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 341Shakespeare3
ENG 364Introduction to Composition Theory3
ENG 365Teaching Writing in Middle and Secondary Schools3
ENG 400Literature for Adolescents3
ENG 465English Teaching: Methods and Materials3
ENG 466Practicum in the Teaching of Writing1
ENG 467Grammar and the Teaching of Grammar3
History of the English Language
Select one course from the following:3
Literature in English: 1800-1860
Literature in English: 1860-1945
Literature in English : 1945-Present
Select one course from the following:3
Selected Studies in Literary Genre
Selected Studies in Literary Theme
Selected Studies in Literary Period or Movement
Selected Studies in Literary Authority
Select two additional literature courses numbered 300 or higher6
Education Professional Sequence
Students must complete the Professional Sequence33

Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 124 credit hours, including 60 from a senior college (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. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.75, a major GPA of 3.0 and a minimum 3.0 GPA in Education coursework.
  6. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.