Feb 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

English BA/English Adolescence Education EdM

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Undergraduate Course Requirements

Three ENG 200-level courses (9 credits)

Five English Elective Courses (15 credits)

Distributed as follows:

  • Four ENG/COL 300/400 level elective courses, excluding ENG Communication Literacy 2 courses (ENG 350  through ENG 359 ) (12 credits)
  • One ENG 400-level elective course, neither an internship nor an independent study can fulfill this requirement (3 credits) 

Graduate Course Requirements

English Adolescence Education Core (36 credits)

  • LAI 515 Action Research to Improve Teaching and Learning
  • LAI 517 Media, Pop Culture & ELA
  • LAI 519 Research in Writing
  • LAI 536 Digital Composing as Literacy Learning
  • LAI 552 Middle Childhood/Adolescent Literacy Methods
  • LAI 580 Literature for Young Adults
  • LAI 595 Supervised Teaching II
  • LAI 617 Teaching English Grades 5 -12
  • LAI 667 Field Experience
  • LAI 668 Supervised Teaching I
  • LAI 674 Seminar in Teaching
  • LAI 698 Instructional Strategies in Inclusive Classrooms

One English Elective (3 credits)

Advisor approved 500 level english and/or social science elective offered through the College of Arts and Sciences or the Graduate School of Education and/or: LAI 512, LAI 513, LAI 537, LAI 576, LAI 603

Culminating Experience (1 credit)

  • LAI 700 - Capstone


* Dual listed with a graduate course and satisfies both undergraduate and graduate requirements.

Total Credits Required for Undergraduate Major: 39

Additional Degree Requirements Include:

  • Additional coursework to fulfill UB Curriculum requirements
  • 19 elective credits to total 98 undergraduate credits; 16 credits of which should come from the Education Core*

Total Undergraduate Credits Required: 98

Total Graduate Credits Required for Degree: 40

Total Credits Required for Graduation: 138

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements

To progress to the graduate portion of the program, students must maintain a 3.000 GPA, earn a “C” grade or higher in content courses (courses in the undergraduate major); earn a “B-” or better in all education coursework (courses that begin with CEP, ELP, and LAI), and complete an interview in the Office of Educator Preparation. Students must complete these progression points by March of year three of the bachelor’s program to be eligible to register for graduate level coursework. No formal application is required for graduate school.

Program Honors

English majors can enter the Honors Program in one of two ways: Students with a 3.500 GPA or higher within the major can apply directly to the Office of Undergraduate Studies. Any English major who has a 3.800 GPA within the major, with grades in at least two 200-level and three 300-level English courses may, upon application, enter immediately into the Honors Program. Students must complete one English honors seminar (3 credits) and one senior thesis. Students complete the honors thesis in one or two semesters (3-6 credits). 

Students must also meet the remaining criteria outlined in the Academic Honors policy. Students who successfully complete the honors program and meet the criteria will have the appropriate notation on their official transcript.

Learning Outcomes

Students in the combined program will complete the learning outcomes of the English BA. In addition, graduates of the program will:

  • Demonstrate subject specific content expertise that supports effective teaching in the field.
  • Create inclusive learning environments to meet individual differences in a caring, culturally responsive, and professional manner.
  • Construct relevant and rigorous curricula that include critical assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Design, develop, and evaluate learning experiences that maximize the use of digital and interactive technologies.
  • Promote the application of research and evidence-based practices in diverse settings throughout their teaching careers.
  • Remain intellectually curious, continually updating their knowledge and skills to ensure ongoing excellence in teaching.


(HEGIS: 15.01 ENGLISH- GENERAL, CIP23.0101 English Language and Literature, General)


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