English: Secondary Education BA

The Teacher Education program prepares candidates for certification in grades K-12. The Secondary Education program requires 27 credits of Education course work in professional foundations and studies and 13 credits during internship. Students apply for admission to the program after successfully completing nine credits of Education course work in professional foundations. During the course of the studies, candidates may be asked to reapply to the program if their GPA falls below 3.0 in general course work and 3.0 in their selected content area(s) of endorsement such as biology, chemistry, communication arts, earth science, English, math, natural sciences, physical education/health, psychology, or social studies. There are separate degree requirements for each major and minor endorsement area.

Teaching endorsement areas are attached to a Standard Instructional Certificate (grades K-12), according to Idaho Teacher Certification standards. All endorsements require a minimum of 30 semester credits a major endorsement along with 20 semester credits for a minor endorsement, or a minimum of 45 semester credits for a single teaching field endorsement. The following LC State areas are approved for teaching field majors: Biology, Chemistry, Communication Arts, Earth Science, English; Kinesiology-Physical Education K-12 and Health 6-12; Mathematics; Natural Sciences; Psychology; and Social Science with a History emphasis (see degree requirements for each major). Teacher candidates must successfully pass the related Praxis II exam in their teaching content area(s).

For marketability purposes, students are encouraged to pursue endorsements and minors in a second teaching field; consult with an advisor for the proper procedure. Secondary Education majors must have a content area advisor and a Secondary Education advisor.

Graduates from other colleges or universities seeking secondary teacher certification must fulfill all Secondary Education professional course work requirements in addition to meeting all academic major or minor teaching field requirements for subject area endorsement.

Students in the Teacher Education Certification program are expected to provide evidence through performance that they have become dedicated and knowledgeable professionals, content specialists, competent educational designers, capable educational facilitators, insightful educational evaluators, reflective professionals, and culturally responsive professionals before being recommended for teacher certification.

Advising

Secondary Teacher Education candidates must have two advisors; one for their academic major and one for teacher certification.

General Education Requirements

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
WRITING AND RHETORIC I
and WRITING AND RHETORIC II
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
COMM-204PUBLIC SPEAKING3.00
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-5.00
MATH IN MODERN SOCIETY
FINITE MATHEMATICS
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY
STATISTICAL REASONING
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS II
FINITE MATHEMATICS
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
STATISTICAL REASONING
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two categories:6.00-8.00
Literature
LITERATURE AND IDEAS
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
MYTHOLOGIES
Arts
INTRODUCTION TO ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
HISTORY OF JAZZ AND POPULAR MUSIC STYLES
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Language
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
Scientific Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines; one lab7.00-8.00
INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS
CONCEPTS OF BIOLOGY
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
BIOLOGY IN FILM
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
CONCEPTS OF CHEMISTRY
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
INTEGRATED SCIENCE II
INTEGRATED SCIENCE I
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES 1
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
PSYC-205LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY3.00
Select one from the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
WORLD HISTORY I
WORLD HISTORY II
UNITED STATES HISTORY I
UNITED STATES HISTORY II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
SOCIAL PROBLEMS
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
Diversity
Select one of the following:4.00
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300Z (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Select courses in the chosen foreign/heritage language numbering 101, 102, 201 and 20212.00
Total Credits50.00-55.00

Program Requirements

Secondary certification candidates must meet the graduation requirements for their major and the Secondary Teacher Education Program and must have two advisors. (see below)

English Program - Lower Division Courses
ENGL-210LITERARY ANALYSIS3.00
ENGL-267BRITISH LITERATURE I3.00
ENGL-277AMERICAN LITERATURE I3.00
ENGL-268BRITISH LITERATURE II3.00
or ENGL-278 AMERICAN LITERATURE II
English Program - Upper Division Courses
ENGL-305ADVANCED WRITING AND COMMUNICATION3.00
ENGL-320SHAKESPEARE3.00
ENGL-386TEACHING COMPOSITION3.00
ENGL-431HISTORY & STRUCTURE/ENGLISH LANGUAGE3.00
ENGL-498SENIOR PROJECT SEMINAR2.00
ENGL-499SENIOR PROJECT: ORAL DEFENSE AND PRESENTATION1.00
English Selectives
Select one of the following:3.00
CREATIVE WRITING:NON-FICTION
CREATIVE WRITING POETRY
CREATIVE WRITING:FICTION
CREATIVE WRITING:NON-FICTION
CREATIVE WRITING:POETRY
CREATIVE WRITING:FICTION
CREATIVE WRITING:NON-FICTION
CREATIVE WRITING:POETRY
CREATIVE WRITING:FICTION
Select one of the following:3.00
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
MYTHOLOGIES
YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE
TEACHING LITERATURE
JOURNAL & MANUSCRIPT EDITING
Select three of the following:9.00
DEVELOPMENT OF THE NOVEL
MODERNISM
CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE
POETIC FORM
DRAMATIC LITERATURE
LITERARY THEORY
NINETEENTH CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE: ROMANTICISM AND REALISM
NATIVE AMERICAN ORAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
WESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE
NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE
Select one of the following:3.00
STUDIES IN MEDIEVAL LITERATURE
CLASSICISM AND ROMANTICISM
RENAISSANCE LITERATURE
ANCIENT LITERATURE
Select 3 credits from any 200, 300, or 400 ENGL level 13.00
Secondary Education Certificate
See Secondary Education Certificate Requirements below
Total Credits48.00

