Please note that a GPA of 2.75, both cumulative and in the major, is required for departmental approval to student teach. Major GPA based on all English courses taken at EIU, excluding ENG 0990, 0995, 1000, and General Education courses other than 3009G and 3099G. A grade of C or better is required in each course that applies to the major. For the education course work required for this option, see “Teacher Certification Programs.”
This option requires that students follow and meet the requirements for Admission, Retention and Graduation from Teacher Certification programs as described in the “Teacher Certification Programs” section of this catalog and as explained at the University Admission to Teacher Education Meeting which all students must attend. Additional information on Admission, Retention and Graduation for Teacher Certification programs can be found on the College of Education & Professional Studies website at www.eiu.edu/ceps/teached.
All students must pass the Illinois Certification Test of Basic Skills/Test of Academic Proficiency or document a composite score of 22 or higher on the ACT plus Writing for selection into teacher education and should complete this requirement no later than their sophomore year.
Students must receive a “C” or better in all courses counted toward the English major and in all professional education courses and must maintain a minimum cumulative and major GPA of 2.75 in order to continue in the program.
Students must complete the professional education coursework following the Regular Secondary Education Professional Education Course Sequence. Information is available in the Teacher Certification Program section of this catalog.
Students must pass the appropriate Assessment of Professional Teaching (APT) test before they can receive their teaching license from Illinois or any other state.
English with Language Arts Certification Option
Standard High School Certification with no minor required.
Semester Hours required for the English with Language Arts Certificate Option: 58 semester hours
English Electives (6 credits)
Two additional courses in English, chosen from any of the above or from Group 5. General Education courses are excluded, except for ENG 2009G/ENG 2099G, ENG 2011G/ENG 2091G, and ENG 3009G/ENG3099G. English majors (non-teacher certification) are required to select 2 of the 5 elective courses at the 3000-level or above. Two courses in a single foreign language may be counted if numbered 2000 or above, not taught in English, and not offered for Gen Ed credit.
Concurrent or prior registration in ENG 2205 is strongly recommended for majors in all courses at the 2000-level or above.
Except for ENG 2009G/ENG 2099G, ENG 2011G/ENG 2091G, and ENG 3009G/ENG3099G, English courses in the General Education Program do not fulfill requirements in the English major or minors. (Major GPA based on all English courses taken at EIU except ENG 0990, 0995, 1000, 1001G, 1002G, 1091G, 1092G, and General Education courses other than ENG 2009G/ENG 2099G, ENG 2011G/ENG 2091G, and ENG 3009G/ENG3099G.)