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Literature, English Language Arts and Reading 4-8 Certification, B.A.


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Literature, English Language Arts and Reading 4-8 Certification, B.A. Degree Map  

Note: This degree requires a minimum of 136 credit hours.

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)


Social Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)


Choose ONE of the following courses.

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 (54 hours)


2300-level American or British Literature course


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

American Literature


Choose ONE 3300/4300 level course in American Literature. This course may not satisfy any other degree requirement. Recommended courses are (LITR 4328 , LITR 4330 , LITR 4334 , and LITR 4334 )

British Literature


Choose ONE 3300/4300 level course in British Literature. This course may not satisfy any other degree requirement.

British Literature (pre-1700)


Choose ONE 3300/4300 level course in pre-1700 British Literature. This course may not satisfy any other degree requirement.

World or Multicultural Literature


Choose ONE 3300/4300 level course in World or Multicultural Literature. This course may not satisfy any other degree requirement.

Pre-1800 Literature


Choose ONE 3300/4300 level course in Pre-1800 Literature. This course may not satisfy any other degree requirement.

Literature elective


Choose ONE 3300/4300 level Literature courses. All 3300/4300 level Literature courses may be used as electives, though no single course can be used for two requirements. Depending on content and design, some of the following LITR electives may be approved in advance by the program to fill other genre requirements. For further information, please contact the LITR program director prior to registering for courses.

Additional Courses


Two natural science courses in addition to the university core.

Additional Information


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

Pedagogy Requirements (12 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
    • 4-8 English Language Arts and Reading TExES #117
    • Science of Teaching Reading TExES#293
    • 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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