English/English Education - A.B., B.S.Ed.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 120 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H or STAT 2000
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): See Franklin Biological Science Requirement

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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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IV. World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Foreign Language and LING 2100 or LING 2100H recommended.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
Preferred Course(s): See Franklin Art/Philosophy/Religion Requirement.
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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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Area VI

COMM 1110 or COMM 1500 or COMM 2150H or COMM 2550H**
EDUC 2110 or EDUC 2110H**
EDUC 2120 
EDUC(EPSY) 2130 or EPSY 2130H**

Choose one course** from:
ENGL 2310
ENGL 2320
ENGL 2330
ENGL 2340
ENGL 2350H
ENGL 2360H
ENGL 2370H
ENGL 2380H
ENGL 2390H
ENGL 2400

Choose a second course** from:
CMLT 2111
CMLT 2210
CMLT 2212
CMLT 2220
CMLT 2250H
CMLT 2260H
CMLT 2270H
CMLT 2280H
CMLT 2400
CMLT 2410H

CMLT 2500*
CMLT(AFAM) 2600 or CMLT 2610H
ENGL 2310
ENGL 2320
ENGL 2330
ENGL 2340
ENGL 2350H
ENGL 2360H
ENGL 2370H
ENGL 2380H
ENGL 2390H
ENGL 2400

*Students cannot receive Area VI credit for both CMLT 2500 and ENGL 2400.

**These courses should be complete prior to applying to English Education as they comprise 20% of the selection criteria.

If any courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives.)

Note: English requires individual review of non-equivalent transfer courses before they can be sued to satisfy Area VI and Major Requirements.

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Entrance Requirements
1. Completion of Core Areas I-V 
2. Completion of two (2) ENGL/CMLT 2000-level courses
3. EDUC(EPSY) 2130 and (EDUC 2110 or EDUC 2110H
4. Passing score on the GACE Program Admissions Assessment or exempt the GACE Program Admissions Assessment with one of the following:
        a. Combined minimum SAT score:
            
For SAT score reports dated prior to July 1, 2019: 
  • 1,000 on Verbal/Critical Reading and Math, OR 
  • 1,000 on Evidence-based Reading/Writing and Math 
             For SAT score reports dated on or after July 1, 2019: 
  • 1,080 on Evidence-based Reading/Writing AND Math 
b. Combined minimum ACT score of 43 (English and Math scores)
5. Overall GPA of 2.6 
6. Submission of a three to five (3-5) page purpose statement 
7. Submission of a resume that documents experiences working with young people, work experience that is relevant to a career in education, extracurricular activities, academic awards and honors 

After meeting the entrance requirements, students will be selected based on the high-demand criteria listed below.

English Education Application: http://www.coe.uga.edu/lle/academic-programs/undergraduate-programs/english-education/english-education/

All teacher education candidates are required to have a GaPSC pre-service certificate prior to beginning field experience. Click on the link for the Pre-Service Requirements and instructions: https://coe.uga.edu/pre-service

For teacher certification completion, see below.
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High-Demand Major–Selection Criteria
Academic Background (20%)
Experience working with learners (30%)
Experiences relevant to a career in education (20%)
3-5 page statement of purpose explaining why the candidate wishes to pursue a career in English teaching (30%)
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Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.
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Required Courses

A grade of "C" (2.0) or better must be achieved in all Major courses.
Competency in one Foreign Language through the fourth semester required.
Seven of the ten major courses must be taken in residence.
Lower-division and Upper-division Eight of the ten Major courses must be taken at the 4000-level.

LLED 4030
LLED 4400/6400
LLED 4410
LLED 4450/6450
LLED 4461
LLED 4462/6462
LLED 5465/7465
SPED 4030/6030

*Beginning July 1, 2019, all teacher education candidates must have a grade of B or higher in the exceptional children course requirements for certification.  

