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English Education B.S.

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  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2021
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 69
  • Required credits within the major: 120
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
A bachelor of science degree in English Education at UMC is a career-oriented degree that allows students to work within the field of English Education in public schools at the 5-12 grade levels. Graduates with an English Education degree will gain an understanding and appreciation of the English language, education practices, develop critical thinking, communication, and theoretical application skills, and gain insight into the importance of diversity. Program outcomes Graduates will: 1. Apply learners’ growth and development principles across all domains to design and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences. 2. Insure inclusive learning through understanding of individual differences and diverse cultures. 3. Work with others to create environments that support collaborative and engaged learning including self-motivation. 4. Demonstrate content knowledge, concepts, and tolls of inquiry in the disciplines/career clusters associated with writing, literature, and communication. 5. Connect concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving in authentic contexts. 6. Use a variety of assessment tools and practices to monitor learner progress and to plan and evaluate effective instruction. 7. Plan instruction that supports all learners in meeting rigorous learning goals within integrated curriculum. 8. Use a variety of instructional strategies that encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content and make relevant connections. 9. Engage in ethical practices and professional development as a career-long effort and responsibility. 10. Provide leadership and collaborate with families, school professionals, and community members in support of student learning.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Admission to UMC degree programs is based on our institutional admission criteria. When current undergraduate students and transfer students desire admission into MN State Approved Teacher Preparation Programs, a series of additional required assessment activities begin. Students submit the Teacher Education (TE) Application AFTER successful completion of 45 credits and BEFORE the completion of 60 credits. Students transferring from other institutions may exceed 60 credits (non-UMC) and must consult with academic advisor regarding timing of submission of TE Application. Students are required to have and maintain a minimum of 2.50 cumulative GPA to be admitted to Teacher Education programs.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the graduation requirements.
Program Requirements
1. Achieve and maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA. 2. Register and complete NES Basic Skills tests prior to admission to this Teacher Education program. Must achieve state-mandated cut scores on two of the three tests prior to student teaching. 3. Complete Teacher Education application materials. 4. Recognize that a minimum grade of C- is required in all program required courses 5. Complete and achieve passing scores on state-mandated edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment)
Education Core
Take exactly 13 course(s) totaling exactly 25.5 credit(s)
ED 2200 - Foundations of Education (3.0 cr)
ED 2400 - Introduction to Middle and High School Education and Experiential Learning (3.0 cr)
ED 3000 - Cultural Immersion (1.0 cr)
ED 3001 - Perspectives of Substance Use for Educators (1.0 cr)
ED 3009 - Human Relations in Diversity (1.0 cr)
ED 3110 - Educational Psychology (3.0 cr)
ED 3210 - Reading in the Content Area (2.0 cr)
ED 3500 - Introduction to Children with Special Needs (2.0 cr)
ED 3600 - Classroom Management in Middle School and High School Settings (3.0 cr)
ED 3901 - The Professional Teacher I (0.5 cr)
ED 3902 - The Professional Teacher II (1.0 cr)
ED 4400 - Teaching Grades 5-12 Students in Inclusive Environments (2.0 cr)
ED 4750 - Family, School, and Community Relations (3.0 cr)
Communication Arts and Literature Curriculum
Take exactly 10 course(s) totaling exactly 30 credit(s) from the following:
· COMM 3000 - Communication Theory (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3431 - Persuasion (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3704 - Business and Professional Speaking (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3001 - World Culture and Literature [HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP] (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3005 - Ancient to 17th Century World Literature [HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP] (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3006 - 18th Century to Contemporary World Literature [HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP] (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 2223 - English Grammar and Usage (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3002 - Applied Literary Theory and Criticism (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession (3.0 cr)
· Choose one of the following:
· WRIT 2335 - Introduction to Creative Writing [HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
or TH 2434 - Oral Interpretation and Performance Techniques [HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
Communication Arts and Literature Education Core
Take exactly 3 course(s) totaling exactly 13 credit(s) from the following:
· ENED 2001 - Early Experience in Communication Arts and Literature (1.0 cr)
· ENED 3004 - Methods of Teaching Communication Arts and Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENED 4900 - Student Teaching: High School (8.0 cr)
Liberal Education
This program requires a minimum of 40 credits of liberal education and completion of the ten goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. The following are specific required liberal education courses.
