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English Major with Certification in Secondary Education


Note that the average full-time student course load per semester is 12-16 credit hours. The Veritas Program is the required liberal arts component of the Mount education.

Important note: To fulfill Veritas core requirements, you must take 1 lab science and 1 additional science or math in order to graduate.

Sample 4-Year Course Sequence

This advising guide begins with class of 2016

Semester 1

Semester 2

Freshman Year

VERIT 101 Veritas Symposium (3)
VTMA 111 Mathematical Thought (3)
VT Foreign Language and Culture I (3)
EDUC 100 foundations of Education (4)
English 100 (suggested/not required) (3)

VTCV 102 Origins of the West (3)
VTPH 103 Classical Philosophy (3)
VT Foreign Language and Culture II (3)
Natural World Domain I (3/4)*
COMM 204 Composition (3)

3 Cultural Enrichment Events

Sophomore Year

VTCV 201 Imagination/Invention (3)
PHIL 203 Domain First Principles / Mod and Contemp. (3)
ENWI 261 Intro. to Literary Study I (3)
Natural World Domain II (3/4) *
Elective Course (3)

VTAMC 202 American Experience (3)
VTTH 203 Christ and the Church (3)
ENWI 262 Intro. to Literary Study II (3)
ENGL 318 Shakespeare (3) **
EDUC 208 Learning Theory & Human Dev. (4)

Gateway 1: Entrance Interview and Portfolio in April

3 Cultural Enrichment Events

Junior Year

VTPH/VTTH 300 Ethics (3)
VTAGC 301 America in Global Context (3)
GEENG 3/400 Global Encounters (3)
EDUC 325 Reading in the Secondary Content Areas I (3)
SPED 415 Methods/Management for Inclusive Settings (4)

Gateway 2: Pre-Internship Portfolio

ENMO 300 Modernity in Literature/Arts (3)
EDUC 434 Methods and Assess. for Teaching in Secondary Schools (4)
EDUC 427 Reading in the Secondary Content Areas II (4)
ENGL 380 The English Language (3) **
Elective Course (3)

Gateway 3: Transitional Portfolio

3 Cultural Enrichment Events

Senior Year

EDUC 485 Internship II (8)
EDUC 445 Foundations of Educ. Research (2)
EDUC 495 Professional Seminar (2)

VERIT 400 Veritas Leadership Portfolio (1)
THEO Domain Theology First Principles(3)
EDUC 343 Globalization and Education (3)
Elective Course (3)
Elective Course (3)

Gateway 4: Program Completion Portfolio

3 Cultural Enrichment Events

* One of the Natural World Domain courses must include a lab.
** ENGL 380 is offered in the spring, during even years and 318  is offfered every spring. These courses may be taken as the student's schedule permits, including the spring of the sophomore year, with advisor approval. Both courses must be completed for certification.


Education Requirements

EDUC 100 Foundations of American Education (4). (also meets Veritas human and behavioral science domain requirement)
EDUC 208 Learning Theory and Human Development (4) (also meets the Veritas writing intensive requirement and second human and behavioral science domain)
EDUC 325 Reading in the Content Areas I (3)
EDUC 343 Globalization and Education (3) (also meets the Veritas global encounters requirement)
EDUC 427 Reading in the Content Areas II (4)
EDUC 434 Methods and Assessment for Teaching in the Secondary Schools (4)
EDUC 485 Internship II (8)
EDUC 495 Professional Seminar (Secondary) (2)
EDUC 445 Foundations of Educational Research (2)
SPED 415 Methods/ Management for Inclusive Settings (4)

English Requirements

ENGL 100-Level or another ENGL elective in the freshman year (suggested, not required)
COMM 204 Composition Theory and Practice (3)
ENWI 261 Introduction to Literary Study I (3)
ENWI 262 Introduction to Literary Study II (3)
ENGL 318 Shakespeare (3) (every spring)
ENGL 380 The English Language (3) (spring, even years)
ENMO 300 Modernity in Literature (3)
ENGE 3/400 Global Encounters
One ENGL course 200-level or higher
Five additional courses in 300-level English (15)

  • Two in British/European literature
  • One in British/European Pre - 1650
  • One in British/European Post - 1650
  • Two in American literature

Gateway 1: Admission
Teacher candidates must apply for admission to the teacher education program by the second semester of the sophomore year or before taking 300 level courses for students in non-traditional programs. Criteria include a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75; demonstration of basic skills as required by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) (Praxis I, SAT, ACT or GRE), formal application, admission portfolio and successful performance in a group interview. Contact department for further detail.

Gateway 2: Pre-Internship
Teacher candidates must maintain at least a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and demonstrate teacher dispositions as well as proof of background clearance in order to enter Internship I.

Gateway 3: Transition
Teacher candidates must have completed a successful Internship I as measured by GPA, Gateway 3 Benchmark and Disposition Assessments.

Gateway 4: Program Completion
Teacher candidates must have completed a successful Internship II. Additional requirements include: Specialized Professional Association Portfolio, Reflective Inquiry Project and passing scores (for MSDE) on Praxis II (Content Knowledge and Content Area Exercises). Contact department for further detail.

Certification

Program completers of a Maryland Approved Program may apply for teacher certification in MD. A program completer is the teacher candidate who has completed all program requirements, including the submission of official passing Praxis II scores for the state of Maryland. It is imperative that students designate Mount St. Mary's University and the MSDE as score recipients. For specific details about seeking Maryland certification consult the Maryland State Department of Education Certification Branch.

 
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