English Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Education Major

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Description

The English Major Adolescent Education Inclusive Generalist Track will allow students to prepare for CSTs in English and SWD-Generalist certification. Students will complete a program of study to teach English in grades 5-12 and Students with Disabilities as a Generalist 7-12. The program allows every student who so chooses the option of preparing for a career as an English teacher and as a Generalist special education teacher. Students in this track may pursue either the Literature or Creative Writing concentrations.

The English major is designed for students who wish to pursue a passion for reading and writing, and for those who seek a versatile education as they prepare for careers in education, law, business administration, public relations, advertising, government, or any field where analytical excellence and effective use of the English language are essential. English majors choose between a literature or creative writing concentration, where their course work is designed to develop analytical, research, and creative skills.

The Major in English Adolescence Inclusive Education Generalist Track (EAIEG) is a 126-credit program. It includes 46 credits of EDI/PRO courses and 36 credits to complete the English Major Content Core. As with all other undergraduate degrees, students in the program will have to complete 32 credits of General Education courses. Because some General Education courses also count as content core or pedagogy core, there will be room for electives. This curriculum meets the requirements for initial certification as outlined by the State Education Department for Adolescence Education (grades 5 through 12). Students will have an assigned advisor in the English department who will work closely with colleagues in the Department of Education.

Program Eligibility

Students intending to pursue the EAIEG track must meet SUNY 3.0 GPA requirements for admission as follows:

First-Year Students Criteria

  • High School GPA of a B or better or
  • High School Rank in the top 30% or
  • SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing+Math) > 1140 or
  • ACT > 24 or
  • Brockport GPA > 3.0 based on at least 12 credits

Transfer Students Criteria

  • High School GPA of a B or better or
  • High School Rank in the top 30% or
  • SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing+Math) > 1140 or
  • ACT > 24 or
  • Transfer GPA > 3.0 based on at least 12 credits or
  • Brockport GPA > 3.0 based on at least 12 credits

Students must meet NYSED requirements for minimum acceptable grades during completion of the program, including grades of C or above for all Content Core and Pedagogical Core coursework. Students must re-take courses where grades have not met this minimum acceptable grade standard.

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (32-35 credits)

Major Departmental Requirements (36 credits)

Students preparing for certification in English Adolescent Education may complete either the Literature or Creative Writing concentrations in the English major. They may receive either the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.

  1. Only two 200-level courses can count towards completion of the major.
  2. English 112 does not count towards the major.
  3. At least 27 credits must be in courses numbered ENG 300 to ENG 499.
  4. ENG 303 is a co-requisite for all other 300-level courses. Students must receive a grade of "C" or better in ENG 303.
  5. ENG 303 and nine credits of 300-level coursework are pre-requisites for 400-level courses.

English Literature Concentration (36 credits)

  • ENG 303: Introduction to Literary Analysis (3 credits)
  • One course in Shakespeare (3 credits)
  • ENG 397 Young Adult Literature (3 credits)
  • ENG 472 Capstone (3 credits)

Creative Writing Concentration (36 credits)

  • ENG 303 Introduction to Literary Analysis (3 credits)
  • ENG 210 Introduction to Creative Writing (3 credits)
  • ENG 305 Poetry Workshop (3 credits)
  • ENG 495 The Writer's Craft (may be repeated once)

English Adolescent Inclusive Education Pedagogy Preparation Sequence

  • EDI 459 Adolescent Development (3 credits)
  • EDI 331 Adolescence Classroom Management (1 credit)
  • EDI 413 Introduction to Special Education (3 credits)
  • EDI 431 Language Skills I (3 credits)
  • EDI 432 Language Skills II (3 credits)
  • EDI 430 Education and Society (3 credits)
  • EDI 445 Inclusive Middle Level Teaching in English
  • EDI 465 Methods of Teaching Secondary English
  • PRO 430 Adolescence Field Experience I (1 credit)
  • PRO 431 Adolescence Field Experience II (1 credit)
  • PRO 432 Adolescence Field Experience III (1 credit)
  • EDI 414 Methods in Special Education (3 credits)
  • EDI 419 Assessment in Special Education (3 credits)

General Education

  • ENG 112 College Composition (3 credits)
  • GEP 100 Academic Planning Seminar (1 credit)

Certification

College Endorsement

Students must complete this program and submit the recommendation form to be eligible for the College's recommendation for New York State certification. Students should consult the Brockport Certification Office for the full list of New York state requirements for certification.

New York State Initial Teacher Certification Exams

Prospective EAIE Teacher candidates must pass the following New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) to obtain initial certification in the State of New York:

English Certification Exams
  1. Educating All Students (EAS)
  2. Content Specialty Test (CST) – English
  3. edTPA
Students with Disabilities Certification Exams
  1. Content Specialty Test (CST) – Students with Disabilities
  2. Multi-subject Secondary Teachers (7-12) Exam

Workshops

Students must complete the following workshops and trainings for program completion:

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program,

Creative Writing Track students will be able to:

  1. Analyze the relationship between literary form and meaning, taking into consideration literary techniques and devices.
  2. Construct arguments about literary works using historical contexts.
  3. Apply basic elements of creative writing craft, including such elements as control of form and figurative language.
  4. Identify reputable and relevant sources, and incorporate the words and ideas of others without misrepresentation and with appropriate documentation practices.
  5. Write in conformity with standard usage and grammar.

Literature Track students will be able to:

  1. Analyze the relationship between literary form and meaning, taking into consideration literary techniques and devices.
  2. Construct arguments about literary works using historical contexts.
  3. Argue with a command of the rhetorical strategies, terms, and major interpretive methods characteristic of academic writing in the Humanities.
  4. Identify reputable and relevant sources, and incorporate the words and ideas of others without misrepresentation and with appropriate documentation practices.
  5. Write in conformity with standard usage and grammar.