BAED - English/Language Arts (Secondary)

General requirements for a bachelor's degree: 120 minimum hours; overall GPA 2.500; major content GPA 2.500.

Course Title Hours
Requirements for a Major
ENGL 310Nature of Poetry3
ENGL 315Introduction to English Linguistics 13
ENGL 317History of the English Language3
ENGL 322Origins of Western Literature3
or ENGL 323 World Literature
ENGL 330The Nature of Fiction 13
ENGL 340Shakespeare3
or ENGL 515 Studies in Shakespeare
ENGL 346American Multicultural Literature3
or ENGL 365 African-American Literature
or ENGL 546 Studies in Ethnic Literature
ENGL 360Major British Writers I3
or ENGL 361 Major British Writers II
ENGL 362Major American Writers I3
ENGL 363Major American Writers II3
ENGL 680Theory and Practice in Composition3
CI 616Literature for Adolescents3
Total Credit Hours36
Course Title Hours
CI 270Introduction to the Education Profession 23
Teacher Education - Middle and Secondary Majors (need a B- or better in all courses below)
Core I - Fall Only
CI 320Introduction to Diversity: Exceptionalities2
CI 321Introduction to Diversity: Cultural Issues2
CI 325ISAM: Middle/Secondary General Methods1
CI 315Core I Practicum1
Core II - Spring Only
CESP 433Learning Assessment and Evaluation Theory: Evidence-Based Instruction 33
CI 425EISAM: Middle/Secondary Level Content-Specific Methods I - English2
CI 426ECore II Practicum - English/Language Arts1
CI 427Philosophy, History and Ethics of Education3
Core III - Fall Only
CI 413ETeaching Internship I: Secondary Level English2
CI 417ISAM: Literacy Strategies in the Content Areas2
CI 435EISAM: Middle/Secondary Level Content-Specific Methods II - English/Language Arts3
Core IV - Spring Only
CI 436EISAM: Middle/Secondary Level Content-Specific Methods III - English2
CI 471ETeaching Internship II: Secondary Level English/Language Arts10
Licensure Exams
Praxis II English/Language Arts Content Knowledge Test
Total Credit Hours37
Course Title Hours
Additional College Requirements - counted as General Education
CESP 334Introduction to Diversity: Human Growth and Development3
PSY 111General Psychology3
STAT 370Elementary Statistics3
Total Credit Hours9
Course Title Hours
Select 11 credit hours of elective (to complete 120 credit hours)11
Total Credit Hours11

Official Program Transition Point Requirements:

  1. Admission into teacher education - completed application packet and meet all admission to teacher education requirements as specified in College of Applied Studies - Policies.
  2. Admission to teacher internship:
    1. Satisfactory accomplishment of content-area, standard-driven assessments,
    2. B- or better in all professional teacher education courses,
    3. 2.500 GPA (overall, WSU and content), and
    4. Completed teacher intern application.
  3. Exit from teacher internship:
    1. B- or better in all professional courses,
    2. 2.500 GPA (overall and WSU),
    3. Successful completion of all degree requirements,
    4. Final university supervisor evaluation form.
  4. Degree completion:
    1. 2.500 GPA (overall and WSU), and
    2. Meets all degree requirements.
  5. Licensure recommendation:
    1. Passes common assessments,
    2. Passing score on Kansas Performance Teaching Portfolio,
    3. PLT passed,
    4. Praxis II content test(s) passed, and
    5. Licensure application.

Candidates completing this program are eligible to be certified to teach English/language arts — grades 6-12. 

Applied Learning

Students are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from programs in curriculum and instruction. The requirements can be met by the following:

Students who graduate from an undergraduate program must experience at least 600 hours of field experience/internship in various classroom settings throughout their specific program. In addition, all initial licensure students must complete the Kansas Performance Teaching Portfolio, which is an action research requirement for licensure.