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English Education - Language & Literature


Bachelor of Arts

This program prepares the student for a career as a highly qualified English teacher at the secondary level (7th-12th grade). For state certification, students must meet all the competency standards set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, including maintaining at 3.0 GPA.

To successfully complete the Secondary English Major, the following coursework is required:

  • 33 English credits as listed under "Major Requirements"
  • 18 Literacy Education Component credits
  • 30 credits in Education
  • 12 credits in Psychology and Mathematics coursework
  • 34-37 CORE credits
  • A minimum of 127 credits are required for a degree, the last 30 of which must be earned at La Roche College (developmental coursework does not count toward the minimum number of required credits for graduation.)

Education Requirements: 30 credits

EDSP2015 Introduction to High Incidence Disabilities, Accommodations and Adaptations
EDSP2025 Learning Environments, Classroom Behavior Management, Accommodations and Adaptations
EDSP3040 Evaluation & Authentic Assessment within a Standards Aligned System
EDSP4015 Development of the IEP & Inclusion in Least Restrictive Environment
EDUC1010 Introduction to Education
ENED4051 Secondary Student Teaching
MLED2000 English Language Learners in the Multicultural Classroom
  Literacy Education Component: 18 credits

EDML3010 Developing Reading Communities
EDML3050 Reading & Writing Across the Disciplines
EDML4010 Advanced Teaching Methods for Middle Level
ENED3010 Methods of Teaching and Evaluating English
ENED3030 Adolescent Literature
ENGL1050 Methods of Teaching Writing: Composition
SLAE1010 Creative Dramatics
  Major Requirements: 33 credits

ENGL2010 Introduction to Literary Study
ENGL2021 World Literature I
ENGL2036 Issues in American Literature I
ENGL2039 Issues in American Literature II
ENGL3023 Shakespeare
ENGL3029 Introduction to Literary Theory & Criticism
ENGL3033 American English: Its History & Development
ENGL4055 Senior Seminar
ENGLXXXX British Literature Course
ENGLXXXX Film or Drama Course
ENGLXXXX Writing Course beyond ENGL1012
  Mathematics Courses: 3 credits

MATH2000 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts
  Psychology Courses: 9 credits

PSYC1021 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC2040 Adolescence Psychology
PSYC2061 Educational Psychology