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Secondary Education English (BA)

Course Requirements

Content Area Courses  

Literature Core: 20 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required 

Literature Elective: 12 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

American Literature Core: 4 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Language/Writing Core: 16 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Language/Writing Elective: 4 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

  • 300-LEVEL WRD ELECTIVE (WRITING COURSE)

Introductory Courses: 20 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Advanced Courses: 28 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Student Teaching: 10 quarter hours required, grade of B- or better required

Registration in student teaching requires completion of all requirements and procedures indicated in the college core section.  EDU 95 indicates to the Illinois State Board of Education that all field experience hours are complete.  All students also take SEC 387, Capstone Seminar with student teaching (listed in the Liberal Studies section).

Licensure Tests

All individuals licensed by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) are required to complete licensure tests specific to their teaching license.  Secondary Education English majors must complete the following tests:

  • Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) (test #400) - assesses knowledge of reading comprehension, language arts, writing, and math.  Test must be passed one quarter prior to Student Teaching.  *Check with your advisor about qualifying for a waiver with acceptable ACT or SAT test scores.
  • English Language Arts Content Area Test (test #207) – assesses reading, writing and research, speaking and listening, and literature.  Test is required before Student Teaching (deadlines apply).
  • EdTPA - assessment conducted during the student teaching experience including video clips of instruction, lesson plans, student work samples, analysis of student learning and reflective commentaries. Students will submit an electronic portfolio to an outside agency for independent evaluation and a fee will be imposed by that agency as part of the assessment.
 
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