CURRENT 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Apr 23, 2018  
CURRENT 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

English, B.S.ED.


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Total number of hours for the program: 120.

Admission to the English, B.S.ED. Program

Students seeking admission to the English B.S.Ed. Program must declare their major and meet the requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program .

Admission to the Professional Education Sequence

English B.S.Ed. students should apply to the Teacher Education Program during their sophomore year. English B.S.Ed. students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program in order to take Professional Education Sequence courses and are subject to all teacher education requirements. EDCI 201 is the only course in the Professional Education Sequence that may be taken prior to admission to the Teacher Education Program.

Continuation in the English B.S. Ed. Program

To continue in the program, students must meet the continuation requirements of the 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.

Liberal Studies Hours: 42


Liberal Studies Program Requirements 

Major Requirements 43 hours


The major requires 43 hours as follows:

Modern Foreign Languages: 6 hours


Any 6 hours in any foreign language or languages.

Gateway Course: 1 hour


Literature Electives 9 hours


Six hours from any 300-400 level literature courses with an ENGL prefix or EDRD 467, Adolescent Literature. Three of these hours may, but need not, be a course in film studies with an ENGL prefix (♦).  Be aware that although the BSEd requires SIX hours in this category, the coordinating major with the B.A. in ESP requires NINE - so that candidates should plan to take THREE courses from this category, not two.

Additional Requirements


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. 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 other BA - English concentration requires completion of the prescribed BA foreign language requirement (six hours MFL 231/232 or 240) and may require coursework beyond 120 hours in order to complete the requirements of both programs. 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. Students must maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA in the major, and no grade below a C (2.0) for any required course in the core 31 hours in English will be accepted. A total of 120 hours is required to graduate. English Education students are encouraged to take ENGL classes as general electives to meet the 120 hour requirement. Visit the department’s website at http://www.wcu.edu/609.asp to view the 8 semester curriculum guide.

General Electives


Students must complete all liberal studies requirements and general electives as needed to reach the total of 120 hours. English Education students are encouraged to take ENGL classes as general electives to meet the 120 hour requirement. Visit the department’s website at http://english.wcu.edu to view the 8 semester curriculum guide.

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