Bachelor Of Arts – Adolescence Education: English Initial Certification (7-12)

Access the complete curriculum for the BA, Adolescence Education: English, from the English Department section of the Daemen catalogue.

Following is the approved course sequence for your program. Courses may be offered as indicated and/or at other times. Consult your Advisor for further direction and planning.

Course Loads

Maximum of 17 credits allowed for 5 semesters; 3 18-hour semesters are allowed at no additional tuition charge. Additional course loads are allowed for students who achieve Dean's List. Consult the Dean's List section of the Daemen catalogue for details on the Dean's List privilege.

Note: EDU237 Instructional Design:

A student who has earned a C- or less in EDU237 in his/her first two attempts will be dismissed from the teacher certification program.

Year 1

LEARNING COMMUNITIES are generally completed in the first year (LC1 in the 1st semester; LC2 in the 2nd semester)

First Semester

  • CMP101 English Composition (3)
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • PSY103 Introduction to Psychology and one other CORE ELECTIVE AND/OR FREE ELECTIVE (6)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • LIT112 Approaches to Literature (3)
  • SED270 Intro to Nature & Edu Needs of Children with Disabilities (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (15)

Year 2

First Semester

  • American Literature Elective (3)
  • LIT203 Readings in British Literature I (3)
  • EDU203 Learning Theory (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • PSY311 Psychology of Adolescence* (3) (PSY311 prerequisite: PSY103)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • LIT204 Readings in British Literature I (3)
  • CMP311 Advanced English Composition (3)
  • EDU237 Instructional Design: Theory & Practice (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • SOC243 Child Welfare Policy & Services* (3)
  • Literature Elective (3) 
  • Total Credits (18)

NOTE: Students should begin Service Learning (1 of 3 credits).



*PSY311 and SOC243 may be taken either in year 2 or year 3.

Year 3

First Semester

  • EDU336 Language/Literacy Development for the Adolescent Learner (3)
  • LIT410 Shakespeare* OR LIT420 Seminar for English Majors* (3)
  • Literature Electives (6)
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (18)

Second Semester

  • EDU314 Promoting English Language Arts Across Content Areas (3)
  • EDU402 Methods in Classroom Management in Secondary Education (3)
  • Literature Elective (3)
  • Select 1: LNG307 English Language: Its Evolution & Structure; LNG309 Sociolinguistics (3)
  • LNG337 Practicum-Implementing English Language Arts at the Secondary Level (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE AND/OR FREE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (18)

*LIT410 and LIT420 will be offered alternate years.

Year 4

First Semester

  • EDU313 Foundations of Education (3)
  • History OR Philosophy OR Religious Studies electives (6)
  • LIT420 Seminar for English Majors* or LIT410 Shakespeare* (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE AND/OR FREE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • EDU327 Teaching to the Standards (3)
  • EDU479 Student Teaching & Seminar at the Early Secondary Level (7-9) (6)
  • EDU480 Student Teaching & Seminar at the Secondary Level (10-12) (6)
  • Total Credits (15)

*LIT410 and LIT420 will be offered alternate years.

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