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Undergraduate Course Requirements
Three ENG 200-level courses (9 credits)
One Criticism/Theory course: (3 credits)
One Breadth of Literary Study course: (3 credits)
Three Early Literature 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)
Education Core (16 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)
* 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.
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.
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.
A Curricular Plan provides a roadmap for completing this academic program and the UB Curriculum on time. Your actual plan may vary depending on point of entry to the university, course placement and/or waivers based on standardized test scores, earned alternative credit and/or college transfer credit.
Second Year Fall
- Breadth of Literary Study Credits: 3
- Early Literature Course Credits: 3
- Criticism/Theory Course Credits: 3
- Scientific Literacy and Inquiry 1 Credits: 3
- Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning Credits: 4
Fifth Year Fall
- LAI 617LEC - Teaching English Gr 5-12 Credits: 3
- LAI 667TUT - Field Experience Credits: 3
- LAI 668TUT - Supervised Teaching I Credits: 3
- LAI 698SEM - Instructional Strategies in Secondary Schools Credits: 3
Fifth Year Spring
- LAI 536LEC - Digital Video/Literacy Learning Credits: 3
- LAI 595TUT - Supervised Teaching II Credits: 3
- LAI 674TUT - Seminar in Teaching Credits: 3
- LAI 700TUT - Capstone Credits: 1
Total Credits Required: 135
Note: Some classes may count toward both a major and UB Curriculum requirement.
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.
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