English 5-Adult, B.A.

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
Critical Thinking Course3
Critical Thinking Course3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103 Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication3
MTH 121 Bison image  Cap graduation image Concepts and Applications (CT)3
Natural Science4
Fine Arts3
Social Science3
Any ENG level 200 Humanities (WI)3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive3
ENG 350Intro to Textual Analysis (WI)3
Multicultural or International3
ENG 499 Bison image Senior Capstone3
Teaching Specialization
ENG 350 Cap graduation image Intro to Textual Analysis3
ENG 355Intro to Critical Theory3
Select two of the following:6
Appalachian Literature
Postcolonial Literature
African American Literatures
Multicultural Literatures
Women Writers
International Literature
World Lit to Renaissance
World Lit Since Renaissance
ENG 410Shaks Comedy Tragedy & Rom3
or ENG 412 Shaks Hist & Tragedies
ENG 476Structures of English Language3
Select one of the following:3
American Lit to 1830
American Lit 1830-1865
American Lit 1865-1914
American Literature after 1914
Contemporary Literature
20th C American Poetry
Select one of the following:3
Scientific & Tech Writing
Intro Creative Writing
Writing in the Digital World
ENG 402Comp & Rhet Preservice Teacher3
ENG 419Approaches Teach Lit3
ENG 430 Bison image Young Adult Literature3
ENG 499 Bison image Senior Capstone3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Professional Education Core
CI 350 Cap graduation image Inst Tech & Computing3
EDF 201Ed Psych Developing Learner3
EDF 270Level I Clinical Exp0
CISP 421 Cap graduation image Child with Exceptionalities3
EDF 435Classroom Assessment3
EDF 475Schools in a Diverse Society3
CI 345 Cap graduation image Crit Read Writ & Think3
CI 402Teach Mid Child Learners3
CI 449Instr & Clarm Mgt Sec Ed3
CISP 422Differentiate Instruction3
CI 470Level II Clinical Exp0
CI 450 Bison image Stu Teach Secondary Ed4-12

Major Information

Admission Requirements for ADMI 4

  1. Grade Point Average of 2.80 or higher (both MU and overall),
  2. EDF 201 Ed Psych Developing Learner (grade “C” or better) and EDF 270 Level I Clinical Exp (credit),
  3. Passing scores on the PRAXIS Core exam – all 3 areas (EXEMPT from PRAXIS Core exam with SAT 1240 or ACT composite 26 or higher),
  4. Portfolio in LiveText which includes:
    • Self-Assessment,
    • Writing Sample and
    • Three Recommendations,
  5. 21 ACT composite score,
  6. MU students: Completion of 26 credit hours,
  7. Transfer students: Completion of 12 Marshall University credit hours.

Admission Requirements for ADMI 5

  1. 12 hours of completed Professional Education Core courses,
  2. 2.8 GPA overall, at MU, and in Teaching Specialization,
  3. 3.0 GPA in Professional Education Core

Admission Requirements for Student Teaching

  1. At least 90% of Teaching Specialization courses completed,
  2. Minimum of 100 credit hours completed,
  3. 2.8 GPA overall, at MU, and in Teaching Specialization,
  4. 3.0 GPA in Professional Education Core,
  5. Completion of all Professional Education Core Courses (with the exception of EDF 475 Schools in a Diverse Society)
  • Many courses require clinical experience in public school during normal school hours. Schedule open time accordingly.
  • Students should monitor their Program of Study carefully due to ongoing curricular changes.
  • All coursework in Teaching Specialization and Professional Education Core must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • West Virginia law mandates that all persons entering a school or having contact with students must have completed a background check and have not been found on the sexual offender registry prior to entering a school. Each county and school can also use the results of that background check as a basis for admitting or denying admittance. It is the procedure of the Marshall University College of Education and Professional Development that every student will obtain a background check prior to being placed in a school setting.

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Four Year Plan

The College of Education and Professional Development has the distinction of being the oldest part of Marshall University. The CIF (Curriculum, Instruction, & Foundations) program includes elementary, secondary, educational foundations, and educational computing for pre-service teachers. The secondary programs are designed for those wanting to teach content to middle school and/or high school students. The educational foundations and computing courses are designed for those entering the education field. Students receive broad content knowledge in the core academic area of choice as well as in the art and science of teaching children.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
CMM 103 Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication 3
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition 3
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
MTH 121 Bison image  Cap graduation image Concepts and Applications (CT) (or above) 3
Fine Arts Elective 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition 3
Physical/Natural Science 4
Social Science (CT) 3
Any CT designated course 3
International or Multicultural 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
First Semester
CI 350 Cap graduation image Inst Tech & Computing 3
CISP 421 Cap graduation image Child with Exceptionalities 3
EDF 201 Ed Psych Developing Learner 3
EDF 270 Level I Clinical Exp 0
Select one of the following: 3
Appalachian Literature  
Postcolonial Literature  
African American Literatures  
Multicultural Literatures  
Women Writers  
ENG 428 Bison image International Literature 3
ENG 450 World Lit to Renaissance 3
ENG 451 World Lit Since Renaissance 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours24
Second Semester
CISP 422 Differentiate Instruction 3
ENG 350 Cap graduation image Intro to Textual Analysis 3
Any ENG level 200 Humanities (WI) 3
Select one of the following: 3
Scientific & Tech Writing  
Intro Creative Writing  
Writing in the Digital World  
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Year
First Semester
CI 345 Cap graduation image Crit Read Writ & Think 3
ENG 355 Intro to Critical Theory 3
ENG 430 Bison image Young Adult Literature 3
ENG 410
Shaks Comedy Tragedy & Rom
or Shaks Hist & Tragedies
3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CI 402 Teach Mid Child Learners 3
CI 449 Instr & Clarm Mgt Sec Ed 3
ENG 419 Approaches Teach Lit 3
ENG 476 Structures of English Language 3
Select one of the following: 3
American Lit to 1830  
American Lit 1830-1865  
American Lit 1865-1914  
American Literature after 1914  
Contemporary Literature  
20th C American Poetry  
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
CI 470 Level II Clinical Exp 0
EDF 435 Classroom Assessment 3
EDF 475 Schools in a Diverse Society 3
ENG 402 Comp & Rhet Preservice Teacher 3
Select one of the following: 3
Appalachian Literature  
Postcolonial Literature  
African American Literatures  
Multicultural Literatures  
Women Writers  
International Literature  
World Lit to Renaissance  
World Lit Since Renaissance  
ENG 499 Bison image Senior Capstone 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CI 450 Bison image Stu Teach Secondary Ed (Capstone) 12
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours128