Teaching English

To become certified to teach English, students must complete the English Major, in addition to the following for certification.

Education Minor for English Secondary Certification

Completion of Education Minor for Secondary Certification (8-12) for Teaching English requires:
EDU1004Foundations of Education
EDU 2014 Schooling in U.S. Culture: History, Philosophies, and Diversity 
EDU 2094 Standards-Based Instruction 
EDU 2164 Learning Theory and Pedagogy Climates 
EDU 3054 Instructional Strategies and Content Area Literacy for Learners in Middle and Secondary Schools
EDU 3244 Practicum in Learning Experiences 
EDU 4114 Supervised Teaching in High School 
EDU4514 Senior Seminar
or Senior Seminar in the student’s discipline
Students must also take the following allied courses:
EDU2084Literature for Young Adults
PSY1004General Psychology
THEA1214Preparing to Act or
THEA3414Fundamentals of Play Directing
Students must also note the following:
From the selection of English courses, one must address women’s literature and one ethnic literature.
It is strongly recommended that one pair of Area IV courses be in Writing, Rhetoric, and Communication.
Students should consult with the appropriate academic advisers and advisers in the education program to ensure that state certification and general education requirements are fulfilled.
Students must secure majors in appropriate disciplines as listed in the Catalog and be approved by the Kentucky Department of Education.
Students who are enrolled in Supervised Teaching in their 9th consecutive regular term are charged at the reduced fee amount specified in the University Fee Schedule rather than the full-time tuition rate.