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Teaching Endorsement Options

English - Literature Emphasis with Teaching Endorsement Option (65 Credits)

In order to receive a recommendation for state of Washington certification students must complete a "teacher certification" program, one of which is offered by the Department of Secondary Education as part of the undergraduate BA degree, as a post-baccalaureate program, or as a part of the Master in Teaching degree. See the Secondary Education section of this catalog for program admission, completion, and teacher certification requirements. Courses required for a state teaching endorsement must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better. Students must meet with the secondary education academic advisor in the English department to complete a plan of study.

  • One of the following: ENG 301, 302, or 371
  • Two literature and culture seminars from ENG 307, 308, 309, 310, 311
  • Two literature and culture surveys from ENG 317, 318, 319, 320, 321
  • Two  courses from: ENG 313, ENG 314, ENG 364, ENG 442.
  • ENG 347
  • ENG 350
  • ENG 418
  • ENG 441, 443, 444

 

Or you can download the plan of study as a PDF.

Interested in declaring an English creative writing major? Please see the Remote Advising section's page for more information.

English - Creative Writing Emphasis with Teaching Endorsement Option (75 Credits)

In order to receive a recommendation for state of Washington certification students must complete a "teacher certification" program, one of which is offered by the Department of Secondary Education as part of the undergraduate BA degree, as a post-baccalaureate program, or as a part of the Master in Teaching degree. See the Secondary Education section of this catalog for program admission, completion, and teacher certification requirements. Courses required for a state teaching endorsement must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better. Students must meet with the secondary education academic advisor in the English department to complete a plan of study.

  • Two literature and culture seminars from ENG 307, 308, 309, 310, 311
  • Two literature and culture surveys from ENG 317, 318, 319, 320, 321
  • ENG 347
  • One of the following: ENG 301, 302, or 371
  • ENG 350
  • Two from: ENG 351, 353, 354, THTR 384, FAIR 354v
  • Three from: ENG 451, 453, 454, 455, 456, 457, 458, 459, 460, 466; THTR 485, FAIR 454y
  • ENG 441
  • ENG 443
  • ENG 444

 

Or you can download the plan of study as a PDF.

Interested in declaring an English creative writing major? Please see the Remote Advising section's page  for more information.

English - English Language Learner (ELL)/Bilingual Education Emphasis with Teaching Endorsement Option (59 Credits)

This major is unique in that it leads students toward multiple endorsements – a Qualifying Endorsement in English Language Arts (Secondary) and an Additional Endorsement in ELL and/or Bilingual Education (P-12). The program focuses on developing the mainstream P-12 classroom teacher’s ability to shelter and support the instruction of language learners, who are at all levels of fluency, in mainstream classrooms, as they work to achieve state expectations in subject matter content. Some teachers with ELL endorsements go on to become school ELL Specialists. ELL Specialists are usually experienced teachers who have taught language learners successfully for several years and have previously earned the ELL endorsement. Many earn a master’s degree or National Board certification in ELL prior to becoming a school or district ELL Specialist. Teachers who earn the Bilingual Endorsement can also apply for the English Language Learner Endorsement.

The English – ELL/Bilingual Education Emphasis with Teaching Endorsement Options major leads to a baccalaureate degree without teacher certification. To receive a recommendation for state of Washington teacher certification with an English Language Arts endorsement, students must complete courses within the English – ELL/Bilingual Education Emphasis with Teaching Endorsement Options major as specified herein, pass the NES exam for English language arts, and complete a teacher certification program offered by a Department of Secondary Education as one of the following:

To receive the ELL and/or Bilingual Additional Endorsement, students need to complete the above requirements as well as complete ELL 434 Elementary ELL/Bilingual Education Methods and ELL 436 Seminar and Practicum for ELL or Bilingual P-12 Teachers during their certification program. A passing score on the ELL WEST-E is required by the state for the ELL endorsement and a passing score on the Bilingual Education WEST-E along with a passing score on the ACTFL language proficiency exam is required for the Bilingual Education endorsement. See the Secondary Education section of this catalog for program admission, completion, and teacher certification requirements. Regulations for teaching endorsement are subject to change. Contact the English Education advisor.

  • Two literature and culture seminars from ENG 307, 308, 309, 310, 311
  • ENG 347
  • ENG 364
  • One of the following: ENG 301, 302, or 371
  • ENG 350
  • ENG 443
  • ENG 444
  • ELL 431
  • ELL 432
  • ELL 433
  • ELL 434
  • ELL 435
  • ELL 4316

 

Or you can download the plan of study as a PDF.

Interested in declaring an English creative writing major? Please see the Remote Advising section's page  for more information.