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English, English Education (High School, Middle School) Concentration, BA

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Departments: English 
                         Secondary Education and Professional Programs  

The English education concentration is designed for students who wish to pursue a career as a middle or high school English teacher. The concentration partially fulfills the requirements for the Massachusetts Initial Teacher Licensure, grades 5-8 or grades 8-12. Students seeking licensure must also complete a minor in Secondary Education. Students should also refer to the Department of Secondary Education and Professional Programs  section of this catalog for specific licensure and minor requirements. The English education concentration fulfills all of the requirements of the English major.

Grade Requirement

Majors must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in ENGL 101/101E - Writing Rhetorically  and ENGL 102 - Writing Rhetorically with Sources . Credit earned for ENGL 101/101E  and ENGL 102  may not be applied to the major.

The Department of English will permit a major to use only one passing grade below “C-” to satisfy requirements in the English major. An additional grade below “C-” will require the major to take another English course.

Course Requirements

Elective in classical literature (3 credits)

Complete one course, selected from the following:

Elective in language and linguistics (3 credits)

Complete one course, selected from the following:

Elective in Shakespeare (3 credits)

Complete one course, selected from the following:

Elective in young adult literature (3 credits)

Elective (3 credits)

Complete one additional English (ENGL) course. ENGL 254 - Literature for Elementary Education Majors  does not count toward the English major.

Senior seminar (3 credits)

Complete one course, selected from the following: 


Topical courses may fulfill some of these requirements with consent of the department chairperson. Topics will be announced prior to registration.

Total minimum credits: 39

Core Curriculum Requirements

A minimum of 120 earned credit hours is required for graduation. These earned hours include the Core Curriculum Requirements as specified in the Undergraduate Academic Programs  section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum website, For additional graduation requirements, see the Undergraduate Academic Policies  section of this catalog.

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