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  • English Language Arts Teacher Certification Program Requirements

    Degree programs offered by the College of Liberal Arts and its departments share a common core of courses. Students in these programs must complete the Basic Curriculum, and the major curriculum listed below. 

    English majors pursuing teacher certification in English Language Arts should follow the pattern below. Students should refer to the College of Education section of the Catalogue for a listing of additional requirements for teacher certification.

  • I. Written Composition: 6 hours

    A. Six semester hours from one of the following sequences:

    • EH 101. Written English I (3)
    • EH 102. Written English II (3)
      OR
    • EH 103. Honors English I (3)
    • EH 104. Honors English II (3)
    II. Humanities and Fine Arts: 15 hours

    A. Six semester hours from one of the following sequences:

    • EH 221. British Literature I (3)
    • EH 222. British Literature II (3)
      OR
    • EH 231. American Literature I (3)
    • EH 232. American Literature II (3)
      OR
    • EH 213. Honors Literature I (3)
    • EH 214. Honors Literature II (3)
      OR
      Choose one of the following:
    • EH 221. British Literature I (3)
    • EH 222. British Literature II (3)
    • EH 231. American Literature I (3)
    • EH 232. American Literature II (3)
      AND
    • SP 102. Introductory Spanish II (3) (or higher)
      OR
    • FR 102. Introductory French II (3) (or higher)
      OR
      Choose one of the following:
    • EH 221. British Literature I (3)
    • EH 222. British Literature II (3)
    • EH 231. American Literature I (3)
    • EH 232. American Literature II (3)
    • EH 213. Honors Literature I (3)
    • EH 214. Honors Literature II (3)
      AND
    • PL 100. An Introduction to Philosophy: Humans and Society (3)

    Note(s):  Students majoring in English and English Language Arts must complete this requirement with a literature sequence.

    B. Three semester hours from the following:

    • SH 100. Principles of Public Speaking (3)
    • SH 150. Professional Speaking (3)

    C. Six semester hours from the following:

    • AT 100. Introduction to Art (3)
    • TH 100. Introduction to Theatre (3)
    • MU 100. Introduction to Music (3)
      OR
      For Honors students, one of the three courses listed above AND
    • HR 100. Honors Forum (1) 
    • HR 200. Honors Special Topics: Interdisciplinary (2)
    III. Natural Sciences and Mathematics: 15 hours

    A. Four semester hours from the following:

    • BY 101. Introductory Biology I (4)
    • BY 103. Honors Biology (4)

    B. Four semester hours from the following:

    • CH 101. Introductory General Chemistry (4)
    • CH 111. General Chemistry I (4)
    • EN 100. Introduction to Environmental Sciences (4)
    • ES 100. Introduction to Geology (4)
    • PH 101. Introduction to Physical Sciences (4)
    • PH 190. Astronomy (4)
    • PH 201. College Physics I (4)

    C. Four semester hours from the following not already completed from Section B:

    • BY 102. Introductory Biology II (4)
    • BY 231. Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
    • CH 101. Introductory General Chemistry (4)
    • CH 111. General Chemistry I (4)
    • EN 100. Introduction to Environmental Sciences (4)
    • ES 100. Introduction to Geology (4)
    • PH 101. Introduction to Physical Sciences (4)
    • PH 190. Astronomy (4)
    • PH 201. College Physics I (4)

    D. Three semester hours from the following:

    • MH 105. Finite Mathematics (3)
    • MH 113. Precalculus Algebra (3) 

     Note(s):  * MH 113 required for Psychology and Sociology: Traditional Track majors

    IV. History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences: 12 hours

    A. Six semester hours from one of the following sequences:

    • HY 101. History of Western Civilization I (3)
    • HY 102. History of Western Civilization II (3)
      OR
    • HY 103. Honors Western Civilization (3)
    • HY 104. Honors Western Civilization II (3)
      OR
    • HY 211. American History I (3)
    • HY 212. American History II (3)

    B. Six semester hours from the following:

    • AN 100. Introduction to Anthropology (3)
    • EC 201. Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    • EC 202. Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • PS 110. American Government (3)
    • PY 100. General Psychology (3)
    • SY 100. Principles of Sociology (3)
      OR
    • SY 110. Social Problems (3)

     Note(s):  General Social Science certification students must take PY 100. General Psychology (3), and SY 100. Principles of Sociology (3).

    V. UWA Experience: 2 hours

    A. Two semester hours from the following:

    • UWA 101. Freshman Seminar (2)
  • English Language Arts Teacher Certification Program Requirements

    • EH 221. British Literature I (3)
    • EH 222. British Literature II (3)
    • EH 231. American Literature I (3)
    • EH 232. American Literature II (3)
      OR
    • EH 213. Honors Literature I (3)
    • EH 214. Honors Literature II (3)
    • EH 301. Advanced Composition (3)
    • EH 302. Introduction to Research (3)
    • EH 422. Shakespeare (3)
    • EH 440. Literary Criticism (3)
    • EH 460. Advanced Grammar and Linguistics (3)
    • EH 480. Teaching Composition (3)
    • EH 489. Tutorial Practicum for Teachers (1)
    • SH 100. Principles of Public Speaking (3)
      OR
    • SH 150. Professional Speaking (3)
    • TH 100. Introduction to Theatre (3)
    • TH 211. Acting I (3)
      OR
    • TH 480. Directing (3)
    • Electives in Language Arts (6)

    Two of the following electives in English: 6 hours

    • EH 310. Popular Culture (3)
    • EH 311. Women’s Literature (3)
    • EH 330. African-American Literature (3)
    • EH 335. Southern Literature (3)

    One of the following 400-level courses in British Literature before 1800: 3 hours

    • EH 421. Chaucer and Selected Medieval Literature (3)
    • EH 423. English Literature of the Seventeenth Century (3)
    • EH 424. Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature (3)
    • EH 426. The English Novel (3)

    Two of the following 400-level courses in British Literature after 1800: 6 hours

    • EH 410. Twentieth-Century Poetry (3)
    • EH 425. Nineteenth-Century English Poetry (3)
    • EH 426. The English Novel (3)
    • EH 450. Contemporary Fiction (3)
    • EH 498. Selected Topics in English (1-3)

    Two of the following 400-level courses in American Literature: 6 hours

    • EH 410. Twentieth-Century Poetry (3)
    • EH 436. The American Novel (3)
    • EH 450. Contemporary Fiction (3)
    • EH 498. Selected Topics in English (1-3)

    Additional Course in the Teaching Field:

    • JN 200. Introduction to Mass Communication (3)

    Two of the following three Journalism courses:

    • JN 219. Journalism Practicum: Print (1)
    • JN 259. Journalism Practicum: Publishing (1)
    • JN 279. Journalism Practicum: Broadcast (1)

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