College of Humanities & Social Sciences Geaux Teach Secondary Education Concentration: English

Required Courses:

  • Six hours from ENGL 2024 (2824), 2025, 2027, 2029, 2123 (2823), 2148, 2300, 2593, 2673, 2674
  • Three hours from ENGL 2710 or 2012
  • Nine hours from ENGL 3020, 3022, 3070, 3072
  • Three hours from ENGL 3015 or 3301
  • Three hours from ENGL 3024, 3084, 3384
  • Six hours from ENGL 3201, 3202, 4203, 4204
  • Six additional hours of English courses at 4000-level; LING 4710 or 4711; EDCI 3223; EDCI 2001, 3001, 3002, 4003, 4004, 4005


Ideal Semester Plan

 

Semester Education Course Paired Content Course
2nd Semester Sophomore EDCI 2001 None
1st Semester Junior EDCI 3001 English 3201
2nd Semester Junior EDCI 3136 English 3202
1st Semester Senior EDCI 4003 English 4203
2nd Semester Senior EDCI 4005 Student Teaching and EDCI 4004 English 4204


***There is no application process for the GeauxTeach program at LSU. Entry into a secondary education concentration requires students to have a 22 ACT score or to have passed the Praxis I exam and to have an overall 2.5 GPA.


Course Descriptions


SIX HOURS FROM ENGL 2024 (2824), 2025, 2027, 2029, 2123 (2823), 2148, 2300, 2593, 2673, 2674

ENGL 2024 Critical Strategies (3) Skills for reading and writing about literature from a variety of critical perspectives; approaches such as reader response, psycho-analysis, myth, new historicism, and feminism applied to a range of literary texts.

ENGL 2824 Honors: Critical Analysis of Literature (3) Honors equivalent of ENGL 2024. Study and writing about literary forms.

ENGL 2025 Fiction (3) Skills for reading and writing about fiction; attention to generic conventions and critical perspectives; section emphasis may vary, consult departmental handout.

ENGL 2027 Poetry (3) Skills for reading and writing about poetry; attention to generic conventions and critical perspectives; section emphasis may vary, consult departmental handout.

ENGL 2029 Drama (3) Skills for reading and writing about drama; attention to generic conventions and critical perspectives; section emphasis may vary, consult departmental handout.

ENGL 2123 Studies in Literary Traditions and Themes (3) Skills for reading and writing about literature; attention to historical development, context, and critical perspectives; topics such as “The Epic,” “Imagining the Family,” “Literature and the city”; section emphasis will vary, consult departmental handout.

ENGL 2823 Honors: Studies in Literary Traditions and Themes (3) Honors equivalent of ENGL 2123.

ENGL 2148 Shakespeare (3) The more popular plays.

ENGL 2300 Interpreting Discourse (3) Study of and writing about discourse forms (fiction, popular and critical texts, technical and legal documents), using linguistic, rhetorical, and cultural analysis.

ENGL 2593 Images of Women: An Introduction (3) Critical analysis of women’s representations, addressing a range of traditional and/or popular genres, historical periods, and/or critical approaches; emphasis on developing textual and interpretive skills; section emphasis may vary, consult departmental handout.

ENGL 2673 Literature and Ethnicity (3) Literature of America’s ethnic cultures.

ENGL 2674 Introduction to African-American Literature (3) Major figures and popular texts of black American literature, including writers of fiction, poetry, drama, and essays; influence on genre on the articulation of common political and social themes.


THREE HOURS FROM ENGL 2710 OR 2012

ENGL 2710 Descriptive Grammar of English (3) Examination of what every English speaker has internalized about English, including sentence structure, sound patterns, and word formation.

ENGL 2012 Practical Grammar and Usage (3) Practical grammar, usage, and punctuation; effective word choices and sentences; elimination of common errors; use of dictionaries; current language controversies, region and social language variation.


NINE HOURS FROM ENGL 3020, 3022, 3070, 3072

ENGL 3020 British Literature I: The Middle Ages, Renaissance, and 18th Century (3) Survey of English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through Chaucer, Shakespeare, the 17th and 18th centuries.

ENGL 3022 British Literature II: Romantics, Victorians, and Moderns (3) Survey of British literature from the French Revolution through the Industrial Revolution into the 20th century.

ENGL 3070 American Literature I: Forging a Nation (3) Emergence of an American literature and national consciousness in major writings from the Colonial era to the Civil War.

ENGL 3072 American Literature II: Coming of Age (3) American literature from the Civil War to the present; realism, naturalism, modernism; effects of industrialization, immigration, the women’s movement, the civil rights struggle, the world wars.


THREE HOURS FROM ENGL 3015 OR 3301

ENGL 3015 Composition Tutoring (3) Prereq: consent of instructor. 1 hr lecture; 6 hrs lab. Composition theory as applicable to undergraduate tutoring

ENGL 3301 Writing: Practice, Pedagogy, and History (3) Cultural, technological, and historical influences on writing, the teaching of writing, and today’s teaching practices.


