physical Education (2 Courses, 4 Hours)

  1.  3 hours:  KIN 100

  2.  1 hour:  PE activity course

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Students must complete a 6 credit hour sequence either in literature (Area II – EH 215 & EH 216, EH 225 & EH 226, or EH 235 & EH 236) or history (Area IV – HY 101 & HY 102 or HY 135 & HY 136

Major Requirements (108 Hours)

Professional Studies Core (10 Courses, 36 Hours)

  1. 36 hours:  EDM 310, EDU 400, EPY 351, EDU 340, EDU 341, EDU 342, EDU 363, EDU 451, EDU 453, and EDU 466 

Teaching Field core (17 Courses, 51 Hours)

Includes 12 hours from GENERAL EDUCATION Area II.

  1. 15 hours:  CA 100, CA 220EH 300, EH 371, EH 401

  2. 6 hours from:  EH 215 or EH 216, EH 225 or EH 226, EH 235 or EH 236 (one course in each area with a sequence included in Area II, B, D)

  3. 6 hours:  EH 400-EH 499

  4. 3 hours:  EH 402, EH 421, or EH 422

  5. 3 hours from Literature Prior to 1660:  EH 314, EH 315, EH 321, EH 322, EH 323, EH 342, EH 461, EH 465, EH 467, EH 470, EH 471, EH 472

  6. 3 hours from British or American Literature from 1660-1900:  EH 331, EH 332, EH 334, EH 340, EH 342, EH 343, EH 351, EH 352, EH 353, EH 354, EH 462, EH 474, EH 475

  7. 3 hours from Literature after 1900:  EH 360, EH 361, EH 362, EH 363, EH 364, EH 365, EH 366, EH 367, EH 369, EH 380, EH 463, EH 468, EH 476, EH 478, EH 479

Minor Requirements (0 Hours)

A minor is not required for this degree program


Notes:

* Recommended Course

 BOLD courses require admission to Candidacy as a prerequisite


Additional Information

E-portfolio and Assessment

Students enrolled in education classes are required to purchase a LiveText membership.

Teacher Candidacy – Secondary Education

This major contains a professional component (Candidacy) comprised of upper level education courses (300-400 levels), grouped into three semesters (as shown on graduation plan), and are only available to students who have gained admission to Teacher Candidacy. 

Admission Requirements for Teacher Candidacy                                                                                                          

Courses and GPA

  • Courses: CA 110, EH 101, EH 102, EDM 310, EDU 400, EPY 351, and 75% of Teaching Field (or no more than one semester of Teaching Field courses between methods and internship)>
  • Hours: 60 credit hours of degree requirements completed
  • Minimum Grade Point Averages:  2.75 Program, 2.75 Professional Studies, 2.75 Teaching Field, and 2.75 USA GPA (all GPAs found in degree audit). No grade below a “C” is accepted in Professional Studies.

Test

ALSDE Background Check

Application, Liability Insurance, and Interview

  • Completed and scheduled in the UCOM Advising Center during the semester prior to beginning Teacher Candidacy

Prerequisites and Certification/Graduation Requirements:

Semester 1 of Teacher Candidacy:  EDU 340 Prerequisite 

  •   Admission to Teacher Candidacy

Semester 2 of Teacher Candidacy:  Methods Block (Fall Only-15 Credit Hours)

Prerequisites

  • Successful Completion of EDU 340 with a Grade of C or better
  • GPAs at Admission Requirements Levels

Semester 3 of Teacher Candidacy:  Internship Prerequisites

  • Praxis - Teaching Field Content Knowledge - Passing Score
    https://www.ets.org/praxis/al/al_teacher_ed/
  • Successful Completion of Methods Block with Grades of C or better
  • GPAs at Admission Requirement Levels
  • Student Teaching Application

Certification/Graduation Requirements Successful

  • Completion of Student Teaching
  • GPAS at Admission Requirement Level
  • Passing Score om edTPA
  • Application for Certification and Graduation

Secondary students will be required to participate in an opening of school experience during the fall immediately preceding either their methods block classes or their student teaching. This experience will take place at the beginning of the public school year which is prior to the beginning of U.S.A. classes. 

