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BS Secondary Ed 7-12:
Housing Status
Advisor Major
Overall GPA Concentration Catalog Term FALL 2019
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Degree Progress
Complete Complete except for classes in-progress (TR) Transfer Class
Not Complete See Advisor - Nearly Complete @ Any course number
IP In-Progress Course
BS in Sec Educ/English Overview - 120 Credits
Unmet conditions for this set of requirements:
120 credits are required.
Minimum credits at WCSU
A minimum of 30 credits must be taken at WCSU. You have 0 but
still need 30 credits.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required
When your first term is graded, your cumulative GPA will be calculated.
If your cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 it is important to see an advisor
to make plans for raising your GPA.
Foreign Language Requirement
See Foreign Language Requirement section
General Education Competency Requirements
See General Education Competency Requirements section
General Education Course Requirements
See General Education Course Requirements - Sec Ed ENG
Major Requirements
See Major in Secondary Educ/English section
General Electives
See General Electives - 1 Credit section
Foreign Language Requirement
Foreign Language Requirement
Complete a foreign language at an elementary II level or above.
Students who have completed three years of language in high school
with at least a 'C' average have satisfied this requirement. Consult
your advisor.
General Education Competency Requirements
Unmet conditions for this set of requirements:
Students must complete each of the competencies listed below. In
addition, students must complete 3 of the competencies a second time
excluding First Year (FY) and WRT 101 (WI).
General Education Competencies
Creative Process (CP)
1 to 2 Classes
Critical Thinking (CT)
1 to 2 Classes
Oral Communication (OC)
1 to 2 Classes
Health and Wellness (HW)
1 to 2 Classes
Scientific Inquiry (SI)
1 to 2 Classes
Intercultural Competence (IC)
1 to 2 Classes
Information Literacy (IL)
1 to 2 Classes
First Year Experience (FY)
1 Class
Culminating Experience (CE)
1 to 2 Classes
Writing Course (WRT 101)
WRT 101
Writing Intensive II (W2)
1 to 2 Classes
Writing Intensive III (W3)
1 to 2 Classes
Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
1 to 2 Classes
General Education Course Requirements - Sec Ed ENG
Unmet conditions for this set of requirements:
40 credits are required.
Writing Course
WRT 101
General Education Cognate Courses (13 S.H.)
Fine Arts Course with Creative Process (CP)
Lab Science with Scientific Inquiry (SI)
Mathematics Course with Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
American History Elective
HIS 148 or 149
24 General Education credits outside major
Major in Secondary Education/English
Unmet conditions for this set of requirements:
77 credits are required.
Minimum 3.0 major GPA
Minimum credits at WCSU
A minimum of 38 credits must be taken at WCSU.
English Seminar
ENG 130W*
American Literature to 1865
ENG 209*
American Literature from 1865
ENG 210*
English Literature to 1798
ENG 211*
English Literature from 1798
ENG 212*
Classics of Western Literature
ENG 213*
English Language Skills
ENG 276
Shakespeare I or II
ENG 307W* or 308W*
Critical Theory
ENG 315
Teaching Writing in the Schools (high school)
WRT 347W
Teaching Literature in the Schools
ENG 402
Senior Seminar
ENG 470
300-level Literature Elective
400-level Literature Elective
Secondary Education Certification Requirements
Secondary Education Certification Requirements
SECONDARY EDUCATION CORE (B or better in all courses)
Introduction to Education
ED 206
Educational Psychology II
ED 212
Health Issues in the Schools
HPX 215
Introduction to Special Education
EPY 405*
Methods of Teaching in the Secondary Schools
ED 385
Secondary Education Professional Development
School Experience
ED 386
Integrating Language
ED 440
Teaching English in Secondary Schools
ED 447
Assessment of Teaching Strategies
ED 340
Student Teaching
ED 342
General Electives - 3 Credit
3 General Elective Credit