Welcome to the English Teaching Major! A degree focusing on English Teaching is for students who wish for specific training in the teaching of language and literature at the secondary level; it is coordinated with the Department of Teaching and Learning.
Note: No more than 9 credits may be from lower-division courses.
GER Humanities Requirement [H] (1 course, 3 credit hours):
- One of the following: Hum 101, 103, 302, 303, 304, 335, 350, 410, or 450 (the last two are Tier III [T] classes recommended for English majors).
Core (5 courses, 15 credit hours):
- Engl 302: Introduction to English Studies
- Three of the following:
- Engl 370: The Making of “English”: Literature, Language and Culture Before 1600
- Engl 371: 17th and 18th Century Transnational Literature in English
- Engl 372: 19th Century Literature of the British Empire and the America
- Engl 373: 20th and 21st Century Global Literatures in English.
- One of the following:
- Engl 205: Introduction to Shakespeare
- Engl 305: Shakespeare [to 1600]
- Engl 306: Shakespeare [after 1600]
Teaching Concentration (4 courses, 12 credit hours):
- Engl 326: Applied Grammar for Teachers
- Engl 325: Young Adult Literature
- Engl 324: Rhetoric and Composition for Teaching
- Engl 323: Approaches to the Teaching of English
English or Humanities Electives (4 courses, 12 credit hours):
- Students may take for their electives any combination of literature classes from either the English or Humanities courses, with advisor approval. At least one of these courses must be a writers-of-color class so designated by the Undergraduate Studies Committee.
For secondary credential, grades of C or better are required in all courses in the major, as well as 2.5 g.p.a. overall. See College of Education for additional credential requirements.
Majors in all options must have two [M] (writing intensive) courses in English. Of the 120 total credit hours required for the bachelor’s degree at WSU, forty credit hours must be in upper-division courses. For course descriptions and suggested four-year degree sequences, see the current WSU catalog.
Assessment: End-of-Program Portfolio
In all options, students are required to submit a sample paper from Engl 302 and from a senior literature course (for Creative Writing majors, a sample of writing from Engl 251 and from an advanced creative writing workshop course) and to complete an exit questionnaire before graduation.
- English teacher
- College professor
- Language Instructor