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 that offers a complete spectrum of courses in literature and writing, as well as courses in teaching. Courses offer current theory in composition, as well as actual practice in strategies of invention, drafting, revision, editing, and assessment of texts. The program encompasses a range of world literatures, genres, themes, and periods.

This degree also encompasses many courses to develop knowledge and skills needed for effective teaching, including field experience, educational psychology, behavioral and class management, curriculum adaptations, and student teaching. Courses provide theory as well as practical application of best practices in teaching middle school and high school students to read, understand, and connect a variety of texts.

Specialty Courses

ENGL 170 Introduction to Literary Studies 3
ENGL 180 Introduction to World Literature 3
ENGL 370 Shakespeare 3
ENGL 412 Methods of Teaching English 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 American Literature I 3
ENGL 357 American Literature II 3
ENGL 360 British Literature I 3
ENGL 364 British Literature II 3

Professional Education Requirements

EDUC 000 Field Experience ongoing
EDUC 005D* Practicum 1
EDUC 102 Digital Technology/Communications in Education 3
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