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

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

The BSED degree with a major in Secondary Education, Concentration in English Education-Professional Studies (Non-Certification Track) provides students who are interested in education the opportunity to take coursework with planned minors and concentrations. The degree allows for choice in several areas leading to a broad background. When accepted to the University,  all Secondary Education majors are placed in the Professional Studies, (Non-Certification Track). This track does NOT lead to teacher certification. Upon meeting teacher education program admission requirements, those seeking teacher certification Secondary English Education will move into the BSED Secondary Education, Concentration in English Education Certification Track.

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

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)42
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
World Literature I
World Literature II
Forms in Writing
If Other Courses to Teaching Field have been taken in Area C, Select one ENGL (1000-2000 level course)
Professional Education21
Exploring Learning and Teaching
Educational Psychology: General
Introduction to Research Methods in Education
Foundations of Technology-Enabled Learning
Content Literacy
Introduction to SPED in Middle and Secondary Grades
Cultural Diversity and ESOL TCLD
Major Requirements39
Select one of the following options: 1
Option 1
Complete 9 credit hours of guided electives and two 15 credit hour minors related to English
Option 2
Complete 3 credit hours of guided electives and two 18 credit hour concentrations related to English
Option 3
Complete 9 credit hours of guided electives and a combination of 15 additional approved credit hours related to English, and a 15 credit hour minor related to English; or 12 additional approved credit hours related to English and a 18 credit hour concentration related to English
Guided Electives
See Option 1, 2, and 3 to determine credit hours of guided electives needed
Please select electives from the following courses:
Teaching Literature to Middle and Secondary School Students
Literature for Adolescents
Linguistics and Grammar For Teachers
Teaching Writing
Literature courses 3000 level or above (advisor approval required)
Linguistics courses 3000 level or above (advisor approval required)
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.

Other 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

Advisement

Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit the Academic Advisement catalog page.