English Language Arts Teaching, BA
Students will engage in comprehensive preparation to teach English to middle and high school students in grades 5-12. The program centers on the cultural aspects of literature, the development of writers, and effective teaching.
Program Learning Outcomes
All teacher education programs have the following program learning outcomes:
- Content Knowledge: Candidates apply appropriate depth of knowledge to engage learners in mastering content.
- Learner-centeredness: Candidates value the uniqueness of each individual through their commitment to learners and learner-centered processes.
- Pedagogical Knowledge: Candidates engage learners using a variety of instructional strategies and perspectives.
- Professional dispositions: Candidates demonstrate professional dispositions, assuming the full role of the teacher.
- Reflection: Candidates self-evaluate and reflect on feedback from others, including students, to continually improve their pedagogical practices.
The following learning outcomes will be assessed by the English Department:
- Culturally Responsive Practices: Candidates will demonstrate culturally responsive practices in English Language Arts (ELA).
- Composition and Communication: Candidates will demonstrate effective written composition and oral communication skills in ELA.
- Literacy History: Candidates will consider the major genres, movements, and traditions throughout literary history.
- Literature and Rhetorical Analysis: Candidates will perform rhetorical analysis on multiple forms and genres of literature.
|English Major Requirements|
|ENGL 180||Intro to Literary Studies||3|
|ENGL 221||Intro to Creative Writing||3|
|ENGL 222||Eng Grammar & Lang in Context||3|
|ENGL 223||Creative Writing II||3|
|ENGL 231||American Literature I||3|
|ENGL 232||American Literature II||3|
|ENGL 233||English Literature I||3|
|ENGL 234||English Literature II||3|
|ENGL 235||Survey of Native Literature||3|
|ENGL 236||Literature and Culture||3|
|ENGL 306||Technical Writing||3|
|ENGL 320||Responding to Writing||3|
|ENGL 334||Middle-School Literature||3|
|ENGL 336||Young Adult Lit and Culture||3|
|ENGL 345||Studies in Classic Texts||3|
|ENGL 380||History of Literary Criticism||3|
|ENGL 435||Studies in Visual Texts||3|
|ENGL 490||Senior Thesis I||2|
|English Language Arts Teaching Cognate|
|NSCI 103||Environmental Science||3|
|THEA 156||Oral Traditions React to Past||3|
|THEA 251||Theatre History||3|
|THEA 333||Play Analysis||3|
|Grade Band 5-12 Concentration|
|TEAC 101||Becoming a Teacher||2|
|TEAC 120||Impact Diversity on Education||4|
|TEAC 221||Special Education/Partnerships||3|
|TEAC 222||Adolescent Development||3|
|TEAC 355||Gen Method Adolescent Learners||4|
|TEAC 423||Partnerships & Classroom Mgmt||3|
|TEAC 440||Found Literacy Content Areas||3|
|TEAC 454||Inst Method Adolescent Learner||4|
|TEAC 480||Directed Teaching Seminar||2|
|TEAC 492||Directed Teaching||10|
General Education: All LSSU bachelor’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.
Bachelor of Arts degree (8 credits): One year of a modern language other than English. If taken at LSSU, this would be OJIB 130 Ojibwe Lang I Anishinaabemowin-OJIB 131 Ojibwe Lng II Anishinaabemowin or SPAN 161 First Year Spanish I-SPAN 162 First Year Spanish II. One-half year of two different languages will not meet this requirement.
A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.70 or higher. A gpa of 2.70 or higher is required in your Major, and a gpa of 2.00 or higher is required in your General Education Requirements.