Jun 19, 2024  
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog

5 Year Bachelors to Masters - Secondary English Education

5 Year Bachelors to Masters - Secondary English

Senior Year (or before) (6 credits)

EDUC 301 Educational Psychology (3)  

EDUC 310 Social, Philosophical, Cultural & Historical Foundations of American Education (3)   +

Summer (6 credits)

CRIN 541 Teacher, Schools & Community (3)

CRIN 540 Teacher Inquiry for Equity & Inclusion (3)

Fall (18 credits)

CRIN S01 Curriculum and Instructional Methods (English) (3) 

CRIN S05 Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines (3) 

CRIN S32 Digital Humanities (3) 

CRIN S50 Introduction to the Characteristics of and Instructional Supports for Exceptional Students (3)+

CRIN S11 Clinical Experience in Secondary Schools (English) (3) 

CRIN S77 Literature for Adolescents (3) 

Spring (14 credits)

CRIN S38 Curriculum Planning and Assessment (English) (3) 

CRIN S09 Classroom Organization, Management and Discipline (Secondary Education) (3) +

CRIN L30 Internship in Supervised Teaching (English) (8) 

Total Credit Hours: 44

+If exempted from this course for any reason, the student must notify the Office of Teacher Education and complete a state mandated training module that is linked to this course.

Additional Graduation Requirements

Students are required to achieve passing scores on assessments prescribed by the Virginia Board of Education, both for program completion and for licensure.  Virginia’s mandated licensure assessments are graduation requirements.

CPR/AED/First Aid Training - Candidates seeking initial license in Virginia are required to complete training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the use of an automated external defibrillator, and first aid. Training courses are available through national emergency care organizations such as the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross. CPR training must include “hands-on” training. Evidence of certification must be presented when applying to the VDOE for licensure.

Endorsement Courses for Secondary English

In order to be licensed as a secondary English teacher (6-12) in Virginia, English majors shall receive a degree with a major in English. 


For students who do not have a major in English, a minimum of 36 semester hours is requried, and should be distributed in the following areas:

Literacy and reading - 12 semester hours with courses to include:

  • Survey of British literature
  • Survey of American literature
  • World literature
  • Literary theory and criticism

Language - 3 semester hours, to include the development and nature of the English language

Composition - 12 semester hours with experiences to include:

  • A grammar course integrating grammar and writing
  • The teaching of writing, based on current knowledge and most effective practices, including the use of technology for this purpose
  • An advanced composition course emphasizing rhetorical practices of expository, persuasive, argumentative, and analytical writing
  • Teaching research including ethical accessing, evaluating, organizing, crediting, and synthesizing information

Oral language - 3 semester hours, to include the teaching of public and presentation speaking, including nonverbal communication and the role of communication in small group and mass communication

Electives in English - 6 semester hours