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English: Secondary Education Teacher Licensure Concentration

  • Program Overview

    Are you an aspiring middle or high school English teacher? Look no further. This concentration is for you.

    As an English major, you can pursue Massachusetts state teaching licensure by adding the secondary education concentration. In doing so, you can become licensed to teach at the middle (grades 5-8) or high school (grades 8-12) levels in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

    The experience you gain at Endicott is comprehensive. You will complete freshman and sophomore internships in a range of school settings, a sophomore and junior field experience connected to your secondary education courses, a junior year pre-practicum, and senior year full practicum experience. Upon graduation, you will have completed all of the requirements necessary to apply for an initial license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and you will be eligible to pursue licensure in many other states. Students receive free preparation for the required Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) as part of the program.

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  • Curriculum

    Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 126-127

    Freshman - Credits: 32-33

    • Foreign Language  (Cr: 6)
    • Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • Science and Technology General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3-4)
    • American Literature Elective  (Cr: 3)
    • ED 010 - Communication/Literacy Lab (Cr: 0)
    • ED 125 - Approaches to Secondary Education (Cr: 3)
    • ED 203 - Introduction to Children with Special Needs (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 102 - Introduction to Literary Studies (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement
    • ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
    • ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
    • INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)

    Sophomore - Credits: 32

    • British Literature Elective  (Cr: 3)
    • Global Issues General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • ED 240/240L - Literacy in the Content Areas and Field Experience (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 108 - Introduction to Creative Writing (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement
    • ENG 203 - Early American Literature (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 213 - Early British Literature (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 217 - History and Structure of the English Language (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 218 - Argument Based Writing (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 225 - Literary Criticism and Interpretation (Cr: 3)
    • INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)
    • PSY 200 - Child and Adolescent Psychology (Cr: 3)

    Junior - Credits: 32

    • Individual and Society General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • World Literature Elective  (Cr: 3)
    • ED 030 - Subject Matter Lab (Cr: 0)
    • ED 303 - Pre-Practicum Field Experience (Cr: 1)
    • ED 321 - Junior Transitions (Cr: 1)
    • ED 330/330L - Sheltered English Immersion (Cr: 3)
    • ED 339 - Classroom Assessment (Cr: 3)
    • ED 380 - Methods in the Secondary Content Areas and Field Experience (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 313 - World Literature (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 365 - Shakespeare (Cr: 3)
    • LST 302 - Methods of Inquiry in the Humanities (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies Writing Designated Requirement

    Senior - Credits: 30

    • General Education Electives  (Cr: 12)
      (two must be at above the 100 level)
    • ED 400 - Practicum and Seminar in Education (Cr: 12)
    • ENG 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

    American Literature Electives

     

    • ENG 204 - American Literature: Civil War to Present (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 216 - Beat Generation (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 227 - African-American Literature (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 230 - Rebels and Misfits (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 240 - Boston in Literature and Film (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 245 - Cartoonists and Satirists (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 310 - Modern American Poetry (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 315 - Women Writers (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 321 - Literary Triumvirates (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 337 - American Indian Literature (Cr: 3)

    British Literature Electives

     

    • ENG 214 - British Literature: 18th Century to Present (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 260 - Gothic Literature (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 315 - Women Writers (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 321 - Literary Triumvirates (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 361 - Victorian Secrets: Fear and Hypocrisy in Victorian Literature (Cr: 3)

    World Literature Electives

     

    • ENG 202 - The Novel (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 212 - Drama Survey (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 222 - Modern Irish History and Literature (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 230 - Rebels and Misfits (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 235 - Twentieth Century Fiction (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 321 - Literary Triumvirates (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 336 - Nature Writing (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 367 - Eastern Literature and Haiku (Cr: 3)

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  • Internships and Careers

    An Endicott education means you'll graduate with a degree and a resume.

    Whether you pursue graduate school right away, or embark on your career after graduation, we believe that your time at Endicott will prepare you for the next step. Take a look at what our graduates have been up to lately.

    Alumni Employment

    • Beverly High School

    Graduate School Acceptances

    • Boston College
    • Emerson College
    • Suffolk Law School
    • New England School of Law
    • University of Kentucky (Ph.D. program)