Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019


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

The English Education Program is designed to prepare students to develop content knowledge related to structures and functions of language, diverse literatures (including print and non-print texts and multimedia), adolescent literacy and writing theories and processes. This program is a joint program between the College of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences. Students will learn pedagogical content knowledge, including how to select English Language Arts curriculum, how to implement instructional practices like discussion and peer review, how to assess student compositions and how to reflect on their pedagogical practices.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.

If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

Students should complete the following prerequisite courses at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted.

Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C- is the minimum acceptable grade in prerequisite courses.

  • EDF X005 Introduction to the Teaching Profession (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)

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

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.


Total Major Hours: 68 Hours

Major Core Courses - 68 Hours

Professional Education:

  • EDF 3604 Schools and Society
  • 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:
    • LAE 4469 Teaching World Literature to Middle and Secondary Students
    • LIT 3103 Great Literature of the World
    • WST 4410 Postcolonial Women Writers
  • 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:
  • One of the following:
    • LIT 3383 The Image of Women in Literature
    • LIT 4386 British and American Literature by Women
  • One of the following:
  • One of the following:

Additional Specialization:

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

Additional Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Admission Requirement​s
Students seeking admission to this program must meet the following Department of Education's Teacher Educator Certification requirements:

  1. Earn a 2.5 overall GPA;
  2. Complete all general education and state mandated common prerequisite courses with a C- or higher in each;
  3. Pass all sections of the General Knowledge Test. Information can be found at http://www.usf.edu/education/academics/teacher-certification/general-knowledge-test.aspx;
  4. Submit an application to Student Academic Services, EDU 106, 813-974-2979.

Applications can be found at http://www.usf.edu/education/advising/undergraduate/coedu-applications.aspx.

Recommended Courses:

  • Literature Course (3 hours) - select from LIT, AML, ENL (LIT 2000 or ENL 3334 recommended)
  • English Electives (9 hours) - to include advanced composition and mediacy (CRW 2100 or CRW X111 and MMC 2100 or ENC X310 and 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 GPA Requirement

Once admitted, students must maintain a 2.5 overall GPA and earn a 2.5 in all upper-level coursework in the major including Core and Specialization courses.

Major Course Grade Requirement

Students must earn a C- or higher in all upper-level courses in the major.

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)

Additional Major Information

Major Advising

Students are encouraged to seek advising in Student Academic Services, EDU 106, 813-974-2979. To schedule an appointment visit us at http://www.usf.edu/education/advising/undergraduate/.

Major Faculty

Interim Chairperson: D. Thompson; Professor: J.F. Kaywell; Emeritus Professor: J.H. Applegate; Associate Professor: P. Daniel; Assistant Professor: M. Sherry.

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