B.S.E. Degree in English Education
Professional education minor included
The major is designed for those who plan careers in middle, junior, or senior high school teaching. A student in this degree program must have two advisors, one in English and one in education. The student must meet all the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Education degree, including a minor in Professional Education and 40 hours in the major beyond Freshman Composition.
An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in English Education will:
- Through extensive writing, research, presentations, class discussion, and testing demonstrate critical thinking skills, clear, correct, and effective communication in English, comprehension, interpretation, and evaluation of texts including critical works and works of British, American, and World Literature in their cultural and historical context, with the use of various theoretical methodologies, skills in applying the essential concepts of English structure and linguistics, basic skills in a foreign language (BSE - two years in high school; BA - 6 hours), exploration of and contribution to the world of ideas, and articulation of and engagement in the personal integration of faith and learning.
- Show that he or she has acquired competency in a broad general education through study in the liberal arts by successfully completing the university core curriculum and passing the Oklahoma General Education Test (OGET).
- Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of English language and literature by achieving a 3.00 GPA in the specified major courses required for certification in English and passing the Oklahoma Subject Area Test (OSAT) in English.
- Demonstrate that he or she has acquired the knowledge, skills, and dispositions appropriate for initial entry into the profession of teaching by completing a specified curriculum in professional education courses with no grades below a grade of “C”, passing the Oklahoma Professional Teacher Education Exam (OPTE), and receiving average ratings of Proficient on the Formative and Summative assessments in student teaching.
Student must complete a minimum of 126 hours including the major, core, and minor if required. Elective hours may be needed to reach 126 hours.
3 Hours English gateway
- ENGL-2223 Introduction to Writing About Literature
This course must be completed before enrolling in upper level Literature courses.
3 Hours grammar and composition
- ENGL-3713 Structures of the English Language
3 Hours linguistics
- ENGL-3313 Introduction to Linguistics
6 Hours American literature
- ENGL-3673 American Literature Survey I, Before 1865
- ENGL-3773 American Literature Survey II,1865-Present
3 Hours literary criticism
- ENGL-3013 Literary Criticism
9 Hours English literature
- ENGL-3153 English Literature Survey I,680-1600
- ENGL-3253 English Literature Survey II,1600-1780
- ENGL-3353 English Literature Survey III,1780-Present
3 Hours world literature chosen from
- ENGL-3123 World Literature, Classical to Renaissance
- ENGL-3133 World Literature, Renaissance to Modern
3 Hours Shakespeare
- ENGL-4213 Studies in Shakespeare
3 Hours senior capstone
- ENGL-4733 Senior Capstone
4 Hours electives from the following areas
- Speech, Journalism, Drama
25 Semester hours professional education
- EDUC-3121 Orientation to Teacher Education
- EDUC-3122 The School in American Culture
- EDUC-3131 Classroom Management Strategies I
- EDUC-3213 Learning, Instruction, and Assessment
- EDUC-3422 Educational Technology
- EDUC-3723 Education of the Exceptional Child
- EDUC-4012 Human Relations and Cultural Awareness
- EDUC-4131 Applied Instructional and Assessment Strategies
- EDUC-4231 Critical Issues in Education
- EDUC-4332 Classroom Management Strategies II
- EDUC-4718 Student Teaching in the Secondary Schools
5 Hours other course
- EDUC-4112 Literacy in the Secondary Content Areas
- PSYC-3523 Developmental Psychology
3 Hours methods
- EDUC-4553 Methods of Teaching Language Arts in Sec. Schools
Foreign language competency; choose one:
- High School Foreign Language – 2 years of same language with a grade of “C” or better
- University credit – 3 hours foreign language, American Sign Language with a grade of “C” or better.