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    English Education Major (Early Adolescence-Adolescence Certification) - Bachelor of Science (BS)

    Admission requirements for STEP Program

    (Teacher certification program: early adolescence-adolescence)

    44 credits - Students are required to complete a 44 credit major core including ENG 405.

    Courses listed in more than one category may be counted only once.

    Foundations
    ENG 301Foundations for Literary Studies4
    ENG 332Modern English Grammars3
    ENG 333Introduction to Rhetoric and Writing Studies3
    ENG 405Teaching and Learning English in the Secondary School4
    Language/linguistics
    Select one of the following:3
    History of the English Language
    Introduction to Linguistics
    Language Study for Teachers
    Linguistics and Literature
    Topics in Linguistics
    Writing
    Select one of the following:3
    Writing in the Arts and Humanities
    Creative Writing
    Writing in Education
    Writing for Management, Public Relations and the Professions
    Technical Writing
    Writing in the Sciences
    Grant Writing
    Rhetoric & writing studies
    ENG 433Introduction to Teaching Writing3
    Select one of the following:3
    Prose Style and Editing
    Journalism and New Media
    Literary Journal Production and Publication
    Reporting and Copy Editing
    Feature and Specialized Writing
    Publishing in a Digital Age
    Language Study for Teachers
    Introduction to Professional Writing
    Chinese Discourse
    Topics in Linguistics
    Seminar in Rhetoric and Writing Studies
    Adolescent literature
    ENG 341Adolescent Literature3
    Literature before 1800
    Select one of the following: 3
    Shakespeare I
    Shakespeare II
    Select one of the following:3
    American Literature I 1
    English Literature I 1
    Intermediate Topics in Literature 2
    Old and Middle English Literature
    English Renaissance
    Shakespeare I (if not used above)
    Shakespeare II (if not used above)
    Restoration and 18th Century British Literature
    Early American Literature
    Individual Projects 2
    Seminar in British Literature 2
    Chaucer
    Milton
    Seminar in American Literature 2
    Seminar in Literature and Culture 2
    Advanced Study of Women's Literature 2
    Advanced Topics in Literature 2
    Advanced Study of Major Authors 2
    World literatures
    Select one of the following:3
    Western Literature I 1
    Western Literature II 1
    International Studies in Literature 1
    Intermediate Topics in Literature 2
    European Literature in Translation
    World Literature
    Individual Projects 2
    Post-Colonial Anglophone Literatures
    Seminar in Literature and Culture 2
    Advanced Study of Women's Literature 2
    Advanced Topics in Literature 2
    Advanced Study of Major Authors 2
    American & British literature: 19th-20th century
    Select one of the following:3
    American Literature II 1
    English Literature II 1
    Intermediate Topics in Literature 2
    19th Century British Literature
    British Literature After 1900
    Nineteenth Century American Literature
    American Literature After 1900
    Literature of American Ethnic and Minority Cultures
    American Indian Literature
    Individual Projects 2
    Seminar in British Literature 2
    British Romanticism (1770-1830)
    Victorian Poets
    Post-Colonial Anglophone Literatures
    Seminar in American Literature 2
    American Romanticism
    American Realism
    Fiction and Nonfiction of Richard Wright
    African American Essay and Short Story
    20th Century African American Novels
    Seminar in Literature and Culture 2
    Advanced Study of Women's Literature 2
    Advanced Topics in Literature 2
    Advanced Study of Major Authors 2
    Multicultural, minority, ethnic, and women's literature
    Select one of the following:3
    Multicultural Literature of the United States 1
    Literature of Black America 1
    African American Authors 1
    Intermediate Topics in Literature 2
    Literature of American Ethnic and Minority Cultures
    American Indian Literature
    Latino Literature in English
    Women Authors
    Seminar in British Literature 2
    Seminar in American Literature 2
    Fiction and Nonfiction of Richard Wright
    African American Essay and Short Story
    20th Century African American Novels
    Seminar in Literature and Culture 2
    Advanced Study of Women's Literature
    Advanced Topics in Literature 2
    Advanced Study of Major Authors 2
    Total Credits44
    1

    This one 200 level course may be counted simultaneously toward the requirements for general education.

    2

    When appropriately focused.


    • Must select at least six credits from courses numbered 400 and above, excluding ENG 433.
    • Only one course at the 200 level may be counted for the English education major.
    • Additional teacher education requirements are listed in the STEP program core.

