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English Education

Nicholls English education majors are prepared to face the challenges that are threatening the future of literature and language.

In a world of instant messaging jargon, teachers struggle with instilling grammar skills into their students who are used to spelling “nite” instead of “night.” Motivation and creative instructional methods are needed to encourage students to pick up a novel instead of a TV remote or video game controller.

The Nicholls English education program trains prospective teachers how to effectively utilize classroom materials and write solid lesson plans. The curriculum incorporates courses from the Nicholls Department of Languages and Literature, focusing on topics such as advanced grammar, American literature, Shakespeare, professional writing and literary criticism.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

All candidates in the Secondary Education program must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA and a “C” or above in all coursework.

Secondary Education candidates are required to take courses in:

  • Methods in providing a multicultural environment
  • Methods in Creative Arts and Music
  • Methods in Language and Literature, Math, Science, and Technology
  • Classroom Management and Lesson Planning
  • Methods of teaching specific to concentration area of instruction

Field Experiences: Secondary Education candidates complete various field experiences throughout required coursework which encompasses a student teaching experience that is completed at the end of the program. These experiences include observations and teaching whole group, small group and individual instruction in Public School Secondary Settings.

Candidates must also complete Praxis I and the following two sections of Praxis II for Louisiana Teacher certification in Secondary Education: PLT: 7-12th and Praxis exam specific to concentration area.

Praxis I must be completed prior to entering EDUC 250 (Introduction to Education) and Praxis IImust be completed prior to the final student teaching semester.
*For the most current program curriculum visit the course catalog and access the curriculum check sheets for the current year.

  • English education students are required to have a secondary focus. As listed on the curriculum guide, students must complete course requirements for their secondary focus certification below.

Secondary education certification areas require one area of certification. The following courses are required for the secondary area of certification you select.

Social Studies Family &
Consumer
Science

General
Science
  English
GEOG 103
GEOG 104
ECON 255
SOCI 151
SOCI 201
SOCI 204
GOVT 101
GOVT 250
GOVT 252
GOVT 391
HIST 151
HIST 255
HIST 371
HIST Electives
(300 or above in
each of the 3 areas:
World, American & European)
DIET111
FCED 130
FCED 223
DIET 215
PSYC 206
FCED 335
FCED 262
FCED 344
FCED 348
FCED 437
FCED 460
FCED 446
FCED 457
FCED 458
FCED 459
  GEOL 101
GEOL 102
CHEM 105
CHEM 106
PHSC 103
PHYS 101
PHYS 102
BIOL 203
BIOL 204
GEOG 370

ELECTIVES
(300-level or above)

  ENGL 264
ENGL 315
ENGL 316
ENGL 307
ENGL 321
ENGL 363
ENGL 499
ENGL 322

ELECTIVES
(300-level or above)

ELECTIVES
(400-level or above)

Mathematics

         
See Math Dept        

*NOTE – This is a sample and one should check with their advisor before scheduling any classes to make sure they are following the correct year plan.

 

Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education (6-12)

  • English Concentration (SEEN)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Concentration (SEFC)
  • General Science Concentration (SEGS)
  • Social Studies Concentration (SESS)

Suggested Course Sequence:

YEAR* COURSE NAME COURSE NUMBER REQUIREMENT CREDIT HRS
1 Fine Arts Elective   GER 3
1 ENGL 101 GER 3
1 ENGL 102 GER 3
1 Freshman Seminar Course   UR 1
1 HIST 150 GER 3
1 MATH 101 GER 3
1 MATH Elective   GER 3
1 Concentration Courses See below   12-15
2 EDUC 250   3
2 EDUC 251 CLR 3
2 ENGL 366 GER 3
2 ENGL Literature Elective   GER 3
2 HIST 256 GER 3
2 PSYC 210 GER 3
2 Concentration Courses See below   15
3 EDUC 312   3
3 EDUC 368   3
3 EDUC 394   3
3 PSYC 311 GER 3
3 Concentration Courses See below   20-24
4 EDUC 450   3
4 EDUC 309   3
4 EDUC 313   3
4 EDUC 321   3
4 EDUC 454 OCR 6
4 EDUC 441   3
4 Concentration Courses See below   3
  TOTAL HOURS     120 – 127

*Recommend complete as Freshman (1), Sophomore (2), Junior (3), Senior (4)

CERTIFICATION CONCENTRATIONS

Social Studies (SESS): English (SEEN): Family and Consumer Sciences (SEFC): General Science (SEGS):
ECON 255 (3)
GEOG 103 (3)
GEOG 104 (3)
GOVT 101 (3)
GOVT 250 (3)
GOVT 252 (3)
GOVT 391 (3)
HIST 151 (3)
HIST 255 (3)
HIST 371 (3)
HIST Elective (3) World History (300 or above)
HIST Elective (3) European History (300 or above)
HIST Elective (3) American History (300 or above)
Natural Sciences Electives (6) (GER)
Natural Sciences Elective (3) (GER)
SOCI 151 (3)
SOCI 201 (3)
SOCI 204 (3)
Electives (9) (400-level or above)
Electives (8)
ENGL 307 (3)
ENGL 264 (3)
ENGL 315 (3)
ENGL 316 (3)
ENGL 321 (3)
ENGL 322 (3)
ENGL 485 or 486 (3)
ENGL 465 or 496 (3)
Natural Science Electives (6) (GER)
Natural Science Elective (3) (GER)
BIOL 105 or 114 (3) (GER)
BIOL 106 or 116 (3) (GER)
DIET 111 (3)
DIET 112 (1)
DIET 211 (2)
EDUC 339 (3)
Electives (3)
FACS 460 (3)
FCED 131 (3)
FCED 223 (3)
FCED 262 (3)
FCED 344 (3)
FCED 348 (3)
FCED 437 (3)
FCED 446 (3)
FCED 458 (3)
FCED 459 (2)
Physical Sciences Elective (3) (GER)
BIOL 114 (3) (GER)
BIOL 116 (3) (GER)
BIOL 204 (1)
BIOL 205 (3)
CHEM 105 (3)
CHEM 106 (3)
CHEM 110 (2)
Electives (4)
Electives 300 or above (6)
GEOG 370 (3)
GEOL 101 (3)
GEOL 102 (3)
Natural Sciences Elective (3)
PHSC 103 (3)
PHYS 101 (3) (GER)
PHYS 102 (3)
PHYS 203 (1)

PROGRAM ADVISOR

Dr. Angelle Hebert
Associate Professor of Education
247 College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Building
Phone: 985.448.4340
E-mail: angelle.hebert@nicholls.edu