English Secondary Education Certification

English majors may obtain certification to teach English at the secondary level in Maryland, with reciprocity for teaching in certain other states. Students may obtain certification by completing all requirements for the English major along with specific requirements for certification, indicated after the literature concentration. Students seeking Secondary Education Certification with Creative Writing or Drama and Theatre concentrations should consult with the director of Secondary Education Certification.

Requirements for the Certification with Literature Concentration

Courses required of all secondary education certification students are:

ENGL 202TpcWrt Intermed Expository Writ

4.0

3-4 credits in effective communication

3.0 - 4.0

ENGL 313Shakespeare

4.0

ENGL 405The English Language

4.0

ENGL 410Literature for Adolescents

4.0

AFEN 265African American Voices pre 20thC

4.0

AFEN 266Theme 20thC AfAm Literature

4.0

ENGL 280Genre: 20th Century Ethnic Narratives

4.0

ENGL 346Wrt of Significance:Erdrich,Silko,Alexie

4.0

ENHN 463International Currents in Modern Fiction

4.0

3-4 credits in effective communication:

CMA 207Principles of Speech Communication

3.0

THEA 101The Elements of Acting

4.0

THEA 102Improvisation

4.0

3-4 credits of a literature or diversity course from among the following:

(or equivalent approved for content by the Chair of the English and Communication Arts Department and the secondary education program coordinator)

AFEN 265African American Voices pre 20thC

4.0

AFEN 266Theme 20thC AfAm Literature

4.0

ENGL 280Genre: 20th Century Ethnic Narratives

4.0

ENGL 346Wrt of Significance:Erdrich,Silko,Alexie

4.0

ENHN 463International Currents in Modern Fiction

4.0