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Secondary Education

English

Our innovative hands-on approach coupled with our State of Florida approved curricula prepares our graduates to teach and inspire the next generation of leaders. Students completing this program will be eligible for certification to teach the content area of English at the secondary level (grades 6-12) with endorsement in ESOL.

Tentatively scheduled to begin Fall 2018 dependent upon interest.

What You'll Study

Students pursuing the Secondary Education (English) program will complete coursework in British and American literature, literary criticism, and short stories and dramas, along with professional education and pedagogy courses.

Practical Experience

Our hands-on approach begins in your first semester with practicum placement in area classrooms and culminates with a full-time internship.

What's Next?

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English /language arts teachers guide students to discover the world, and themselves, in good books and their voices in their own writing. What could be more rewarding? Dr. Susan Strauss, Professor Secondary Education, English
English /language arts teachers guide students to discover the world, and themselves, in good books and their voices in their own writing. What could be more rewarding? Dr. Susan Strauss, Professor Secondary Education, English

Admission Requirements

In order to best prepare for the rigors of the teaching profession and the state requirements for licensure, Secondary Education (English) students must have completed the following coursework:

  • 3 Hours of British Literature

    Course Number: ENL2000 at Tallahassee Community College

  • 3 Hours of Major American Writers

    Course Number: AML2301 at Tallahassee Community College

  • 6 Hours of Science

    Including either Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth Science

  • 9 Hours of Mathematics

    Including Math I for Liberal Arts AND two courses from Math II for Liberal Arts, College Algebra, Statistics, or Business Calculus

  • 3 Hours of History

    Either American History or U.S. History

  • 3 Hours of Social Foundations of Education

    OR Introduction to the Teaching Profession (EDF1005) at Tallahassee Community College 

  • 3 Hours of Child Psychology

    OR Human Development (DEP2004) / Child Development (CHD2220) at Tallahassee Community College

  • 3 Hours of Foreign Language

Major Requirements

Required Courses
59 Credit Hours
EDU
241
Portfolio Development (1)
ESE
309
Introduction to Exceptionality
EDU
354
Instructional Design
EDU
321
General Methods & Instruction
ESL
315
Cross Cultural Communications
EDU
355
Tests & Measurements
ENG
315
Shakespeare I
SED
363
Principles of Content Reading
EDU
357
Classroom Management
ENG
311
Advanced Academic Writing
ESL
325
Applied Linguistics
SED
364
Methods of Teaching
ENG
325
African American Literature
ENG
450
Modern and Contemporary British Literature
ENG
323
Studies in Drama / Film Literature
ENG
425
Modern American Literature
ENG
334
Mythology
ENG
341
Literary Criticism
ENG
401
Renaissance Literature
ESL
415
ESOL Curriculum and Materials Development
EDU
461
Professional Development Seminar (1)
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Day Program

Offered during the day, the Secondary Education (English) major can be completed in five semesters.