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Secondary English Education

Secondary English Education Program Curriculum

The Secondary English teacher education program curriculum is built on the belief that it is critical for KU students to not only gain a broad-based teacher education preparation, but to supplement that education with hands-on practical experience in the field. This powerful combination allows our students to excel in any classroom environment. Freshmen and transfer students will complete the KU Core Curriculum for general education requirements. Review the Academic Catalog or consult the new program detail sheet (pdf) for more comprehensive information. 

Admission Requirements (Prerequisite Courses)

MATH 101: College Algebra (or MATH 104: Precalculus Mathematics)

ENGL 101: CompositionC&T 100: Introduction to the Education Profession

ENGL 102: Critical Reading & Writing

HIST 128: History of U.S. Civil War (or HIST 129: History of the U.S. after the Civil War)

COMS 130: Speaker-Audience Communication

C&T 100: Introduction to the Education Profession

BIOL 101 & 102: Principles of Biology Lecture & Lab

GEOG 104: Principles of Geography

General Education (Required Courses)​

ENGL 203: Topics in Reading & Writing

British Literature Requirement

American Literature Requirement

Individual Authors/Movements Requirement (2)

ENGL 332: Shakespeare

Creative Writing Requirement

English Language Studies Requirement

Transcultural Literature Requirement

Advanced Composition Requirement

HSES 260: Personal & Community Health

ANTH 160: Varieties of the Human Experience (or SOC 130: Comparative Societies or an approved study abroad experience)

Program Requirements (Teacher Education Courses)

C&T 235: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in K-12

ELPS 250: Education & Society

ELPS 302: Educational Technology in Middle/Secondary Education

EPSY 306: Development & Learning of the Adolescent

SPED 326: Teaching Exceptional Youth in General Education

C&T 324: Curriculum & Learner in Middle/High School

C&T 430: Teaching Literature for Young Adults

EPSY 480: Social, Emotional, & Well-being of Students in Schools

C&T 331: Instructional Approaches for ESOL Learners

C&T 533: Curriculum & Instruction in English/Language Arts Classroom

C&T 401: Professional Learning Seminar I

C&T 402: Professional Learning Seminar II

C&T 403: Professional Learning Seminar III

EPSY 320: Classroom Assessment Basics

C&T 540: Advanced Practices in Teaching English in Middle/Secondary Classrooms

C&T 448: Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum

C&T 489: Advanced Teaching Practicum

ELPS 537: Governance & Organization

SPED 507: Advanced Practices for Children with Disabilities

C&T 490: Student Teaching

C&T 495: Seminar: Developing the Teaching Portfolio

EPSY 520: Classroom Assessment

Please note: This is only a potential plan of study. Consult with your academic advisor before enrolling.

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