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

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.

Major Internship Opportunities

All students will enroll in multiple clinical experiences throughout the program which will provide them with the opportunity to engage in the practice of teaching.

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