For Intra-University Transfers:
Arts and Sciences: Advising and Academic Support Office, 323 Hall of Languages, 315-443-3150, CASadvising@syr.edu
School of Education: Office of Academic and Student Services, 111 Waverly Avenue, Suite 230; 315-443-9319, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly Chandler-Olcott, Program Coordinator, 200 Huntington Hall, 315-443-4755, email@example.com
The English Education program at Syracuse University is a dual program between the School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences, in which students earn one major from each school/college. The undergraduate major in English and Textual Studies emphasizes historical, theoretical, and political modes of inquiry. The curriculum stresses not only what is read but how. Students select English courses that align with the secondary school curriculum, include poetry, Shakespeare, history and structure of the English language, creative nonfiction, and multicultural literature. In English Education courses, students learn how to address all learners’ needs in a changing and diverse society, with particular emphasis on cultural and linguistic diversity, integration of media and technology, multi-level teaching, and standards-based assessment.
Students earn a B.A. degree with majors in English and Textual Studies (ETS) and English Education, and complete courses in three major areas:
- Liberal Arts Core and electives
- ETS major in the College of Arts and Sciences
- Professional education courses (including student teaching)
When planning their sequence of courses, students should keep in mind that at least 9 credits of education including student teaching are required in the fall of the senior year in order to meet the prerequisites for the spring student teaching experience. As many content (English) courses as possible should be completed by the end of the junior year.
A total of 127 credits is required. Some students may need to complete total program credits that are slightly greater than 127. The program meets the academic requirements for New York State initial certification to teach English Language Arts to grades 7-12. Successful completion of certification examinations, an application and a background check are also required for New York State teacher certification.
A minimum of a 3.0 grade point average is required for admission to the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education dual enrollment program. GPA requirements for admission to the candidacy and standard student teaching semesters, and other prerequisites to these semesters, are mentioned below. Additional requirements may apply to some programs. Intra-University transfer to the School of Education is coordinated through the Office of Academic and Student Services, 111 Waverly Avenue, Suite 230, and a course sequencing plan must be completed with an advisor at the time of application.