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Teacher Education Preparation

To prepare for certification as a high school English teacher, you will take courses in language analysis, adolescent literature, and methods of teaching English, as well as courses required by the Illinois State Board of Education. The program is accredited by the Illinois State Office of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. This option requires the six English core courses as well as the following:  

  • ENGL 300: Introduction to Language Analysis (3 hours)
  • ENGL 485A: Teaching Writing and Language in the Secondary School (3 hours)
  • ENGL 485B: Teaching Reading and Literature in the Secondary School (3 hours)
  • One course in English, American, or Irish Literature before 1800 (3 hours)
  • One course in English, American, or Irish Literature after 1800 (3 hours)
  • One course in Continental Literature (3 hours)