May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 General Catalog [Current] 
2023-2024 General Catalog [Current]

English - Education Emphasis (B.A.)

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Program Summary

With classes in literature, grammar, critical theory, writing, and departmental methods courses teaching content and skills, SUU’s English education program prepares students to be effective and engaged English teachers in middle or high school. Students earn a B.A. in English and complete all of the requirements for a professional teaching license in as few as 120 credits.

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 (57 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. 

Utah State Licensure (21 Credits)

To qualify for a Utah Educator License, students must pass each of the following courses with a “C” (2.0) or better:

Select One of the Following (3 Credits)

Student Teaching (12 Credits)

The following courses must be taken during students’ last semester at SUU. All other courses must be completed and passed before the student teaching semester. Students must be admitted to the Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development  and have applied and been accepted to student teach, at which point a COEHD advisor will register students for the student teaching courses based on students’ placement.

Free Electives (0-2 Credits)

Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. For a bachelor’s degree, students must earn a minimum of 40 upper-division credits (courses numbered 3000-4999). Students may need to select additional upper-division courses not included in their major requirements in order to reach this minimum. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.

Total Credits, B.A. Degree with Licensure: 120-129


Licensure Notification

This program typically leads to licensure/certification and was designed to meet such qualifications for the state of Utah. Students who are or may be planning to pursue licensure/certification in any other U.S. state or territory may need to meet additional education requirements. This is not a reflection of SUU’s accreditation or quality, as each state and territory regulates their own education requirements for occupational licensure.

Students enrolled in a teacher preparation program may potentially be able to use a Utah educator license to obtain licensure through reciprocity. Additional information may be found through the Department of Teacher Education’s reciprocity table.

An overview of all of SUU’s programs that lead to licensure/certification and the programs’ current determination statuses may be found at

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