May 29, 2022  
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, Secondary English Teacher Licensure Concentration, B.S.


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English  
615-898-2595
Ron Kates, program coordinator
Ron.Kates@mtsu.edu

A major in English consists of 36 hours of which no more than six (6) may be lower-division hours.

  1. English major core: All majors will take the following: ENGL 3000  or ENGL 3007 ;ENGL 3010 , ENGL 3020 ENGL 3030 ; and ENGL 4999 .
  2. When taught by an English faculty member, WGST, AAS, JHS, and certain interdisciplinary Honors seminars (UH 3500  and UH 4600 ) may be substituted with approval of advisor. No non-departmental lower division courses will be accepted.
  3. A maximum of six (6) hours of lower-division literature coursework (not counting the General Education requirements) may be taken toward the major. These hours will be appropriately assigned by the student’s departmental advisor. No more than 3 hours (one course) may be taken to satisfy the core course requirement.
  4. Majors are expected to consult a member of the English faculty each semester regarding the selection and arrangement of electives.
  5. Recommended minors for English majors include a foreign language minor, Film Studies, History, Linguistic Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Theatre, Writing, Southern Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies, but students may choose a minor from those listed under the B.A. requirements (see Academic Policies and Procedures ) or from the interdisciplinary minors (see Interdisciplinary Majors and Minors ).

Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

English, Secondary English Teacher Licensure, B.S.  

Degree Requirements


General Education 41 hours
Major Requirements 36 hours
     Major Core    (12 hours)
    Concentration Courses    (24 hours)
Secondary Education Minor 30 hours
Electives 13 hours
TOTAL 120 hours

General Education (41 hours)


General Education  requirements include Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Major Requirements (36 hours)


Concentration Requirements (24 hours)


Secondary Education Minor (30 hours)


Please see Secondary Education Minor  for additional information.

Electives (13 hours)


Recommended Curriculum: Secondary English Teacher Licensure Concentration, B.S.


All students pursuing a major in English must complete the General Education requirements and the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree. Students may not begin upper-division English studies until they have completed ENGL 1010 , ENGL 1020 , ENGL 2020 , and ENGL 2030 . Typically, students will begin upper-division English studies in the second semester of their sophomore year with  ENGL 3000  and one other English course.

The Academic Maps  provide examples of a recommended plan of studies for students who wish to complete their academic requirements within a four-year period. However, there is no single way to complete the program. The department is generally flexible about the order in which courses are taken so long as prerequisites are met. Each English major has an assigned academic advisor. Consulting this advisor regularly will help the student to individualize the program to his or her own needs and interests.

Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman Fall


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Freshman Spring


Subtotal: 16 Hours


Sophomore Fall


Subtotal: 16 Hours


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Subtotal: 16 Hours


Subtotal: 18 Hours


Subtotal: 12 Hours


Senior Spring


Subtotal: 12 Hours


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