Department of English at Illinois State University

English Major: English Education Sequence

The English Education sequence requires 46 credit hours in English, as well as 26 hours of Professional Education courses. Upon successful completion of the English Education sequence, a student is certified to teach English language arts at the 9-12 level, an Illinois Type-09 Teaching Certificate.

If you already have a bachelors degree, please review the Second Bachelors/Certification only program information.

For more information or for specific questions about the English Education sequence, please contact Mark Vegter.

 

Degree Requirements (2010-2012 Catalog)

  • Admission to the English Education sequence is limited and is based on space availability and the competitiveness of the applicant pool.
  • 46 hours in English, exclusive of ENG 101
  • Completion of required courses for certification and accreditation: ENG 243, 246, 283, 296, and 297 (ENG 296 and 297 must be completed with a C or better; these courses include 36 clock-hours of state-mandated pre-student teaching Clinical Experiences)
  • Completion of ENG 100 (with C or better), 102, and 300.
  • 3 hours of British literature selected from ENG 110, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 222, 223, 311, 320, 325, 327, 328, 329, 378, 386, 387, 388
  • 3 hours of American literature selected from ENG 130, 165, 231, 232, 233, 234, 236, 265, 266, 267, 328, 332, 336, 365
  • 3 hours in language and linguistics selected from ENG 241, 310
  • 3 hours in non-Western literature selected from ENG 206, 255, 261, 266, 267, 352, 374
  • 3 hours in adolescent literature (ENG 375)
  • Of the remaining 9 hours of electives, 6 must be completed at the 200- through 300-level; students should select their electives in consultation with the English Education Advisor

 

Professional Education Requirements

  • TCH 212 (English 101 and COM 110 required)
  • TCH 216 (TCH 212 and PSY 215 required)
  • TCH 219 (TCH 216 required)
  • PSY 215 (PSY 110 required)
  • EAF 228, 231, or 235
  • STT 399.09 - Student Teaching
  • Students must also complete the Teacher Education Performance Based Assessment System.
  • Gateway 1: Admission to Professional Studies is required for enrollment in C&I 214 and 216.
  • Gateway 2: Admission to Student Teaching is required for enrollment in STT 399.09.
  • Gateway 3: Exit from Student Teaching is required for graduation. , including the edTPA.