Secondary Education/English Education

Academic Content Area - English

Students seeking certification in Secondary Education: English must complete the requirements for both the major in Secondary Education: English AND for the English major as specified by the English Department. (For more information on the English department's major requirements, refer to the College of Liberal Art's English major.)

In order to assure that students gain the content knowledge specified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, we strongly recommend students to choose English electives that include the following areas: Linguistics, Shakespeare, and African American literature. Coursework in these areas prepare students for the state-mandated Praxis II examination

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

All students (including transfer students) must take a minimum of two writing-intensive (WI) courses at Temple University. Writing intensive course numbers end in 96, 97 and 98.

College Requirements

Students receive a Bachelor of Science in Education degree by meeting the following minimum College requirements:

  • Completion of program requirements as detailed on the academic plan.
  • Earn a "C-" or above in all required Education Courses.
  • Earn a "C-" or above in all required University General Education Courses.
  • Students in Secondary Education must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 2.0 GPA in their content area courses.

For additional college and certification requirements, refer to the College Requirements page.

Major Requirements

EDUC 1255Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society3
EDUC 2103Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States 13
EDUC 2109Adolescent Development for Educators 13
EDUC 2296Effective Teaching: Theory and Practice3
SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education 13
EDUC 2255Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms3
EDUC 2306Assessment and Evaluation3
ENES 3338Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language Learners in Grades 4 to 123
SECE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-123
EDUC 4111Classroom and Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 123
SECE 4801Senior Seminar and Performance Assessment in Secondary Education3
SECE 4688Student Teaching in Secondary Education9
Total Credit Hours42
1

Course required for candidacy.

Program Requirements for Secondary Education / English Education

ENES 4366Teaching Literature and Reading 7-123
ENES 4371Teaching Oral and Written Communication: 7-123
EDUC 4389Field Experience1
EDUC 4389Field Experience1
Total Credit Hours8

Suggested Academic Plan

B.S.ED. in Secondary Education / English Education

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
ENG 2097Introduction to English Studies [WI]3
Select one of the following:4
College Algebra 
Algebra and Algebraic Thinking for Educators 
Select one of the following:3
Language in Society [GB] 
Introduction to Linguistics 
Fundamentals of Linguistic Anthropology 
Introduction to Linguistics 
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
EDUC 2103Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States3
SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education1,23
ENG 2201Survey of English Literature: Beginnings to 16603
2000-level English Elective33
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
EDUC 2109Adolescent Development for Educators23
EDUC 4111Classroom and Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 123
ENG 2202Survey of English Literature: 1660-19003
GenEd Breadth Course3-4
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
EDUC 1255Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society13
ENES 4366Teaching Literature and Reading 7-12 (Fall only)3
EDUC 4389Field Experience11
ENG 2301Survey of American Literature I3
2000-level English Elective33
3000-level English Elective33
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
EDUC 2296Effective Teaching: Theory and Practice [WI]3
ENES 3338Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language Learners in Grades 4 to 1223
ENES 4371Teaching Oral and Written Communication: 7-12 (Spring only)3
EDUC 4389Field Experience11
ENG 2302Survey of American Literature II3
3000-level English Elective33
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
SECE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12 [WI]13
2000-level English Elective33
3000-level English Elective33
ENG 4x96, 4x97, 4x98 (WI course)3
EDUC 2255Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms13
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
EDUC 2306Assessment and Evaluation3
SECE 4688Student Teaching in Secondary Education19
SECE 4801Senior Seminar and Performance Assessment in Secondary Education13
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 125
1

Indicates courses and experiences enhanced with special education competencies.

2

These 3 courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Human Behavior category when the GPA requirement is met.

3

In order to assure that students gain the content knowledge specified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, we strongly urge students to choose English electives that include the following areas: Linguistics, Shakespeare, and African American literature. Without coursework in these areas, students risk failing the state-mandated Praxis II examination.