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
208 Ketchum Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5417
Required Courses (21 credit hours)
ENG 190 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE 3
ENG 200 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN SECONDARY ENGLISH EDUCATION 3
ENG 254 CULTURALLY DIVERSE AMERICAN LITERATURE IN MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS 3
or ENG 354 ETHNIC AMERICAN MINORITY LITERATURES
ENG 309 TEACHING AND EVALUATING WRITING 3
or ENG 307 TUTORING AND TEACHING WRITING
ENG 311 METHODS IN TEACHING LANGUAGE 3
ENG 461 YOUNG-ADULT LITERATURE 3
Select one from the following: 3
ENG 317 SHAKESPEARE FOR FUTURE TEACHERS
ENG 315 SHAKESPEARE I
ENG 316 SHAKESPEARE II
Total Credit Hours 21