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Master of Arts and
Certification Program

Model Schedule: Secondary English

Content Courses Required for Certification 

  • ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric
  • ENGL 102 Composition and Rhetoric
  • ENGL 200 Foundations of Literary Study
  • ENGL 221The English Language
  • ENGL 226 or Non-Western World Literature (or advisor approval)
  • ENGL 241 American Literature 1
  • ENGL 242 American Literature 2
  • ENGL 261 British Literature 1
  • ENGL 262 British Literature 2
  • ENGL 309 Approaches to Teaching Composition
  • ENGL 405  Fiction for Adolescents
  • English Elective 200 or higher (focused on literature by specific ethnic, minority or underrepresented group: advisor approval required)
  • English elective: 200 level or higher
  • English elective: 200 level or higher

Model Schedule

 SUMMER FALL SPRING
C&I 680. Cultural Diversity in the Classroom C&I 602. Curriculum and Teaching Principles EDP 600. Educational Psychology
Content Course C&I 688. Classroom Organization
and Management
C&I 425. Approaches to Teaching Reading in ELA

Content Course C&I 424. Approaches to Teaching Lang. C&I 624. Advanced Methods in English Education

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 SUMMER  FALL
SCFD 640. History of American Education
C&I 588. Advanced Field Experience
SPED 500. Legal/Educational Foundations: Special Education C&I 585. Advanced Clinical Experience
SPED 601. Academic Interventions C&I 680. Technology Integration
Content Course


WVU is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) at WVU is currently accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is a Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) eligible provider. 

The Secondary English specialty licensure area offered at our EPP has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Education.  

The Secondary English specialty licensure area is state approved and is nationally recognized by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

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