About the Program

Accredited: Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) (formerly NCATE)

Enrollment in all teacher education programs follows the guidelines for "Admission to Teacher Education Programs" found in this catalog. Applicants who do not yet meet all admissions criteria should consult with the department.

The English B.S. degree program in secondary education leads to a New York State Initial Certificate for teaching English in grades 7–12.

Freshmen with a high school GPA below 85 and transfers with fewer than 30 credits or a GPA below 3.0 are admitted into the English major and may switch to English Education upon meeting departmental requirements. Freshmen with a high school GPA of 85 or above and transfers with more than 30 credits and a GPA of 3.0 or above can be admitted directly into English Education.

Candidates should consult the Teacher Certification website for current seminars and workshops.

About the English Department

208 Ketchum Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5417
Fax:
https://english.buffalostate.edu/

Admission Requirements

30 credits of college coursework; mandatory meeting with the English education coordinator; a 3.0 GPA and/or a strong indication of the professional disposition required to be a successful teacher. Evidence of professional dispositions can be indicated in a variety of ways:


  • faculty recommendations,

  • completed professional disposition forms,

  • interview with English Education Committee, and/or

  • evidence of relevant extracurricular activities.

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours 33-39

Total English Credits (81 credit hours)
Required Courses (12 credit hours)

Literary Analysis
ENG 190 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE 3

Culturally Diverse Literature
ENG 254 CULTURALLY DIVERSE AMERICAN LITERATURE IN MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS 3
ENG 385 GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN LITERATURE 3
ENG 461 YOUNG-ADULT LITERATURE 3

Major Course Areas (24 credit hours)
British Literature (6 credit hours) 6
ENG 317 SHAKESPEARE FOR FUTURE TEACHERS
Select any one of the following courses (3 credit hours):
ENG 210 BRITISH LITERATURE TO 1700
ENG 211 BRITISH LITERATURE 1700-1914
ENG 212 BRITISH LITERATURE SINCE 1914
ENG 252 BRITISH MODERNISM
ENG 313 MILTON
ENG 314 CHAUCER
ENG 315 SHAKESPEARE I
ENG 316 SHAKESPEARE II
ENG 415 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE
ENG 416 EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLISH LITERATURE
ENG 417 BRITISH NOVEL TO 1800
ENG 418 THE BRITISH NOVEL, 1800-1900
ENG 419 ROMANTIC MOVEMENT IN BRITISH LITERATURE
ENG 420 EARLY VICTORIAN LITERATURE
ENG 421 LATER VICTORIAN LITERATURE
ENG 422 JAMES JOYCE AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES
ENG 455 THE BRITISH NOVEL AFTER 1900

American Literature (6 credit hours) 6
ENG 354 ETHNIC AMERICAN MINORITY LITERATURES

Select any one of the following courses (3 credit hours):
ENG 147 INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSE LITERATURES
ENG 220 AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1865
ENG 221 AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1865
ENG 240 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1940
ENG 241 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1940
ENG 243 INTRODUCTION TO LATINX LITERATURE
ENG 353 AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURE
ENG 441 THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT IN AMERICAN LITERATURE
ENG 442 THE AMERICAN NOVEL TO 1900
ENG 443 AMERICAN POETRY AFTER 1900
ENG 444 THE AMERICAN NOVEL AFTER 1900
ENG 445 AMERICAN REALISM
ENG 447 SELECTED TOPICS IN DIVERSE LITERATURE

World Literature (3 credit hours) 3
Select one from the following:
ENG 345 WORLD LITERATURE AFTER 1945
ENG 346 NON-WESTERN LITERATURE AFTER 1945

Creative Writing (3 credit hours) 3
Select one from the following:
ENG 305 CREATIVE WRITING: NARRATIVE
ENG 306 CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY

