2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog *As of 05/08/2024 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog *As of 05/08/2024

English - English Education Concentration, B.A.

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Departmental Requirements

UMES offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in English with a concentration in English Education. In addition to the completion of the 41 required credits in General Education, all students are expected to complete 85 credit hours from a common body of academic coursework. The 85 credit hours must consist of 30 credit hours selected from the program core requirements, 6 credit hours of English electives, 6 credit hours in either French or Spanish language instruction, and 43 credit hours of professional education requirements.

Career Opportunities

The teaching program is designed to prepare individuals to become teachers of English/Language Arts in middle and high schools. The program of study provides the prospective English teacher with a broad and integrated liberal arts background, a concentrated study of English literature and language, and the techniques, knowledge, and experience to help middle, junior, and senior high school students develop to their highest potential.

Required Courses

General Education Requirements

All students are expected to complete a common body of academic course work. The General Education Requirements are designed to promote the development of a comprehensive educational base which will effectively support a student’s choice of a major concentration. MATH 099  does not meet the General Education Requirement and does not apply toward graduation requirements.

General Education Requirements [a minimum of 41 credits] are distributed as follows:

Curriculum Area I - Arts and Humanities: Credits 9

Curriculum Area II - Social and Behavioral Sciences: Credits 6

Students must select one course in each of two disciplines:

Curriculum Area IV - Mathematics: Credits 3

Curriculum Area V - English Composition: Credits 9

Curriculum Area VI - Emerging Issues: Credits 7

Total Required for General Education: Credits 41

1Students must pass ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with grade of “C” or above before taking ENGL 203 .

2Honors students should take honors courses. 

Common Required Courses: Credits 15

One (1) ENGL 200, 300, or 400 Level Course [3 credits]

Two (2) ENGL 400 Level Courses [6 credits]

Any two-semester sequence in French or Spanish—six credits]

Curriculum Guide for English Education


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