Secondary Education Certificate Requirements

Application for admission to the Teacher Education Program is required after successful completion of  the first three Phase I courses.

Phase I - Professional Foundations of Education
ED-214PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATION 13.00
ED-224MEDIA & TECH FOR DIGITAL WORLD2.00
ED-318ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING 13.00
ED-321EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 13.00
ED-345CULTURALLY RELEVANT TEACHING3.00
SE-322INCLUSION STRATEGIES K-123.00
Phase II - Professional Studies in Education
ED-424MEDIA & TECHNOLOGIES FOR TEACHING, K-122.00
ED-445INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT, 6-123.00
ED-447TEACHING METHODS IN THE CONTENT AREA2.00
RE-309DISCIPLINARY LITERACY3.00
Phase III - Instructional Methods in Education
ED-452INTERNSHIP SEMINAR1.00
ED-460PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATION 6-1212.00
Total Credits40.00

No grade lower than a “C-” will be accepted in any General Education core, Content Major, or 200-level Professional Foundations course. No grade lower than a “B-” will be accepted in any 300- or 400-level courses in Secondary Education.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for admission into the Secondary Teacher Education Program. Candidates must also maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA in their content area classes.

Sequential Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
COMM-204 PUBLIC SPEAKING 3.00
COREScientific Ways of Knowing 3.00
ENGL-101 WRITING AND RHETORIC I 3.00
Program RequirementSelect ENGL Selective course 3.00
SPAN-101
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
or ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
4.00
 Credits16.00
Spring
COREHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing 3.00
CORESocial & Behavioral Ways of Knowing 3.00
ENGL-102 WRITING AND RHETORIC II 3.00
Program RequirementSelect ENGL Selective course 3.00
SPAN-102
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
or ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
4.00
 Credits16.00
Second Year
Fall
COREHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing 3.00
COREMathematical Ways of Knowing 3.00-5.00
ENGL-267 BRITISH LITERATURE I 3.00
Program RequirementSelect ENGL Selective course 3.00
SPAN-201
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
or INTERMEDIATE NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
4.00
 Credits16.00-18.00
Spring
COREIntegrative Seminar: Ethics & Values 3.00
COREScientific Ways of Knowing 4.00
ENGL-210 LITERARY ANALYSIS 3.00
PSYC-205 LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 3.00
SPAN-202
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
or INTERMEDIATE NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
4.00
 Credits17.00
Third Year
Fall
ENGL-320 SHAKESPEARE 3.00
ENGL-277 AMERICAN LITERATURE I 3.00
ENGL-305 ADVANCED WRITING AND COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGL-498 SENIOR PROJECT SEMINAR 2.00
Program RequirementSelect ENGL Selective course 3.00
 Credits14.00
Spring
ENGL-268
BRITISH LITERATURE II
or AMERICAN LITERATURE II
3.00
ENGL-431 HISTORY & STRUCTURE/ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3.00
ENGL-499 SENIOR PROJECT: ORAL DEFENSE AND PRESENTATION 1.00
Program RequirementSelect ENGL Selective course 3.00
Program RequirementSelect ENGL course 200 level and above 3.00
 Credits13.00
Fourth Year
Fall
Program RequirementSelect ENGL Selective course 3.00
ENGL-386 TEACHING COMPOSITION 3.00
 Credits6.00
 Total Credits98.00-100.00

Graduates with a BA in English: Secondary Education go on to obtain careers in a variety of fields:

  • Secondary Language Arts/English Teacher (6-12)
  • Adult and Continuing Education
  • Training Specialist
  • Business and Industry
  • Instructional Coach
  • Media