Program Requirements

As a student in the English education program, you must complete all general education requirements as well as the professional education requirements for teacher certification.

The following requirements pertain to students who enter the English education program beginning Fall 2106 catalog or after. If you are a student who began the program prior to Fall 2016, please consult with your advisor about program and certification requirements.

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Bachelor of Science in Education (Certifiable grades 9-12)
  1. General Education Program and Requirements
    Specific General Education Requirements in order to meet state certification: ENG 110(3), 321(3); PSY 121(3)
  2. Major Requirements
    1. ENG 235(3), 338(3), 390(3), 520(3), 521(3); ENG 491(3) or 494(3)
    2. One course from: ENG 350(3), 351(3), 517(3), 519(3), 553(3), 557(3), 558(3), 559(3), 562(3)
    3. One course from: ENG 354(3), 355(3), 455(3)
    4. One course from: ENG 340(3), 341(3), 362(3), 512(3), 541(3), 543(3), 544(3), 546(3), 547(3), 548(3), 568(3)
    5. One additional 400 or 500-level ENG elective course (3), not taken to fulfill another major or Professional Education requirement.
    6. ENG 312(3)-students may substitute ENG 513 for ENG 312 but may not count ENG 513 as their required 500-level ENG elective course.
    7. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of ENG 432(5-6) and ENG 433(5-6).
  3. Professional Education Courses. Note: A grade of ā€œCā€ or better in each course is required for state certification.
    1. ENG 405(6), ENG 432(5-6), ENG 433(5-6)
    2. Professional Education Required Core and Competencies - see Teacher Education Program
  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements
  5. This program also requires compliance with the Teacher Education Program for eligibility to enroll in Professional Education courses; admission to and continuance in the Teacher Education Program; approval for supervised teaching; and recommendation for certification which includes following GPA requirements. All GPA requirements include both Missouri State and transfer grades.
    1. at least a 2.75 GPA on all course work attempted at all colleges attended
    2. at least a 3.00 GPA in the certificate subject area (major field of study) which includes all courses listed under B
    3. at least a 3.00 GPA in any additional certificate subject area
    4. at least a 3.00 GPA in the professional education courses which includes all courses listed under C; and no grade lower than a "C" in all professional education courses