2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Teacher Education

Teaching programs require additional courses in educational methods. The professional education courses are included in this listing. See the Department of Educational Studies and Teachers College for descriptions of these courses and other professional requirements of the teacher education program.

The English/Language Arts teaching major is designed to prepare students for teaching effectively in middle and high schools. Students will complete a core of courses in English and communication studies so as to meet performance standards for licensure. In addition, each student will select a concentration area (English or communication studies) to provide greater depth of content knowledge in the student’s area of teaching interest. Students must also complete content methods courses that will provide pedagogical knowledge and fulfill other professional requirements of the teacher education program. Students’ progress through the program will be monitored, and students must meet prescribed levels of performance at various checkpoints as listed in the Unit Assessment System in order to continue their enrollment in teacher education.