English Teaching Concentration
This concentration is designed for students preparing to teach English at the secondary level.
In order to remain in good standing in this program and be recommended for certification, candidates are required to maintain UIUC, cumulative, content area, and professional education, grade-point averages of 2.5 (A= 4.0). Candidates should consult their advisor or the Council on Teacher Education for the list of courses used to compute these grade-point averages.
Degree title: Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences
Minimum required concentration and supporting course work normally equates to 78 hours: 36 hours of English Department courses, 6 hours of supporting coursework (History and Culture Coursework), and 37-38 hours of courses from the Teaching Education Minor in Secondary School Teaching. Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the major must be taken on this campus.
General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement. In addition students must take a speech performance course, CMN 101, or course sequence CMN 111 and CMN 112. Completion of the CMN 111/CMN 112 sequence also satisfies the Campus Composition I requirement.
Departmental Distinction: Students interested in graduating with distinction or high distinction are encouraged to consult the departmental honors adviser. In addition, students interested in the departmental honors program should contact the English department advising office.
Prerequisites to transfer to the Teaching Concentration. In addition to EPSY 201 and EPS 201, students must also complete ENGL 200 and at least nine hours from ENGL 209, ENGL 210, ENGL 255, or ENGL 256 prior to transfer into the Teaching Concentration.
Note: In addition to the requirements for the concentration listed below, students must complete the Teaching Education Minor in Secondary School Teaching (37-38 hours). Conferral of the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences prior to completion of the minor requires approval by petition to the LAS Student Affairs Office. While it is possible to complete this program in 8 semesters, many students may require an extra semester or two.
Topical Streams: Course descriptions are tagged to indicate the topical streams each course is a part of. These streams are not part of any requirement; the streams exist to help student guide themselves through the concentration. To learn more about topical streams you may be interested in studying, visit www.english.illinois.edu/undergraduate/streams.html.
|Introduction to the Study of Literature, Text, and Culture|
|ENGL 200||Intro to the Study of Lit (prerequisite for other English courses; can be taken at the same time as a course that satisfies the Composition I requirement) 1||3|
|ENGL 209||British Lit to 1800||3|
|ENGL 255||Survey of American Lit I||3|
|Textual Analysis in Action|
|ENGL 301||CriticalApproaches to Lit&Text||3|
|ENGL 300||Writing About Lit Text&Culture (fulfills the university's Advanced Composition requirement)||3|
|Period Courses (American, British, transatlantic, anglophone, etc.) 2|
|A course focused on literature, text, and /or culture in one of the following categories:||3|
Medieval (before 1550)
Early modern (1550-1660 other than Shakespeare)
The long eighteenth century (1600-1800)
|One course focused on literature, text, and/or culture in the category 1800-1900||3|
|Language and Composition Courses|
|ENGL 402||Descriptive English Grammar||3|
|ENGL 481||Comp Theory and Practice||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Introduction to the Study of the English Language|
|History of the English Language|
|Special Topics Prof Writing|
|Additional Coursework 2,3|
|Chosen from courses offered by the Department of English (Business and Technical Writing, Creative Writing, and English).|
|One course must focus on race/ethnicity/indigeneity/post-coloniality/sexuality. This course can be used to fulfill part of the Textual Analysis, Period Courses, or Additional Coursework requirements. 2||3|
|History and Culture Coursework: Choose one of the following pairs:||6|
|Lit Europe & the Americas I|
and Modern Masterpieces of Western Culture
|Western Civ to 1660|
and Western Civ Since 1660
|US Hist to 1877|
and US Hist Since 1877
|British Isles to 1688|
and Britain and World Since 1688
|Teacher Education Minor in Secondary School Teaching:||37-38|
|The professional education component of the program will be divided into two phases:|
|Educational Psychology (prerequisite: PSYC 100)|
|Foundations of Education|
|The professional education sequence as approved by the Council on Teacher Eduation:|
|5 semester hours in the fall of the junior year|
|6 in the spring of the junior year|
|8 in the fall of the senior year|
|12 in the spring of the senior year (combining courses in pedagogy and the student teaching experience)|
Chosen from the list maintained in the Department of English.