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

Research Opportunities

All undergraduate students in any degree program can participate in undergraduate research. There are a number of options to receive academic credit for a mentored research experience and to have the experience show on the official transcript. Students who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IDS 2912 or IDS 4914 courses. These courses will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office for Undergraduate Research will assist students in understanding the various course options.

Additional Major Information

Major Faculty

Chairperson: A. Cranston-Gingras; Professors: M. Berson, B.C. Cruz, J.A. Duplass, A.P. Feldman, J.H. Johnston, J.F. Kaywell, G. Kersaint, B.S. Spector, D.R. Thompson, S.J. Thornton, D. Zeidler; Emeritus Professors: J.H. Applegate, D.J. Puglisi, H.E. Steiner; Associate Professors: P.L. Jones, D. Kim, J. Liontas, Emeritus Associate Professors: J. Golub J.A. White; Assistant Professors: S. Colomer, C. Ellerbrock, S. Eskelson, B. Herman, V. Pitts-Bannister, R. Sears, E. Vomvoridi-Ivanovic; Instructors: P.C. Smith, T. Walseth; Visiting Assistant Professor: L. Rodeslier.

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