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: 2019-2020

General Education Requirements

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

Summary

English Core Courses15
Upper-Division Literature Courses6
English Teaching Courses15
English Electives6
Modern & Classical Language Requirement4-8
Total Hours46-50

English Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
LIT 110LIntro to Lit3
or CRWR 211A Intro Poetry Workshop
LIT 300Literary Criticism3
LIT 327Shakespeare3
Complete two of the following courses:6
LIT 202L
The Environmental Imagination
LIT 236L
Literary Histories
LIT 246L
Genres, Themes, Approaches
Total Hours15

Minimum Required Grade: C


Upper-Division Literature Courses

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 Hours6

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.

Complete all of the following courses:
ENT 439Studies in Young Adult Lit3
ENT 440Teaching Writing3
ENT 441Tchg Rdng & Literature3
ENT 442Tchg Oral Lang & Media Lit3
Complete one of the following courses:3
LING 270S
Intro to Linguistics
LING 465
Structure & History of English
LING 470
Linguistic Analysis
Total Hours15

Minimum Required Grade: C-


English Electives

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).

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.