2018-19 Academic Catalog 
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2018-19 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, BA, Concentration: English Teaching

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About the Program

The English Teaching option is offered in conjunction with the School of Education, and leads directly to preparation to teach English in the public school system. 

Degree Requirements

  • 129 Credit Hours
  • Minimum grade of C required for all ENGL and Foreign Language courses
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation
  • Certain courses may only be available at one campus location

PNW General Education Core (30 Credits Minimum)

Other Required Courses (60 Credits)

Foreign Language (12 Credits)

Spanish, French, German, American Sign Language, or Japanese - must complete four (4) semesters of the same foreign language

Literature Requirement (39 Credits)

Pre/Co-requisite ENGL 10000  or ENGL 10400  or ENGL 10800  and/or ENGL 20100 .

Must take 13 courses:

Total 129 Credits Required

Degree Maps


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  Minimum grade of C required for all ENGL and Foreign Language courses; 2.0 GPA

Experiential Learning (EL):  One EL course required.  EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

General Education Core:  General Education notations can be found within the course description.  Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.

Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study. 

Courses that are only offered on one campus will be noted by an (H) for Hammond, or (W) for Westville.

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Semester 3 (18 Credits)

Semester 4 (18 Credits)

Semester 5 (18 Credits)

Semester 6 (18 Credits)

Semester 7 (18 Credits)

Semester 8 (12 Credits)

Additional Information and Guidelines

Note 1: Foreign Language –

  • Level I Course: Choose from: SPAN 10100, FR 10100, GER 10100, ASL10100, or JPNS 10100;
  • Level II Course: Choose from: SPAN 10200, FR 10200, GER 10200, ASL10200, or JPNS 10200;
  • Level III Course: Choose from: SPAN 20100, FR 20100, GER 20100, ASL 20100, or JPNS 20100;
  • Level IV Course: Choose from: SPAN 20200, FR 20200, GER 20200, ASL 20200 or JPNS 20200.
  • Must complete 4 semesters of same foreign language

Note 2: Literature requirement – Pre/Co-requisite ENGL 10000 or 10400 or 10800 and/or ENGL 20100. Must take 13 courses:

Choose 5 Survey courses from: ENGL 24000, 24100 (m), 26000, 26100, 35000, or 35100. Should be taken in Freshmen/Sophomore years.

Choose one Linguistics from: ENGL 32600 or 32700 (Historical).

Should be Taken Sophomore through Senior Year: ENGL 30800, 31900 (meets CHESS Aesthetics requirement), 39100, 49200 (Genre).

Choose one Junior/Senior seminar from: ENGL 41100, 41200, 41300, or 41400. Should be taken in Junior/Senior years.

ENGL 44200 and 40300 (Cultural) should be taken in Senior year.

Note 3: EDCI 35500 (f) (m) - Admission to Gate 2 courses requires application screening by the Department of Teacher Preparation advisor. Courses marked with (f) require field observations.

Note 4: EDCI 37000 (f) - Admission to Gate 3 and beyond requires Admission to Teacher Preparation Program and passing of state licensure exams.

Courses marked with (f) require field observations. Students may not receive more than 2 C’s in professional education courses.

Note 5: Natural Science (with Lab) – Choose 1 course from: SCI 10300, SCI 10400, SCI 10500, or SCI 11400. Note: SCI 10500 also meets the Wellness requirement for General Education


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, check out “What Can I Do With this Major?”

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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