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
How did language evolve? How do new words come about? Why is the English language so strange and irregular? And how do different races and ethnic groups, socio-economic groups, and genders differ in their styles of verbal communication? Read more »
WRTG 336 - Modern Grammars
Modern Grammars offers students an “under-the-hood” view of the workings of language, with a focus on structure, style, and function. 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:
Related Clubs & Orgs
|• Briar Cliff Review|
|• Cliff News|
|• Spanish Club|
|• Writing Center
|• Writing & English Club (WREN)|
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