B.A. English

Common Courses (42 Credits)

Courses that are common to both concentrations may be applied to both. At least 120 hours are required for the degree.

General Education Requirements 1
ENGL 1301Composition I3
ENGL 1302Composition II3
Natural Sciences-030
Select six hours of Natural Science6
U.S. History-060
HIST 1301United States History I3
HIST 1302United States History II3
Political Science-070
GOVT 2305Federal Government3
GOVT 2306Texas Government3
Social and Behavioral Sciences-080
Select three hours of Social and Behavioral Sciences3
Required Courses in the Major
ENGL 3305Critical Analysis of Lit3
ENGL 3330Advanced Composition3
ENGL 4300Shakespeare3
ENGL 4311History of Rhetoric3
Choose one of the following
ENGL 4316Literary Authors3
or ENGL 4317 Literary Themes
or ENGL 4318 Literary Period
or ENGL 4319 Literary Genres
Concentration Requirements (See Below)78
Total Semester Credit Hours120

 Refer to General Education Requirements for more information.

Concentration Requirements

Without Teacher Certification Preparation

Concentration General Education Requirements
Mathematics-020 23
Creative Arts-0503
Select three hours of Visual and Performing Arts
University Option-090
Sophomore English6
Language Requirements 3
LANG 1311Foreign Language I3
LANG 1312Foreign Language II3
LANG 2311Intermediate Language I3
LANG 2312Intermediate Language II3
Additional Electives
English Electives
Upper-Level English Electives18
Additional Electives
Any Level Electives18
300-400 Level Electives15
Total Semester Credit Hours78

Any Math course that meets the 020 core component area higher than or equal to MATH 1314 at a Texas public institution may be used to fill this area.


6 hours in upper-level Linguistics can be substituted for 6 hours of Foreign Language.

With 7th-12th Grade Teacher Certification Preparation

Program faculty advisement is required prior to enrolling in secondary teacher certification preparation courses.

Concentration General Education Requirements
MATH 1314College Algebra3
Humanities-040 2
Sophomore English3
Visual and Performing Art-050
Select one of the following
MUSI 1310American Music3
or HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation
or DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theatre
University Option-090
Sophomore English3
LANG 1311Foreign Language I 33
Language Requirements
LANG 1312Foreign Language II 33
LANG 2311Intermediate Language I 33
LANG 2312Intermediate Language II 33
Required Courses in the Concentration
ENGL 3303Western Literature I3
ENGL 3304Western Literature II3
ENGL 3320Advanced Grammars3
ENGL 3306Readings in Adolescent Lit3
ENGL 4360Adv Studies in Secondary Engl3
EDUC 3325Fundamentals of Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education3
EDUC 4340Technology Application and Integration for Classroom Teachers3
SPED 3361Survey Exceptional Learners3
Required Courses for Professional Development
Choose one of the following
PSYC 3303Educational Psychology3
or TECA 1354 Child Growth & Development
or PSYC 2308 Child Psychology
READ 3335Content Area Reading3
EDUC 3320Professional Development in Learner Centered Schools 43
EDUC 3330Professional Development II: Effective Instruction3
EDUC 4330Professional Development III3
EDUC 4335Issues in Professional Development3
EDUC 4691Clinical Teaching6
Additional Electives
Any Level Electives6
Total Semester Credit Hours78

 Course must be completed with a "C" or better.


 6 hours in upper-level Linguistics can be substituted for 6 hours of Foreign Language.


A formal application for admission to the Teacher Education Program should be made by the student during course.

Admission Requirements to the Teacher Education Program include:

  • Complete the following courses with a C grade or better:

    • Twelve hours of English

    • College Algebra course

    • Education Psychology course

  • Complete 60 credit hours of overall course work

  • Complete 15 hours of course work related to Field of Study with at least a C grade and 2.75 GPA

  • Meet Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) requirements

  • Complete professional interview and writing sample

  • Complete content screening instrument

For further information contact Educator Preparation services.

Course Information and Schedule 

The Course Information page includes a complete list of courses and course descriptions. 

See the courses offered this semester using the Online Course Schedule.

 Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Perform critical reading and analysis.

  2. Engage in scholarly research.

  3. Create effective composition for varied audiences.

  4. Create effective teaching moments using disciplinary texts.