Adolescence Education: English Bachelor of Arts

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in English Adolescence Education

Students interested in English Adolescence Education may enter the major upon acceptance into Fredonia either as first year or transfers from other colleges. Once specific program requirements (listed below) have been met, students will be eligible for a screening interview. Screening occurs during the spring of a student's third year after approximately 75 credit hours have been earned. Upon successful completion of screening, students will become "candidates" and admitted into the professional year. The professional year is comprised of five English Education courses available only to those who have become candidates. These are also described below.

English Adolescence Education majors are required to earn at least a C+ in each required English course, and to maintain an overall GPA of 3.0. In addition to the English courses listed below, Adolescence Education majors must also take the following courses, achieving an average of 2.5: EDU 224, EDU 250, EDU 251, EDU 301, EDU 302, EDU 303, and EDU 349.

English Adolescence Education majors are required to demonstrate competence in a foreign language. This requirement must be satisfied in any one of the following ways:

  • Score of 85 percent or higher on New York State Regents Exam or New York State High School Equivalent Exam*: Requirement is fulfilled.

  • Scores of 65 percent - 84 percent on New York State Regents Exam or New York State High School Equivalent Exam*: Student needs to take an Elementary I level course or an Elementary II level course of a language or equivalent course(s), or successfully complete an equivalent Fredonia proficiency exam.

  • Scores below 65 percent on New York State Regents Exam or New York State High School Equivalent Exam*: Student needs to take an Elementary I level course and an Elementary II level course or equivalent course(s) of the same language.

  • If student did not take a New York State Regents Exam or New York State High School Equivalent Exam*: Student needs to take an Elementary I level course and an Elementary II level course or equivalent course(s) of the same language.

NOTE: The General Education foreign language requirement differs from the certification requirement and must be satisfied for degree conferral.

* High School Equivalent Exam refers to a New York State Local School District Exam or Regional Exam in a Foreign Language.

Candidates in English Adolescence Education must complete at least 66 credit hours outside the major in order to graduate.  Credits earned for ENGL 100 (English Composition) do not count toward the major, but do count as hours outside the major.  Credits earned as ENED count toward the 66 credit hours outside the major.  Credits transferred as ENGL 099 do not count toward the major, but do count as ENGL hours outside the major area.

Acceptance into the professional year (and to become an official English Adolescence Education "candidate") is contingent upon a successful screening interview given by a panel of English Adolescence Education faculty. Screening interviews allow students to demonstrate their mastery of key pedagogical, content, and disposition issues related to the English Adolescence Education major. To be eligible for screening, a student must have:

  1. at least junior-level standing (approximately 75 earned credit hours);
  2. an overall GPA of 3.0;
  3. successful completion (C+ or higher) in at least two of the following courses: ENED 250 Literacy and Technology, ENED 355 Adolescent Literature, ENED 356 Teaching Writing in the Secondary School, and ENED 357 Literacy, Language, Learning Theory.

Students will be notified in writing within two weeks after their screening whether they passed or failed. Those who pass become "candidates" and are eligible to enroll in ENED 450 Senior Seminar and ENED 451 Methods for English Education during fall of their senior year, and ENED 452 Inquiries in Student Teaching, ENED 454 Student Teaching in the Secondary School - English High School (Student Teaching), and ENED 455 Student Teaching in the Secondary School - English Middle School (Student Teaching) during the spring of their senior year. Students who do not pass screening are given several options that may allow them to attempt screening the following year. Students who fail screening are not eligible to enroll in ENED 450, ENED 451, ENED 452, ENED 454, or ENED 455.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate professional dispositions as part of their program requirements. Students should see the English department website for more information regarding dispositions for the English Adolescence Education program.

English Adolescence Education majors are exempt from the minor requirement.

PROGRAM OUTLINE

The following English courses (36 credit hours):

Foundations Courses:

ENGL 106Introduction to Literary Studies

3

ENGL 213Texts and Contexts

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Literature and Identities:

Literature and Identities course

3

Total Credit Hours:3

World Literature:

World Literature course

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Literary History I:

ENGL 204Survey of English Literature

3

ENGL 206Survey of American Literature

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Literary History II:

Literary Period course

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Language Course:

ENGL 373English Grammar for Everyone

3

or

ENGL 372Grammar and Style for Writers

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Major Author Course:

ENED 413Teaching Shakespeare

3

or

ENGL 412Early Shakespeare

3

or

ENGL 414Later Shakespeare

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Rhetorical Writing Course:

ENGL 367Advanced Composition

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Electives

Total Credit Hours:6
NOTE:
  • Literature and Identities, Literary History II, and World Literature courses: For lists of courses in these categories, please see the English Bachelor of Arts catalog page.

The following English pedagogy courses (36 credit hours):

Candidates in the English Adolescence Education program count the following courses as part of the 66 credit hours outside their major discipline:

ENED 101Introduction to English Adolescence Education

1

ENED 201Engaged Teaching in English Adolescence Education

1

ENED 301Reflective Teaching in English Adolescence Education

1

ENED 250Literacy and Technology

3

ENED 355Adolescent Literature

3

ENED 356Teaching Writing in the Secondary School

3

ENED 357Literacy/Language/Learning Theory

3

ENED 450Seminar for Teachers of English

3

ENED 451Methods for English Education

3

ENED 452Inquiries in Student Teaching

3

ENED 454Student Teaching in the Secondary School – English High School

6

ENED 455Student Teaching in the Secondary School – English Middle School

6

Total Credit Hours:36

NOTE:

The following Education courses (12 credit hours):

EDU 224Adolescent Development

3

EDU 250Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

3

EDU 251Practicum in Inclusive Education II

0

EDU 301Safe Schools/Healthy Students: Child Abuse and Child Abduction

1

EDU 302Safe Schools/Healthy Students: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Abuse

1

EDU 303Safe Schools/Healthy Students-DASA: Safety Education/Fire and Arson/School Violence

1

EDU 349Educational Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours:12

As of December 31st, 2013, candidates in all education programs are required to complete training under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA).  Beginning in the Fall 2013 semester, the training required under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) will be included in EDU 303 at Fredonia.  Undergraduate candidates planning to graduate after Fall 2013 who have already completed EDU 303 on campus or taken a workshop as a substitution for EDU 303 must also complete the EDU DASA workshop prior to graduation.

NOTE:  New York State Regents’ revisions of programs in Adolescence Education may result in changes in the above requirements, and these changes may affect current as well as future English Adolescence Education majors.

See Education for certification information.

Total Credit Hours: 84