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  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Education, Middle Grades Language Arts 6-9 Concentration, B.A.


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Bachelor of Arts in English Education


Coordinator: Denise Feikema

Location: Department of English, Theatre, and Foreign Languages

Program Description

The program of study in English Education consists of four curricular components: freshman seminar and general education, the content courses, the professional studies core, and content pedagogy (methods and internship). Upon successful completion of the program and related requirements, graduates are eligible for a Standard Professional I license to teach in the State of North Carolina. The NC Department of Public Instruction issues the teaching license based on University recommendation.

The English Education program is one of 12 teacher education programs offered at UNCP. English Education majors are subject to Teacher Education Program regulations, admission requirements, continuation requirements, and graduation requirements.

The English Education program is accredited by the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the NC State Board of Education.

Program Standards:

The Teacher Education Program standards for all education majors are described fully in the UNCP Teacher Education Program Teacher Candidate Handbook.

Program Goals and Objectives

The goals of the UNCP English licensure program are that students will increase their knowledge of and competence in the language arts and will be prepared to become effective teachers in the English classroom and to function as contributing English professionals. The objectives of the program are that students will

  1. understand such areas of the English language as historical and developmental perspectives, grammar systems, and dialects/levels of usage;
  2. read and respond in various ways to works of American, British, and world literature, including literature by women, minorities, and non-western writers;
  3. become acquainted with traditional and contemporary literature appropriate for adolescents and become aware of ways to encourage a variety of reader response to such literature;
  4. experience and study both the writing process and written products for diverse purposes and audiences, completing a variety of writing tasks and studying pedagogical techniques appropriate to working with diverse learners;
  5. be exposed to materials and methods for teaching reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing;
  6. practice instructional planning, presentation, and assessment in the field of English, understanding the necessity of critical reflection in the entire instructional process;
  7. learn how to use diversity of learners, technology, and community resources as strengths in the English classroom; and
  8. gain a sense of professionalism through exposure to positive pedagogical models in their course work, through structured, monitored early field experiences, and through an extended supervised student teaching experience.

Freshman Seminar and General Education: 45 (42) Sem. Hrs.


Freshman Seminar: 1 Sem. Hr.


General Education: 44 Sem. Hrs.


See General Education Program  for available options in each category.

Content Courses: 27 Sem. Hrs.


(3 sem. hrs of 2000-level Lit. may count toward General Ed)

Second Academic Concentration: 18-30 Sem. Hrs.


See list of Academic Concentrations in Undergraduate Core Requirements  section of catalog.

Total: 123*: Sem. Hrs.


*may be greater depending on Second Academic Concentration

NOTE: Students who desire teacher licensure should declare the major as soon as possible in their college career. Consultation with the Program Coordinator or program advisor prior to registering for General Education courses is strongly recommended.

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