Total number of hours for the program: 120.
Required Coordinating Major
All BSEd Secondary Education - English majors must also enroll in the BA - English degree program. Any BA English concentration may be selected (i.e. Literature, Professional Writing, Motion Picture Studies or English Studies Pedagogy), but the English Studies Pedagogy (ESP) concentration allows completion of both degrees within 120 hours. Selection of any other concentration may require coursework beyond 120 hours in order to complete the requirements of both programs BSEd Secondary Education - English students who enroll in the BA - English ESP concentration satisfy the BA language requirement with the language requirement of the BSEd Secondary Education - English (six hours in any foreign language or languages). Selection of any English concentration as a stand-along major - requires completion of the prescribed BA foreign language requirement (six hours WLL 231/232 or 240) and BA English (Literature, Professional Writing, English Studies Pedagogy or Motion Picture Studies) students who elect in the Professional Writing, Film Studies, Literature or Creative Writing minor may not use an ENGL course for both the major and the minor, double counting of a course between those majors and this minor is not allowed. Students must take at least 30 hours at the junior-senior level at WCU in order to satisfy general university requirements.
Admission to the English, B.S.ED. Program
Students seeking admission to the English Education Program must declare their major and meet the requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program Teacher Education Program .
Admission to the Professional Education Sequence
Students in Professional Education must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program and are subject to all of the teacher education requirements. EDCI 201 is the only course in the professional education sequence that may be taken prior to admission to teacher education.
Continuation in the English Education Program
To continue in the program, students must meet the continuation requirements of the Teacher Education Program Teacher Education Program . In addition to these requirements, students must achieve a minimum 2.75 GPA in the major before they can be recommended for Internship I, and no grade below a C (2.0) for any required course in the core 31 hours in English will be accepted.