English (secondary teacher education option)

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      1. FOR NON-ENGLISH MAJORS WHO WANT A SECONDARY ENGLISH ENDORSEMENT (5-12): Students desiring Iowa Teacher Certification with a secondary endorsement must complete the Secondary Education Program (with ENGL3370 Methods of Teaching English as the appropriate methods course), a major in Seconary Education or Secondary teaching field and the following courses:
    Courses Offered
    • ENGL1100Composition I: Introduction to Writing
      ENGL1100 Composition I: Introduction to Writing - 3 s.h.

      This is a writing-intensive course preparing students to become stronger, more confident writers as they develop their writing process habits and their ability to think critically about arguments around them. Students can expect to produce, deliver, and analyze college-level, written texts in addition to learning about grammar-use in context with an emphasis on meaning within the editing process. In order for students to complete the foundation skills sequence, they must earn a grade of C or higher in this class. In order to move on to COMM1100, students must earn the grade of a "C" or higher. ELO1A Communication, GE1A Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication.

    • ENGL2110Composition II: Research Writing and Argumentation
      ENGL2110 Composition II: Research Writing and Argumentation - 3 s.h.

      This is a writing-intensive course that is meant to develop students’ academic research processes. Students should expect to engage in work that is framed for “public” audiences outside of the classroom and to practice collaboration in research and writing processes. As the final course of the foundational communication skills sequence, students will be encouraged to use research processes to gain an awareness of topics and conversations happening in the larger social world. In order for students to complete the foundational skills sequence, they must earn a grade of C or higher in this class. Prerequisite C or better in ENGL1100 or HONR1010 and COMM1100 or HONR2010. ELO1B Communication, GE1C Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication.

    • ENGL3370The Methods of Teaching English
      ENGL3370 The Methods of Teaching English - 3 s.h.

      Presents an overview of the secondary school curriculum in English and methods of teaching English including language, composition, and literature. Special emphasis on a review of teaching grammar and the development of a unit lesson plan. Required of prospective English teachers. Prerequisites: admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ENGL3420Language and Culture
      ENGL3420 Language and Culture - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to languaging and grammatical structures of the English language. Emphasizes the history and development of English in different cultural communities as a means to understand, rather than prescribe, how English-speakers use language. Students will engage with cultural interpretations of linguistics as a field of study to better understand the relationship between the evolution of languages and how that evolution plays a part in social justice issues. ELO5 Humanities - Innovation.

    ENGL1100Composition I: Introduction to Writing ENGL2110Composition II: Research Writing and Argumentation ENGL3370The Methods of Teaching English ENGL3420Language and Culture
    Course Descriptions
    ENGL1100 Composition I: Introduction to Writing - 3 s.h.

    This is a writing-intensive course preparing students to become stronger, more confident writers as they develop their writing process habits and their ability to think critically about arguments around them. Students can expect to produce, deliver, and analyze college-level, written texts in addition to learning about grammar-use in context with an emphasis on meaning within the editing process. In order for students to complete the foundation skills sequence, they must earn a grade of C or higher in this class. In order to move on to COMM1100, students must earn the grade of a "C" or higher. ELO1A Communication, GE1A Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication.

    ENGL2110 Composition II: Research Writing and Argumentation - 3 s.h.

    This is a writing-intensive course that is meant to develop students’ academic research processes. Students should expect to engage in work that is framed for “public” audiences outside of the classroom and to practice collaboration in research and writing processes. As the final course of the foundational communication skills sequence, students will be encouraged to use research processes to gain an awareness of topics and conversations happening in the larger social world. In order for students to complete the foundational skills sequence, they must earn a grade of C or higher in this class. Prerequisite C or better in ENGL1100 or HONR1010 and COMM1100 or HONR2010. ELO1B Communication, GE1C Foundational Skills-Writing and Communication.

    ENGL3370 The Methods of Teaching English - 3 s.h.

    Presents an overview of the secondary school curriculum in English and methods of teaching English including language, composition, and literature. Special emphasis on a review of teaching grammar and the development of a unit lesson plan. Required of prospective English teachers. Prerequisites: admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program. +This course is only offered every other year.

    ENGL3420 Language and Culture - 3 s.h.

    An introduction to languaging and grammatical structures of the English language. Emphasizes the history and development of English in different cultural communities as a means to understand, rather than prescribe, how English-speakers use language. Students will engage with cultural interpretations of linguistics as a field of study to better understand the relationship between the evolution of languages and how that evolution plays a part in social justice issues. ELO5 Humanities - Innovation.