Jan 30, 2023  
2021-2022 General Catalog 

English - Education Emphasis (B.A.)

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Program Learning Outcomes

  • The student will demonstrate content-area knowledge through their:
    • 1.1 Knowledge of the central concepts, principles, theories, and tools of inquiry associated with the discipline.
    • 1.2 Ability to organize and present content in meaningful and engaging ways.
    • 1.3 Ability to use students’ prior knowledge and experiences to introduce new content.
    • 1.4 Ability to develop culturally responsive curriculum and instruction through diverse texts which promote multicultural awareness and appreciation.
  • The student will demonstrate an understanding of and the ability to apply a variety of pedagogical strategies through their:
    • 2.1 Knowledge of developmentally appropriate, research-based instructional strategies that help students make cross-curricular connections, promote content retention, and transfer knowledge to real-life settings.
    • 2.2 Ability to organize, use, and monitor a variety of flexible student groupings and instructional strategies to support differentiated instruction, engage learners, and generate motivation.
    • 2.3 Ability to use various questioning and discussion techniques to help students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    • 2.4 Ability to recognize and address differences in learning and development, and adjust instruction to meet a variety of educational needs.
  • The student will demonstrate an understanding of educational theory and practice through their:
    • 3.1 Ability to create short and long-range objective-based learning plans which meet Utah Core Standards, utilize higher-order thinking skills, and are assessment-based to ensure progress and motivation.
    • 3.2 Ability to evaluate and select content and incorporate technology in appropriately designed instructional activities which encourage students to engage with rigorous text, address essential questions, and develop as reflective learners.
    • 3.3 Ability to create a safe and effective learning environment in which students participate in independent and collaborative decision-making, are held accountable for their actions, and engage in a variety of purposeful learning activities.
    • 3.4 Ability to manage time, space, activities, and attention to provide active and equitable engagement of students in productive tasks.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professionalism in education through their:
    • 4.1 Knowledge of laws related to students’ and teachers’ rights and responsibilities.
    • 4.2 Ability to communicate and collaborate with colleagues, students, parents/guardians, and significant agency personnel.
    • 4.3 Ability to exhibit the professional behavior and dispositions delineated in professional, state, and institutional standards while working with students, colleagues, families, and communities.
    • 4.4 Ability to use professional literature, best practices, and collegial assistance, to articulate a personal philosophy of teaching and classroom management, and to develop as reflective practitioners.

Program Information

  • All courses must be passed with a “C-” (1.7) or better to be counted in the major.

General Education Requirement (30-35 Credits)

See General Education  for course options.

  • Core Course Requirements (12-15 Credits)
  • Knowledge Area Requirements (16-20 Credits)

Please note: All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits between the Core and Knowledge Area requirements.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree Requirement (16 Credits**)

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree - Foreign Language requirement 16 Credits

** Note: One semester of a foreign language may also fulfill the General Education  Humanities requirement. The 16 credits may be fulfilled by taking four semesters of a foreign language or by testing out of a language and purchasing the credits. These credits are typically counted in the degree total at the bottom of the page. Consult your Student Success Advisor for details. 

English - Education Curriculum (58 Credits)


ENGL 2400 is required for English majors and minors as a prerequisite to 3000- and 4000-level classes, and with ENGL 2700 for 4000-level classes.

Select One of the Following

Complete One of the Following Concentrations (18 Credits)

Literature Concentration

Select Two Courses from the Following

Select Two Courses from the Following

Rhetoric and Writing Concentration

Film and Screen Studies Concentration

Students who complete this concentration can also earn a Film and Screen Studies minor  with no additional coursework.

Select Two Courses from the Following

Technical Writing Concentration

Students who complete this concentration can also earn a Technical Writing (Certificate)  with no additional coursework.

Professional Education Requirements for Secondary Licensure (36-39 Credits)*

To qualify for a teaching license, students must also complete the sequence of professional education courses listed by the Department of Teacher Education . Please see the degree requirements for Secondary Education Licensure . Some classes required for the licensure cannot be taken until the teacher candidate has been admitted to the College of Education and Human Development. Please consult your advisor or the Department of Teacher Education for further instruction.

* Students who complete their teaching methods course(s) and student teaching as part of their major requirements will earn fewer than 36 credits. Those course credits are counted only once in the degree total.

Total Credits, B.A. Degree with Licensure: 135-143

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