English (Bachelor of Science in Education, B.S.E.)

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a major in English leads to certification to teach English in schools. Students who pursue this program should consider teaching as their immediate career goal.

General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses42-47
Major Requirements
COM 205Introduction to Mass Media3
ENG 220Introduction to Reading Texts3
ENG 232Language Awareness3
ETC 200Introduction to Technical Communication3
ENG 301Advanced Composition3
ENG 340Literary Theory3
ENG 354Literature in English: 1800-18603
or ENG 355 Literature in English: 1860-1945
or ENG 357 Literature in English : 1945-Present
ENG 364Introduction to Composition Theory3
ENG 365Teaching Writing in Middle and Secondary Schools3
ENG 400Literature for Adolescents3
ENG 426Seminar in Literature3
ENG 441Shakespeare3
ENG 465English Teaching: Methods and Materials3
ENG 466Practicum in the Teaching of Writing1
ENG 467Teaching of Grammar3
or ENG 473 History of the English Language
Select two additional literature courses numbered 300 or higher6
Education Professional Sequence
Students must complete the Professional Sequence36

Program Graduation Requirements

  1. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.75, a major GPA of 3.0 and a minimum 3.0 GPA in Education coursework.

University Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
  6. Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.