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English BA/English Adolescence Education EdM - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 15.01 ENGLISH- GENERAL, CIP: 23.0101 English Language and Literature, General)

Department of English

English Department
306 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4610

Rachel Ablow,
Professor and Chair

David Alff,
Assistant Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Learning and Instruction

Teacher Education Institute
375 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4610

Louise Lalli
Academic Advisor

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the English BA/English Adolescence Education EdM Program

Transfer Credit Policy

The English Department awards credit for courses take elsewhere that approximately correspond — in content, approach, and/or pedagogy — to courses offered in our program.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Prerequisite Courses

Required Courses

Required Undergraduate Courses:

CEP 400 Educational Psychology
ELP 405 Sociology of Education
ENG 200 level - 3 Courses
ENG 300-400 level, Criticism/Theory - 1 Course (ENG 301, ENG 367, ENG 369, ENG 370, ENG 371, ENG 372, ENG 440, ENG 454, or ENG 455)
ENG 300-400 level, Earlier Literature written before 1800 - 3 Courses from specified list
ENG 300-400 level Breadth of Lit Study (courses that are grounded in perspectives or experience outside the literary mainstream) - 1 course from specified list;
ENG 300-400 level electives – 5 Courses/15 credits, 1 must be at 400-level (excludes internship and Ind. Study)
LAI 350 Introduction to Education
LAI 414 Adolescent Writing across Curriculum
LAI 474 Teaching the Exceptional Learner

NYS Education Department requires students in teacher preparation programs meet the following requirements. Students are encouraged to meet these requirements via the Pathways UB Curriculum requirements.

  • One three-credit course in a foreign language (UB Area Languages)
  • One three-credit course in arts/artistic expression (UB Area Arts)
  • One three-credit course in Historical and Social Sciences (UB Area Social Science or Civilization and History)

In addition, NYS requires a course in Scientific Processes. SLI will cover this requirement, with the exception of Nutrition.

Required Graduate Courses in English

ENG 501 Introduction to Scholarly Methods
ENG 502 Introduction to Critical Theory
ENG 541 20th Century American Novel
500 Level English Elective

Required Graduate Courses in Education
LAI 512 Readings in Multicultural Lit
LAI 513 Teaching Literature
LAI 536 Digital Composing as Literacy Learning
LAI 537 Language Diversity & Literacy
LAI 552 Middle Childhood/ Adolescent Literacy Methods
LAI 580 Literature for Young Adults
LAI 595 Supervised Teaching II
LAI 617 Teaching English Grades 5 -12
LAI 667 Field Experience
LAI 668 Supervised Teaching I
LAI 674 Seminar in Teaching
LAI 698 Instructional Strategies in Secondary Schools
LAI 700 Capstone

Departmental Honors Requirements

The English Honors program enables talented students to work more closely with faculty in seminar-style courses, and in writing a senior thesis. Honors students write a Senior Thesis, which consists of independent work culminating in a paper of 30-35 pages. Honors students are especially likely to participate with faculty on research projects or as research assistants.

To graduate with Honors in English, students must complete one English honors seminar (3 credits), and one Senior Thesis. Students complete the honors thesis in one or two semesters (3-6 credits).

English majors can enter the Honors Program in one of two ways:

  • Students with a 3.5 GPA or higher within the major can apply directly to the Office of Undergraduate Studies.
  • Any English major who has a 3.8 GPA within the major, with grades in at least two 200-level and three 300-level English courses may, upon application, enter immediately into the Honors Program.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the English BA/English Adolescence Education EdM degrees
Undergraduate Credits Required92
Graduate Credits Required 58
Total Credits Required for Degree150

* Students in accelerated programs are exempt from 120 credit minimum for a Bachelor’s degree.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Dec 05, 2019 11:41:07