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(130 semester hours; 137 with elementary teacher licensure) Requirements are subject to change.

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 may also opt to seek licensure as a teacher of English at the secondary level or licensure as an elementary teacher. 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 Program Checksheet


CURRICULAR REQUIREMENTS


I General Education Program


In addition to courses taken for the major, non licensure students must complete 38 s.h.; secondary licensure students complete 32 s.h.; elementary licensure students complete 18 s.h.

To integrate the humanics philosophy into their lives, Springfield College students engage in the search for knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of values through a variety of courses in the sciences and humanities. In addition to those General Education courses, students must complete 6 s.h. of Writing-Across-the-Curriculum (WAC) courses. For more information see the General Education Program and WAC courses. In the major requirements listed below, selected courses which fulfill General Education categories are marked with an asterisk; selected WAC courses are marked with a “W”.

III. Required Concentration (15 s.h.)


Students must select one of the following concentrations:

A. Generalist Concentration (15 s.h.)


Generalists must complete a total of 15 s.h. of ENGL or COMM electives, excluding ENGL 100, 231, 232, 233 or 234. Students seeking elementary or secondary teacher licensure should select this concentration and complete it with courses specified for licensure (see information below).

B. Concentration in British Literature (15 s.h.)


Select 15 s.h. from the following courses:

  • ENGL or COMM elective (maximum of 3 s.h., excluding ENGL 100, 231, 232, 233 or 234)

C. Concentration in American Literature (15 s.h.)


Select 15 s.h. from the following courses:

  • ENGL or COMM elective (maximum of 3 s.h., excluding ENGL 100, 231, 232, 233 or 234)

IV. Electives


Non-licensure students must complete 47 s.h. of electives to total 130 s.h. Secondary licensure students must complete 13 s.h. of electives to total 130 s.h. The elementary licensure program requires 137 s.h. to complete, so no electives are necessary.

V. Optional Secondary Teacher Licensure Program (40 s.h.)


English majors may elect to seek licensure as a teacher of English at the secondary level (grades 5–8 and or 8–12). Advisement is provided by a member of the English faculty and a member of the Education Department. Students seeking licensure should begin their program upon their admission to the College, but in order to be considered teacher candidates and to complete the professional preparation requirements, they must apply for official admission to the teacher preparation program and be accepted. Application to the teacher preparation program, typically occurs prior to the junior year. More information about requirements for admittance to the teacher preparation program can be found in the secondary teacher licensure section.  Students seeking secondary licensure must complete all core requirements used to fulfill the generalist concentration for the major, plus the additional requirements listed below.

Special English Requirements for Secondary Licensure


(used to fulfill the generalist concentration)

In addition, select one of the following courses:


Additional Requirement for Secondary Licensure (3 s.h.)


In addition, select a total of 14 s.h. from:


V. Optional Elementary Teacher Licensure Program (74 s.h.)


English majors may elect to seek licensure as an elementary teacher (grades 1–6). Advisement is provided by a member of the English faculty and a member of the Education Department. Students seeking licensure should begin their program upon their admission to the College, but in order to be considered teacher candidates and to complete the professional preparation requirements, they must apply for official admission to the teacher preparation program and be accepted. Application to the teacher preparation program typically occurs prior to the junior year. More information about requirements for admittance to the teacher preparation program can be found in the elementary teacher licensure section.  Students seeking elementary licensure must complete all core requirements used to fulfill the generalist concentration for the major, plus the additional requirements listed below.

Special English Requirements for Elementary Licensure


 (used to fulfill the generalist concentration)

  • ENGL ___ - 3 s.h. of ENGL electives (excluding ENGL 100, 231, 232, 233, or 234)

Recommended, but not required:


VI. Sample Program by Year


The program listed below is a sample—courses are not guaranteed to be offered during the semester or year listed. It is the student’s responsibility to insure that all requirements are met on a timely basis and that needed prerequisite courses are completed before taking upper-level requirements; therefore, they should consult carefully with an advisor when planning their program. Students must average a minimum of 16.25 s.h. a semester to complete this program in four years.

Non-licensure students will need to insure that the following General Education categories are fulfilled: Natural Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, Health, Physical Education, Second Language/ Culture, Visual and Performing Arts, History, Social Science, Social Justice, Philosophy, and Religion. Secondary licensure students will need to insure that Natural Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, Health, Physical Education, Second Language/Culture, Visual and Performing Arts, History, Social Science, and Philosophy are fulfilled. Elementary licensure students will need to insure that Computer Science, Physical Education, Second Language/ Culture, Visual and Performing Arts, Philosophy, and Religion are fulfilled.

Courses marked with an * fulfill or partially fulfill a General Education category. Courses marked with a w may fulfill a WAC requirement, depending on the year taken.

A. Sample First Year


All English majors:


  • General Education courses and/or electives to total at least 33 s.h. for both semesters

In addition, for students seeking secondary licensure:


B. Sample Second Year


All English majors:


  • General Education courses, concentration courses, and/or electives to total at least 33 s.h. for both semesters

In addition, for students seeking secondary licensure:


C. Sample Third Year


All English majors:


  • General Education courses and/or electives to total at least 33 s.h. for both semesters

In addition, for students seeking secondary licensure:


  • ENGL ___ - Literature of diversity selective (see selectives above under “Special English Requirements for Secondary Licensure)
  • ENGL ___ - Additional writing selective (see selectives above under “Special English Requirements for Secondary Licensure)

D. Sample Fourth Year


All English majors:


  • Any uncompleted General Education courses, concentration courses, or electives to total at least 130 s.h.

In addition, for students seeking secondary licensure:


  • EDUC 46_ - A total of 14 s.h. of practicum options

In addition, for students seeking elementary licensure:


  • ENGL ___ - 3 s.h. of ENGL elective (excluding ENGL 100, 231, 232, 233, or 234)

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