Jul 16, 2024  
2022 Undergraduate Catalog 1.1 (WINTER-SPRING) 
2022 Undergraduate Catalog 1.1 (WINTER-SPRING) [ARCHIVED CATALOG - Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Adolescence Education, Grades 7-12, Dual Degree Program with BA in English (M.S.) - Hegis Code 0803.00, BA English - Hegis Code 1501.00

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(Bachelor of Arts Degree English/Master of Science Degree Adolescence Education)

This is a program of study for candidates who are admitted at the undergraduate level into the 5-Year BA English-MS Adolescence Education dual-degree program. Candidates earn a bachelor’s degree in English and their Master of Science degree in education, while also becoming eligible to obtain New York State initial/professional certification in adolescence education. Candidates in this program will synthesize their experience in the dual-degree program in the Seminar in Graduate English Studies and may present on their experiences to fellow students or professionals. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 in their first two years and have a GPA of 3.0 at the end of their Sophomore Year; a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required in years three, four, and five.

English majors study the great heritage of the English-speaking peoples in a comprehensive and varied program that includes literature, the history and structure of the English language, and various aspects of writing. Students develop an understanding of the relationship between English and the diverse cultural traditions around the world through the study of ancient and modern foreign literature in translation. They gain cultural understanding, communication skills, and experience in scholarship.

Students planning to be certified as an English teacher of students in grades 7-12 will take pedagogical and elective courses that will strengthen their expertise in their content area of specialization. Prospective education teachers will be advised to take ENG 303 , ENG 316 , and ENG 317  when possible.

Please note, in order to transition into the masters part of this dual degree program students must: (1) meet with their education advisor, (2) apply for their bachelor’s degree by completing the necessary application , and (3) complete a 4 + 1 form for entrance into the graduate part of their program

Total credit hours required for degree: 156.

Learning Objectives

Students who complete the dual-degree program will:

  • Understand literature in its time & culture
  • Articulate ideas with the use of close reading
  • Write about texts using MLA and APA conventions
  • Demonstrate understanding of the phonological, morphological, and syntactic patterns of the English language
  • Demonstrate pedagogical content knowledge and the ability to use this knowledge to design effective lessons
  • Demonstrate teaching skills that promote student learning
  • Present ideas about texts, in written or verbal form, appropriate to a professional audience
  • Present ideas about texts, in written or verbal form, appropriate to a student audience.

Academic Requirements

See Core  section of this catalog.

Core: 34 - 55 Credit Hours

English Major Course Requirements (19 Credit Hours)

Major-Related Course Requirements: 9 Credit Hours

Upper Level English Electives: 15 Credit Hours

Must complete 15 credit hours of 300 or 400 level English courses.

Must include two additional American Literature course, at least one of them should be a 300 level (ENG 295 , ENG 296 , ENG 306 , ENG 385 , ENG 386 , ENG 392 , ENG 395  ,ENG 396  or ENG 397 ). 

Must include one British Literature course (ENG 305 , ENG 335 , ENG 336 , ENG 345 , ENG 355 , ENG 356 , ENG 357 , ENG 466 , ENG 468 ).

Graduate Academic Requirements: 36 Credit Hours

Graduate Pedagogical Courses: 18 Credit Hours

Graduate Content Area Elective Courses: 9 Credit Hours

  • ENG 657 - Graduate Seminar in English Studies (3)


  • Choose two 500 or higher level courses with the subject prefix of ENG or LIT (6)

Student Teaching: 9 Credit Hours

  • EDU 671 - Student Teaching Seminar (1)
  • EDU 675 - Student Teaching I (4)
  • EDU 676 - Student Teaching II (4)


Program Credits

Core: 34-55 Credits
Major Course Requirements: 19 Credits
Major Related Requirements: 9 Credits
English Electives: 15 Credits
College Electives: 12-33 Credits
Education Undergraduate Requirements: 10 Credits
Total Credit Hours Required for BS Degree: 120 Credits
Total Credit Hours Required for MS Degree: 36 Credits
Total Credit Hours Required for Dual Degree: 156 Credits


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