Students interested in obtaining a secondary teaching credential will have to fulfill all of the requirements for the major in English as well as some course work specified by the State of California. The following information will help students interested in the credential fulfill their requirements.
Checklist for Students: Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in English at LMU
Pre-Major/Lower-Division Requirements (12 units)
3 units ENGL 201 Language of Poetry
3 units ENGL 200 Language of Drama or 202 Language of Fiction
3 units ENGL 203 British Literature I
3 units ENGL 204 British Literature II
Upper-Division: (30 units)
3 units Shakespeare (321 or 322)
0 units American Literature survey (371 or 372; 3 units included in university core to fulfill core lit)
3 units Pre-1800 Literature
3 units Post-1800 Literature
3 units Comparative or Cultural Literature
3 units StreetRead (375) or StreetWrite (376) (preliminary field experience)
3 units Linguistics (569)
3 units Rhetoric and Media (574)
3 units Theory of Teaching Literature and Writing (565)
0 units Children’s Literature (346; 3 units included in university core to fulfill AMCS)
6 units or 2 Electives, two electives of extended study in one of the domains: two courses taken from one of the domains: 1. creative performance or 2. literary analysis or 3. rhetoric/composition or 4. language and linguistics.
University Core Integral to Secondary Teacher Preparation Program (12 units)
Includes ENGL 346 Children’s Literature (3 units) in place of AMCS (American Cultures) core
Includes ENGL 371 or 372 American Literature Survey (3 units) in place of literature core
Includes Communications Core (3 units) and Creative Arts Core (3 units) selected from the following:
Communications Core (3 units): *At least one course from the following Communication Studies courses (**also counts as University Core)
CMST 100 Intro to Public Speaking**
CMST 110 Interpersonal Communication**
CMST 130 Argument and Debate**
CMST 170 Interpersonal and Small Group Communication
CMST 336 Intercultural Communication
Creative Arts Core (3 units): *At least one course from the following Theatre courses (**also counts as University Core)
THEA 110 Beginning Acting (designed for the non-major)**
THEA 120 Basic Stagecraft (THEA 121 Basic Stagecraft lab)**
THEA 251 Theatre Practicum: Performance**
THEA 451 Theatre Practicum: Performance**
Professional course work (30 units)
EDUC/EDLC 400 Sociocultural Analysis of Education
EDUC/EDES 401 Educational Psychology for the Childhood and Adolescent Years
EDUC 412 Secondary Directed Teaching (9 units)
EDUC/EDLC 414 Theories of Second Language Acquisition
EDUC/EDSS 440 Introduction to the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Student with Exceptional Needs
EDUC 425 Methods in English Language Development and Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English
EDUC 428 Reading/ Language Arts for Single Subject Teachers
EDUC 486 Trends in Teaching English in the Secondary Schools
TOTAL UNITS 12 +30+ 12 + 30 + 36 additional units of university core = 120 units
Explanation of Coursework Required:
Candidates must complete major requirements and liberal arts core requirements that address the four domains of competence. The courses listed above under pre-major, lower-division (12 units), and upper-division (30 units) will demonstrate competence in the Four Domains.
• the literature and textual analysis requirement by taking a minimum of ten literature courses (these ten courses are included in those listed above)
• the language, linguistics, and literacy requirements by taking ENGL 569 Linguistics and EDUC 414 Theories of Second Language Acquisition
• the rhetoric and composition requirement by taking ENGL 110 First-Year Writing, ENGL 574 Rhetoric and Media, and ENGL 565 Theory of Teaching Writing and Literature
• the communications, speech, media, and creative performance requirement by taking one communications course (CMST 100 Intro to Public Speaking, CMST 110 Interpersonal Communication, or CMST 130 Argument and Debate); one theatre course (THEA 110 Beginning Acting, THEA 120/121 Basic Stagecraft and Stagecraft Lab, THEA 251 Theatre Practicum: Performance, or THEA 451 Theatre Practicum: Performance); and one media course (ENGL 574 Rhetoric and Media).
Candidates must also complete extended studies in one of the domains. This extended study consists of 6 units or 2 electives in the selected domain. Students may not choose one course from one domain and one course from another. They must select their two elective courses from within one domain. Students can specialize in every genre and/or period, and can select from a wide range of theory and writing courses, both creative and professional.
Domain Course Listings:
1. Literature and Language Analysis
2. Language, Linguistics, Literacy
3. Composition and Rhetoric
4. Communications, Speech, Media and Performance
Advising Issues: STPP for English
A Message from the School of Education: Please contact the School of Education at email@example.com for information about all available Secondary Teacher Preparation Programs. All students interested in teaching English in middle schools or high schools should meet with their departmental advisors as soon as possible and must also attend a mandatory School of Education Undergraduate Information Session. Please call (310)338-7845 to obtain the next scheduled meeting time and to confirm attendance. The advisor for STPP students regarding the School of Education is Terri Taylor, TTaylor@lmu.edu, x87755).
Students interested in completing the coursework for the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program for English must fulfill all of the requirements for the major in English and must also fulfill special course requirements specified by the State of California. These requirements are set forth in detail below and in the “Secondary Teacher Preparation Program for English” section of the LMU Bulletin under English Department.
Students should consult with the Director/Advisor for the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program for English, Dr. Linda Bannister (firstname.lastname@example.org, UH3875, x82854) to sign up for the program and to discuss their course of study.
Students should also drop by the Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation, CUTP, which has lots of terrific information and advice for teachers. CUTP is located in UH4404, (310) 338-4402.