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 Practice (WI)3
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, 7-12 (WI)3
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 2017-2018 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 2001Interpreting Literature3
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 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
EDUC 2103Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States3
SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education1,23
English 2000+ Course33
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to British Writing 
Introduction to American Writing 
Introduction to Global Writing 
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
EDUC 2109Adolescent Development for Educators23
EDUC 4111Classroom and Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 123
English 2000+ Course33
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to British Writing 
Introduction to American Writing 
Introduction to Global Writing 
 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
English 3000+ Course (pre-1800 literature) - see English program for options3
ENG 3096Texts and Criticism [WI]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 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
English 3000+ Course (pre-1900 literature) - see English program for options3
English 3000+ Course33
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
SECE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12 [WI]13
English 3000+ Course33
English 3000+ Course33
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.