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  Sep 20, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

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English (B.A.) - English Education Specialization



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Program Coordinator/Contact
Jason McEntee, Head
Department of English
Pugsley Hall 301, Box 2218
605-688-5191
E-mail: jason.mcentee@sdstate.edu
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Program Information
The English Education Specialization requires 39 hours in English and linguistics courses and is designed to prepare the student for a career in high school or middle school teaching. Students preparing for careers in secondary education will also complete the required education courses for teacher certification.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Develop and enhance students’ abilities to communicate in written English while encouraging students to view themselves as engaged, creative and relevant producers of knowledge;
  • Develop students’ literary background as one part of a humanities background which fosters intellectual skills, humanistic understanding, cross-cultural literacy, and aesthetic appreciation;
  • Develop students’ ability to think analytically, speculatively, and imaginatively in ways that are applicable across the disciplines; and
  • Enhance students’ ability to employ instructional technology in their writing, learning and research in innovative and creative ways.

Academic Requirements
To count toward the Major, courses must be passed with a minimum grade of “C.”  Topics courses may only fulfill the specific requirements when approved by the department. All sections of English 210 count as a major elective.

Accreditation, Certification, and Licensure
Accreditation
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs (NCATE)
South Dakota Department of Education

Certification and Licensure
With this major and the accompanying teacher education coursework required for teaching licensure, candidates are eligible to take the Praxis content tests, and apply for a teaching license in South Dakota. Students are required to take the PRAXIS II content test, as well as the PRAXIS II Principles of Learning and Teaching test. The minimum score for the Praxis II PLT must be obtained for teaching licensure and varies by state.

Course Delivery Format
The department offers coursework on campus, online, and at attendance centers around the state.

Requirements for English Major - English Education Specialization: 120 Credits


Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Sciences

System General Education Requirements


College of Arts and Sciences Requirements


Bachelor of Arts Requirements: 9+
  • Modern Foreign Language Including the 202-Level Credits: 6+
  • AIS 211 - South Dakota American Indian Culture and Education (COM) Credits: 3  
  • One declared minor outside of the major prefix OR a second major OR a teaching specialization. The minor may be a traditional minor within one department or it may be interdisciplinary involving more than one department. The minor can be in a different college. The minor must be declared no later than the student’s third semester of enrollment.
  • Capstone course in the major discipline
  • Upper division coursework Credits: 33

System General Education and/or major coursework may satisfy some or all of the above requirements. Consult program advisor for details. See the College of Arts & Sciences  for additional information about Bachelor of Arts specifications.

Teaching Specialization Requirements


Additional Requirements


  • Students must also receive a “C” grade or better in  ,  , and   or higher.
  • There are GPA requirements for entry into and continuation within the teacher education program. For additional information please consult the Secondary Education Handbook.

Electives


Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Total Required Credits: 120


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