English Major (B.A.) - Undergraduate (Combined B.A./M.A.T. with Teacher Cert in English (Preschool- Grade 12) & Teacher of Students w/ Disabilities) -- effective Fall 2015

The Dual Degree Dual Certification program that leads to teacher certification in English (grades P-12), teacher certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities, a baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree. Interested students must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program as an undergraduate. Students must successfully complete the undergraduate portion of the program in order to be admitted to the Graduate School and complete the one-year master’s portion of the program.
Please visit theTeacher Education Program websitefor the required undergraduate professional sequence of courses, overall course outline, and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.

A minimum of 120 semester hours of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree. For this program, students must complete the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.25overall GPA and a minimum 3.25 major GPA.

I. GEN ED 33-36

for GEN Ed/Teach Ed details

A. New Student Seminar (1 sh) 1

C. Communication: (9 sh)

C1. College Writing I (ENWR 105)3

C2. College Writing II (ENWR 106) 3

C3. Communication: CMST Communications 101 3

D. Fine and Performing Arts(ENFL208; will count toward themajor).-

F. Humanities: (6 sh)

F1.World Lit/Genl. Humanities (ENGL206 or ENGL207; will count toward the major)-

F2. Philosophy/Religion (EDFD 220 Philosophical Orientation to Education) 3

G. Computer Science(CSIT 100 Introduction to Computer Concepts)0-3

H. Mathematics ______3

I. Natural/Physical Sciences (Choose course that meets Teacher Education Program’s Physiology & Hygiene req.) 4

J. Physical Education ______1

K. Social Science: (9 SH)

K1. American/European History (EDFD221 Historical Foundations of American Education)3

K2. Nonwestern Cultural Perspectives ______3

K3. Social Science (EDFD 200 Psychological Foundations of Education)3

L. General Education Elective (SASE 210/EDFD 210/ READ 210: Public Purposes of Education: Democracy & School)3


1. World Languages______3-6

2. World Cultures (ENGL237, ENGL238, ENGL294, ENGL274, ENLT366 or ENLT367;-

will count toward the major)


Core Competencies

  • That students are able to read and interpret texts, with attention to genre and form, and to social, historical, global, and political contexts.
  • That students possess a knowledge of literary history, including canonical and non-canonical texts.
  • That students have significant study of texts created by authors from groups historically under-represented within the tradition of English studies.
  • That students have significant study of texts from the American and British traditions as well as from global and transnational traditions.
  • That students can think theoretically about language and culture, recognizing the relationship of texts to wider social, political, and intellectual contexts.
  • That students are able to construct effective written analyses and produce coherent essays.
  • That students can define their own intellectual interests within the English disciplines and conduct research independently.

*Note: For film, journalism or creative writing minors, only two minor courses may be counted towards the major.

ENGLISH MAJOR COURSES—Full List (Mark transfer courses T)

NumberTitle Semester

  1. ENWR 220Writing in the Major: The Analytic Essay______3
  2. ENGL 300Pursuits of English______4
  3. ENGL 305Young Adult Literature______3
  4. ENWR 371/385 Teaching Writing or Tutoring Writing______3
  5. ENFL 208Gen Ed: Introduction to Film ______3
  6. ENGL 206/207Gen Ed: Humanities______3
  7. ENGL 237/238/274/294/ENLT 366/367 World Cultures______3
  8. ______3
  9. ______3
  10. ______3
  11. ______3
  12. ______3
  13. ______3
  14. ______3

Minimum: 43 credits

Breakdown of Required Courses:


1. ENWR 220: Writing in the Major: The Analytic Essay (3) Semester: ______

2. ENGL300: Pursuits of English (4) Semester: ______

3. ENGL 305: Young Adult Literature(3) Semester: ______

4. ENWR 371 or 385: Teaching Writing or Tutoring Writing (3) Semester: ______


1. Fine and Performing Arts: ENFL 208: Intro to Film (3) Semester: ______

2. World Lit/Genl. Humanities: ENGL 206 or ENGL 207: World Literature (3) Semester: ______


1. ENGL237, ENGL238, ENGL294, ENLT274, ENLT366 or ENLT367 Semester: ______


Guidelines detailed below provide an outline for students to complete through individual selection, in accordance with student interest and course availability. Individual courses may meet more than one guideline. Full information on which guidelines individual course sections meet is available at the department website: *

  1. Literature: Four additional literature courses*


  1. Pre-1700 (Shakespeare) Title: ______
  2. Pre-1800, Title: ______


  1. Pre-1900, Title: ______
  2. Another American, Title: ______

* excluding ancient literatures

  1. Genre Study
  2. Title: Poetry______Genre:______
  3. Title: Fiction or Drama______Genre:______
  1. Additional Guidelines
  2. International Issues: Primary focus on texts outside the American or British traditions.
    Title: ______
  3. Ethnic Studies: Significant study of representations of “race” or “ethnicity,” with at least one-third of the course devoted to texts from one or more minority cultures of this country.

