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English/Childhood Education (B.S.)

This program leads to certification to teach grades 1-6 in the public schools. Students entering the program will graduate after four years with a Bachelor of Science degree in English/Childhood Education.

Degree Requirements

English Courses

A. English Studies

B. Survey Courses: 9 Credits

One must be before 1865
One must be American
One must be British

C. Five Elective Courses: 15 Credits

By advisement– three courses must be period courses; one course must be cross-cultural.

D. One Major Author Course: 3 Credits

Select one of the following: 3 Credits

E. Capstone Course: 3 Credits

Total English courses: 33 Credits

Total Professional courses: 39 Credits

Select one cross-cultural history [HST] course (XC)(H/A): 3 Credits

One semester of a Foreign Language: 3 Credits

Total supporting Liberal Arts courses: 30 Credits

General Education Requirements-not fulfilled by Major or required Supporting Courses

Total credits required for degree: 120 Credits

Optional Middle Childhood Certification

Students desiring Middle Childhood (Specialist) Certification with an English major must complete the BS degree English/Childhood Education as shown above and also complete the following requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence for English/Childhood Education

The following is a general schedule for the dual major in English and Childhood Education. Check all course descriptions for prerequisites before planning your course schedule. Other course sequences are possible. Consult your advisor or the English or Education Program Coordinator. Note also that one can introduce flexibility into this recommended sequence by shifting English requirement slots around to allow one to pursue other courses of personal interest or compensate for scheduling conflicts. A student interested in also completing the Middle Childhood certification should consult with her advisor and the faculty in the intended area of focus about a possible sequence of courses.

First Year

Total: 16.5 Credits

Total: 16.5 Credits

Second Year

1st Semester

Total: 15 Credits

2nd Semester

Total: 15 Credits

Third Year

1st Semester

Total: 15 Credits

Total: 15 Credits

Fourth Year

Total credits required for degree: 120 Credits