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2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

English Teaching Composite: Writing - BA, BS


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  • For more information about English Teaching Composite (American Studies), see the Department of English website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and logon to Degree Works to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU

2.5 GPA*
*2.5 within all English courses (other than ENGL 1010 , ENGL 2010 , CLEP, AP, etc.); 2.5 USU cumulative (including courses taken for another USU major); 2.5 career total (including transfer credits) for new transfer students

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3   ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3  
ENGL 2600: Literary Analysis   3   One course from the Culture Explore list below 3  
QL Requirement: STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  (preferred) 3   Breadth Requirement   3  
Breadth Requirement   3   Breadth Requirement   3  
Breadth Requirement   3   Breadth Requirement   3  
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 Writing Explore course (choose one): ENGL 3400: Professional Writing (CI) , ENGL 3420: Fiction Writing , ENGL 3430: Poetry Writing , ENGL 3440: Creative Nonfiction Writing , ENGL 4400: Professional Editing (CI) , or ENGL 4410: Document Design and Graphics   3   #2 of 5 Writing Classes (see list below) 3  
ENGL 3500: Teaching English Practicum   2     #3 of 5 Writing Classes (see list below) 3  
SCED 3300: Clinical Experience I   1     ENGL 3510: Teaching Young Adult Literature  3    
#1 of 5 Writing Classes (see list below) 3   ENGL 3385: Postcolonial World Literature ENGL 4330: World Writers , or ENGL 3395: World Literature in Translation    3  
Depth  Social Science (DSS) 3   Literature Elective: 4xxx or 5xxx level (see list below) 3  
ENGL 1410: Elements of Grammar   3   Depth  Science (DSC) 3  
 Literature course 33xx or higher (see list below) 3     3  
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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 3470: Approaches to Research in English Studies (QI)   3   ENGL 4500: Teaching Writing (CI)   3  
ENGL 4510: Teaching Literature (CI)   3   ENGL 4520: Teaching Literacy in Diverse Classrooms   3  
ENGL 4300: Shakespeare   3   SCED 4300: Clinical Experience II   1   
#4 of 5 Writing Classes (see list below) 3   ENGL 4540: Teaching Creative Writing    3  
ENGL 4200: Linguistic Structures  or ENGL 4210: History of the English Language   3   #5 of 5 Writing Classes (see list below) 3  
      General Elective 2  
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

SCED 5100: Motivation and Classroom Management   3   SCED 5500: Student Teaching Seminar    2  
SCED 4210: Assessment and Curriculum Design   3   SCED 5630: Student Teaching in Secondary Schools  10  
SPED 4000: Education of Students with Disabilities   2        
Classes in Education required for licensure          
General Electives 4        
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Minimum GPA for Graduation: 2.75 within major courses; 2.0 USU cumulative (2.75 USU cumulative required for admission to STEP); 2.75 career total (for licensure)

Minimum Grade Accepted: C (no pass/fail) in major courses; B- in STEP courses (Note: C- or better in Quantitative Literacy (QL) course required by the Secondary Education Program)

Number of Required Credits: 61 (64 if required to take ENGL 1410 )

Other Requirements:  STEP (35 credits) required for licensure, Grammar Challenge Exam (score of at least 80 percent) or ENGL 1410    

The English Teaching Composite program prepares students towards professional licensure in the teaching of secondary-level English. The standard English Teaching program requires students to have a minor; the Composite program allows students to choose another emphasis within English in place of the minor from among the following three: American Studies, Literature, or Writing. Students become versed in their academic subject matter (the language arts); skilled in the methods of teaching the various components of the English curriculum and classroom management techniques; and committed to the achievement of all students. The English Teaching Composite offers a robust menu of courses, all within English, which recognizes the complexity and depth of English Studies.

In addition to the required exploratory courses, students take classes in pedagogy to learn about curriculum, planning, instructional delivery, assessment, and related topics.  Two clinical experiences provide in-school experiences. Students are urged to complete the required Explore courses early in their degree planning as well as completing required 3000-level courses before taking 4000-level courses.  

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