Dec 07, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education: Teaching Area - English, BA


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Secondary Education


The Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education is available to students preparing to teach English, mathematics, or social studies on the secondary school level (grades 9-12). The teaching field should be selected as early as possible so appropriate freshman and sophomore courses may be taken.

Each curriculum may lead to a double major composed of the major concentration in the teaching field and the corresponding content major. To receive a double major in Secondary Education and the selected content area, a Change of Academic Program form must be completed to declare both majors. To achieve a double major, the appropriate plan of study under Secondary Education must be followed and all major requirements from both programs must be satisfied. Specific courses and sequences have been designated to meet requirements for those planning to teach. The professional education courses should be completed in sequence.

Program Requirements


The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Secondary Education-English offers a double major in Secondary Education-English and English. To be recommended for licensure, students must earn a C or higher in all required English content and education courses.

Freshman Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 14

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 16

Sophomore Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 18

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 18

Junior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Senior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • Emphasis Area Requirement 12 Credits 16
Credit Hours: 12

Total Semester Hours: 123


1 Students must complete through 2020 in a modern language. See Modern Languages Requirement at Clemson University statement in Academic Regulations .

2 See General Education Requirements .

3 Any other Mathematics or Natural Science General Education course that satisfies the General Education Science and Technology in Society requirement may be substituted.

4 Select from PHIL 1010 , PHIL 1020  or PHIL 1030  

5 Select from ENGL 3960 , ENGL 3970 , ENGL 3980  or ENGL 3990 . One course each of British and American Survey are required. The additional course satisfies the upper level ENGL requirement.

6 This course qualifies as a Literature Emphasis Area Requirement for a BA in English.

7 Select from AAH 1010  or ART 2100 ; ENGL 3570 ; HUM 3010 , HUM 3020  or HUM 3060 ; MUSC 2100 , MUSC 3110 , MUSC 4150  or MUSC 4160 ; or THEA 2100  

8 Students must complete 45 hours of field experience in a public school.

9 Select from ENGL 4030 , ENGL 4070 , ENGL 4080 , ENGL 4100 , ENGL 4140 , ENGL 4200 , ENGL 4290 , ENGL 4440  or ENGL 4630  

10 Select from ENGL 4030 , ENGL 4070 , ENGL 4100 , ENGL 4140 , ENGL 4150 , ENGL 4160 , ENGL 4170 , ENGL 4180 , ENGL 4190 , ENGL 4200 , ENGL 4210 , ENGL 4250 , ENGL 4260 , ENGL 4280 , ENGL 4290 , ENGL 4300 , ENGL 4310 , ENGL 4320 , ENGL 4330 , ENGL 4340 , ENGL 4350 , ENGL 4360 , ENGL 4420 , ENGL 4430 , ENGL 4440 , ENGL 4500 , ENGL 4510 /ENGL 4511 , ENGL 4520 , ENGL 4550 , ENGL 4560 , ENGL 4590 , ENGL 4630 , ENGL 4640 , ENGL 4650 , ENGL 4820 , ENGL 4830 , ENGL 4910 , ENGL 4920  

11 Select from ENGL 4350 , ENGL 4360 , ENGL 4400  or ENGL 4420 , or other course approved by the department.

12 Select from ENGL 4150 , ENGL 4160 , ENGL 4170 , ENGL 4180 , ENGL 4210 , ENGL 4250 , ENGL 4260  or ENGL 4640  

13 EDLT 4980 , EDSC 4240 , and ENGL 4850  must be taken concurrently during fall semester of senior year. Students must also enroll in the laboratory sections of EDSC 4240  and EDLT 4980  

14 Select from ENGL 3530 , ENGL 3800 , ENGL 4190 , ENGL 4560 , ENGL 4820  or ENGL 4830  

15 Select from ENGL 4280 , ENGL 4300 , ENGL 4310 , ENGL 4320 , ENGL 4330 , ENGL 4340 , ENGL 4550  or ENGL 4650  

16 Completion of one of the following emphasis areas is required:

(1) Teacher Certification Emphasis Area - Students completing the coursework for the Teacher Certification Emphasis Area must complete the following coursework and meet all requirements for enrollment in professional courses, apply for directed teaching/teaching internship, and meet all requirements for recommendation for initial licensure as stated in the Undergraduate Catalog under Teacher Education Programs. The following courses must be taken the spring semester of the senior year.

(2) Non-Certification Emphasis Area - Individual students who have a minimum of 90 semester credit hours, have senior status in the degree program, and do not complete student teaching/internship and capstone requirements may be recommended by the faculty for the Non-Certification option. Students in the Non-Certification Emphasis Area will not meet the South Carolina Department of Education requirements for initial teacher certification. The Non-Certification option allows 12 credits of elective coursework to be substituted in lieu of the nine credits of student teaching/internship and three-credit capstone course. In consultation with and based on the recommendation of their faculty advisor, students may initiate the formal change for the Non-Certification Emphasis Area through the Change of Academic Program Form approved by the faculty advisor and department chair. It is recommended that students consult with their faculty advisor to select courses to meet the 12-credit elective requirement.

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