Secondary Education B.S.Ed. - Professional Studies (Emphasis in English - Non-Certification Track)

Non-Certification Track

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)42
Specific Requirements
Area A2 - Quantitative Skills
Calculus I (Recommended)
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major18
Pre-Professional Block
PPB Practicum
Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts
Other Courses to Teaching Field
Literature And Humanities (if taken in Core Area C, substitute 3 credit hours of ENGL at the 2000 level)
Professional Education
EDUC   2130Exploring Learning and Teaching 3
EDUR   3130Introduction to Research Methods in Education3
EDUF   3232Educational Psychology: General 3
SPED   3332Introduction to SPED in Middle and Secondary Grades3
ITEC   5233Foundations of Technology-Enabled Learning3
READ   3330Content Literacy 3
ESED   5234Cultural Issues: ESOL 3
Guided Electives
See Option 1, 2, and 3 below to determine credit hours of guided electives3-9
Major Requirements
Select one of the following options: 1
Option 1
Complete 9 credit hours of guided electives under professional education and two 15 credit hour minors (please review minors in the catalog)30
Option 2
Complete 3 credit hours of guided electives under professional education and two 18 credit hour concentrations from the list below36
Option 3
Complete 9 credit hours of guided electives under professional education, and a combination of additional approved courses, a 15 credit hour minor, or an 18 credit hour concentration from the list below30
Approved Concentrations:
Africana Studies, American Studies, Business, Communication Arts, Culture and Society, Education, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Sustainability, Individual Emphasis, International Studies, Irish Studies, Justice Studies, Modern Languages, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Religious Studies, Sociology, Southern Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies and Writing
Total Credit Hours124

Program Admission Criteria

  • Must meet all University Admission Requirements
  • This program does NOT lead to teacher certification. Upon meeting teacher education program admission requirements, those seeking teacher certification will move into the B.S.Ed. Secondary Education, Concentration in English Education certification track.

Additional Program Requirements 

  • Must choose Option 1, 2, or 3
  • Must identify a career path with their academic advisor

To graduate with B.S.Ed. Professional Secondary English Education/Non-Certification, a student must:

  • successfully complete the program of study as outlined in the catalog;
  • be in good standing with a GPA of 2.0 or higher


Each student in Professional Studies Secondary English Education is assigned to an advisor in the College of Education Student Success Center for program planning and course scheduling.
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