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Major Electives

British and American Literature Before 1800
Choose two courses from the following:
(Each course must come from a different areas of British and American Literature)

1A. Early Literature of the British Isles
ENGL(LING) 4060/6060
ENGL 4210/6210
ENGL 4220/6220
ENGL 4295/6295
ENGL 4296

1B. Medieval Literature
ENGL 4197
ENGL 4225/6225
ENGL 4230
ENGL 4230W
ENGL 4240/6240
ENGL 4240W
ENGL 4270
ENGL 4290

1C. Early Modern British and American Literature
ENGL 4300/6300
ENGL 4300W
ENGL 4320/6320
ENGL 4320W
ENGL 4330
ENGL 4330W
ENGL 4331  
ENGL 4340/6340
ENGL 4350/6350
ENGL 4370
ENGL 4390
ENGL 4390W

1D. Restoration and Eighteenth-century British and American Literature
ENGL 4400/6400
ENGL 4420/6420
ENGL 4430
ENGL 4440/6440
ENGL 4480/6480
ENGL 4490
ENGL 4491-4491L
ENGL 4700

2. British and Postcolonial Literature after 1800
Choose one course from the following:
ENGL 4500
ENGL 4520
ENGL 4530
ENGL 4590
ENGL 4660
ENGL 4670
ENGL 4680
ENGL 4690

3. American Literature after 1800
Choose one course from the following:
ENGL(AFAM) 4620
ENGL(AFAM) 4630
ENGL 4710
ENGL 4720
ENGL 4730
ENGL 4740
ENGL 4750
ENGL 4760
ENGL 4770
ENGL 4780
ENGL 4790
ENGL 4860
ENGL(AFAM) 4880

4. World Literature
Choose one course from the following:
ENGL 4210/6210
ENGL 4220/6220
ENGL 4230
ENGL 4230W
ENGL 4240/6240
ENGL 4240W
ENGL 4290
ENGL 4300/6300
ENGL 4300W
ENGL 4320/6320
ENGL 4320W
ENGL 4330
ENGL 4330W
ENGL 4340/6340
ENGL 4350/6350
ENGL 4370
ENGL 4390
ENGL 4390W
ENGL 4400/6400
ENGL 4420/6420
ENGL 4430
ENGL 4440/6440
ENGL 4490
ENGL 4500
ENGL 4520
ENGL 4530
ENGL 4590
ENGL(AFAM) 4620
ENGL(AFAM) 4630
ENGL 4660
ENGL 4670
ENGL 4680
ENGL 4690
ENGL 4700
ENGL 4710
ENGL 4720
ENGL 4730
ENGL 4740
ENGL 4750
ENGL 4760
ENGL 4770
ENGL 4780
ENGL 4860
ENGL(AFAM) 4880

5. Language, Criticism, and Culture (A.B.)/Language Study (B.S.Ed.)
ENGL(LING) 4005/6005
ENGL(LING) 4010/6010
ENGL 4110/6110
ENGL 4830W
ENGL 4831W
ENGL 4832W
ENGL 4833W

Choose three 3-hour ENGL electives at the 3000/4000-levels, at least one course at the 4000-level.

ENGL 3320 does not count towards the major.
*ENGL 4800W is repeatable for 12 credit hours, but only 6 hours of credit will apply to Major Electives and only if the student has not already taken ENGL 4800W to satisfy the Language, Criticism, and Culture requirement. If ENGL 4800W is applied to the Language, Criticism, and Culture requirement, then only three credit hours of ENGL 4800W may appear in the Major Electives. Up to 6 more hours of ENGL 4800W may count in General Electives.

**Note that ENGL 3320, ENGL 4001, ENGL 4810, ENGL 4840, ENGL 4841, and ENGL 4842 cannot fulfill and English major requirements.

Six of the nine English courses listed above must be taken in residence.
ENGL 4640 satisfies one Fine Arts/Philosophy/Religion requirement for Franklin.


Requirements for Teacher Certification:
To be considered a UGA program completer and to be eligible for a Certificate of Eligibility in an initial educator preparation program, you must complete the following assessments:

  • Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Exit Assessment
  • GACE Content Assessment
  • edTPA
  • Complete all Foliotek requirements if your program requires you to have an account
  • Complete COE Exit Survey
For detailed information on the program completion requirements, visit https://coe.uga.edu/teacher-certification

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(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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