Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of English

Secondary Education - English, Bachelor of Science in Education


Academic Information

This degree prepares students to teach a field rich in nuance, literary tradition, and global value. Students will build on their love of English to excite secondary students about expressing themselves effectively and creatively in one of the world’s great languages.

This program is nationally recognized by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of English

Secondary Education - English, Bachelor of Science in Education


Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Education in Secondary Education - English?

If you have a flair for grammar and a love of literature that you'd like to share with the next generation, teaching English in high school is just the career for you. Earning a degree in secondary education with an emphasis on English will lead you to a rewarding job where you'll have the opportunity to shape the culture and character of students through their English education.

You'll graduate with the expertise in teaching and curriculum to influence and inspire all the students who enter your classroom. Enjoy a diverse and collaborative learning environment that will prepare you for the job opportunities that await.

Note: You must apply and be accepted to the College of Education's teacher education program in addition to being admitted to the university.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Reading tutor
  • Reading specialist
  • Curriculum specialist

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Counselor
  • School psychologist
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Superintendent

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of English

Secondary Education - English, Bachelor of Science in Education


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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of English

Secondary Education - English, Bachelor of Science in Education


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Candidates in this program are required to demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and skills, professional knowledge, and professional dispositions to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements. Content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge or skills, professional dispositions are demonstrated through candidate performance on key assessments embedded in the following course(s):

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Major GPA 2.5
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 114
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Foreign Language Required
Student Teaching/Supervised Teaching Required
University Honors Program Optional
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-A Recommended
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Purpose Statement

The Bachelors of Science in Secondary English Education prepares future teachers to be well versed in their subject area to give students the best education possible. The English and education major at NAU lets students achieve the ideal balance between being an expert in your subject and being a great teacher.  NAU’s English education major will equip you with an in-depth study of language, literature, linguistics, and writing.  As a foundation for their work in education, students are trained to write well, organize ideas in a logical way, analyze complex information, research, and critically read and observe.  Our English Secondary Education students also develop competency in lesson design, classroom management, instructional delivery, and research-based methods for teaching writing, literature, prose, grammar, and vocabulary.  As students integrate their knowledge of the English discipline with teaching theories and techniques, strong emphasis is placed on gaining extensive field experience. Faculty connect these field experiences to coursework, combining theory and practice, modeling effective instruction, providing relevant context, and building confidence to address the variety of situations future teachers will encounter. Upon completion of this degree, students are prepared to become a certified English teacher in the state of Arizona, or engage in careers in related fields such as publishing, curriculum development, and educational research. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Outcomes align with Standards from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of English

Secondary Education - English, Bachelor of Science in Education


Details

Additional Admission Requirements
Major Requirements
Teacher Preparation
Foreign Language Requirement
General Electives
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of English

Secondary Education - English, Bachelor of Science in Education


Campus Availability

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