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Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012 
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Concentration in English: Preparation for Secondary School Teaching (30 cr)

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The Concentration in English: Preparation for Secondary School Teaching is designed to prepare students to teach English in grades 7-12 by providing a foundation in British, American, and Multi-Ethnic literatures, as well as writing and language studies. Students choosing this concentration take 18 credits of required literature courses, 6 credits of required writing courses, a 3-credit language course, and one elective chosen from among 300- and 400-level courses offered by the Department. When taken together with the requirements for the secondary education sequence  of the School of Education , (see Adolescent English, Grades 7-12 - BA ) this program meets initial certification requirements for New York State and New York City public schools. Students interested in the Education sequence must apply to the School of Education for admission. Students who do not wish to pursue certification need not take the Secondary Education sequence. Eligible English: Preparation for Secondary School Teaching majors may pursue English Departmental Honors by taking ENGL 49400 - Honors Seminar: Special Studies 

Note: The English Department strongly recommends that students take at least one modern or contemporary literature course.

This concentration consists of four parts:

B. Required Writing Courses (6 cr)

C. Required Language Course (3 cr)

D. Elective (3 cr)

Students may choose from among 300- or 400-level English courses, including, if the student is eligible, one of the Honors Seminars (ENGL 49400 ). It is strongly recommended that students consider choosing either a Modern/Contemporary Literature, Linguistics, Rhetoric, or Writing course to fulfill the Elective requirement.