English and Secondary Education majors typically take the following courses in the fall semester of their first year:

First-Year Experience Learning Community Courses

We will register you in these courses.

  1. Philosophy (PHIL 201)
  2. English Composition (ENG 101) OR Theology (TRS 201)

Why am I taking these classes?   Honors students take equivalent honors courses.

Major and Elective Courses

You will need to choose and register for these courses.

  1. The History of English Literature I (ENG 231)
  2. A foreign language
  3. A course of your own choosing

The joint major in Secondary Education – English prepares teacher candidates to teach English Language Arts and leads to certification at the middle and high-school level.

1 st Semester Courses

Secondary Education – English majors are encouraged to take English courses according to the suggestions of the English department. Click here for English course suggestions. No specific education courses are suggested to freshmen.

Drama 101, Theater, is a good complement to the specialization within this major because dramatization can serve as an effective pedagogical practice in the classroom context.

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