English B.A. - Teaching English

The English Teaching program provides content knowledge, pedagogy, and professional experiences required for teaching literacy in a democratic society. Based on current research and best practices, the English Teaching program integrates the study of language, literature, and media. The program creates learning communities and supports teachers as critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, and reflective practitioners. Students who successfully complete this concentration and the requirements from the College of Education receive both a B.A. in English and a secondary teaching license (grades 5-12) in English. At the graduate level, the English Teaching program offers advanced theory and pedagogy courses, culminating in an M.A. in English. The English Teaching Program is also the home of the Montana Writing Project, which is dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of writing at all grade levels and offers a special focus on meeting the state-mandated Indian Education for All. Graduates of the program have become Montana Teachers of the Year and National Board of Certified Teachers.

Individuals interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete a degree in the content area they want to teach plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Individuals must complete the teaching track within that degree program, which may contain different course requirements than the non-teaching track since the sequence of courses is designed to meet state standards. Upon completion of the degree program with the teaching track and the secondary licensure program, one will be eligible for a standard Montana teaching license in this content area.

Bachelor of Arts - English; Teaching English Concentration

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 46-50

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.

Summary

English Core Courses

15

Upper-Division Literature Courses

6

English Teaching Courses

15

English Electives

6

Modern & Classical Language Requirement

4-8

Total Hours

46-50


English Core Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

LIT 110L

Intro to Lit

3

or CRWR 211A

Intro Poetry Workshop

LIT 300

Literary Criticism

3

LIT 327

Shakespeare

3

Complete two of the following courses:

6

LIT 202L

The Environmental Imagination

LIT 236L

Literary Histories

LIT 246L

Genres, Themes, Approaches

Total Hours

15

Minimum Required Grade: C


Upper-Division Literature Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete two of the following courses:

6

LIT 301

Studies in Literary Forms

LIT 304

U.S. Writers of Color

LIT 305

Lit by & About Native Amer

LIT 314

The American Novel

LIT 315

Voices of the Am Renaissance

LIT 331

Major Author/s

LIT 342

Montana Writers

LIT 343

African American Lit

LIT 344

Asian American Literature

LIT 349L

Medieval Lit

LIT 350L

Chaucer

LIT 353L

Milton

LIT 355

British Romanticism

LIT 363

Modern Poetry

LIT 369

Short Fiction

LIT 370

Science Fiction

LIT 373

Lit & Environment

LIT 376

Lit & Other Disciplines

LIT 378L

Gay and Lesbian Studies

LIT 380

Literary Approaches to Drama

LIT 391

Special Topics

LIT 402

Literature in Place

LIT 420

Critical Theory

LIT 421

History of Criticism & Theory

LIT 422

Ecocritical Theory & Practice

LIT 430

Studies in Comparative Lit

LIT 491

Special Topics

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


English Teaching Courses

Note: Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education program prior to enrolling in ENT 440, ENT 441, and ENT 442. Other EDU pre-/co-requisites also apply to ENT 440, ENT 441, and ENT 442.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

ENT 439

Studies in Young Adult Lit

3

ENT 440

Teaching Writing

3

ENT 441

Tchg Rdng & Literature

3

ENT 442

Tchg Oral Lang & Media Lit

3

Complete one of the following courses:

3

LING 270S

Intro to Linguistics

LING 465

Structure & History of English

LING 470

Linguistic Analysis

Total Hours

15

Minimum Required Grade: C-


English Electives

Code

Title

Hours

Complete two courses (6 credits) in ENT, LIT, CRWR, FILM, IRSH, or WRIT (above WRIT 101 College Writing I).

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Modern & Classical Language Requirement

Note: Students need to take one year (two semesters) of a modern or classical language or exemplify proficiency through examination (available through the Modern and Classical Languages and Literature Department).

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the first year-level proficiency in either a modern or classical language other than English.

4-8

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach English, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department.