English 7-12, B.S.

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree, and this program requires a 2.7 cumulative GPA for graduation. The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:  https://www.southernct.edu/academics/english/programs.  

This is an educator preparation program in the State of Connecticut with additional admission requirements (see Admissions>>Teacher/Educator Preparation Programs). Candidates recommended for certification must also meet any additional Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) requirements (see Degree Requirements>>Teacher/Educator Preparation Programs) in effect on the date CSDE receives the certification application.


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


(*) When up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements, they are recommended below; only two courses within Explorations (T2) may be fulfilled by courses in the same subject.  

Major GPA 3.0 required.

English Requirements (42 Credits)
Students may not transfer more than one-third (1/3) of the credits required in the English major.
('C' or better required)
ENG 307 — Literary Analysis for English Majors (must be taken at SCSU)
ENG 308 — English Studies: Critical Theories (must be taken at SCSU)
ENG 309 — Rhetorical Strategies in Writing and Communication (must be taken at SCSU)
ENG 312 — English Grammar Systems
ENG 317 — Cross Cultural Literatures and Contexts
ENG 321 — British Literature through History I
ENG 322 — British Literature through History II
ENG 323 — American Literature through History
ENG 372 — Young Adult Literature
ENG 415 — History of the Language

Select one from:
ENG 298 — Special Topics (English Medieval topic)
ENG 380 — Chaucer
ENG 385 — English Medieval Literature
ENG 398 — Special Topics (English Medieval topic)
ENG 487 – Seminar in British Literature (English Medieval topic)
LIT 300 — Literature of the Hebrew Bible
LIT 302 — Literature of the New Testament
LIT 310 — Mythology
LIT 311 — Norse and Celtic Mythology
LIT 406 — Classical Drama: Greek and Roman
LIT 488 — Seminar in World Lit. (English Medieval topic)

Select one from:
ENG 342 – Shakespeare I: 1564-1601
ENG 343 – Shakespeare II: 1601-1616
ENG 487 – Seminar in British Literature (Shakespearean topic)

Engish Electives, must be approved by Advisor:
3 credits in ENG Writing Course 200-400 level
3 credits in ENG/LIT Literature Course 300-400 level

Education Requirements (32 Credits)
EDU 316 Child Development and Psychology for Educators (‘C’ or better)
EDU 413 Secondary Education (‘C’ or better)
EDU 471 Supporting English Learners for School Success (‘C’ or better)
ENG 492 – Teaching Literature to Adolescents (‘B-’ or better)
ENG 493 – English (Secondary School) (‘B-’ or better)
ENG 494 – Student Teaching-English
ENG 496 Student Teaching Seminar - English 
SED 225 – Introduction to Exceptionalities (‘C’ or better)
RDG 517 – Content Area Literacy in Middle and Secondary Schools (‘C’ or better)


EDU 200 – Teachers, Schools, and Society ('C' or better) (T2CC)*
HIS 110 – United States History to 1877 (T2AE)*  OR
  HIS 111 – United States History from 1877 to the present (T2AE)*
SHE 203 – School Health ('C' or better) (T2MB)*