Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2018-19 NSU Undergraduate Catalog Program: English Education B.A.Ed. Minimum Credits Required:__________________

English Education B.A.Ed.

OSRHE Program Code: 029
CIP Code: 131305

Major Code: 4251


The program prepares highly competent teachers dedicated to the field of English education and qualified to teach English to students in grades 6-12.

Specialty Accreditation

NSU’s educator preparation programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP),, (1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036-1023, 202-223-0077), and the Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability (840 Research Parkway, Suite 455, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, 405-522-5399),

Credential Requirements

In addition to completing all program requirements, teacher candidates must pass the following certification tests to earn Oklahoma certification: Oklahoma General Education Test (OGET); the appropriate Oklahoma Subject Area Test (OSAT); and the Oklahoma Professional Teaching Examination (OPTE). There are fees associated with certification testing which is administered by an outside agency under contract with the Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability. NSU’s Education Certification office can assist with information regarding university recommendation for certification.

General Education Requirements

A minimum of 46 hours of academic work in general education is required during the freshman and sophomore years.  For students transferring with the Associate of Arts degree or Associate of Science degree from a public institution in Oklahoma, all general education requirements will be satisfied with respect to degree requirements.  However, some majors may require other specific general education courses as program prerequisites or program requirements.  Students should consult advisors and the program’s plan of study for further information.  Students are required to complete general education requirements by the time they have completed 90 semester hours of college work.  See General Education Requirements for more information.

Major Requirements - 38 hours

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ENGL 3043 - Young Adult Literature#
ENGL 3253 - Traditional Grammar and Usage #
ENGL 3413 - World Literature #
ENGL 3501 - Critical Issues in English Education
ENGL 3543 - English Literature I #
ENGL 3653 - English Literature II #
ENGL 3773 - American Literature I #
ENGL 3883 - American Literature II #
ENGL 4083 - Linguistics #
ENGL 4123 - Advanced Composition for Teachers #
ENGL 4133 - Teaching English in Secondary Schools
ENGL 4363 - Advanced English Composition #
ENGL 4501 - English Education Capstone
ENGL 4663 - History of the English Language #

Electives - 6 hours

  • Advanced English electives 3 hours
  • Related Field (COMM, Media Studies, LIBM, READ) 3 hours

Major Total - 44 hours

Additional Requirements

English majors must earn a grade of “C” or higher in any course counting toward the English Education major.

Professional Education Requirements (Secondary) - 29 hours

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed


EDUC 3313 - Clinical Teaching/Pre-Internship I - Can be taken prior to admission to teacher education. Apply for admission to teacher education during this semester.
EDUC 3113 - Educational Psychology - Can be taken prior to admission to teacher education.



SPED 4433 - Introduction to Education of Children with Exceptionalities - Can be taken prior to admission to teacher education.
EDUC 4823 - Emerging Technologies



Students should take these courses the semester immediately before the full internship (student teaching).

EDUC 4032 - Pre-Internship II - Must be admitted to teacher education. Apply for admission to Pre-II the semester before enrollment.  This course should be taken the semester immediately before the full internship semester.
EDUC 4353 - Secondary Teaching Methods and Practices - Must be admitted to teacher education. This course should be taken the semester immediately before the full internship semester.
  • Content Methods Course (see above)


    EDUC 4064 - Secondary Intern Teaching (Full Internship Program)
    EDUC 4074 - Secondary Intern Teaching
    EDUC 4172 - Assessment and Evaluation
    EDUC 4252 - Seminar

    Teacher Education Admission and Certification Policies

     In addition to courses in the discipline, all students completing a BA or BS degree in Education degree must meet the following requirements for certification.

    • Be accepted for admission to teacher education, pre-II internship, and full internship according to published course sequence and guidelines.
    • Demonstrate proficiency at the high novice level in a language other than English.
    • Develop a portfolio which documents their accomplishments, learning, and strengths related to the competencies, standards, and outcomes established by the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, and the Oklahoma State Department of Education.  
    • Complete all courses in the major and Professional Education Core with a grade of “C” or higher.
    • Students entering NSU beginning Fall 2013 must have an overall GPA of 2.75 for admission to teacher education.
    • Once admitted to the teacher education program, all majors must continue to maintain a GPA of 2.5 (overall, in their major field of study, and professional education core) through completion with the exception that Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education majors must maintain a GPA of 2.75 (overall, in their major field of study, and professional education) through completion.
    • 4 X 12 requirement - Early Childhood, Elementary Education, and Special Education programs require completion of 12 semester hours with a grade of “C” or better in the following disciplines: Communication Arts (ENGL, COMM, Literature), Math, Science, and Social Science (ECON, GEOG, HIST, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology) prior to graduation.
    • All Professional Education majors must complete PSYC 1003 or PSYC 1113.  Advisors recommend those courses be completed as part of the General Education course sequence.

    Additional Degree Information - College of Liberal Arts

    In addition to general education and program requirements stated above, additional hours may be needed to satisfy all minimum degree requirements listed below.

    • English Proficiency: Components I and II of English proficiency should be met with grades of “C” or better prior to the completion of 60 credit hours.
    • ​A minimum of 124 hours is required. PE activity is limited to four hours. Prior learning credit (CLEP, Advanced Standing, Military Credit, etc) is limited to 30 hours.
    • ​A minimum of 30 hours in residence (from NSU) is required for graduation. PE activity is limited to four hours. Hours in residence exclude zero-level courses and prior learning credit such as CLEP, Advanced Placement, Advanced Standing, Military Credit, etc.​
    • A minimum of 40 hours of 3000/4000 level courses is required for graduation.  ​
    • A minimum of 60 hours from a 4-year school is required for graduation excluding zero level and PE activity courses.
    • At least fifty percent of the major requirements must be upper division courses (3000 and 4000 level).
    • At least 18 hours or fifty percent of the major, whichever is greater, must be satisfactorily completed at NSU.
    • The minimum number of credit hours required in the Liberal Arts and Sciences varies based on the type of degree.  B.A., B.A.Ed., B.F.A. and B.M.E. degrees require at least 80 hours.  B.S. and B.S.Ed. degrees require at least 55 hours.  B.G.S. and B.S.W. degrees require at least 40 hours.  Liberal Arts and Science courses are designated with a “#” after the course title.

    For more information, see Bachelor’s Degree Requirements.