English Major with Teacher Certification in English (Preschool-Grade 12) (B.A.) (Combined B.A./M.A.)

Students who wish to pursue P-12 teacher certification in English must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required professional sequence of courses and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook. In addition to the courses listed below, ENGL 471 is the required teaching methods course for this program. Prerequisites for admission to the Program and current requirements may be obtained in the English Department or at montclair.edu/chss/english.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.  Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information.

Program Requirements

Requirements for the graduate portion of this dual degree program can be found here.

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill General Education categories.

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill World Languages and Cultures categories.

I. General Education Requirements
A. New Student Seminar1
C. Communication
1. Writing3
2. Literature - Fulfilled by ENGL 110, ENGL 111, ENGL 113 or ENGL 114 in the major.0
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts
Fulfilled by ENFL 208 in the major.0
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences - Fulfilled by ENGL 116 or ENGL 117 in the major.0
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives3
G. Computer Science3
H. Mathematics3
I. Natural Science Laboratory4
J. Physical Education1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives - Fulfilled by EDFD 200 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
L. Interdisciplinary Studies - Fulfilled by SASE 210 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
II. World Languages and Cultures Requirement
A. World Languages3-6
B. World Cultures0
Fulfilled by ENGL 237, 238, 274, 294, 366 or ENGL 367 in the major.
III. Major Requirements
A. Required Courses
ENFL 208Introduction to the Film3
ENGL 110Introduction to Literature: The Analytic Essay3
or ENGL 111 Introduction to Literature: The Short Story
or ENGL 113 Introduction to Literature: Bestsellers and Popular Fiction
or ENGL 114 Introduction to Literature: Utopian and Dystopian Fiction
ENGL 116World Literature: The Coming of Age Theme3
or ENGL 117 World Literature: Voices of Tradition and Challenge
ENGL 237Black Women Writers: US3
or ENGL 238 Black Writers in the United States: A Survey
or ENGL 274 Contemporary U.S. Literature of Immigration
ENGL 284The English Language3
or ENGL 384 The Grammars of English
or LNGN 220 Structure of American English
or LNGN 230 Language in Society
or LNGN 284 History of the English Language
ENGL 300Critical Approaches to English3
ENGL 305Young Adult Literature3
ENGL 353Shakespeare: Comedies-Histories3
or ENGL 354 Shakespeare: Tragedies-Romances
ENWR 371Teaching Writing in the Public Schools3
or ENWR 385 Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writing
B. Electives9
Complete 9 credits from the following range of courses: ENFL 200-499; ENGL 110-499 (except ENGL 471); ENLT 300-499; ENWR 200-499; LNGN 220, 230, 284; JOUR 216.
C. Graduate Courses
These courses will also count toward the graduate portion of this dual degree program.
ENGL 514Seminar in Literary Research3
ENLT 514Theoretical Approaches to Literature3
3 credits from ENGL 500-697; ENLT 500-699.3
IV. Teacher Education Requirements37
See requirements below.
V. Free Electives8-5
Total Credits120

Teacher Ed Program Requirements (P-12)

Teacher Ed Pre-Requisite Requirements
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
or PSYC 200 Educational Psychology
or FSHD 216 Adolescent Development
SASE 210Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling3
Professional Sequence
Professional Sequence Courses
SASE 320Curriculum Design for Inclusive Classrooms3
SASE 321Assessment Practices for Inclusive Classrooms3
SASE 322Language and Learning in Content Area Teaching3
Methods Course(s)
Select a Teaching Methods course or courses according to major:3-7
Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education II: P-12 (Visual Arts major.)
Dance Methods (Dance major.)
Teaching English (secondary) (English major.)
Teaching French in P-12: Practice (French major.)
The Teaching of Health
and Teaching of Secondary Physical Education (Physical Education major.)
The Teaching of Italian in Elementary and Secondary Schools (Italian major.)
Methods of Teaching Latin (Latin major.)
Methods and Material of TESL (Linguistics major.)
Teaching of Mathematics (Mathematics major.)
Music Classroom Methods I
and Music Classroom Methods II (Music major.)
The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools (Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science, or Physics majors.)
Methods of Teaching Social Studies
Teaching Spanish in K-12
Theatre Teaching Methods
Professional Year Courses
SASE 450Clinical Practice I3
SASE 451Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
SASE 452Advanced Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
SASE 453Clinical Practice II9
Total Credits36-40