Take exactly 5 course(s) totaling exactly 15 credit(s) from the following:
· COMP 1011 - Composition I [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
· COMP 1013 - Composition II [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
· ED 2100 - Child and Adolescent Development and Learning [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 1005 - Introduction to World Literature [HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 1101 - Public Speaking [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
Technology
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling exactly 3 credit(s) from the following:
· COMM 2110 - Communication Technology Trends (3.0 cr)
Open Electives - 8.5 credits required
 
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ED 2200 - Foundations of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Roles, responsibilities, duties, functions, routines, requirements of public school teachers. Historical, social, political foundations of public education. Role of education in a pluralistic society. Issues affecting education in American public schools. prereq: Completion of Pre-Professional Skills Test [PPST]; Minimum GPA of 2.5
ED 2400 - Introduction to Middle and High School Education and Experiential Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Pedagogy related to uniqueness of early/late adolescent education; utilization of media/technology to enrich learning applications for middle/high school education; core principles/theories of experiential learning. prereq: 2200
ED 3000 - Cultural Immersion
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Three to five days in a school setting that primarily serves minority children/families. Students observe, participate, and teach mini-lessons. Interview teachers. Demonstrate understanding of cultural and community diversity and how to incorporate children's experiences and culture into instruction.
ED 3001 - Perspectives of Substance Use for Educators
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic understanding of substance use and abuse through a bio-psycho-social perspective as it applies to K-12 learners and their families. Examine the dynamics of pharmacology, prevention, intervention, and treatment modalities, and community services. Meet MN State Statue 122A.66, Teacher Training, Effects of Drugs and Alcohol.
ED 3009 - Human Relations in Diversity
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Biases, discrimination, prejudice, personal/institutional oppression in terms of history, social/educational contexts. Create responsive learning environments that contribute to self-esteem/positive interpersonal relations.
ED 3110 - Educational Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Teaching/learning process: (1) planning/effective instruction; (2) behavioral/cognitive views. Emphasizes how learning is affected by development, individual differences, motivation. prereq: 2200, ECE 2100, minimum GPA of 2.5
ED 3210 - Reading in the Content Area
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designed to meet requirements of Minnesota statute requiring teachers receiving an initial license to have preparation in "scientifically-based reading instruction".
ED 3500 - Introduction to Children with Special Needs
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Overview of special education public laws/processes of identifying students with disabilities. Introduction of children with low/high incidence disabilities/giftedness. Definitions, causes, characteristics, education implications. IFSP/IEP. Field experiences required. prereq: 2.5 cum GPA
ED 3600 - Classroom Management in Middle School and High School Settings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 2400
Typically offered: Every Fall
Managing students' learning and the classroom environment in work/community/family education programs. Strategies for middle/high school education including supervised internship/teaching experiences. prereq: 2400
ED 3901 - The Professional Teacher I
Credits: 0.5 [max 0.5]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Role of student teacher in planning for full-time teaching. Orientation to student teaching handbook with related assignments. Development of standards based student teaching notebook. prereq: GPA of at least 2.50
ED 3902 - The Professional Teacher II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Completion/evaluation of professional standards-based portfolio, teacher licensure application. Taken concurrently with last student teaching experience. prereq: 3901
ED 4400 - Teaching Grades 5-12 Students in Inclusive Environments
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: 3500
Typically offered: Every Fall
Addresses key aspects of developing, teaching/learning in inclusive settings. Topics on universal design learning (UDL), accommodation, modification/adaptation for students with mild, moderate, severe disabilities. Field experiences required. prereq: 3500
ED 4750 - Family, School, and Community Relations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Emphasizes family involvement as essential to successful education. Patterns in family-school relations, trends, problems that inhibit parent involvement. Strategies for productive family involvement. Community/cultural considerations. prereq: 4730, minimum GPA of 2.5
COMM 3000 - Communication Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Identifying, defining, synthesizing, applying, and critiquing communication theories. Focuses on relationship between theory/practice within interpersonal, group, organizational, and social settings.
