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.

Summary

English B.A. with Teaching Option Content Area Requirements36-48
Core Education Requirements41
Integrative Core Curriculum Requirements 117-29
Electives2-26
Total Credits120
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 See Integrative Core Curriculum requirements, with information about the H&S CLA requirement.

Degree Requirements 

INTRODUCTORY COURSES
ENGL 11300Introduction to Poetry3
ENGL 20100Approaches to Literary Study3
ENGL 21900Shakespeare3
PERIODS OF LITERATURE BEFORE 1900
Select three of the following:9
Medieval Literature
Renaissance Literature
Renaissance Drama
The Enlightenment (1660-1770)
Romantic-Victorian Literature
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
Irish Literature
Twentieth-Century British Novel
ENGL 382xx
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
ENGL 386xx
Studies in Indian Literature
ENGLISH ELECTIVES 1
ENGL xxxxxAny English course3
ENGL 3xxxx-ENGL 4xxxxAny English course at level 3 or 43
YOUNG ADULT AND CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
ENGL 35100Studies in Young Adult and Children’s Literature3
or ENGL 38700 Teaching Literature in Middle School and High School
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
ENGL 42500History and Structure of the English Language3
FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
Foreign language through the second semester of the intermediate level or demonstrated equivalent proficiency.0-12
CORE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
EDUC 10200Reading Foundations2
EDUC 20200Literacy Education for the Middle/Secondary School Teacher2
EDUC 20100Technology for the Middle/Secondary School Teacher2
EDUC 21010Educational Psychology3
EDUC 21800Introduction to Pedagogy and Practice3
EDUC 21910Early Field Experience: Theory and Practice3
EDUC 22900Second Language Acquisition: Its Nature and Meaning for Educators2
EDUC 23900Educating Students with Special Needs in Diverse Classrooms3
EDUC 34000Social and Cultural Foundations of Education3
EDUC 40800Professional Development Seminar0
EDUC 41110Pedagogy and Practice for the English Teacher3
EDUC 41210Seminar in Reflective Practice3
EDUC 49810Professional Semester in Education12
EDUC 19210Child Abuse Identification and Prevention0
EDUC 19220Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Identification and Prevention0
EDUC 19230School Violence Prevention0
EDUC 19240Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention0
Total Credits77-89
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ENGL 49500 and ENGL 49900 may be taken only once for credit toward the English major; ENGL 49802 may not be counted toward the major.

Additional Education Requirements

  1. 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.
  2. All teaching-option students must successfully complete a writing course numbered WRTG 10600 or above.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. During the semester of student teaching, the student may not play a college sport.
  7. 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).
  8. The student's department chair and the coordinator of teacher education must approve any exceptions to the above requirements.
  9. 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.