Education: English 7-12 Certification

Do you love to read books?
Do you like to write?
Do you have a passion to share these interests with others?

Marywood has just what you're looking for! Our English/Secondary Education degree is a four-year program designed to provide you with a firm grounding in literary tradition, literary analysis, and writing. In addition, the program provides a foundation in linguistics and two courses in methods of teaching English.

The methods course in teaching literature offers theory as well as practical application of best practices in teaching middle-school and high-school students to read, understand and connect to a variety of texts; also offered are experiences with test preparation, lesson planning, unit planning and the actual presentation of lessons.

The methods course in teaching writing also offers current theory in composition as well as actual practice in strategies of invention, drafting, revision, editing, and assessment of texts. Both methods courses are required before student teaching.

Specialty Courses

ENGL 170 Introduction to Literary Studies 3
ENGL 180 World Literature 3
ENGL 370 Shakespeare 3
ENGL 412A Teaching Writing 3
ENGL 412B Teaching Literature 3
ENGL 310-329 1 course from Genre 3
ENGL 330-349 1 course from Theme 3
ENGL 350-359 1 course from American Period 3
ENGL 360-369 1 course from British Period 3
ENGL (varies) Any Upper-Level Writing Course 3
ENGL 400 Structure of Linguistics 3
Choose from 3 of the following 4 courses:
ENGL 357A Early American Literature 3
ENGL 357 American Literature 1865-present 3
ENGL 360 Medieval & Early Modern British Writers 3
ENGL 364 Major British Writers 3

Professional Education Requirements

EDUC 000 Field Experience ongoing
EDUC 005D* Practicum 1
EDUC 100 Introduction to Education 1
PSYC 252 Psychology of the Adolescent 3
EDUC 311* Educational Psychology 3
EDUC 411A* Effective Instruction in Secondary and K-12 Education 3
EDUC 414* Social Foundations 3
SPED 100 Characteristics of Students with Disabilities 3
SPED 300* Curriculum Adaptations (taken w/ student teaching) 3
SPED 367* Behavior and Classroom Management 3
EDUC 461* Methods, Materials and Assessment of ELL 3
EDUC 498B Special Topics in Student Teaching Seminar (taken w/ student teaching) 1
EDUC 442 Student Teaching 8

*Requires screening for formal admission