Linguistics, Literature, Theory or Writing Electives (6 credit hours) 6
Select two from the following (6 credit hours):
ENG 130 BIBLICAL AND CLASSICAL LITERATURE
ENG 131 MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE LITERATURE
ENG 147 INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSE LITERATURES
ENG 160 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE AND FILM
ENG 170 INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING
ENG 201 THE CRAFT OF WRITING
ENG 205 HISTORY OF CINEMA I
ENG 206 HISTORY OF CINEMA II
ENG 210 BRITISH LITERATURE TO 1700
ENG 211 BRITISH LITERATURE 1700-1914
ENG 212 BRITISH LITERATURE SINCE 1914
ENG 220 AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1865
ENG 221 AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1865
ENG 230 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
ENG 231 WOMEN IN LITERATURE
ENG 240 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1940
ENG 241 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1940
ENG 243 INTRODUCTION TO LATINX LITERATURE
ENG 245 WRITING ABOUT THE ARTS
ENG 247 NATURE WRITING
ENG 252 BRITISH MODERNISM
ENG 253 TWENTIETH-CENTURY LITERATURE II
ENG 255 THE SHORT STORY
ENG 260 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
ENG 266 THE PERSONAL ESSAY
ENG 300 WRITING FOR THE PROFESSIONS
ENG 301 ADVANCED COMPOSITION
ENG 302 TECHNICAL WRITING
ENG 303 LITERATURE IN FILM
ENG 304 FORMS OF FILM
ENG 305 CREATIVE WRITING: NARRATIVE
ENG 306 CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY
ENG 313 MILTON
ENG 314 CHAUCER
ENG 315 SHAKESPEARE I
ENG 316 SHAKESPEARE II
ENG 320 AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND MEMOIR
ENG 322 REPRESENTATIVE WRITERS
ENG 325 CREATIVE NON-FICTION
ENG 330 LITERATURE OF THE BIBLE
ENG 331 FRENCH LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
ENG 332 RUSSIAN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
ENG 335 MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE EUROPEAN LITERATURE
ENG 337 MODERN EUROPEAN LITERATURE
ENG 340 PLAYWRITING
ENG 345 WORLD LITERATURE AFTER 1945
ENG 346 NON-WESTERN LITERATURE AFTER 1945
ENG 350 TWENTIETH-CENTURY DRAMA I
ENG 351 TWENTIETH-CENTURY DRAMA II
ENG 353 AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURE
ENG 356 SPECULATIVE FICTION
ENG 361 CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE
ENG 380 THE HISTORY OF THE PRINTED BOOK
ENG 390 LITERARY CRITICISM AND THEORY
ENG 402 ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING: NARRATIVE
ENG 403 ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY
ENG 409 WRITING GRANTS AND PROPOSALS
ENG 410 COMPOSITION AND RHETORICAL THEORY
ENG 415 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE
ENG 416 EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLISH LITERATURE
ENG 417 BRITISH NOVEL TO 1800
ENG 418 THE BRITISH NOVEL, 1800-1900
ENG 419 ROMANTIC MOVEMENT IN BRITISH LITERATURE
ENG 420 EARLY VICTORIAN LITERATURE
ENG 421 LATER VICTORIAN LITERATURE
ENG 422 JAMES JOYCE AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES
ENG 441 THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT IN AMERICAN LITERATURE
ENG 442 THE AMERICAN NOVEL TO 1900
ENG 443 AMERICAN POETRY AFTER 1900
ENG 444 THE AMERICAN NOVEL AFTER 1900
ENG 445 AMERICAN REALISM
ENG 447 SELECTED TOPICS IN DIVERSE LITERATURE
ENG 450 STUDIES IN POETRY
ENG 451 STUDIES IN FICTION
ENG 452 STUDIES IN DRAMA
ENG 454 TWENTIETH-CENTURY NOVEL I
ENG 455 THE BRITISH NOVEL AFTER 1900
ENG 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY (3-12)

General Teacher Education (12 credit hours)
EDU 416 TEACHING LITERACY IN MIDDLE AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS 3
EXE 100 NATURE AND NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 3
SPF 303 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: MIDDLE AND SECONDARY EDUCATION 3
SPF 403 HISTORICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL FORCES INFLUENCING SECONDARY EDUCATION 3

English Education (33 credit hours)
ENG 200 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN SECONDARY ENGLISH EDUCATION 3
ENG 309 TEACHING AND EVALUATING WRITING 3
ENG 311 METHODS IN TEACHING LANGUAGE 3
ENG 329 DIGITAL LITERACIES IN THE 7-12 ENGLISH CLASSROOM 3
ENG 463 METHODS, MATERIALS, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS OF ENGLISH 6
ENG 464 STUDENT TEACHING IN MIDDLE SCHOOL/JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH 6
ENG 465 STUDENT TEACHING IN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH 6
ENG 466 SEMINAR IN STUDENT TEACHING FOR ENGLISH EDUCATION 3

All College Electives 0-6

Total Credit Hours 120