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MSU Teacher Education Unit (TEU)

B.S.Ed. with a major in English

BSE in English requires 128 hours minimum
*Credits are in semester hours

English

North Dakota State Standards 8/10 (English)

8.10.1 Language: The program requires the study of English language content including a) language development, b) history of language, c) grammar, d) dialects and levels of usage, e) the purpose of language; and uses a variety of performance assessments of candidatesí understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

The following courses provide instruction in these fields:
*Engl 110 Composition I (Gen. Ed.course)
*Engl 120 Composition II (Gen. Ed.course)
*Engl 293 History of the English Language
*Engl 209 Introduction to Linguistics
*Engl 305 Advanced Grammar
*Engl 390 Language Arts Methods
*Engl 317 Teaching Writing
*Engl 318 Writing Tutor Training
*Comm 244 Report and Feature Writing
*Comm 311 Oral Interpretation
*Ed 470 Teaching Diverse Learners
*SS283 The Ethnic Experience in America

8.10.2 Reading: The program requires the study of reading, including a) ways students respond to literature and b) ways students read for different purposes; and uses a variety of performance assessments of candidatesí understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

All literature courses (see list under literature) offered by the department provide candidates instruction and practice in the different ways of responding to literature. Courses specifically designed to introduce candidates to these skills and to teach candidates how to provide instruction in these skills include the following:
*Engl 220 Introduction to Literature
*Engl 270 Introduction to Literary Studies
*Engl 390 Language Arts Methods
*Engl 470 Advanced Seminar in Literary Criticism

8.10.3 Literature: The program requires the study of literature, emphasizing major representative works and writers in American, English, and world literature; including samplings from adolescent literature, works by female writers, works by writers of color and ethnic diversity, and works of analysis and criticism. The program uses a variety of performance assessments of candidatesí understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

The following courses provide instruction in literature and include literature from diverse cultures, both within and outside of national literature:

English

8.10.4 Oral & Written Composition: The program requires the study of oral and written composition including a) understanding of the composition processes, b) understanding and practicing composition for different purposes and audiences; and uses a variety of performance assessments of candidatesí understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

The following courses provide instruction in these fields:
*Engl 211 Introduction to Creative Writing
*Engl 310 Advanced Composition
*Engl 315 Professional & Technical Writing
*Engl 317 Teaching Writing
*Engl 318 Writing Tutor Training
*Engl 390 Language Arts Methods
*Engl 411 Advanced Creative Writing, Topics Vary
*Comm 244 Reporting and Feature Writing
*Comm 317 Rhetorical Theory
*Comm 311 Oral Interpretation

8.10.5 Non-print media: The program requires the study of non-print media including a) the comparisons of non-print and print media and b) analysis of non-print media; and uses a variety of performance assessments of candidatesí understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

Several of the composition courses, both the 100 and 300 level, include lessons in advertising analysis as part of the instruction on persuasion and argumentation. More directly, the following courses involve instruction in analyzing film and the techniques of cinematography; designing webpages; creating powerpoint slide shows; teaching film; creating news broadcasts; acting and creative dramatics, speaking and listening, performance, and oral interpretation; and graphic design:
*Engl 110 Composition I (required)
*Engl 120 Composition II (required)
*Engl 305 Advanced Composition (elective)
*Engl 225 Introduction to Film (elective)
*Engl 315 Professional and Technical Writing (elective)
*Engl 390 Language Arts Methods (required)
*Comm 361 Broadcast News Writing (elective)
*Art 112 Computer Graphics (elective)
*Thea 386 Playwriting (elective)
*Comm 311 Oral Interpretation (elective)

8.10.6 Language Arts Methods: The program requires the study of teaching English language arts including current trends in English language arts with an examination of a variety of teaching methods and techniques; and uses a variety of performance assessments of candidatesí understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

The following courses involve the pedagogy of teaching language arts, writing, literature, speaking and listening, film and drama through a variety of learning approaches :
*Engl 317 Teaching Writing
*Engl 318 Writing Tutor Training
*Engl 390 Language Arts Methods

8.10.7 Instructional Technology: The program requires the study of current, appropriate instructional technologies. The program uses a variety of performance assessments of candidatesí understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

Many of the 100 level composition classes as well as the Advanced Composition course and the Professional and Technical Writing course use the English Departmentís computer classroom and involve instruction in using word processing, operating spreadsheet programs like Excel for building graphs and charts, and using the Internet and electronic databanks as research sources. Courses like the technical writing one help students build webpages for learning activities and uses programs like powerpoint for lesson activities. At times, candidates in the Language Arts Methods course have learned how to use a spreadsheet program like Excel as a way to track and compute grades, and the Technology in Teaching course introduces students to a wide variety of technology and its use in the classroom.
*Engl 110 Composition I
*Engl 120 Composition II
*Engl 305 Advanced Composition
*Engl 315 Professional and Technical Writing
*Ed 380 Technology in Teaching
*Engl 390 Language Arts Methods