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2006-2007 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog 
2006-2007 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English / Elementary Teacher Licensure Program

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Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with a major in English

(a minimum 120 credit hours) Requirements are subject to change.

Students selecting this major seek licensure as an elementary teacher.  The English major is designed to increase students’ abilities in oral and written expression, to develop their proficiency in reading and analyzing literature, and to stimulate their appreciation, awareness, and understanding of the fundamental human problems and situations revealed in great literature. It also seeks to further develop their skills and techniques in the communicative arts. English majors select from one of three concentrations: American literature, British literature, or generalist. English majors, in consultation with their academic advisors, will be expected to work on campus publications and/or contribute writing to these publications. Effective for students entering in Fall 2002, English majors must successfully complete the department’s writing portfolio requirement.

For more information about the English major, contact Dr. Margaret Lloyd, chairperson of the Humanities Department, at (413) 748-3217 or the Admissions Office at (800) 343-1257.

Download an English / Elementary Teacher Licensure Program Checksheet


I. General Education Program (40 - 46 credits)

The General Education program at Springfield College is informed by its century-old Humanics tradition of educating the whole person in spirit, mind, and body, for leadership in service to humanity. These requirements have the goal of developing literate, thoughtful, socially responsible students, and instilling in them a spirit of inquiry into the nature of humankind and the universe. Towards those ends, the requirements emphasize and encourage: the acquisition of knowledge, understanding, and competency essential for the improvement of the human condition in a diverse society; a search for personal and spiritual values; and the development of an understanding and appreciation of physical well-being.  For specific requirements, see the General Education Program section or the Program Checksheet for this major.

II. Major Requirements

B. Concentration Requirements

(Specific Generalist Requirements for Elementary Licensure)

III. Electives (to complete a minimum of 120 credits)

Specialization: Elementary Teacher Licensure

Required courses:

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