BS Four-Year Degree Plan: English Education

This is a model four-year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school and your choice of general education electives.

Course availability and prerequisites can change, so talk to your advisor each time you schedule courses. Check out the course rotation before scheduling your classes.

This plan does not take into account transfer credit. Students are encouraged to consult with an advisor to develop an adapted plan, if they are bringing transfer credit with them.

This plan does not include summer course offerings. Students are encouraged to consult with an advisor to develop an adapted plan, if they desire to complete the degree earlier than projected here or to lighten the total credit hour load during the academic calendar year (fall or spring).

The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours14
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations
or UHC 110 Freshman Honors Seminar
2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
Quantitative Literacy - General Education 3
Humanities - General Education 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
ENG 235 Critical Approaches to Literature 3
The Arts - General Education 3

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
Life Sciences (lab) - General Education 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
American Literature - ENG elective 3
PSY 360 Educational Psychology 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
SEC 302 General Methods of Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools 3
ENG 321 Writing II: Beginning Technical Writing 3
Physical Sciences (no lab) - General Education 3
Public Issues - General Education 3
World Literature - ENG elective 3
MoGEA exam - BSed requirement 0

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
ENG 354 Ethnic American Literature
or ENG 355 African-American Literature
or ENG 455 African-American Drama
3
ENG 520 Composition and Rhetoric in High School and Junior College 3
ENG 312 Introduction to Shakespeare 3
ENG 491 History of the English Language
or ENG 494 Dialects of American English
3
EDC 345 Introduction to Multicultural Education and Diversity 3

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours17
ENG 521 Writing for Teachers 3
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields 3
EDC 350 School and Society 3
ENG 338 Literature for Young Adults 3
ENG 390 Modern English Grammar 3
SPE 340 Educational Alternative for Exceptional Students 2

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
ENG elective (400 or 500-level) 3
RDG 574 Analysis and Correction of Difficulties in Adolescent Literacy 3
ENG 405 Teaching of Middle and High School English 6
ENG elective 3
MoCA exam - BSed requirement 0

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours12
ENG 432 Supervised Teaching (Secondary English) 5-6
ENG 433 Supervised Teaching (Secondary English) 5-6
  • If you’ve earned 45 credit hours prior to your fourth semester, you’re strongly encouraged to enroll in SEC 302 earlier. This is because earning a C or higher in SEC 302 is required for admission to teacher education. Admission to teacher education is required to continue taking professional education courses in subsequent semesters.
  • Juniors who have earned a 3.25 cumulative GPA are eligible to apply to the Accelerated English BSEd-MSEd degree program. After you’re admitted to the program, you may take up to 12 credit hours of mixed credit courses, which fulfill both undergraduate BSEd and graduate MSEd program requirements. Mixed credit (accelerated MSEd courses) effectively enables you to double-dip.
  • ENG 312, ENG 520 and ENG 521 and ENG 400 or 500-level listed below have accelerated English MSEd course equivalents. You’re encouraged to speak with an advisor about the application and registration process prior to your fifth semester.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to take and pass the MoCA exam (#020) prior to their seventh semester. Apply for student teaching. Applications for spring student teaching are due August 1. (Applications for fall student teaching are due February 1.)

120 total credits are required for graduation. Students who have transferred in elective credit may not need to take elective credits. Students are encouraged to review their Degree Audits and speak with an advisor to verify.

Degree plan last reviewed 05-18-2018.