Jun 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

English, English Education Grades 6-12 Concentration, BA

Total Hours Required for Degree:  120

The English, English Education Grades 6-12 Concentration, BA program leads to initial teacher certification. All teacher education preparation requirements must be satisfied for this degree.

Teacher Education Requirements

Must achieve one of the following:

  • ACT ≥ 22;
  • SAT ≥ 1100 combined Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math; or
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (pass all three):
    • Reading (#5712) with a score ≥ 156.
    • Writing (#5722) with a score ≥ 162.
    • Mathematics (#5732) with a score ≥ 150.

Always check with your advisor concerning test numbers and passing scores as they are subject to change.

Also, the foreign language requirement in the Sophomore Fall semester may require prerequisites not listed in the program sequence. You should discuss your individual plan for successfully completing the foreign language requirement with your advisor prior to your sophomore year.

Teacher Education Requirements

EDUC 200 packet must be approved prior to enrolling in EDUC and SPED 300/400 level courses.

Teacher Education Requirements

The Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT): Grades 7-12 exam (#5624) and Praxis English Language Arts: Content and Analysis exam (#5039) must be passed prior to enrolling in EDUC 470S.

Teacher Education Requirements

Non-education courses taken during residency semesters must be scheduled either in the evening or online.

Senior Fall - 12 hours

Note:  EDUC 351 requires 10 field experience hours, EDUC 469 requires 20 field experience hours, and EDUC 470S requires a minimum of 60% of the instructional week in an assigned grade 6-12 classroom completing residency hours.

Senior Spring - 10 hours

Note:  EDUC 472S requires 100% of the instructional week in an assigned grade 6-12 classroom completing residency hours.


Students must earn a grade of C or better in EDTC 245 and (MATH 113 or MATH 170), as well as in all EDUC, ENGL, PSYC, and SPED courses.

General Notes

  • All bachelor’s degrees must include 40 hours at the 300/400 level.
  • All bachelor’s degrees require at least one life science course and one physical science course from the Natural Sciences area of the General Education Core Curriculum .
  • All degree and graduation requirements may be found on the Academic Regulations  page.