ENGLISH PROGRAM ONE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS HIGH SCHOOL TEACHING CERTIFICATE (6-12)/BACHELOR OF ARTS
Total Credit Hours: 128 Major Credit Hours: 44-46
The Department of English features a fully approved English Language Arts program that prepares candidates to teach grades 6-12 in Illinois public and private schools. The program is approved by the State Teacher Certification Board, in conjunction with the Illinois State Board of Education, and includes all the requirements for a major in English Language Arts. English majors specializing in Program One: English Language Arts must declare a major in Secondary Education. See advisors in the Department of English and College of Education for specific approval and a list of required courses.
Teacher Candidates seeking a Type 09 Teaching Certificate in English Language Arts must complete the following coursework in the content area as well as professional education courses. For a detailed description of the courses please click on the appropriate link. Only grades of “C” and above are acceptable in professional education courses and in any courses counted toward any endorsement or certificate. A “C-” or lower grade will require that the course be repeated.
H. In consultation with their advisors in the Department of English, majors must submit an ePortfolio of writing for review. The ePortfolio represents assignments and projects completed in courses. Students should register to take 06-380 ePortfolio during the semester before student teaching. Further information can be obtained from the student’s advisor and the department chair.
II. Please see Secondary Education / Bachelor of Arts for required Education courses.