Secondary Teacher Preparation in English

Secondary Teacher Preparation in English

Fast Track:  Sample 4-year plan

Note to students:  Remember that this is a SAMPLE.  Your schedule, for many reasons, will probably not end up looking exactly like this.  What’s shown is a “fast-track” schedule.  Be aware that you also have the option of completing the English major over a four-year period, with a fifth year reserved for your teaching credential.   Requirements will differ if you enter Westmont with AP or college credit.   Please confer with English department advisor as major requirements sometimes change.

First Year

Fall

units

Spring

units

ENG 44:  Studies in World Lit. ( CI: A, F)

GE Common Context (see options below)

GE Common Inquiry:  B, C, D, G, or H (see below)

GE Common Skill: Foreign Language

PE 32:  Fitness for Life (CS:  D)

4

4

4

4

1

British Lit (after 1800) option

GE Common Context

GE Common Context

GE Common Inquiry:  B, C, D, G, or H

PEA (CS:  D)

4

4

4

4

1

Total Units

17

 

17

Second Year

British Lit (before 1800) option

ENG 104:  Mod. Grammar and Comp (CS: A1)

GE Common Context

PEA (CS:  D)

GE Common Inquiry:  B, C, D, G, or H

4

4

4

4

1

British Lit (Major Author) option

Composition & Rhetoric Option

TA 10: Acting or 20: Survey of Theatre Arts (CI: E)

GE Common Context

PEA (CS:  D)

4

2-4

4

4

1

Total Units

17

 

15-17

Second Year  May Term or Summer:  

GE Common Inquiry:  B, C, D, G, or H (4 units)

Third Year

Upper Division Literature Option

Upper Division Literature Option

ENG 106:  Language Acquisition

ED 101:  Explorations in Teaching (CCA:  B1)

KNS 156: Heath Education

4

4

4

4

2

Upper Division Literature or Writing Option

Upper Division Literature or Writing Option

Communication Option

GE Common Inquiry: B, C, D, G, or H

ED 161:  Computers for the Classroom

4

4

4

4

2

Total Units

18

 

18

Third Year May Term or Summer:

ED 105:  Cultural Diversity  (4 units)

Fourth Year

ED 111:  Educational Psychology

ED 121:  Curriculum and Planning

ED 171:  Content Area Literacy

ED 130:  Special Education

Elective

4

4

4

2

4

ED 151:  Curriculum, Management, Instruction

ED 191:  Student Teaching

ED 195:  Student Teaching seminar

2

12

3

Total Units

18

17

Westmont General Education Requirements

Common Context  (CC)

Common Inquiries  (CI)

Common Skills  (CS)

Competent & Compassionate Action (CCA)

RS 1:  Old Testament

RS 10:  New Testament

RS 20:  Christian Doctrine

PHI 6:  Philosophical Reflections

HIS 10:  World History Christian Pers.

  • Reading Imaginative Literature
  • Exploring the Physical Sciences
  • Exploring the Life Sciences
  • Reasoning Abstractly
  • Performing and Interpreting the Arts
  • Thinking Globally
  • Thinking Historically
  • Understanding Society

A1. Writing for the Liberal Arts

A2. Writing within the major

A3. Writing outside the major

Writing requirements are often fulfilled while taking other classes.

B. Quantitative/Analytical Reasoning

C. Modern/Foreign Language

D. Physical Education (4 classes)

One course in A:

A1.  Productions and Presentations

A2.  Research

A3. Integrating the Discipline

One course in B:

B1.  Serving Society; Enacting Justice

B2.  Communicating Cross-culturally

Assumptions underlying this plan:

1. That students will meet the 3 Writing for the Liberal Arts requirements through courses already listed here (requires appropriate qualifying score on the SAT II).

2.  That the Competent and Compassionate Action requirement in Serving Society or Communicating Cross-Culturally will be met through either a course in the major, through ED 101, or through a Common Inquiries course.

3.  That the student will fulfill Common Skills: B (Quantitative and Analytical Reasoning) at the same time as one of the Common Inquiry Courses.

4.  That the student will fulfill the Competent & Compassionate Action (A):  Productions/Research/Integrating, either through one of the courses listed here, or through a non-course-linked assignment.