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English Education Minor

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  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2021
  • Required credits in this minor: 29
The English minor, which is the middle school Communication Arts and Literature (CA&L) Endorsement allows any teacher education candidate at UMC to have the option of earning a middle-level Communication Arts and Literature Endorsement in addition to their professional teaching license. Graduates with an English Education minor 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)
Minor Requirements
1. Achieve and maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA. 2. Recognize that a minimum grade of C- is required in all program required courses.
Communication Arts & Literature Middle Level Endorsements
Take exactly 7 course(s) totaling exactly 21 credit(s) from the following:
· COMM 2110 - Communication Technology Trends (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3431 - Persuasion (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 1005 - Introduction to World 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 3303 - Writing in Your Profession (3.0 cr)
Communication Arts and Literature Education Core: Middle Level
Take exactly 3 course(s) totaling exactly 8 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 4800 - Student Teaching: Middle School (3.0 cr)
 
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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.
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. prereq: SPCH 1101
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.
ENGL 3005 - Ancient to 17th Century World Literature (HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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 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
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 4800 - Student Teaching: Middle School
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
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.