Title: ______

  1. Women’s and Gender Studies: At least one-third of the course will focus on texts by women or will focus on representations of gender in texts.
  2. Class Issues: At least one-third of the course will focus on representations of class issues in texts.

Title: ______

4. Study of American English: ENGL 284, ENGL 384, LNGN 220, or LNGN 230______

IV: Free Electives7-13

V: Teacher Education Program Requirements28

PRE-PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE (12 General Education credits)
Freshman Year/First Semester Sophomore Year
The courses below all fulfill General Education Requirements.
EDFD 200 Psych. Foundations of Education (Gen Ed K3)
EDFD 220 Philosophical Orientation to Education (Gen Ed F2)
EDFD 221 Historical Found. of American Education (Gen Ed K1)
SASE 210/EDFD 210/ READ 210 Public Purposes of Education: Democracy & Schooling (Gen Ed L)
Courses must be taken in the sequence shown – semesters cannot be combined.
Second Semester Sophomore Year
Apply to the Teacher Education Program. No Professional Sequence courses taken this semester.
First Semester Junior Year: 7 credits
SPED/ECEL 279 Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education (3)
SASE/READ/EDFD 312 Educating ELLs (1)
SASE/READ/EDFD 305 Teaching for Equity and Diversity (3)
Second Semester Junior Year: 6 credits
SPED 367 Language-Based Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms(3)
READ 411 Language and Literacy (3)
First Semester Senior Year: 6 credits
SPED 469 Inclusive Methods Middle/Sec. Schools (3)
SPED 488 Developing Prosocial Behavior in the Inclusive Classroom (3)
Second Semester Senior Year: 9 credits
These courses will count for credit for both the baccalaureate and master’s degrees.
*SPED 584 Assessment/Eval. Inclusive Classroom (3)
*SPED 585 Technology in the Inclusive Classroom (3)
*Graduate content course: ENGL 500-565/600/601, ENWR 583-600, ENLT 512-602 (3)
*Count for credit on both the UG and Graduate levels.
9 credits from second semester of senior year count towards total graduate credits.
After candidates complete their undergraduate degree, they begin the 3-semester graduate level sequence of courses.
SPED 591 Teaching Organization and Study Skills for the Inclusive Classroom (3)
SPED 586 Transition Services For Students With Disabilities (3)
ENGL 571 Teaching English (secondary) (4)
SASE 527 Fieldwork (3)
SASE 526 Teaching for Learning I (3)
SPED 691 Issues, Trends and Research in Inclusive Education (3)
SASE 529 Student Teaching (6)
SASE 543 Teaching for Learning II (3)
The graduate program of study only is offered in the semester sequence shown above, beginning with summer courses and culminating with student teaching in the spring semester.
* A Fieldwork Application must be submitted the semester prior to the Fieldwork semester. The application is due March 1 for fall Fieldwork/Teaching For Learning I or October 1 for spring Fieldwork. Late applications cannot be accepted. All courses listed in the undergraduate program as well as SPED 591 and SPED 586 must be completed satisfactorily before being permitted to enroll in Fieldwork/Teaching For Learning I.
** A student teaching audit is conducted by the Center of Pedagogy to verify that all student teaching requirements have been met prior to the student teaching semester. All requirements must be met by January 8th for spring student teaching. Requirements include successful completion of all program coursework, submission of passing Praxis 2 scores and acceptable overall/major GPA as outlined in the Teacher Education Program Handbook.
Students are responsible for completing additional requirements necessary to be recommended to the state of New Jersey for instructional certification and for being aware of University policies and deadlines. These include:
Physiology and Hygiene requirement—must pass University-approved course or University-approved test.
Praxis Exam—must pass all state-required Praxis II exams for the certification area prior to student teaching.
Advisement—must meet with advisors each semester to review registration and completion of degree requirements.
Teacher Education Program Handbook—must be familiar with policies, procedures, and deadlines of the Teacher Education Program.
Final Audit—must file the proper Audit forms in the Office of the Registrar for graduation and certification: October 1 for May program completion; March 1 for August program completion; June 1 for January program completion.