Secondary Education
English

School of Education

Enriching lives through education

The Francis Marion University School of Education prepares caring and competent teachers for the 21st century.

The Department of English, Modern Languages, and Philosophy provides the knowledge base for students licensing to teach English in the state of South Carolina. The department supports and encourages the conceptual framework strands in the School of Education: critical thinking, collaboration, and reflection.

Students must schedule a conference with the School of Education to discuss the Professional Education Program and must successfully complete the English courses listed for licensure in secondary education by the School of Education.

Secondary Education - English

General Education (56-57 hours)

  • Communications – 9 or 10 hours
    • ENGL 101 – Analysis and Argument or ENGL 101E – Analysis and Argument w/ Ext. Studio and ENGL 101L – Extended Studio (3 or 4)
    • ENGL 102 – Rhetoric, Genre, and Research (3)
    • SPCO 101 – Basics of Oral Communication (3)
    • Foreign Language (12)
  • Social Sciences – 9 hours
    • No more than 6 hours may be taken in any one (1) discipline.
    • POLI 101 – United States Government or POLI 103 – Introduction to Political Science (3)
    • Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, or Sociology (6)
  • Humanities – 12 hours
    • Literature (any language) (3)
    • History elective (3)
    • ART 101 – Introduction to Art, MUSI 101 – Introduction to Music, or THEA 101 – Introduction to Theatre (3)
    • Art, History, Literature (any language), Music, Philosophy and Religious Studies, or Theatre (3)
  • Mathematics – 6 hours
  • Natural Sciences – 8 hours
    • Laboratories are required for all courses.
    • Biology (4)
    • Chemistry, Physics, or Physical Science *
      • * Credit toward graduation may not be earned in both Physical Science 101 and any physics course.

Pre-Professional Education (7 hours)

  • EDUC 190 – Foundations of Education (3)
  • EDUC 191 – Preparation for Education Program Admission (1)
  • EDUC 305 – Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction (3)

Professional Education (21 hours)

  • EDUC 310 – Practicum: Teaching Reading and Written Language To Exceptional Learners (1)
  • EDUC 311 – IEP Development and Transition for Students with Disabilities (3)
  • EDUC 313 – Field Experiences in Instructional Planning and Assessment (1)
  • EDUC 322 – Foundations/Instruction of Reading (3)
  • EDUC 393 – Clinical Experience: Secondary (2)
  • EDUC 411 – Reading in the Content Areas (3)
  • EDUC 420 – Introduction: Exceptional Learner (3)
  • EDUC 434 – Teach English in Secondary School (3)
  • Student Teaching Block *
    • EDUC 487 – Classroom Management
    • EDUC 490 – Directed Teaching
    • *All Student Teaching Block courses must be taken together.

Supporting Courses (3 hours)

  • HLTH 301 – Health Promotion in 21st Century

English Course Requirements (34 hours)

  • ENGL 306 – Development of Modern English (3)
  • ENGL 308N – Survey of British Literature (3)
  • ENGL 309 – Survey of American Literature (3)
  • ENGL 310 – Modern English Grammar (3)
  • ENGL 316 – Literature for Young Adults (3)
  • ENGL 340 – Theories of Writing (3)
  • ENGL 361 – Shakespeare (3)
  • ENGL 496 – English Capstone Experience (1)
  • One course from BLOCK TWO or BLOCK THREE (3)
  • One course from BLOCK FOUR (3)
  • One course from BLOCK SIX (3)
  • Elective – 3 hours
    • One course from BLOCK EIGHT or one additional course from BLOCKS ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, SIX, or SEVEN (3)
  • At least one course (in addition to English 496) must be at the 400 level.

Course Descriptions