    All students must complete the general education, college core (waived for teacher certification programs), major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR.

    Baccalaureate degree requirements

    Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees must accomplish the following:

    1. Fulfill the general education requirements.
    2. Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
    3. Complete the courses prescribed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the degree desired in the respective school or college. (No substitutions for graduation may be made in course requirements for a major or minor after the fourth week of the last semester of the senior year.)
    4. Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.1 At least 40 credits must be earned in 300/400 (senior college) level courses. Courses earned at the 100/200 level that transferred to UW-L as 300/400 level courses do not apply to this requirement nor do courses from two-year schools.
    5. Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
    6. A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UW-L is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
    7. File a completed "Apply for Graduation" form via the WINGS Student Center as soon as the student has registered for his or her final semester or summer term in residence. December and winter intersession graduates should file by May 1. May and summer graduates should file by December 1.
    1

    Grade point average requirements for some programs will be considerably higher than 2.00. Re-entering students may be required to earn credits in excess of the 120 needed for graduation in any curriculum in order to replace credits earned in courses in which the content has changed substantially in recent years. Each case will be judged on its own merit.

    No degree will be awarded unless all requirements are fulfilled and recorded within 30 days after the official ending date of each term.

    Below is a sample degree plan that can be used as a guide to identify the courses required to complete the major and other requirements needed for degree completion. The actual degree plan may differ depending on the course of study selected (second major, minor, etc.). This sample plan also assumes readiness for each course and/or major plan. Actual degree plans may differ. Some courses may not be offered every term. Review course descriptions or the class timetable for course offering information.

    The sample degree plans represented in this catalog are intended for first-year students entering UW-L in the fall term. Students should use the Advisement Report (AR) in WINGS and work closely with their faculty advisor(s) and college dean’s office to ensure declaration and completion of all requirements in a timely manner.

    General Education Program
    General education (Gen Ed) is the common educational experience for all undergraduates at UW-L. Sample degree plans include Gen Ed placeholders to ensure completion of the general education curriculum. Courses may be rearranged to fit the needs or recommendations of the student’s program of study. Gen Ed courses may be taken during winter term (January between the semesters) and summer to reduce the course load during regular terms (fall and spring). Consult with your advisor and/or the assistant to the dean in your college for assistance with course and schedule planning. Refer to the general education requirements for more specific details.

    Note: at least 40 credits of the 120 credits required must be earned at the 300/400 level.

    This sample degree plan does not establish a contractual agreement. It identifies the minimum requirements a student must successfully complete, to qualify for a degree, in a format intended to assist the student plan their academic career.

    Year 1
    FallCreditsSpringCredits
    ENG 110 or 112 (Gen Ed Literacy-Written)3Gen Ed Elective3
    EDS 203 (Gen Ed Self & Society)3Gen Ed Hum-Lit (ENG Ed Literature Course)3
    HIS 101 or 102 (Gen Ed World Hist)3CST 110 (Gen Ed Literacy-Oral)3
    Gen Ed Arts2-3EDS 206 (Gen Ed Minority Cultures)3
    Gen Ed Math4Gen Ed Natural Lab Life Science4
     16 16
    Year 2
    FallCreditsSpringCredits
    Gen Ed Health & Well Being3Gen Ed Arts2-3
    PSY 2123ENG 3014
    Gen Ed Natural Lab Science-Physical4ENG 3323
    English Ed Literature Course3EDS 3092
    ENG 3333Gen Ed Global Studies3
     16 14
    Year 3
    FallCreditsSpringCredits
    SPE 4013ENG Ed Writing Course3
    EDS 3514ENG Rhetoric & Writing Elective Course3
    ENG Ed Literature Course3ENG Ed Literature Course3
    Gen Ed Math/Lang/Logical Systems3-4EDS 3192
    ENG 4333PSY 3703
    Apply to the STEP Program1 ENG 363 or 3643
     17 17
    Year 4
    FallCreditsSpringCredits
    ENG 4054EDS 4921
    ENG Language/Linguistics Course3EDS 494212
    ENG 3413 
    ENG Ed Literature Course3 
     13 13
    Total Credits: 122

    At least 6 of the 44 credits needed for the major must be courses numbered 400 and above, excluding ENG 433.

    1

    Need a 2.75 GPA and passing basic skills test scores. See the STEP Admissions website for details.

    2

    See the Office of Field Experience for details about applying to student teaching.

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