NOTE: Praxis tests requirements are subject to change as prescribed by the ALSDE. Prior to registering for any Praxis exam, please verify current requirements by going directly to the ALABAMA portion of the ETS Praxis website at http://ets.org/praxis/al. 

Secondary Education English Language Arts (BS):  (120 Total Hours)

First Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
EH 101 (CP)  English Composition I 3
DRA 110 Intro to Drama 3
MA 110 or higher **Area III, A 3
KIN 100 Concepts of Health and Fitness 3
Social Science **Area IV, B 3
     
      Total Hours  15

First Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
CA 110 (CP) Public Speaking 3
EH 102 (CP) English Composition II 3
CA 100 Intro to Communication 3
History **Area IV, A 3
Science and Lab **Area III, B 4
     
      Total Hours  16

Second Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
CA 220 Writing Communication Media (W) 3
EH 215 or EH 216 Survey of British Literature or Survey of British Literature II 3
EH 225 or EH 226 Survey of American Literature I or Survey of American Literature II 3
Science and Lab **Area III, B 4
Social Science Elective **Area IV, B 3
     
      Total Hours  16

Second Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
***EH 214 Medieval Literature 3
EH 371 Approaches to English Grammar (W) 3
EH 235 or EH 236 Survey of World Literature I or Survey of World Literature II 3
EH 300 Intro to Literary Study 3
PE 101-PE 157 PE activity course 1
Take Core Exams   3
     
     
      Total Hours 16 

Third Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
***EH 360 Anglo-American Poetry since 1900 3
***EH 331 American Novel to 1900 3
EH 401 (Fall Semester Only) Teaching Composition (W) 3
EPY 351 (CP) Human Growth and Development 3
EDM 310 (CP) Microcomputing Systems in Education 3
     
      Total Hours 15 

Third Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
EDU 340 (Spring or Summer Only) Fundamentals of Teaching (W) 3
EH 400-EH 499 Elective Upper Level English Course 3
EH 400-EH 499 Elective Upper Level English Course 3
Social Science **Area IV, B 3
     
     
     
      Total Hours 15 

Fourth Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
EDU 341 (Fall Only) Teaching Skills (W)
EDU 342 (Fall Only) Secondary Field Experience 3
EDU 363 (Fall Only) Teaching Special Needs Learners 3
EDU 451 (Fall Only) Content Area Literacy 3
EDU 453 (Fall Only) Teaching Lang Sub in Secondary 3
     
      Total Hours 15 

Fourth Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
EDU 466 Internship-English/Language Arts 9
EH 215-EH 236 Elective Survey of British, American, or World Literature 3
     
     
     
      Total Hours  23
Notes
*Recommended Course
**See Degree Requirements
***First Course in list. Please refer to degree audit/course of study for list of other course options that would meet the requirement
(CP) Prerequisite for Candidacy
BOLD courses require admission to Candidacy
(W) Courses that satify USA writing requirement (2 required)
Department of Leadership and Teacher Education (251) 380-2761
Chair  Dr. Susan Santoli
Professors Baxter, Bounds, Giles, Green, Kent, Santoli
Associate Professors Martin, Maulding-Green, Vitulli
Assistant Professors Brannan, Byrd, Carmouche, Delmas, Guffey, Johnson, Morton, Parrish, Reeves, Szatkowski
Senior Instructor Simpson
Instructors Holland

Department of Leadership and Teacher Education website
https://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/ceps/lte/

Undergraduate

The Department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Education leading to Alabama Class B certification in the following areas: Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education. The department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a major in Early Childhood Studies.

Graduate

The department offers the M.Ed. degree leading to Alabama Class A Certification in the following areas: Art Education, Instructional Leadership, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Secondary Education, and Special Education. The department offers the M.Ed. degree in Educational Administration with an emphasis in higher education leadership.  The department also offers the Instructional Specialist degree (Ed.S.) leading to Alabama Class AA Certification in the following areas: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Instructional Leadership, Reading Specialist, Secondary Education, Special Education and Teacher Leader. The department offers the Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership.