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2008-2009 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2008-2009 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Department of Economics

English Language Arts Option for Teacher Certification



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The English Language Arts Certification Option is for students who would like to major in English and gain Illinois state certification at the secondary level to teach English language arts.  Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in all courses in the major and maintain a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75.  For students also wanting to be eligible to teach middle school language arts, additional Middle Level Education courses are required.

Core Requirements


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 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 have two options for completing the professional education coursework – Regular Secondary Education Program and Integrated Secondary Education Program (ISEP).  Information is also available in the Teacher Certification Program  section of this catalog.

English with Language Arts Certification Option


Standard High School Certification with no minor required.

One additional course in writing, chosen from:


  • Any 4000-level course in creative writing (note prerequisites).

Group 2 - Focused Study in Multicultural Literatures (6 credits).


One additional course, chosen from:


  • Courses in Group 5 when so designated by the Department Chair in consultation with the instructor.

Group 3 - Breadth in Historical Literary Studies (15 credits).


A. Literature before 1800. Two of:


  • Courses in Group 5 when so designated by the Department Chair in consultation with the instructor.

B. Nineteenth Century. One of:


  • Courses in Group 5 when so designated by the Department Chair in consultation with the instructor.

C. Twentieth Century and After. One of:


  • Courses in Group 5 when so designated by the Department Chair in consultation with the instructor.

D. Major Author Study. One of:


  • Courses in Group 5 when so designated by the Department Chair in consultation with the instructor.

Group 4 - Capstone Courses (6 credits)


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 3009G/3099G.  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.

Group 5 English Electives


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