THREE HOURS FROM ENGL 3024, 3084, 3384

ENGL 3024 Criticism (3) Influential works of literary criticism from the classical to the modern period.

ENGL 3084 Modern Criticism (3) Influential works of literary criticism and theory written in the 20th century.

ENGL 3384 Cultural and Textual Studies (3) Introduction to the theory and practice of cultural studies; reading of theoretical statements; analysis of exemplary texts (films, videos, literary works, autobiographies, historical and legal documents).


SIX HOURS FROM ENGL 3201, 3202, 4203, 4204

ENGL 3201 Language Development and Diversity (1) Prereq: EDCI 2001. Concurrent enrollment in EDCI 3001. 3 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings. Language development and diversity of adolescent speakers, writers, and readers of English.

ENGL 3202 Dynamics of Learning in the English Classroom (1) Prereq: EDCI 3001 and ENGL 3201. Concurrent enrollment in EDCI 3002. 3 hrs lab/field experience in multicultural settings. Dynamics of learning in middle school and high school English classes, including methods of small group and whole class interaction and instruction, including integration of technology.

ENGL 4203 Curricula, Pedagogy, and Assessment in the English Classroom (1) Prereq: EDCI 3002 and ENGL 3202. Concurrent enrollment in EDCI 4003. 3 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings. Current methods of course design, pedagogy, and assessment for teaching English in middle school and high school classrooms.

ENGL 4204 Capstone Seminar in English Education (3) Prereq: EDCI 4003 and ENGL 4203. Concurrent enrollment in EDCI 4004 and 4005. For English majors in the Secondary Education Concentration. Independent research project. Course topics will vary. Advanced seminar in which students consolidate their knowledge in English and obtain a perspective on the significance of the knowledge.


SIX ADDITIONAL HOURS OF ENGLISH COURSES AT 4000-level; LING 4710 OR 4711; EDCI 3223; EDCI 2001, 3001, 3002, 4003, 4004, 4005

LING 4710 Introduction to Linguistics (3) See ENGL 4710. Introduction to the major fields of linguistic study: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics.

LING 4711 History of the English Language (3) See ENGL 4711. Survey of the development of the English language from its Germanic roots to the present day.

EDCI 3223 Adolescent Literature (3) See ENGL 3223. Critical analysis and survey of literatures with adolescents as main characters and written for adolescent and adult audiences.

EDCI 2001 Education, Schooling, and Society (3) Introduction to contemporary educational issues, especially as these are situated historically, culturally, socially, and politically; topics include history, theory, and politics of education, especially as related to gender, race, class, and technology.

EDCI 3001 Student Development and Diversity (3) Prereq: credit or registration in EDCI 2001 and concurrent enrollment in one of the following: BIOL 3001, CHEM 3001, ENGL 3201, FREN 3401, HIST 3001, MATH 3001, PHYS 3001, SPAN 3001. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings. Differences among secondary students (grades 6-12) associated with their development levels, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, genders, learning abilities, and special needs.

EDCI 3002 Classroom Culture (3) Prereq: EDCI 3001 and concurrent enrollment in one of the following: BIOL 3002, CHEM 3002, ENGL 3202, FREN 3402, MATH 3002, PHYS 3002, SPAN 3002. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings. Learning processes of middle school and high school students in the social learning environment of the classroom with attention to individual and group motivation, social interactions, integration of technology, and classroom management.

EDCI 4003 Curriculum and Pedagogy in Secondary Disciplines (3) Prereq: EDCI 3002 and concurrent enrollment in one of the following: BIOL 4003, CHEM 4003, ENGL 4203, FREN 4403, HIST 4403, MATH 4003, PHYS 4003, or SPAN 4003, or permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit in a second subject area. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings. Credit will not be given for both this course and EDCI 4465. Applying instructional approaches in particular subject areas for middle and high school students.

EDCI 4004 Critical Issues in Secondary School Content Area Teaching (3) Prereq: EDCI 4003 or permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit in a second subject area. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings. Credit will not be given for both this course and EDCI 4466. Critical issues in the nature of knowledge and inquiry in specific school subjects.

EDCI 4005 Student Teaching in Grades 6-12 (9) Prereq: EDCI 4003 and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 4004 and in one of the following: BIOL 4004, CHEM 4004, ENGL 4204, FREN 4404, HIST 4404, MATH 4004, PHYS 4004, SPAN 4004. 1 hr. lecture; 24 hrs. lab/field experience in diverse multicultural settings. All day, all semester student teaching experiences, including observation, participation, and a minimum of 180 actual clock hours of teaching (with a substantial portion of the 180 hrs. in a full day teaching) under the supervision of an assigned public school mentor teacher.