English Major — B.A. with Teaching Option
This program prepares students for initial New York State certification to teach at the secondary school (7-12) level.
|English B.A. with Teaching Option Content Area Requirements||36-48|
|Core Education Requirements||41|
|Integrative Core Curriculum Requirements 1||17-29|
|ENGL 11300||Introduction to Poetry||3|
|ENGL 20100||Approaches to Literary Study||3|
|PERIODS OF LITERATURE BEFORE 1900|
|Select three of the following:||9|
or ENGL 37300
|The Enlightenment (1660-1770)|
or ENGL 37700
|Nineteenth-Century British Novel|
|Great American Writers before 1890|
|LITERATURE OF THE 20TH and 21ST CENTURIES|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Contemporary British Fiction|
|Modern and Contemporary American Drama|
|Dramatic Literature II|
|Great American Writers after 1890|
|Imagining Herself: Women's Autobiography|
|Twentieth-Century British Novel|
Studies in Modern Literature
|Modern British Women Writers|
|WORLD AND MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Black Women Writers|
|Survey of African American Literature|
|Studies in Multicultural American Literature|
Studies in Indian Literature
|ENGLISH ELECTIVES 1|
|ENGL xxxxx||Any English course||3|
|ENGL 3xxxx-ENGL 4xxxx||Any English course at level 3 or 4||3|
|YOUNG ADULT AND CHILDREN'S LITERATURE|
|ENGL 35100||Studies in Young Adult and Children’s Literature||3|
|or ENGL 38700||Teaching Literature in Middle School and High School|
|ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS|
|ENGL 42500||History and Structure of the English Language||3|
|FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY|
|Foreign language through the second semester of the intermediate level or demonstrated equivalent proficiency.||0-12|
|CORE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS|
|EDUC 10200||Reading Foundations||2|
|EDUC 20200||Literacy Education for the Middle/Secondary School Teacher||2|
|EDUC 20100||Technology for the Middle/Secondary School Teacher||2|
|EDUC 21010||Educational Psychology||3|
|EDUC 21800||Introduction to Pedagogy and Practice||3|
|EDUC 21910||Early Field Experience: Theory and Practice||3|
|EDUC 22900||Second Language Acquisition: Its Nature and Meaning for Educators||2|
|EDUC 23900||Educating Students with Special Needs in Diverse Classrooms||3|
|EDUC 34000||Social and Cultural Foundations of Education||3|
|EDUC 40800||Professional Development Seminar||0|
|EDUC 41110||Pedagogy and Practice for the English Teacher||3|
|EDUC 41210||Seminar in Reflective Practice||3|
|EDUC 49810||Professional Semester in Education||12|
|EDUC 19210||Child Abuse Identification and Prevention||0|
|EDUC 19220||Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Identification and Prevention||0|
|EDUC 19230||School Violence Prevention||0|
|EDUC 19240||Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention||0|
Additional Education Requirements
- All teaching-option students must successfully complete a year of college-level study in a language other than English or demonstrate equivalent proficiency. English teaching-option majors must complete foreign language study through the first semester of the intermediate level (20100) or demonstrate equivalent proficiency. Teaching-option students who transfer to the regular English major are required to complete foreign language study through the second semester of the intermediate level (20200) as part of their major requirements.
- All teaching-option students must successfully complete a writing course numbered WRTG 10600 or above.
- All teaching-option students must maintain a minimum overall G.P.A. of 3.0 as well as a G.P.A of 3.0 in their subject area coursework.
- Students must earn a grade of B or better in all EDUC courses in the Education Core to qualify for student teaching. A grade of B- does not qualify.
- EDUC 49810 and EDUC 41210 constitute a full course load during the student-teaching semester. No additional courses may be taken nor can teacher candidates participate in extra-curricular activities that may have the potential to affect time available for teaching and preparation.
- During the semester of student teaching, the student may not play a college sport.
- All candidates for initial certification must successfully complete all New York State Certification tests or performance assessments required by the state for the applicant's intended teaching certificate (type, grade levels, and subject areas).
- The student's department chair and the coordinator of teacher education must approve any exceptions to the above requirements.
- The All-College Teacher Education Unit at Ithaca College requires teacher education students, regardless of program area, to be reviewed at four programmatic transition points during their course of study. Continuation in a teacher education major is contingent upon the student successfully meeting the requirements of each transition point review; therefore, admission into one of the Ithaca College Teacher Education Program majors at admission or upon transfer to the College does not guarantee that a student will be allowed to complete the program required for teaching certification. Further information can be found in the Unit-Wide Assessment Systems section of the main Department of Education catalog page.