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English Education (BA)

Hours — 62-79 Credit Hours
Effective Aug. 2015
Last Revised 5/12/2020

Program Requirements


English Content — 39 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ENGL 251 Fundamentals of Literature F, W, S 3.0
ENGL 321 / English Grammars / F, W 3.0
ENGL 421 History of the English Language S 3.0
ENGL 382 Shakespeare F, W 3.0
ENGL 420 Literature for Young Adults W 3.0
ENGL 490 Senior Seminar F, W, S 2.0
ENGL 218R / Introduction to Creative Writing / F, W, S 3.0
ENGL 318R Advanced Creative Writing W, S 3.0
LANG 201 Foreign Language Varies 4.0

Choose Two:

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ENGL 361 - 364 American Literature Varies 3.0
ENGL 361 - 364 American Literature Varies 3.0

Choose One:

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ENGL 341 World Literatures in English F 3.0
ENGL 342 Pacific Literatures W 3.0
ENGL 343 Asian Literature S 3.0

    Choose Three:

    Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
    ENGL 371 English Literature to 1500: Medieval Period S 3.0
    ENGL 372 English Literature from 1500 to 1660: Renaissance Period F 3.0
    ENGL 373 English Literature from 1660 to 1780: The Restoration and Eighteenth Century W 3.0
    ENGL 374 English Literature from 1780 to 1832: The Romantic Period S 3.0
    ENGL 375 English Literature from 1832 to 1890: The Victorian Period F 3.0
    ENGL 376 English Literature from 1890 to the Present W 3.0


      Education — 23-41 Credits

      Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
      EDU 212 Foundations of Education F, W, S 2.0
      EDU 200 Human Growth and Learning in Schools F, W, S 3.0


      Recommended Electives:

      Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
      HWST 101 Introduction to Hawaiian Studies
      (Required for Hawaii License Track)
      F, W, S 3.0
      EDU 340 Multiculturalism and Culturally Responsive Teaching Through Sheltered Instruction
      (Required for International Track)
      F, W 2.0


      Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
      SPED 300 Education of Exceptional Students F, W, S 3.0
      EDU 305 Computer and Technology Assisted Instruction F, W, S 2.0
      EDU 312 Effective Pedagogy F, W, S 3.0
      EDU 385 Education Assessment in the Classroom F, W, S 3.0
      SCED 350 General Methods for Secondary Teachers F, W 2.0
      SCED 401 A Multicultural Approach to Reading in the Content Area F, W 3.0
      SCED 430 Classroom Management in Secondary Contexts F, W 2.0
      SCED 491 Observation and Practicum F, W 3.0
      SCED 492 Student Teaching F, W 12.0


      Application to the Teacher Education Program must take place before Professional Year courses may be taken.

      Application deadlines:
      February 15 for those beginning Professional Year courses in Fall Semester
      May 15 for those beginning Professional Year courses in Winter Semester

      No grade below “C-” accepted
      All courses in the Education major can be retaken 1 time to improve a grade lower than C-.
      If the second attempt is lower than a C-, the student will be removed from the major.


      Program Outcomes

      Upon completing a major in Secondary Education, students can demonstrate an understanding of these outcomes:

      1. Learner Development - The teacher candidate designs and implements developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences.
      2. Learning Differences - The teacher candidate creates inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards.
      3. Learning Environments - The teacher candidate works with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
      4. Content Knowledge - The teacher candidate understands the discipline(s) he or she teaches and creates learning experiences that make these aspects of the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content.
      5. Application of Content - The teacher candidate uses differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues.
      6. Assessment - The teacher candidate uses multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guide the teacher’s and learner’s decision making.
      7. Planning for Instruction - The teacher candidate plans instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals.
      8. Instructional Strategies - The teacher candidate uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways.
      9. Professional Learning and Ethical Practice - The teacher candidate uses evidence to continually evaluate his/her practice, particularly the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the community), and adapts practice to meet the needs of each learner.
      10. Leadership and Collaboration - The teacher candidate seeks appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, and to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals.