English Major with Teacher Certification in English (Preschool-Grade 12) (B.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

Students must complete General Education requirements and World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Required Course
ENFL 208Introduction to the Film3
ENGL 116World Literature: The Coming of Age Theme3
or ENGL 117 World Literature: Voices of Tradition and Challenge
ENGL 300Critical Approaches to English3
ENGL 305Young Adult Literature3
ENWR 371Teaching Writing in the Public Schools3
or ENWR 385 Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writing
Select one of the following:3
Black Women Writers: US
Black Writers in the United States: A Survey
Contemporary U.S. Literature of Immigration
Women Poets
African Myth and Literature
Contemporary African Literature
English Requirements by Advisement
Select 24 credits from the following as prescribed by a departmental advisor (no more than three 100-level courses can count toward the major):24
Special Topics in Film Studies
Major Film Movements
Major Film Genres
Major Film Directors
World Film Before 1945
World Film After 1945
Intermediate Screenwriting
Three Directors
The Contemporary Film
American Film to 1945
American Film 1945 to the Present
Film Comedy
Gender and Sexuality in Film
Class, Race and Ethnicity in Film
Analysis of Cinematic Movement
Advanced Screenwriting
Seminar in Film
Introduction to Literature: The Analytic Essay
Introduction to Literature: The Short Story
Introduction to Literature: Utopian and Dystopian Fiction
World Literature: The Coming of Age Theme
World Literature: Voices of Tradition and Challenge
Myth and Literature
Queer Fiction
American Literature I: Beginnings to 1890
American Literature II: 1890 to Present
Images of Muslim Women in Twentieth Century Literature and Culture
American Drama
Contemporary Chinese Women's Literature
Black Women Writers: US
Black Writers in the United States: A Survey
Social Protest Literature in America
English Literature I: Beginnings to 1660
English Literature II: 1660 to Present
King Arthur and Arthurian Literature in Medieval England
Special Topics in English or American Literature
Special Topics in Comparative Literature
The Golden Age of Children's Literature
English Novel to 1900
Art of Poetry
Art of Fiction
Art of Drama
Contemporary U.S. Literature of Immigration
Vietnam War and American Culture
Survey of Brazilian Literature
The English Language
Women Poets
The Novels of Toni Morrison
Gender and Sexuality in Asian American Literature
American Indian Themes
African, Asian and Caribbean Literature in English
American Poetry to 1940
American Poetry: World War II to Present
Early American Literature
Hebrew Bible/Old Testament as Literature
Literature of American Renaissance
European Romanticism
Contemporary Irish Literature
American Literary Realism
Modern American Fiction
Recent American Fiction 1990 to Present
Postwar American Fiction 1945-1990
Literature of the Enlightenment Era
Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century
From Sensibility to Romanticism
Medieval English Literature
19th Century English Romantic Literature
Victorian Poetry
Renaissance Literature
Victorian Popular Fiction
The Victorian Novel
Nineteenth-Century British Non-Fiction Prose
English Drama: Beginnings to 1642
Shakespeare: Comedies-Histories
Shakespeare: Tragedies-Romances
Modern British Fiction 1900-1945
Postwar British Fiction 1946-1990
Recent British Fiction 1990-Present
James Joyce
Irish Literary Revival: 1890-1939
Modern Irish Drama
Modern Poetry to T.S. Eliot
Contemporary Poetry
Poetry and Performance
English Independent Study I
English Independent Study II
Women Prose Writers
Literary Modernism
Contemporary European Drama
Modern Drama: Ibsen to O'Neill
Modern European Novel
Speculative Fiction: Fantasy
Science Fiction
Comic and Satiric Tradition
The Grammars of English
Old English Language and Literature
17th Century English Poetry
Restoration and 18th Century Drama
20th Century English Novel
Seminar in Comparative Literature
Seminar in American Literature
Seminar in English Literature
Creative Nonfiction
Introduction to Poetry Writing
Introduction to Fiction Writing
Beginning Drama Workshop
Rhetoric of Political Writing
Special Topics in Creative Writing
Cooperative Education (English)
Intermediate Fiction Workshop
Intermediate Poetry Workshop
Intermediate Drama Workshop
Teaching Writing in the Public Schools
Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writing
Advanced Fiction Workshop
Advanced Poetry Workshop
Seminar in Creative Writing
History of Journalism in America
Structure of American English
Language in Society
History of the English Language
Total Credits42

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