Feb 21, 2024  

English-English Education Concentration, BA

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Major in English

Chuck Jackson, Ph.D., Coordinator
S1039, 713-221-8615

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates who earn a BA in English will be able to:

Read literary, cultural, and scholarly texts critically by:

  1. analyzing, through close reading, the rhetorical and aesthetic qualities of texts;
  2. demonstrating understanding of the characteristics, conventions, and techniques associated with various literary genres;
  3. situating texts within their historical and cultural contexts; and
  4. demonstrating understanding of the literary traditions in U.S., British, and other national literatures.

Produce mature college-level writing that:

  1. advances rhetorically astute arguments about texts;
  2. analyzes texts within their historical and cultural contexts;
  3. applies a guiding critical methodology; and
  4. employs appropriate scholarly diction and tone.

Use and document sources appropriately to:

  1. advance/enrich an argument; and
  2. demonstrate engagement in critical debate.


Degree Requirements

To complete a BA in English with a concentration in English Education, students must satisfy the “Requirements for CHSS Majors ” and fulfill the coursework listed below. Note that Student Teaching courses, SED 4301  and SED 4302 , require 15-week full-time supervised work in grades 8 - 12 (may be one or more grades). Courses identified as belonging to the same Professional Development (PD) series must be taken concurrently. In addition to ENG 3307 , 3 hours of upper-level literature must be taken in pre-nineteenth-century century literature. ENG 4098  is required in the final semester of the students’ course work in English before beginning course work in Education.

Common Core Requirements

See listing under Common Core Requirements  in this catalog.

Preparatory Requirements

(Courses in this area can be reused from the common core)

6-8 SCHs of Foreign Language:

Complete 6-8 semester credit hours in the same foreign language. Semester credit hours are contingent upon placement exams, courses taken, or transfer credit. Semester credit hours bypassed by placement must be made up in elective credits. Hours earned in excess of three semester credit hours for any foreign language course may be applied to the elective area.

6 upper-level SCHs in Genre

Complete 6 semester credit hours from:

English Portfolio (0 credit hours)

Secondary Education

Formal Declaration as an Urban Education Major

Students majoring In the English Education Concentration must be admitted to the Department of Urban Education’s Teacher Candidacy program (at UHD) In order to take required courses In Professional Development I, II, and Ill. Admission to Teacher Candidacy at UHD for students pursuing this English Concentration requires (1) core completion (2) preparatory requirement completion, and (3) an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Teacher Certification Checklist

  • Undergraduate degree plan completed?
  • TexES Content test passed?
  • TexES PPR test passed?
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 (undergraduate degree)?

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