English, Secondary Certification Option

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English is a literature-intensive program that trains students in critical thinking, advanced reading and analysis, and oral and written communication.  Coursework provides grounding in British and American literature, practices and theory of literary studies, and includes an emphasis on multiculturalism and diversity.  English majors gain valuable exposure to literary history and to texts, movements, authors, and cultural forces that inform and influence the literature under study, as well as to the various critical lenses through which literature may be viewed.  Considerable flexibility is offered in major course selection.  The Bachelor of Arts in English is excellent preparation for students planning graduate or professional work and/or careers in law, education, publishing, journal and magazine writing, creative writing, research, evaluation, technical communications, advertising, sales, library science, public relations, marketing, business, public service, and other areas where expert analytical thinking, writing, and language skills are increasingly valued.

The B.A. English with teacher certification track is approved by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC), and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), formerly NCATE, as of 1 July 2013 with the consolidation of NCATE and TEAC.

Important:  English 3010 must be taken in the student's first semester as an English major; English 3010 may also be taken as a co-requisite with two other 3000-level English courses in the student's first semester as an English major.

Before Enrollment in Semester 1 (PES I), students must:

  • pass EDUC 2110, 2120, and 2130, each with a C or better;
  • have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 (as computed by the School of Education);
  • register for, pay for, take, and pass the GACE Program Admissions Exams I, II, or III or show evidence of exemption (www.gace.ets.org);
  • attend a Secondary Orientation Session;
  • attend an English Orientation Session (beginning Fall 2016);
  • fill out a required application to the Secondary English Education Program and be accepted into the program before they are considered Secondary English Education majors.

https://www.daltonstate.edu/skins/userfiles/files/secondary-education-application-packet.pdf

  • complete ENGL 3010 and at least one other 3000-level course from the "Major Curriculum" with grades of C or better.
  • Note: Students must complete 30 credit hours of 3000- and/or 4000-level English content courses before being allowed to enter PES IV--Student Teaching.

English GACE Content Exams:

Upon finishing all content coursework and having a CONTENT GPA of 3.0 or above, the English Education student may take the English GACE Content Exams, English 020 and 021.

If upon finishing all content coursework, the English Education student's CONTENT GPA is 2.99 or below, the student must take and pass the English GACE Preparation Workshop offered by the English Department in fall, spring, and summer before he or she takes the GACE content exams, English 020 and/or 021.

Upon taking the GACE content exams English 020 and/or 021 and failing one or both, the English Education student must take and pass the English GACE Preparation Workshop before re-taking GACE content exams English 020 and/or 021.

Any English Education student wanting a rigorous review before taking one or both of the GACE content exams may voluntarily sign up for and take the English GACE Preparation Workshop.

Please see Dr. Barbara Murray to sign up for the English GACE Preparation Workshop two weeks before it is to be offered any semester.
 

