Department of English at Illinois State University

Minor in English Education

The Minor in English Education requires 24 hours of English courses, exclusive of ENG 101. A GPA of 2.50 in all English courses taken at Illinois State University is required for this minor.

Course Requirements

  • 3 hours in literature from ENG 229
  • 3 hours in literature from ENG 110, 130, 150
  • 6 hours in writing from ENG 145, 246
  • 3 hours in language from ENG 243
  • 9 hours of electives from ENG 160, 165, 241, 244, 245, 247, 248, 249, 250, 251, 260, 261, 271, 272, 308, 310, 341, 342, 347, 349, 360, 365, 370 (courses not selected from the literature, writing, or language course lists can also serve as electives)

Note: At least 15 of the 24 hours must be at the 200- through 300-level.

The Minor in English for Teacher Education does not lead directly to teacher certification. Students seeking an additional teaching endorsement in this academic area should contact their advisor or visit the Illinois State Board of Education website for specific certification requirements.

Please note that these requirements are for the 2010-2012 course catalog. Students enrolled under prior catalogs should check with one of the English Department's Academic Advisors for those requirements.

To download and print a copy of the minor in English Education course requirements, please visit English Advising Forms.

For questions about the minor in English Education, please contact Mark Vegter.