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English (Teaching)

Teaching Endorsement

The English teaching endorsement prepares students to instruct reading, writing and comprehension in the classroom.

Upon graduation, students majoring in English will be able to demonstrate coherent historical knowledge of literature, analyze, interpret, evaluate and appreciate well-crafted literature and be able to share that appreciation with others, write clearly and persuasively, research, organize and communicate information effectively, help others with their writing, communicate effectively in the classroom, use their English skills to serve future students of their own.

Core English (Teaching) Courses

SPEC 111 - Public Speaking

An introduction to the craft of public speaking. Emphasis is placed on techniques of speech composition. A study is made of the different types of speeches with special attention given to informative and persuasive speaking. Read more »

WRTG 335 - Introduction to Linguistics

Students will explore the nature of language, the origins and evolution of language, the history of the Indo-European languages, including English, the varieties of language as expressions of culture, the acquisition of language by children, language and gender, language and ethnicity, bilingualism, and other topics. Prerequisite:WRTG 109 or equivalent skill Read more »

WRTG 336 - Modern Grammar

The course will focus on the analysis of and structure of sentences from the perspective both of traditional grammar and of transformation/generative grammar. Prerequisite:WRTG 109 or equivalent skill Read more »

Additional Program Requirements

In addition to the traditional English Major requirements, the following courses are required for a 7-12 endorsement:

A K-6 endorsement, meanwhile, requires only these additional courses: