Bachelor of Arts in Education in English Education/Secondary

About

In the Bachelor of Arts in Education program, you will reflectively assess your own ongoing development as teachers of English/Language Arts. You’ll also develop the skills and competence needed to meet established national standards (such as the guidelines of the National Council of Teachers of English) in content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, and professional disposition.

This major satisfies the endorsement for grades 5–12.

Curriculum & Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

English Education-Secondary Major, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)

Note: see the Education Department for prerequisites, core requirements and additional PLOs.

Secondary Education students must complete the required Secondary Education Core and the following courses.

Recommended: HUMN 210 or HUMN 211 for partial fulfillment of their BACR in Humanities unless students have DTA degrees from an approved community college.

Specific Program Grade Requirements: Required grade minimum for each of the following courses is ≥C. Please note the following exceptions: ENGL 486ENGL 487 and ENGL 490 require a grade ≥B.

Pre-Major Requirements
ENGL 271
ENGL 250
INTRODUCTION TO POETRY
and INTRODUCTION TO GENRE
10
or ENGL 273 INTRODUCTION TO THEORY
Required Courses
ENGL 347WORLD LITERATURES5
ENGL 350SHAKESPEARE5
ENGL 360LANGUAGE STRUCTURE AND USE5
Choose one of the following American Literature Courses5
SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE I
SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE II
Choose one of the following British Literature Courses5
BRITISH LITERATURE I: BEGINNINGS THROUGH 18TH CENTURY
BRITISH LITERATURE II: ROMANTICISM TO THE PRESENT
Required Methods–required grade ≥B
ENGL 486INTEGRATED ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS METHODS I5
ENGL 487INTEGRATED ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS METHODS II5
Required Seminar–choose one of the following5
SEMINAR IN LITERATURE I: MAJOR AUTHORS
SEMINAR IN LITERATURE II: STUDIES IN GENRE
SEMINAR IN LITERATURE III: LITERARY ERAS
SEMINAR IN LITERATURE IV: SPECIAL TOPICS
Elective–choose one upper-division ENGL course5
Electives–check with advisor and choose from approved courses in the following subject codes: AAST, CHST, CRWR, DSST, ENGL, ESLG, FILM, FREN, GERM, GNML, GWSS5, IDST, JAPN, JRNM, RCST, SPAN, SOWK, TCOM, THTR.10
Required Senior Capstone–required grade ≥B
ENGL 490SENIOR CAPSTONE (please see your advisor for availability and the appropriate section)5
Total Credits70

Catalog Listing

General Education

University Competencies and Proficiencies

English 
Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning
Placement and Clearance Exams 
Prior Learning/Sources of Credit AP, CLEP, IB


General Education Requirements (GER)

  • Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours 
    • 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
    • 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0

Breadth Area Core Requirements (BACR)

Humanities and Arts 
Natural Sciences 
Social Sciences


University Graduation Requirements (UGR)

Diversity Course List
Foreign Language (for Bachelor of Arts)
Global Studies Course List
Minor or Certificate
Senior Capstone Course List


All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).

Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.

Degree Works calculates based on these two catalog years.

  1. The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
  2. The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who earn a BAE In English Secondary Education at EWU should be able to do the following:

  • demonstrate content knowledge of English language arts according to standards articulated by Washington state requirements for endorsement; 
  • demonstrate pedagogical knowledge of English language arts according to standards articulated by Washington state requirements for endorsement;
  • demonstrate professional disposition for the teaching of English language arts according to standards articulated by Washington state requirements for endorsement.

Contact Us

Sean Agriss, PhD

Associate Professor/Director of English/Secondary Education
Patterson Hall 211T