English, Comprehensive Major - Teaching

Teaching (Code 540-006)

University Requirements

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE DEGREE
Credit Requirements
Minimum total for graduation 1120
Upper division credits (courses numbered 300 and higher)39
Liberal Education Core36
Academic Concentrations
Grade Point Requirements 2
Total2.00 average
Resident2.00 average
Major2.00 average
Minor2.00 average
Certificate2.00 average
University Residency Requirements 3
Minimum total30
Senior year23
Major, Standard, upper division in residence12
Major, Comprehensive, upper division in residence21
Certificate25 percent of credits
Procedures Required for Graduation
Obtain admission to the degree program and/or the College offering it.
Apply for graduation on CampS.
1

Certain programs exceed this minimum.

2

See special requirements in each College.

3

See special requirements for the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Liberal Education Core

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire measures learning outcomes to ensure that its graduates have achieved a liberal education and prepared themselves to contribute to a complex society. Upon graduation, each undergraduate will have met the four learning goals of our liberal education core and the 11 learning outcomes they comprise. 

LIBERAL EDUCATION CORE REQUIREMENTSa minimum of 36 credits
Knowledge Goal
Knowledge Outcome 1 (K1): Natural SciencesTwo (2) learning experiences
One experience in laboratory science must be selected from either K1 or K2.
Knowledge Outcome 2 (K2): Social SciencesTwo (2) learning experiences
One experience in laboratory science must be selected from either K1 or K2.
Knowledge Outcome 3 (K3): HumanitiesTwo (2) learning experiences
Knowledge Outcome 4 (K4): Fine ArtsOne (1) learning experience
Skills Goal
Skills Outcome 1 (S1): Written and Oral CommunicationTwo (2) learning experiences
Skills Outcome 2 (S2): MathematicsOne (1) learning experience
Skills Outcome 3 (S3): CreativityOne (1) learning experiences
Responsibility Goal
Responsibility Outcome 1 (R1): Equity, Diversity, and InclusivityTwo (2) learning experiences
Responsibility Outcome 2 (R2): Global PerspectivesOne (1) learning experiences
Responsibility Outcome 3 (R3): Civic and Environmental IssuesOne (1) learning experiences
Integration Goal
Integration Outcome 1 (I1): IntegrationTwo (2) learning experiences
Service-Learning Goal
Service-Learning30 hours

College Degree Requirements

University Requirements in Teacher Education in the College of Education and Human Sciences

College Requirements for Teacher Education

All candidates for teacher education baccalaureate degrees must also meet the following:

  1. Liberal Education requirements in the College of Education and Human Sciences.
  2. Grade point requirements:
    Resident 2.75 average
    Total 2.75 average
    Major 2.75 average
    Minor (for certification only) 2.75 average
  3. Residency requirements:
    Minimum Total 30 credits
    Senior Year 23 credits
    Major, in upper division courses 12 credits
    Comprehensive Major, in upper division courses 21 credits
  4. Criteria and requirements for Professional Programs and for Admission to the Professional Semester.
  5. Specific requirements of programs offered in the College of Education and Human Sciences. (See the departmental sections of this catalog.)

Early Adolescence Through Adolescence and Early Childhood through Adolescence

(formerly Secondary Education and Special Subjects)

Liberal Education Requirements are listed in the table below
K1 (Natural Sciences)
At least one Biology course
AND at least one of Chemistry, Physics, Geography, or Geology course (one science lab required)
K2 (Social Sciences)
PSYC 260Educational Psychology3
AND another learning experience
K3 (Humanities)
One literature course AND another learning experience
K4 (Fine Arts)
One fine arts course
S1 (Written and Oral Communication)
At least one writing course from the following:
Intensive Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing
Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing
Accelerated Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing
Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing for Transfer Students
AND at least one oral communication course from the following:
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Fundamentals of Speech
Fundamentals of Human Communication
S2 (Mathematics)
LE approved math course
S3 (Creativity)
ES 497Field Experience Seminar (included in major)2
R1 (Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity)
ES 385Social Foundations: Human Relations (included in major)3
AND another learning experience
R2 (Global Perspectives)
One LE approved course
R3 (Civic and Environmental Issues)
One LE approved course
IL (Integration)
ES 497Field Experience Seminar (included in major)2
AND another learning experience

 NOTE: Course in Western History or Western Culture and course in Non-Western History or Non-Western Contemporary Culture is required. Check with an adviser for a list of courses meeting this requirement.

Teaching Licensure Requirements - EA-A Licensure

Program Options B and C

These program options are organized around content majors and education courses and are designed to prepare teachers for early adolescence through adolescence (EA-A) teaching or for early childhood through adolescence (EC-A) teaching in selected areas. Each program requires the student to complete:

  1. a comprehensive major (at least 60 credits) or a standard major (at least 36 credits) plus one of the following: another standard major (at least 36 credits), or a minor (at least 24 credits), or a certificate (12-18 credits).  Students choosing another major or minor may choose from the approved majors and minors listed in the table below. The approved majors and minors lead to additional certification.
  2. a professional sequence consisting of teaching methods and related courses. Advising is done through the content major department.

