2017-18 Catalog

Publication date June 2017

English Education Major (Early Adolescence-Adolescence Certification) - Bachelor of Science (BS)

The English education major provides an excellent education in the discipline. Students earning an English education major can be certified in English at the early adolescence-adolescence level through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI).

Admission requirements for STEP Program

(Teacher certification program: early adolescence-adolescence)

43 credits - Students are required to complete a 43 credit major core including ENG 405.

Courses listed in more than one category may be counted only once.

Foundations
ENG 301Foundations for Literary Studies3
ENG 332Modern English Grammars3
ENG 333Introduction to Writing and Rhetoric Studies3
ENG 405Teaching and Learning English in the Secondary School4
Language/linguistics
Select one of the following:3
History of the English Language
Introduction to Linguistics
Language Study for Teachers
Linguistics and Literature
Topics in Linguistics
Writing
Select one of the following:3
Advanced Composition
Writing in the Arts and Humanities
Creative Writing
Writing in Education
Writing for Management, Public Relations and the Professions
Technical Writing
Writing in the Sciences
Grant Writing
Rhetoric & writing studies
ENG 433Introduction to Teaching Writing3
Select one of the following:3
Prose Style and Editing
Journalism and New Media
Literary Journal Production and Publication
Reporting and Copy Editing
Feature and Specialized Writing
Publishing in a Digital Age
Introduction to Professional Writing
Chinese Discourse
Seminar in Writing and Rhetoric Studies
Adolescent literature
ENG 341Pedagogical Approaches to Young Adult Literature3
Literature before 1800
Select one of the following: 3
Shakespeare I
Shakespeare II
Select one of the following:3
American Literature I 1
English Literature I 1
Intermediate Topics in Literature 2
Old and Middle English Literature
English Renaissance
Shakespeare I (if not used above)
Shakespeare II (if not used above)
Restoration and 18th Century British Literature
Early American Literature
Individual Projects 2
Seminar in British Literature 2
Chaucer
Milton
Seminar in American Literature 2
Seminar in Literature and Culture 2
Advanced Study of Women's Literature 2
Advanced Topics in Literature 2
Advanced Study of Major Authors 2
World literatures
Select one of the following:3
Western Literature I 1
Western Literature II 1
International Studies in Literature 1
Intermediate Topics in Literature 2
European Literature in Translation
World Literature
Individual Projects 2
Post-Colonial Anglophone Literatures
Seminar in Literature and Culture 2
Advanced Study of Women's Literature 2
Advanced Topics in Literature 2
Advanced Study of Major Authors 2
American & British literature: 19th-20th century
Select one of the following:3
American Literature II 1
English Literature II 1
Intermediate Topics in Literature 2
19th Century British Literature
British Literature After 1900
Nineteenth Century American Literature
American Literature After 1900
Literature of American Ethnic and Minority Cultures
American Indian Literature
Individual Projects 2
Seminar in British Literature 2
British Romanticism (1770-1830)
Victorian Poets
Seminar in American Literature 2
American Romanticism
American Realism
Fiction and Nonfiction of Richard Wright
African American Essay and Short Story
20th Century African American Novels
Seminar in Literature and Culture 2
Advanced Study of Women's Literature 2
Advanced Topics in Literature 2
Advanced Study of Major Authors 2
Multicultural, minority, ethnic, and women's literature
Select one of the following:3
Multicultural Literature of the United States 1
Literature of Black America 1
African American Authors 1
Intermediate Topics in Literature 2
Literature of American Ethnic and Minority Cultures
American Indian Literature
Latino Literature in English
Women Authors
Seminar in British Literature 2
Seminar in American Literature 2
Fiction and Nonfiction of Richard Wright
African American Essay and Short Story
20th Century African American Novels
Seminar in Literature and Culture 2
Advanced Study of Women's Literature
Advanced Topics in Literature 2
Advanced Study of Major Authors 2
Total Credits43
1

This one 200 level course may be counted simultaneously toward the requirements for general education.

2

When appropriately focused.


  • Must select at least six credits from courses numbered 400 and above, excluding ENG 433.
  • Only one course at the 200 level may be counted for the English education major.
  • Additional teacher education requirements are listed in the STEP program core.

