English Language Arts

Completing the program in English Language Arts, including passing all state tests, “highly qualifies” one to teach honors and AP courses in English, as well as lower level courses in grades 9-12.

The Teacher Education Program (TEP) Handbook provides detailed information about the TEP program, admission requirements, field requirements, and state and university licensure requirements.

Secondary Education Major

Secondary Education Major/Professional Education (11 or 11.5 Units)

Refer to the IWU catalog for course prerequisites and restrictions on concurrent enrollment. The professional education courses listed below are used to compute your professional education grade point average for TEP and student teaching acceptance.

First Year

Fall/Spring

EDUC 225: Education and Social Justice (SI)  
EDUC 125: Education and Social Justice, in most cases,concurrent with 225  20-25 hours field experience
OR
EDUC 255: Child Study and Assessment (WI)  
EDUC 126: Teaching to the World of the Child, in most cases,concurrent with 255  20-25 hours field experience

Sophomore Year

Fall/Spring

EDUC 225: Education and Social Justice (SI)  
EDUC 125: Education and Social Justice, in most cases,concurrent with 225  20-25 hours field experience
OR
EDUC 255: Child Study and Assessment (WI)  
EDUC 126: Teaching to the World of the Child, in most cases, concurrent with 255  20-25 hours field experience
 
EDUC 257: The Exceptional Child (U)  

Junior Year*

Fall/Spring

EDUC 257: The Exceptional Child (U), if still needed

Fall

EDUC 320: Foundations of Literacy: Reading, Writing, and Oral Communication

25 hours field experience

OR

May Term

EDUC 365: Reading, Writing and Communication in the Content Areas 25 hours field experience

Spring

EDUC 345: Instructional Planning, Assessment and Safe Learning Environments 40-45 hours field experience
EDUC 360: Seminar: Curriculum and Pedagogy in English and World Language

Senior Year

Fall

EDUC 490: Student Teaching Seminar 15 week full time immersion in the field                           
(continues from Jr. year Spring placement)
EDUC 491: Student Teaching: Secondary English

Spring

EDUC 498: Educational Inquiry (WI)

* If planning to travel abroad, do so prior to the junior year, or during any May Term. Plan your enrollment in EDUC 225, 255, and 257 accordingly. EDUC 257 can be taken concurrently with 300 level courses the junior year. Ninth semester graduates take required 300 level courses and EDUC 498 spring semester of the senior year prior to student teaching.

 

English Literature Major

English Literature (10 units)

The requirements listed below reflect the most recent information from the English Department. You are advised to consult the IWU catalog and your English advisor regarding current requirements for your graduating class. English majors seeking licensure in teaching are strongly advised to take at least one 300-level Shakespeare course. The required English courses listed below are used to compute your major grade point average for TEP and student teaching acceptance.

Consult with your English faculty advisor or the IWU catalog for course prerequisites and allowed substitutions. 

English 280

Understanding Literature

One course from English 220-257

 

One or two courses from English 109-170 or 220-257 (only one 100 level course will count toward the major).*

 

One pre-1830 literature course from English 341-344, 366, 391, 393-394.

**Five or six additional literature courses at the 300 level.

 

English 480

Senior Seminar

REA 272

Child and Adolescent Literature

*One unit of writing may be substituted for the course(s) to be chosen from English 109-170 or 220-272.

 

** One unit of writing may be substituted among the literature courses required at the 300 level exclusive of the pre-1830 literature requirement.

 

General Education

IWU General Education


English secondary education candidates meet IWU general education requirements with the following courses:

Contemporary Social Institutions (SI)
Educ 225 (required).
Analysis of Values (AV)
PHIL 214, Philosophy of Education (recommended).
Formal Reasoning (FR)
PHIL 102 or MATH 110 are recommended but not required.
Literature (Lit)
required upper division English Literature courses
U.S. Diversity flag (US)
Educ 257 (required).
Writing Intensive (WI)
EDUC 255 and 498 (required). You are likely to have additional WI requirements in the English major.

 

Sample Course Plan Year 1

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

  • EDUC 225/EDUC 125 Education and Social Justice (CSI)  OR
  • EDUC 255/EDUC 126 Child Study and Assessment (W) OR
  • General Education or Select from ENGL 220-257
  • ENGL 280  Understanding Literature
  • Second Language Course
  • Physical Education (PEY)
 Sample Course Plan Year 2
 

Fall Semester