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Middle School English/Language Arts/Reading B.A.

These programs meet state guidelines for students who wish to teach in Middle School (MS) English, Language Arts, and Reading.

Students in the Middle School English/Language Arts/Reading (4-8) program must meet all of the following department criteria in order to be approved to go into their internship semester. Students who fail to meet the department criteria will have to fulfill a department remediation plan before they can be approved for internship.

  1. A “B” or higher grade in Secondary English TExES-designated classes: ENG 300 Reading, Analyzing, Teaching Literature, and ENG 333 Advanced Writing: Non-Fiction.
  2. No more than one “C” grade in any English, Reading, or Speech course.
  3. A minimum GPA of 3.0 in the upper-level (300-400) courses in English, Reading, and Speech.
  4. A THEA Reading Score of 250.

Secondary and All-Level Education

See for information: Secondary and All-Level Education

Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Required courses in the major
Multi-Ethnic American Literature *
ENG 300Reading, Analyzing, Teaching Literature3
ENG 301Modern Grammar #3
ENG 305Children's Literature3
ENG 323Mythology3
ENG 406Adolescent Literature3
History and Aesthetics of Film *
Literature and Film
African American Literature
ENG 331Introduction to Linguistics **3
ENG 332Pre-Law Composition3
ENG 358Language & Society **3
US-Fund of Public Speaking *
Teacher Education courses
MLED 401Differ Inst for Diverse Learne3
MLED 402Best Practices in Pedagogy and Assessment3
MLED 403Organization, Motivation, and Management in Middle Level Classrooms3
MLED 404Developing Communication Skills3
MLED 410Fostering School, Family, and Community Relationships3
or ELED 200 GLB/Education in Global Societ
ELED 452Student Teaching in Field-Based Teacher Education Programs3-6
RDG 380Comprehension and Vocabulary in Middle and High Schools3
RDG 450Middle School Reading: Theory & Practice3
Math and Science courses
MATH 350Topics in Mathematics for Elementary Teaching I3
MATH 351Topics in Math Elem Tch II3
Support courses
Foreign Language12
PSY 300Learning Processes and Development3
PSY 310GLB/US-Psychology and Sociology of Diverse Populations **3
SPED 346Survey of Exceptionalities3
MLED 314Young Adolescent Development3
Total Hours120-123

Course may be used as both Core Curriculum Requirements  and major.


These three courses also apply to requirements for the ESL Endorsement and Bilingual Interdisciplinary.


PSY 310 GLB/US-Psychology and Sociology of Diverse Populations required if not take as capstone in the Core.