COMM 3431 - Persuasion
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Persuasion in interpersonal, organizational, intra-/inter-cultural relationships. Contemporary persuasion with historical segments. Argumentative claims, how to analyze/respond coherently to them.
COMM 3704 - Business and Professional Speaking
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Developing proficiency in communication/presentation skills in business contexts. Preparing, selecting, organizing, designing, and delivering oral messages in business situations. Meeting/group facilitation, interviewing, and professional presentations.
ENGL 3001 - World Culture and Literature (HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Representative works from various cultures from around globe. Relevant historical contexts/social movements. Intensified interpretive skills for appreciation of diverse genres.
ENGL 3005 - Ancient to 17th Century World Literature (HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Major forms of literature from ancient/medieval periods to Renaissance. Global focus of relevant historical, cultural, philosophical movements. Intensified interpretive/articulation skills for appreciation of literary evolution.
ENGL 3006 - 18th Century to Contemporary World Literature (HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Major forms of literature from romanticism, realism, modernism, contemporary eras. Global focus of relevant historical, cultural, philosophical movements. Intensified interpretive/articulation skills for appreciation of literary evolution.
WRIT 2223 - English Grammar and Usage
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Grammar, grammatical concepts. Processes/structural rules that describe how words combine with each other to form sentences. Practice in sentence diagramming. prereq: COMP 1011
WRIT 3002 - Applied Literary Theory and Criticism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Seminal literary theories in English studies, such as poststructuralism, postmodernism, postcolonial theory, feminist theory, gay and lesbian criticism/queer theory, and race and ethnicity studies. Applies theoretical approaches to literary texts.
WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Writing about subjects related to students' academic disciplines and future professions. Developing persuasive writing skills for academic, personal, and professional purposes. Effective communication principles, audiences, formats, and technologies. prereq: Comp 1011 and 1013 or 6 credits of writing
WRIT 2335 - Introduction to Creative Writing (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: COMP 1011
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Principles of creative writing. Basic literary/writing-craft concepts/terminology. Literary works. Practice writing, critiquing prose/poetry. prereq: COMP 1011
TH 2434 - Oral Interpretation and Performance Techniques (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Analyzing prose, poetry, drama. Preparing material for presentation. Giving stimulating oral readings. Critical appreciation of literature. Use of voice/gesture. Critiquing performances.
ENED 2001 - Early Experience in Communication Arts and Literature
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Field experiences in grades 5-12 schools offering English education. prereq: minimum GPA of 2.50
ENED 3004 - Methods of Teaching Communication Arts and Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of teaching/learning; teaching resources; instructional planning, implementation and assessments. prereq: Ed 3110, minimum GPA of 2.50
ENED 4900 - Student Teaching: High School
Credits: 8.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Student teach in schools offering English education with guidance/supervision by University supervisor/cooperating teachers. Focuses on achievement of selected PELSB standards. prereq: Senior status; advisor approval; achievement of passing scores on 2 of the 3 Basic Skills Tests
COMP 1011 - Composition I (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Process of clear, concrete, and convincing writing. Generation and discovery of subjects, revisions, editing.
COMP 1013 - Composition II (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Writing a research paper/s. Formulating/answering a research question. Developing an organizational/argument strategy for topic/audience. Supporting research question/argument with scholarly sources. prereq: 1011
ED 2100 - Child and Adolescent Development and Learning (HI/BEH/SSC)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study of principles and major theories of development from birth through adolescence. Age trends, individual/group differences, factors which affect development/learning. Evidence-based applications.
ENGL 1005 - Introduction to World Literature (HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Major forms of literature from various cultures/historical periods. Developing informed, personal response to literature/interpretive skills required for appreciation of literature.
COMM 1101 - Public Speaking (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topic selection, research, organization, rehearsal, and extemporaneous delivery of informative and persuasive speeches.
COMM 2110 - Communication Technology Trends
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to current/emerging industry standard software including design, presentation, social media as used in organizations.