Upon admission to program, candidates are assigned an adviser in education as well.

Option B: EA-A

Early Adolescence through Adolescence Licensure

Professional Sequence
ES 212Initial Teaching Experience in Elementary, Middle, and High School Settings2
ES 312General Methods of Teaching2
ES 317Middle Level Methods and Curriculum2
ES 318Teacher Assisting1
ES 328Content Area Reading and Study Strategies2
ES 385Social Foundations: Human Relations3
Prescribed special methods course(s) (see approved majors and minors below)
ES 445
ES 470
Student Teaching in Middle Level Education
and Student Teaching in Secondary Education
12
or ES 446 Internship Teaching in Middle Level Education
or ES 475 Internship Teaching in Secondary Education
ES 490Historical, Legal, and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
ES 497Field Experience Seminar2
SPED 300Inclusive Practices for Secondary Educators2

NOTE: Although majors must be from the approved list below, the second plan may be from the approved list. Students pursuing EA-A licensure are not required to elect a second plan that leads to a teaching license.

Approved Majors and Minors for Option B

Comprehensive Majors Code Prescribed Methods Course Additional Requirement Praxis II Content Test Required
English 540-006 ENGL 319, ENGL 419 ETS 5038
Earth and Space Science 160-0151 ES 359 (F) ETS 5435
Mathematics 180-002 ES 357 ETS 5061
Physical Science1 240-004 ES 359 (F) BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5435
Physics-Mathematics1 ETS 5161 and ETS 5435 (regardless of emphasis)
Physics Emphasis
210-003 ES 357 (Sp) and ES 359 (F) BIOL 180 or GEOG 178
Mathematics Emphasis
210-004 ES 357 (Sp) and ES 359 (F) BIOL 180 or GEOG 178
Social Studies 500-XXX ES 356 ECON 103, BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5081
Majors Code Prescribed Methods Course Additional Requirements Praxis II Content Test Required
Biology1 080-205 ES 367 (Sp) BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5435
Chemistry1 100-204 ES 359 (F) BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5435
Economics 360-204 ES 356 ECON 103, BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5081
English 540-210 ENGL 319, ENGL 419 ETS 5038
Geography 140-213 ES 356 ECON 103, BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5081
History 380-206 ES 356 ECON 103, BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5081
Mathematics 180-207 ES 357 ETS 5161
Physics1 230-205 ES 359 (F) BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5435
Political Science 420-203 ES 356 ECON 103, BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5081
Minors Code Prescribed Methods Course Additional Requirements Praxis II or ACTFL Content Test Required
Biology 080-403 ES 367 (SP) BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5435
Chemistry 100-406 ES 359 (F) BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5435
Coaching 971-403 KINS 492 no addt'l exam
Economics 360-404 ES 356 BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5081
English 540-408 ENGL 319, ENGL 419 ETS 5038
French 260-404 ES 366 (F) in language Study abroad WPT and OPI or OPIc
Geography 140-413 ES 356 ECON 103, BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5081
Geology 160-402 ES 359 (F)
German 280-404 ES 366 (F) Study abroad in language WPT and OPI or OPIc
History 380-404 ES 356 (SP) ECON 103, BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5081
Learning Disabilities 950-471 ETS 5146
Mathematics 180-407 ES 357 ETS 5161
Physics 230-403 ES 359 (F) BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5435
Political Science 420-403 ES 356 ECON 103, BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5081
Sociology 480-404 ES 356 ECON 103, BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5081
Spanish 320-405 ES 366 (F) Study abroad in language WPT and OPI or OPIc
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 550-408 ES 405 (F) 1 yr college level foreign language ETS 5362
Theatre Arts 601-424 ES 361 (F) ETS 5641
1

Broadfield Science add-on certification is available with these majors and requires ES 359 (fall only) and ES 367 (spring only). Students should contact their advisor to discuss their intention to add the Broadfield Science certification.

Admission Requirements

Admission to Professional Education Programs

Major Requirements

Core (11 credits)
ENGL 210Introduction to Critical Studies5
ENGL 221Introductory English Linguistics3
ENGL 284Introduction to Theory and Criticism3
Emphasis Requirements
LMED 306Literature For Adolescents3
ENGL 257Representative Shakespeare3
or ENGL 357 Shakespearean Topics
ENGL 319Introduction to English Education Methods3
ENGL 419Seminar in English Education Methods3
Literature/Culture Requirements
27 credits of English courses:27
Minimum of 15 credits from the following categories but no more than two courses from any one category: British Literature/Culture, American Literature/Culture, World/Post-Colonial Literature/ Culture, American Ethnic Literature/Culture, or Women’s Literature/Culture
Maximum of 12 credits from the following options and no more than one course from any categorical area: ENGL 397, Creative Writing, Rhetorics of Science, Technology, and Culture, Linguistics, or Theory and Film courses
No more than six credits from the 100- or 200-level, with no more than three credits from ENGL 121, ENGL 130, ENGL 142, ENGL 150, or ENGL 181.
At least three credits at the 400-level
Related Discipline Courses
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Fundamentals of Speech
Listening
Electives
Select six credits from the following:6
200- or 300-level LE K2 or K3 courses (not ENGL)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Communication in Contemporary Society
Beginning Journalism
Audio and Video Production Process
Small Group Communication
Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders
Normal Communication Development
Language Development and Disorders: Related Disciplines
Second Language Acquisition Theory

NOTE: No more than six credits of electives may be taken.

