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Literature, English Language Arts and Reading 7-12 Certification, B.A.


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Literature, English Language Arts and Reading 7-12 Certification, B.A. Degree Map  

Note: This degree requires a minimum of 127 credit hours. Students majoring in Literature are strongly encouraged to complete WRIT 1302 in partial fulfillment of the communications component area of UHCL’s core curriculum.

University Core Requirements (42 hours)


Communication (6 hours)


Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hours)


Choose ONE of the following courses.

Creative Arts (3 hours)


Choose ONE of the following courses:

U.S. History (6 hours)


Government/Political Science (6 hours)


Public Speaking (3 hours)


Component Area Options (3 hours)


Two 1-hour Life and Physical Science Labs are required co-requisites for the chosen science courses.

College of Human Sciences and Humanities Core Requirements (9 hours)


48 hours of upper-level credit must be “C” or better.

Core Requirement (3 hours)


Choose ONE of the following courses.

Additional Information


Grade of “C+” or better is required.

Humanities Requirements (3 hours)


Choose ONE of the following courses.

College of Education Core Requirements (19 hours)


Teacher Education Program (TEP) Admission Requirements


  • Completion of 60 semester credit hours.
  • Completion of prerequisite coursework (EDUC 4310 , INST 3313 , SILC 4315 , and TCED 4102 .)
  • Completion of public speaking requirement.
  • Completion of Basic Skills in Reading, Mathematics, and Writing.
  • 2.750 GPA overall or in the last 60 semester credit hours.
  • Completion of 12 semester credit hours in the subject-specific content area for target teacher certification.
  • $37 TEA Admission Fee
  • Application for admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP).

Major Requirements (45 hours)


2300-level American or British Literature courses


Choose TWO 2300 level courses: (LITR 2321  and LITR 2326  recommended).

History


Choose TWO of the following courses. At least one of these must be in pre-1800 literature: LITR 3334, 
LITR 3361, LITR 4316, LITR 4326, or LITR 4346.

Genre


Choose TWO of the following courses:

Culture


Choose TWO of the following courses:

Additional Information


GPA of 2.500 or higher is required in LITR and LLLS coursework.

Pedagogy Requirements (15 hours)


Additional Information


Teacher Certification Requirements


  • Passing scores on the appropriate state assessments (Texas Examinations of Educator Standards [TExES]) are required for recommendation for teacher certification.
    • 7-12 English Language Arts and Reading TExES #231
    • EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities TExES #160
  • All courses outside the University Core must be “C-” or better unless otherwise stated.

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