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, 1001G, 1002G, 1091G, and 1092G. 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 Licensure Programs.”
This option requires that students follow and meet the requirements for Admission, Retention and Graduation from Teacher Licensure programs as described in the “Teacher Licensure 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 Licensure programs can be found on the College of Education & Professional Studies website at www.eiu.edu/ceps/teached.
All students must pass the Illinois Licensure Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP). Students can substitute ACT plus Writing or SAT scores for the TAP if they meet the minimum scores set by the Illinois State Board of Education. These scores can be found at http://www.eiu.edu/ceps/teached or by contacting the CEPS Dean’s Office. Students 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 Licensure Program section of this catalog.
Students must pass the edTPA (teacher performance assessment) before they can receive their teaching license from Illinois or any other state. Students will make their edTPA submission during student teaching.
English with Language Arts Licensure Option
Standard High School Licensure with no minor required.
Semester Hours required for the English with Language Arts Certificate Option: 55 semester hours
English Electives (6 credits)
Two additional courses in English, chosen from any of the above or from English Electives.
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.
Major GPA based on all English courses taken at EIU except ENG 0990, 0995, 1000, 1001G, 1002G, 1091G, 1092G.