The Comprehensive English Teaching major is restricted to students in the College of Education and Human Sciences: Education Studies: EA-A (Option B) and leads to licensure to teach English in Early Adolescence through Adolescence classrooms. See Education Studies departmental pages for specific information on requirements for admission to the College of Education and Human Sciences and the Professional Semester. See adviser for specific information regarding English Department requirements for admission to the College of Education and Human Sciences and the Professional Semester.

Information for English Majors and Minors

British Literature/Culture before 1790

ENGL 252Perspectives on Pre-1790 British Literature3
ENGL 257Representative Shakespeare3
ENGL 351Chaucer and His Age3
ENGL 352Topics in British Literature Before 17903
ENGL 357Shakespearean Topics3
ENGL 452Seminar in Early British Literature3

British Literature/Culture after 1790

ENGL 259Perspectives on British Literature After 17903
ENGL 359Topics in British Literature After 17903
ENGL 362Studies in Transatlantic Romanticism3
ENGL 459Seminar in British Literature After 17903

American Literature/Culture before 1865

ENGL 243American Literature to 18653
ENGL 340Topics in American Literature to 18653
ENGL 440Seminar in American Literature Before 18653

American Literature/Culture after 1865

ENGL 244American Literature from 1865-19453
ENGL 245American Literature Since 19453
ENGL 348Topics in American Literature: 1865 - Present3
ENGL 448Seminar in American Literature Since 18653

World/Post-Colonial Literature/Culture

ENGL 130Introduction to World/Postcolonial Literature3
ENGL 230Survey of World/Postcolonial Literature3
ENGL 330Topics in World/Postcolonial Literature3
ENGL/WMNS 332Women in African Literature3
ENGL 430Seminar in World/Postcolonial Literature3

American Ethnic Literature/Culture

ENGL/AIS 142Introduction to American Indian Literatures3
ENGL/AIS 242The American Indian in Literature and Film3
ENGL 268Survey of American Ethnic Literature3
ENGL/AIS 345American Indian Autobiography3
ENGL/AIS 346Major Works in American Indian Literature3
ENGL 368Topics in American Ethnic Literature3
ENGL 468Seminar in American Ethnic Literature3

Women’s Literature/Culture

ENGL/WMNS 296Perspectives on Women's Literature3
ENGL/WMNS 396Studies in Women's Literature3
ENGL 496Seminar in Women's Literature3

Theory, Film, and Popular Culture Studies

ENGL 181Making Sense of the Movies3-4
ENGL 272Perspectives in Popular Texts3
ENGL 281Critical Perspectives on Film3-4
ENGL 372Topics in Popular Culture3
ENGL 381Critical Studies in Film and Culture3-4
ENGL 384Studies in Theory and Criticism3
ENGL 481Seminar in Film, Video, and Moving-Image Culture3-4
ENGL 484Seminar in Critical Theory3

Additional Courses in Literature/Culture

ENGL 150Introduction to Literature3
ENGL/CJ 273Creative and Narrative Nonfiction3
ENGL 274The Short Story3
ENGL 275The Novel3
ENGL 276Poetry3
ENGL 277Drama3
ENGL 392Major Themes in Literature1-3

Creative Writing

ENGL 220Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENGL 310Intermediate Poetry Writing3
ENGL 311Intermediate Fiction/Nonfiction Writing3
ENGL 410Creative Writing Workshop - Poetry3
ENGL 411Creative Writing Workshop - Fiction3
ENGL 412Seminar in Nonfiction Writing3
ENGL 413Prose Writing Workshop-Topics3

Linguistics

ENGL 121Busting Language Myths3
ENGL 221Introductory English Linguistics3
ENGL 321Topics in the Structure of English3
ENGL 325Topics in Language in Society3
ENGL 421Seminar in Linguistic Research3

Rhetorics of Science, Technology, and Culture

ENGL 212Histories and Theories of Rhetoric3
ENGL 307Editing and Publications Management3
ENGL 312Topics in Rhetoric and Science3
ENGL 313Topics in Rhetoric and Technology3
ENGL 314Topics in Rhetoric and Culture3
ENGL 315Visual Rhetorics of Science, Technology, and Culture3
ENGL 409Grant Proposal Writing3
ENGL 415Seminar in Science and Nature Writing3
ENGL 455Seminar in Rhetorics of Science, Technology, and Culture3