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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.

    • 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. Producing the School Play (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)