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Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. All students also must fulfill Liberal Arts Core and University requirements, and some of the following courses may also satisfy those requirements. Some coursework also fulfills teaching licensure requirements as specified by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • COM 204 Oral Interpretation
  • ED 250 Introduction to Teaching and Learning
  • ED 327S Curriculum Design: Secondary Education
  • ED 337 Reading in the Content Areas
  • ED 452 Managing the Classroom #
  • ED 460S Student Teaching: Secondary Level #
  • EN 200 Elements of Literary Study
  • EN 201 World Literature: The Ancient World
  • EN 202 World Literature: The Middle Ages
  • EN 203 World Literature: Renaissance through Enlightenment
  • EN 205 American Literature I or EN 206 American Literature II
  • EN 211 Principles of Language
  • EN 290 Literary Theory and Practice
  • EN 301 The Writing Process: Theory and Practice
  • EN 385 Approaches to Teaching Secondary English
  • EN 424 Senior Seminar
  • EN 490 Major Authors
  • EN 554 Applied Grammar: Syntactic Structures (See University’s Graduate Catalog for course description)
  • 12 credits in English electives numbered EN 321 or above
  • PSY 110 Human Growth and Development
  • PSY 341 Psychology of Individuals with Disabilities
# ED 452 and ED 460S must be taken at the same time.