Area A: Essential Skills9
Grades of C or better required.
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1111College Algebra3
or MATH 1001 Quantitative Skills/Reasoning
or MATH 1101 Intro to Mathematical Modeling
Area B: Institutional Options4
COMM 1110Fundamentals of Speech3
Select one of the following electives:1
ENGL 1105 or HUMN 1000 or HUMN 1300 strongly recommended for English Education majors.
Argumentation and Advocacy
Intro to Greek Mythology
Creative Writing
Natural Hazards
Appalachian Hist-Special Topic
Sports Hist & Amer Character
Mystery Fiction in Pop Culture
Political and Social Rhetoric
Christian Fiction/Pop Culture
Health & Wellness Concepts
Race and Ethnicity in America
Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts6
English Education majors are required to take ENGL 3530, American Authors to 1865, and ENGL 3531, American Authors since 1865.
Select two of the following electives:6
World Literature I
World Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
Area D: Science/Mathematics/Technology11-12
Select two of the following Lab Science Electives:8
Environmental Studies
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Principles of Botany
Entomology
Survey of Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Principles of Geology
Historical Geology
Geology & the Environment
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics II
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
Select one of the following electives:3-4
Astronomy of the Solar System
Stellar and Galactic Astronomy
Environmental Studies
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Principles of Botany
Entomology
Survey of Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Computer Concepts/Programming
Principles of Programming I
Principles of Programming II
Principles of Geology
Historical Geology
Geology & the Environment
Precalculus Mathematics
Applied Calculus
Introduction to Statistics
Calculus and Analytic Geom I
Calculus and Analytic Geom II
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics II
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
Area E: Social Sciences12
HIST 2111United States History to 18773
or HIST 2112 United States Hist since 1877
POLS 1101American Government3
PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology3
Select one of the following electives:3
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Geography
Intro to Human Geography
Intro to Physical Geography
World Civilization to 1650 CE
World Civilization since 1650
United States History to 1877
United States Hist since 1877
Intro to World Religions
Intro to Philosophical Issues
Logic and Critical Thinking
Intro to Political Science
State and Local Government
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Psychology of Adjustment
Human Development
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Area F: Major Related 18
COMM 2000Intro to Mass Communication3
Select one of the following electives:3
World Literature I
World Literature II
Select one of the following electives:3
World Literature I
World Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
English Education Electives9
Select three of the following electives:9
Student Newspaper Practicum (One credit hour, must be taken 3 times to count in Area F)
News Writing and Reporting
Intro to Film as Literature
Elementary French II
Intermediate French I
Intermediate French II
Elementary German II
World Civilization to 1650 CE
World Civilization since 1650
United States History to 1877
United States Hist since 1877
Expressions of Culture I
Expressions of Culture II
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Marriage and Family
Elementary Spanish II
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
Theatre Appreciation
Play Development
Major Curriculum30
ENGL 3010Intro to Literary Studies 3
ENGL 3010 must be taken in the student's first semester; it may be taken as a co-requisite with two other 3000-level English courses.
ENGL 3015Intro to Composition Studies3
Select one course within British Literature:3
Medieval Lit in Translation
Renaissance Literature
17th Century British Lit
18th Century British Lit
British Romantic Literature
British Victorian Literature
Modern British Literature
Single Author/Genre:3
Shakespeare
Young Adult Literature:3
Literature for Young Adults
Select both courses for American Literature:6
American Authors to 1865
American Authors since 1865
Select one course within Writing:3
Writing for Educ/Soc Sciences
Advanced Composition
Select both courses within Language:6
Practical Grammar
History of English Language
Education Courses
Prior to enrollment in EDUC 2110, EDUC 2120, and EDUC 2130, students must have completed PSYC 1101, COMM 1110, and all Area A courses with grades of C or better. Approved background check, proof of professional Liability Insurance, completion of the mandated reporter training course, and a passing score on an Ethics assessment are also required.
EDUC 2110Investig Critical/Contem Issue (Includes 10 hrs of practicum)3
EDUC 2120Expl Socio-Cultural Perspect (Includes 10 hrs of practicum)3
EDUC 2130Exploring Learning/Teaching (Includes 10 hrs of practicum)3
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Professional Education Semester 1 (PES I) - Fall Semester
Prior to enrollment in PES I courses, students must be accepted into the Teacher Education Program and have completed ENGL 3010 and 3 credit hours of 3000-level English courses with grades of C or better.
EDUC 3902 and EDUC 3272 must be taken concurrently.
In order to graduate after PES Block IV, it is recommended that students complete 12 credit hours of English content with the grades of C or better before beginning PES Block I.
EDUC 3902Curric/Asses Secondary Teacher3
EDUC 3272Class Mgmt Sec Ed Field Exp I2
English Courses (Select two courses from the "Major Curriculum" list)
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Professional Education Semester 2 (PES II) - Spring Semester
Prior to enrollment in PES II courses, students must have completed EDUC 3902 and EDUC 3272 with grades of C or better.
EDUC 4901 and EDUC 3273 must be taken concurrently.
In order to graduate after PES Block IV, it is recommended that students complete 18 credit hours of English content with grades of C or better before beginning PES Block II.
EDUC 4901Methods/Strat Teach Sec Stu3
EDUC 3273Class Mgmt Sec Ed Field Exp II2
English Courses (Select two courses from the "Major Curriculum" list)
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Professional Education Semester 3 (PES III) - Fall Semester
Prior to enrollment in PES III, students must have completed EDUC 3273 and EDUC 4901 with grades of C or better.
EDUC 3120 and EDUC 3274 must be taken concurrently.
In order to graduate after PES Block IV, it is recommended that students complete 24 credit hours of English content with grades of C or better before beginning PES Block III.
EDUC 3120Teaching Diverse Learners(Sec)3
EDUC 3274Class Mgm Sec Ed Field Exp III2
English Courses (Select two courses from the "Major Curriculum" list)
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Professional Education Semester 4 (PES IV) - Spring Semester
Prior to enrollment in PES IV, students must have completed EDUC 3120, EDUC 3274, and 30 credit hours 3000- or 4000-level English with grades of C or better.
EDUC 4955, EDUC 4953, and READ 3456 must be taken concurrently.
Students must have completed 30 credit hours of 3000- and/or 4000-level English courses with grades of C or better before being allowed to enter PES IV-Student Teaching.
EDUC 4953Teaching Internship Seminar1
EDUC 4955Internship in Sec School Engl8
READ 3456Reading across Curric Sec Educ3
Students must earn a C or better in all upper-level courses, regardless of discipline.
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Physical Education1
PHED Activity Elective
Total Hours127-128