Secondary Certification Teaching Major/Minor English

Major Requirements

A minimum of 30 semester hours is required.

Required Courses
ENGL 323Advanced Creative Writing3
or ENGL 327 Advanced Exposition
ENGL/LING 461Modern English Grammar3
or ENGL 482 History of the English Lang
Select one of the following:3
American English
Language and Society
Modern English Grammar
Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
African American English
History of the English Lang
World Englishes
The balance of the courses are to be selected with the approval of the degree and certification advisors in accordance with the English concentration requirements. Among the electives JASS 310, JASS 330 and COMM 340 are allowed.21
Supplementary requirement (not included in the 30 semester hours):
LIBR 470Literature for Young People3
Total Credit Hours33

Major Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a major.
  2. For the major, 18 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.
  3. At least 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major.
  4. COMP 105 and COMP 106 are required for undergraduate degree seekers, but cannot be counted toward the English major.  LING 280 is a prerequisite for linguistics courses at 300 or above, ENGL 223 is a prerequisite for ENGL 323, and any 200 level English literature course is a prerequisite for most English literature courses at 300 or above.

Program Notes:

  1. Minimum GPA's are required for program completion: 2.75 cumulative, 2.75 in major, 2.75 in minor, and 2.75 in Professional Studies.
  2. Advising Policy:  The student is responsible for complying with requirements described in the Undergraduate Catalog as well as on the Four Phase Checklist.  Students are expected to meet with their College of Education, Health, and Human Services advisor at least once per year and in the term prior to graduation.
  3. Courses taken on a PASS/FAIL basis will NOT be accepted toward program completion.
  4. CEHHS recommends successful program completers for State of Michigan Certification, however, it is ultimately up to the State of Michigan to issue certificates.  Certain offenses on a criminal record can keep individuals from obtaining teacher certification.  Please refer to The Revised School Code, Act 451 of 1976, section 380.1539b.
  5. Initial certification program students must have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to student teaching. 
  6. Certified teachers pursuing an endorsement in a post-degree program must complete all program requirements and have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to a recommendation being made to the State of Michigan Department of Education. 

Minor Requirements

 A minimum of 22 semester hours is required.

Required Courses
ENGL 323Advanced Creative Writing3
or ENGL 327 Advanced Exposition
ENGL/LING 461Modern English Grammar3
or ENGL 482 History of the English Lang
EDD 441Practicum: English Second Grd1
Select one of the following:3
Modern English Grammar
History of the English Lang
American English
Language and Society
Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
African American English
World Englishes
The balance of the courses are to be selected with the approval of the degree and certification advisors in accordance with the English concentration requirements. Among the electives JASS 310, JASS 330 and COMM 340 are allowed.12
Supplementary requirement (not included in the 22 semester hours):
LIBR 470Literature for Young People3
Total Credit Hours25

Minor Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a minor.
  2. COMP 105 and COMP 106 are required but do not count toward the English minor.
  3. For the minor, 9 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.