Requirements for a major in English Teaching

Required Core - 39 semester hours

  • 3 ENGL 221 British Literature I
  • 3 ENGL 241 American Lit I
  • 3 ENGL 304 Fundamentals of English Grammar
  • 3 ENGL 412 Composition for the English Teacher/li>
  • 3 ENGL 484 Literary Criticism
  • 3 ENGL 290 Seminar (or 490)
  • 3 ENGL 292 Special Topics (or 492)
  • 3 SEED 424 7-12 Language Arts Methods
  • 3 SPCM 215 Public Speaking (gen ed)
  • 3 SPCM 222 Argumentation and Debate
  • 3 SPCM 340 Oral Interpretation of Literature
  • 3 SPCM 466 Principles of Rhetoric
  • 3 THEA 131 Introduction to Acting (gen ed)
  • 3 THEA 241 Stagecraft
  • 3 THEA 351 Directing
  • Choose 1:
    3 ENGL 211 World Lit I (gen ed) or ENGL 212 World Lit II (gen ed)
  • Choose 1:
    3 ENGL 222 British Literature II or 3 ENGL 242 American Lit II
  • Choose 1:
    3 ENGL 431 Shakespeare I or ENGL 432 Shakespeare II

Pre-Professional Teaching Core - 18 semester hours

  • 2 EDFN 338 Foundations of American Education
  • 1 EDFN 295 Practicum: Pre-Admission Teaching
  • 3 EPSY 302 Educational Psychology
  • 3 EPSY 428 Child & Adolescent Development
  • 3 INED 411 South Dakota Indian Studies
  • 3 PSYC 101 General Psychology (gen ed)
  • 3 SPED 405 Educating Secondary Students with Disabilities

Professional Secondary Ed Teaching Core - 24 semester hours

  • 3 EDFN 365 Computer Based Technology & Learning
  • 2 MLED 480 Middle Level Methods
  • 3 SEED 408 Plan, Manage, & Assess the 7-12 Diverse Classroom
  • 3 SEED 450 7-12 Reading & Content Literacy
  • 9 SEED 488 7-12 Student Teaching
  • 1 SEED 495 Practicum: Pre-Student Teaching
  • 3 EDFN 475 Human Relations

Gen Ed Requirements - 37 semester hours

  • 3 ENGL 101 Composition I
  • 3 ENGL 201 Composition II
  • 3 MATH Gen Ed - Mathematics
  • 3 SPCM Speech 101, 215, or 222
  • 2 WEL 100 Wellness for Life & 100L Lab
  • 6 Gen Ed - Social Science
  • 6 Gen Ed - Arts & Humanities
  • 8 Gen Ed - Natural Science & Lab

    A minor is NOT required with this major but electives are required to total 120 hours.
    Students are encouraged to pursue a minor, but to be certified to teach, a content
    praxis exam must be passed in both the major & minor areas of study.