Teaching Without Certificate

English Teaching is for students who need specific training in the teaching of language and literature at the secondary level; it is coordinated with the Department of Teaching and Learning.


  • No more than 9 credits may be from lower-division courses.
  • For secondary credential, grades of C or better are required in all courses in the major, as well as 2.5 g.p.a. overall. See College of Education for additional credential requirements.

1. GER HUMANITIES REQUIREMENT [H] (1 course, 3 credit hours):

One of the following Humanities courses:

Hum 101Humanities in the Ancient World
Hum 103Mythology
Hum 302Humanities in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Hum 303Reason, Romanticism, and Revolution
Hum 304Humanities in the Modern World
Hum 335The Bible as Literature
Hum 350Sacred Texts and Cultures of World Religions
Hum 410Love in the Arts

 2. CORE (5 courses, 15 credit hours):

Engl 302Introduction to English Studies

 Three of the following:

Engl 370The making of "English": Literature, Language, and Culture Before 1600 (offered on a limited basis in Vancouver)
Engl 37117th and 18th Century Transnational Literature in English
Engl 37219th Century Literature of the British Empire and the Americas
Engl 37320th and 21st Century Global Literatures in English

 One of the following:

Engl 305Shakespearean Drama to 1600
Engl 306Shakespearean Drama after 1600
Engl 415Traditions of Comedy & Tragedy

3. TEACHING CONCENTRATION (4 courses, 12 credit hours):

Engl 323Approaches to the Teaching of English
Engl 324Rhetoric and Composition for Teaching
Engl 325Young Adult Literature
Engl 326Applied Grammar for Teachers

 4. ENGLISH OR HUMANITIES ELECTIVES (4 courses, 12 credit hours):

  • Students may take for their electives any combination of literature classes from either the English or Humanities courses, with advisor approval.  At least one of these courses must be a writers-of-color class so designated by the Undergraduate Studies Committee.


For more information contact Dr. Pavithra Narayanan, Program Leader, English

Dr. Wendy Dasler Johnson (on leave until April 10, 2015)
Associate Professor of English, Coordinator - Secondary Education in English
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(360) 546-9648