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English Education

English Education

English Education focuses on educational theories and methods for teaching literature and composition in the public school system, grades 6-12. In addition to the Education Core classes taught by the Department of Teacher Education, English Education students are required by the state of Idaho to complete coursework in linguistics/grammar, American literature, English literature, advanced composition, and writing methods.

 

Idaho State Standard for English Teachers

·         Knowledge of Subject Matter - The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the English language arts and creates learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for learners.

·         Knowledge of Human Development and Learning - The teacher understands how students learn and develop, and provides opportunities that support their intellectual, social, and personal development.

·         Multiple Instructional Strategies - The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to develop students' critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.

·         Assessment of Student Learning - The teacher understands, uses, and interprets formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and advance student performance and to determine program effectiveness.

·         Professional Commitment and Responsibility - The teacher is a reflective practitioner who demonstrates a commitment to professional standards and is continuously engaged in purposeful mastery of the art and science of teaching.

 

Required English Courses

ENG 251         Fundamentals of Literary Interpretation

Introduces literary genre: fiction, poetry, drama, and literary theory.

ENG 252         Fundamentals of Research and Presentation

Focuses on written and visual rhetoric, using multiple technologies to deliver and enhance a variety of texts aimed at various audiences.

ENG 314         Advanced Research and Literary Analysis

Emphasizes literature-based expository and research writing.

ENG 325         Theory and Practice of Language - Grammar and Usage

Introduces the study of the English language with an overview of grammar, history, usage, and semantics.

ENG 331-333  British Literature: Medieval and Renaissance, Neoclassic and Romantic, Victorian and Modern

Examines works and authors of a particular period and the influence of historical events, philosophical ideas, and literary trends.

ENG 334-336  American Literature: Colonial and Romantic, Realism and Modern, Contemporary

Examines works and authors of a particular period and the influence of historical events, philosophical ideas, and literary trends.

ENG 356         Young Adult Literature

Focuses on evaluating, promoting, and teaching young adult literature in the public schools.

ENG 429         Methods I: Teaching Writing and Language

Explores the writing and language components of the language arts curriculum; helps future teachers adopt principles of effective writing instruction and utilize a variety of formal and informal assessments.

ENG 430         Methods II: Teaching Reading, Speaking, and Listening

Explores the reading, speaking, and listening components of the language arts curriculum; helps future teachers adopt principles of effective English instruction and utilize a variety of formal and informal assessments.

ENG 450         Rhetorical Studies

Explores theories and applications of the writing and reading processes.

 

Program Opportunities

English Education students assist with a Young Author's Conference and serve as a teaching assistant to a FDENG 101 professor. They may choose to publish work in Outlet, the BYU-Idaho literary journal. They may also share work at or simply attend our Pre-professional Conference.