All teacher education students must complete the general education, School of Education, major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR.

Baccalaureate degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees must accomplish the following:

  1. Fulfill the general education requirements.
  2. Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
  3. Complete the courses prescribed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the degree desired in the respective school or college. (No substitutions for graduation may be made in course requirements for a major or minor after the fourth week of the last semester of the senior year.)
  4. Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.1 At least 40 credits must be earned in 300/400 (senior college) level courses. Courses earned at the 100/200 level that transferred to UWL as 300/400 level courses do not apply to this requirement nor do courses from two-year schools.
  5. Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
  6. A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UWL is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
  7. Submit an application for graduation via the "Apply for Graduation" link in the WINGS Student Center as soon as the student has registered for his or her final semester or summer term in residence. December and winter intersession graduates should apply by May 1. May and summer graduates should apply by December 1.
1

Grade point average requirements for some programs will be considerably higher than 2.00. Re-entering students may be required to earn credits in excess of the 120 needed for graduation in any curriculum in order to replace credits earned in courses in which the content has changed substantially in recent years. Each case will be judged on its own merit.

No degree will be awarded unless all requirements are fulfilled and recorded within 30 days after the official ending date of each term.

Below is a sample degree plan that can be used as a guide to identify courses required to fulfill the major and other requirements needed for degree completion. A student's actual degree plan may differ depending on the course of study selected (second major, minor, etc.). Also, this sample plan assumes readiness for each course and/or major plan, and some courses may not be offered every term. Review the course descriptions or the class timetable for course offering information.

The sample degree plans represented in this catalog are intended for first-year students entering UWL in the fall term. Students should use the Advisement Report (AR) in WINGS and work closely with their faculty advisor(s) and college dean’s office to ensure declaration and completion of all requirements in a timely manner.

General Education Program
The general education curriculum (Gen Ed) is the common educational experience for all undergraduates at UWL. Sample degree plans include Gen Ed placeholders to ensure completion of the general education requirements. Courses may be rearranged to fit the needs or recommendations of the student’s program of study. Gen Ed courses may be taken during winter term (January between the semesters) and summer to reduce the course load during regular terms (fall and spring). Students should consult with their advisor and/or the assistant to the dean of their college for assistance with course and schedule planning. Refer to the general education requirements for more specific details.

Note: at least 40 credits of the 120 credits required must be earned at the 300/400 level.

This sample degree plan does not establish a contractual agreement. It identifies the minimum requirements a student must successfully complete, to qualify for a degree, in a format intended to assist the student plan their academic career. Actual degree plans may differ.

Year 1
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENG 110 or 112 (Gen Ed Literacy-Written)3Gen Ed Elective3
EDS 203 (Gen Ed Self & Society)3Gen Ed Hum-Lit (ENG Ed Literature Course)3
HIS 101 or 102 (Gen Ed World Hist)3CST 110 (Gen Ed Literacy-Oral)3
Gen Ed Arts2-3EDS 206 (Gen Ed Minority Cultures)3
Gen Ed Math4Gen Ed Natural Lab Life Science4
 16 16
Year 2
FallCreditsSpringCredits
Gen Ed Health & Well Being3Gen Ed Arts2-3
PSY 2123ENG 3013
Gen Ed Natural Lab Science-Physical4ENG 3323
English Ed Literature Course3EDS 3092
ENG 3333Gen Ed Global Studies3
 16 13
Year 3
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EDS 3514ENG Ed Writing Course3
ENG Ed Literature Course3ENG Rhetoric & Writing Elective Course3
Gen Ed Math/Lang/Logical Systems3-4ENG Ed Literature Course3
ENG 3413EDS 3192
ENG 4333PSY 3703
Apply to the STEP Program1 ENG 363 or 3643
 16 17
Year 4
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENG 4054EDS 4921
ENG Language/Linguistics Course3EDS 494212
ENG Ed Literature Course3 
SPE 4013 
 13 13
Total Credits: 120

At least 6 of the 44 credits needed for the major must be courses numbered 400 and above, excluding ENG 433.

1

See the STEP admissions website for details.

2

See the Office of Field Experience for details about applying to student teaching.

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