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English Education (Minor)

About the Program

The minor in English Education incorporates courses from the English Department in literature, writing, and English Education (content, pedagogy, and contemporary theories of teaching and learning) that provide students with an understanding of how to effectively teach reading and writing to people of any age from diverse backgrounds, and to critically read the world around them, including popular culture, social media, and current events.

This minor also gives students an opportunity to develop their knowledge of Shakespeare, Young Adult Literature and Multicultural Literature, and to refine their own critical interpretation and creative writing skills in those courses devoted to literature and composition.

For the minor, students choose 7 courses (21 credit hours) from the list of approved courses from the English Department. Students design their program with an adviser or with the English Education Program Coordinator.

About the English Department

326 Ketchum Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5416
Fax: (716) 878-5700
http://english.buffalostate.edu/

Program Requirements

Total Required Credit Hours 21 cr
Required Courses (21 cr)

ENG 190 Introduction to Literary Interpretation
ENG 200 Field Work in Secondary English Education
ENG 309 Teaching and Evaluating Writing
or
ENG 307 Teaching and Tutoring Writing
ENG 311 Methods of Teaching Language
ENG 317 Shakespeare for Future Teachers
or
ENG 315 Shakespeare I
or
ENG 316 Shakespeare II
ENG 354 Ethnic American Minority Literatures
ENG 461 Young Adult Literature

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