Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016


English Education with ESOL Endorsement (BEN)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 13.1305

College of Education


Major Description

English Education is a field of study that includes the teaching and learning of the English language arts. This includes the preparation of teachers who, in turn, prepare middle and secondary school students to be creative, literate individuals who contribute to the cultural, social, and economic health of their communities. The objective of the program is to provide prospective teachers with the skills required to teach 6-12 students to critically read, write, speak, listen, and view, using literature and language as the vehicle for learning

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

These prerequisites must be met by transfer students as well as USF students. A grade of "C-" is the minimum acceptable grade.

  • EDF X005 Introduction to the Teaching Profession (3)
  • EDF X085* Teaching Diversity for Educators (3)
  • EME X040 Introduction to Technology for Educators (3)
  • **SPC X608/SPC or X017 Public Speaking (3)
  • *ENG X101*** (3)
  • **ENG X102*** (3)
  • **Any Literature Course that has a prefix of AML or ENL or LIT (3)

*In addition to EDF X085, a minimum of 6 semester hours with an international or diversity focus is required. Eligible courses will be determined by the Florida College System institution or university where the student is currently earning the Associate in Arts or baccalaureate degree. Foreign language courses may be used to meet this requirement.

**Course may apply to Foundations of Knowledge and Learning (FKL) Core Curriculum coursework.

***ENC X101 and ENC X102 or equivalent composition.

Total Major Hours: 68 Hours

Major Core Courses - 68 Hours

Professional Education:

  • EDF 3604 Schools and Society (WRIN)
  • EDF 3214 Human Development and Learning
  • EDF 4430 Measurement for Teachers
  • EEX 4070 Integrating Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom
  • FLE 4317 Teaching Students with Limited English Proficiency
  • FLE 4316 Language Principles and Acquisition
  • RED 4335 Teaching Reading in Secondary English Curriculum
  • ESE 4322 Classroom Management for Diverse School and Society


  • ENC 3310 Expository Writing
  • One of the following:
    • LIT 3103 Great Literature of the World (Exit)
    • WST 4410 Postcolonial Women Writers (Exit)
    • LAE 4469 Teaching World Literature to Middle and Secondary Students
  • One of the following:
    • AML 3031 American Literature from the Beginnings to 1860
    • AML 3032 American Literature from 1860 to 1912
    • AML 3051 American Literature from 1912 to 1945
  • One of the following:
    • ENL 3015 British Literature to 1616
    • ENL 3230 British Literature 1616-1780
    • ENL 3251 British Literature 1780-1900
    • ENL 3273 British Literature 1900-1945
    • One of the following:
    • LIT 3383 The Image of Women in Literature
    • LIT 4386 British and American Literature by Women (Exit)
  • One of the following:
    • LIN 3010 Introduction to Linguistics
    • ENG 4060 History of the English Language
    • One of the following:
    • LIN 2670 English Grammar and Usage
    • LIN 4671 Traditional English Grammar
    • LIN 4680 Structure of American English

Additional Specialization:

  • LAE 4464 Adolescent Literature for Middle and Secondary Students
  • LAE 4323 Methods of Teaching English: Middle School
    • (Fall Semester Only)
  • LAE 4530 Methods of Teaching English: Practicum
    • (Fall Semester Only)
  • LAE 4335 Methods of Teaching English: High School
    • (Spring Semester Only)
  • LAE 4936 Senior Seminar in English Education
  • LAE 4940 Internship: English Education

Additional Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Recommended Courses:

  • Literature Course (3 hours) - select from LIT, AML, ENL (LIT 2000 or ENL 3323 recommended)
  • English Electives (9 hours) - to include advanced composition and mediacy (CRW 2100 or CRW X111 and MMC 2100 or ENC X310 and LIT 2046 or LIT X301 recommended)

In addition to the courses listed, students must complete "Preliminary Requirements for Students entering Teacher Education Programs."

The College of Education offers a full ESOL Endorsement for all English Education major graduates. The special requirements for ESOL endorsement through infusion are as follows:

Successful completion of:

  • FLE 4317 and FLE 4316 with a minimum grade of 70 percent or better on part one and part two of the ESOL Comprehensive Exam administered in the two ESOL courses;
  • A 20-hour early ESOL field experience in FLE 4317;
  • A late ESOL field experience where students plan, implement, and evaluate lessons for one or more ESOL students over 10 days;
  • An ESOL binder, containing all ESOL-related assignments taken in the College of Education and an ESOL-performance Standards Checklist that documents the completion of the necessary number of standards.

Major Foundations of Knowledge and Learning (FKL) Requirement

FKL Core Curriculum (General Education) courses will be determined by the Florida College System institution or university where the student currently is earning the Associate in Arts or baccalaureate degree, and will be published in the institution's existing catalog or in the Florida College System institution Counseling Manual. (For USF, see “Academic Policies and Procedures – Foundations of Knowledge and Learning Core Curriculum” section of the catalog.)

Major Foundations of Knowledge and Learning (FKL) Exit Requirement

  • LAE 4936 Senior Seminar in English Education (CPST)
  • EDF 3604 Schools and Society (WRIN)

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