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Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Semester Hours: teacher education courses + English major
Format: Face-to-face
Admission Requirements: All students seeking licensure to teach shall make application for admission to teacher education and to student teaching. Application for admission to teacher education is made at the end of the fall semester of the sophomore year and application for admission to student teaching is made at the end of the fall semester of the junior year. Transfer students are required to attend an education department transfer orientation meeting their first semester on campus.

Entrance and exit requirements including cut-off test scores for all teacher education programs are found in the Teacher Education Handbook or

An entry assessment in reading, writing, and mathematics is required for admission to the teacher education program. Students with qualifying SAT/ACT scores or a Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics score of 155 and the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) meet the requirement. The Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) is required for teacher licensure.

The Reading for Virginia Educators (RVE) is required for early/primary education (PreK-3), and elementary education (PreK-6). Admission to teacher education requires a 2.5 cumulative GPA  and a teacher education interview. Admission to student teaching requires a 2.7 cumulative GPA. In addition, students must have a C or better in all education courses (courses with ED prefix and content area methods courses) to be admitted to student teaching. Exit requirements include meeting the Virginia cut off score requirements for the Praxis Subject Assessment (consisting of subject area components); and an earned GPA of 2.7. Students may obtain an additional endorsement without completing an approved licensure program by passing the Praxis Subject Assessment in the content area (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, English, History and Social Science, Mathematics, Visual Arts, English as a Second Language, Health and Physical Education, Foreign Language, and Music) with the exception of PreK-3, PreK-6, and Special Education.

This program will prepare students to teach English by instructing them in the standards of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). In addition to the requirements of the English major and Secondary Education (6-12) licensure courses, students must complete the following 15-16 SH of courses within the 22 SH of 200-300 ENGL selections required for the English major.

Required Courses (15-16 SH)

  • LING 250 Introduction to Linguistics - 3  Details
  • *LING 260 Grammars of English - Details
  • *ENGL 346 Rooms of Their Own  Details OR *ENGL 348 American Manhood - 3  Details
  • *ENGL 355 Young Adult Literature - Details
  •  *WRIT 380 Expository Writing - Details
  • Choose one of the following courses:
    • WRIT 210 News and Feature Writing - 3  Details
    • THR 100 Acting for Stage and Screen - 2  Details
    • THR 200 Survey of World Theater History - 2  Details
    • THR 300 Directing for the Theater - 2  Details
    • THR 360 Playwriting - 2  Details
    • *THR 361 Screenwriting - 2  Details

* indicates the course is offered in alternate years

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