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Secondary Education

English

With the secondary English program, you can earn two majors at once. You'll earn both an English degree and Secondary English education certification ( grades 6-12). Once you complete your coursework and pass your FTCE exams, you'll be eligible to obtain a Florida Secondary English certification and an endorsement in ESOL.

What You'll Study

We'll prepare you to enter a middle or high school English classroom with professional education and pedagogy courses. You'll also earn an English degree. Explore British and American literature, literary criticism, short stories and dramas, and everything from Shakespeare to modern American classics.

Practical Experience

You'll take part in practicum courses with schools in the public school system of St. Johns County and other approved districts.

What's Next?

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Imagine sitting in a class with an enthusiastic, encouraging, and relatable teacher, that’s what it feels like to be a part of the Education program! Lesley Pequeño, Secondary Education (English), 2020
Student Lesley Pequeño
Imagine sitting in a class with an enthusiastic, encouraging, and relatable teacher, that’s what it feels like to be a part of the Education program! Lesley Pequeño, Secondary Education (English), 2020

Major Requirements

General Education
48 Credit Hours
ENG
152
Topics in College Writing
or ENG
172
Topics in College Writing: Honors
ENG
202
Introduction to Literature
HIS
205
United States History to 1877
or HIS
206
United States History from 1877
PSY
101
Introduction to Psychology
COM
101
Speech Communication
FYS
The First Year Seminar on Liberal Education and Citizenship
Choose one Creative Expression Category B elective
Choose One Foundations of Knowledge Category B Foreign Language Course
MAT
142
College Geometry
MAT
223
Statistics
MAT
135
College Algebra
or MAT
138
Essentials of Mathematics
or MAT
161
Pre-calculus
or MAT
201
Calculus I
or MAT
202
Calculus II
Two of the following sciences: one Life Science, one Earth Science, one Physical Science from the General Education list
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Required Courses
72 Credit Hours
EDU
202
Introduction to Teaching and Learning
EDU
242
Introduction to Technology and Portfolio Design
EDU
321
General Methods of Instruction
EDU
355
Tests and Measurements
EDU
357
Classroom Management
EDU
471
Critical Curriculum Studies
EDU
481
Internship
ESE
309
Introduction to Exceptionality
SED
363
Principles of Content Reading 20 hour practicum
SED
364
Methods of Teaching English 30 hour practicum
ESL
315
Cross Cultural Communications
ESL
325
Applied Linguistics (Approved for ESOL Credit)
ESL
415
ESOL Curriculum and Materials Development 30 hour practicum
ENG
211
Introduction to Early British Literature
ENG
212
Introduction to Early British Literature
ENG
221
Introduction to Early American Literature
ENG
222
Introduction to Late American Literature
ENG
311
Advanced Academic Writing
ENG
315
Shakespeare I
ENG
341
Literary Criticism
ENG
470
English Senior Seminar
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Choose one course from below
3 Credit Hours
ENG
345
Film Literature
ENG
322
Great Short Stories
ENG
323
Studies in Drama
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Choose one course from below
3 Credit Hours
ENG
325
African American Literature
ENG
321
Southern Writers
ENG
354
Women’s Literature
ENG
333
Postcolonial Literature
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Choose one course from below
3 Credit Hours
ENG
331
Great Works of World Literature
ENG
332
Great Works of Western Literature
ENG
334
Mythology
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Choose one course from below
3 Credit Hours
ENG
401
Renaissance Literature
ENG
410
Medieval Literature
ENG
417
Milton
ENG
416
Shakespeare II
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Choose one course from below
3 Credit Hours
ENG
403
Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature
ENG
406
British Romantic Literature
ENG
408
Victorian Literature
ENG
450
Modern and Contemporary British Literature
ENG
441
The English Novel
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Choose one course from below
3 Credit Hours
ENG
421
Early American and Transcendental Literature
ENG
422
American Realism and Naturalism
ENG
425
Modern American Literature
ENG
423
Contemporary American Literature
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