English Teaching Major

The English Teaching major is designed for students who want to pursue a secondary teaching position.

Degree Requirements


Program Prerequisite:  You must meet the Teacher Education admission and certification requirements (see Department of Teacher Education).

Minor: A teaching minor is required.

Grade Requirements: A 2.0 or better in all courses required for this major. English Teaching majors must achieve an overall GPA of 3.00 for admission to the Teacher Education program.

Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation -- a minimum of 39 of these must be English courses. A total of 40 upper division credit hours is required (courses numbered 3000 and above) -- a minimum of 36 of these must be English courses.

Advisement: An initial advisement interview is required of students wishing to declare an English teaching major. English Teaching majors are required to meet with a faculty advisor at least annually for course and program advisement. If this requirement is not met, you may not be allowed to register for classes within the major. Call 801-626-6251 for more information or to schedule an appointment. (Also refer to the Academic Advising.)

Admission Requirements: Declare your program of study at the English department office, Elizabeth Hall 413. Teaching majors must meet the Teacher Education admission and certification requirements (see Teacher Education Department).

General Education: English teaching majors must complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree, along with general education requirements. 

PSY SS1010 (3) in the Social Science area is recommended. Consult with a departmental advisor for other detailed general education guidelines.

Student Teaching: Student teaching takes place near the end of the teaching major's program. You should apply by deadlines set by the Department of Teacher Education.

Student teaching takes place during a single semester. Before student teaching, you should complete all required education courses and at least 33 credit hours from required English courses. The latter must include required courses in critical approaches, advanced writing, language, young adult literature and teaching methods.

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Weber State University
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