Department of English

Photo above: (l-r) Victor Malo-Juvera, a scholar of English Education and an assistant professor of English, who moderated the interview July 2, 2014, in the Convention Center in downtown Wilmington; Donyell Roseboro, associate professor, Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations, and Secondary Education in the Watson College of Education; Candace Thompson, assistant professor of Education whose rousing concluding remarks married the personal, the political, and the poetic; Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker; and Marlon Moore, assistant professor of English, a scholar of contemporary Black Women Writers. -- Photo by Rory Laverty
Photo above: (l-r) Victor Malo-Juvera, coordinator of the Teacher Licensure Track, moderated a 2014 interview in Wilmington's Convention Center; Donyell Roseboro, associate professor, Watson College of Education; Candace Thompson, assistant professor of Education; Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker; and Marlon Moore, assistant professor of English. -- Photo by Rory Laverty

Teacher Licensure Track

Students can choose from two other tracks, as well: Literary Studies and Professional Writing.

This option prepares students to teach English at the secondary level. Students complete Watson College of Education requirements plus 42 hours of English courses as follows:

  • Eight courses in literature:
    • ENG 205: "Introduction to Literary Studies"
    • ENG 332 or 333: Shakespeare
    • ENG 381: "Literature for Young Adults"
    • ENG 382: "Ways of Teaching Literature" or
      ENG 383: "Classics Reconsidered"
    • ENG 223 or 224: American Literature Survey
    • ENG 211 or 212: British Literature Survey
    • ENG 225 or 226: World Literature Survey
    • ENG 3XX: One course in Diverse Literary Cultures (340, 341, 342, 343, 344, 355, 356, 357, 358, 359, 370, 371 or 385)
  • ENG 304: "Writing for Teachers"
  • ENG 314: "Writing and Technology"
  • ENG 320 and ENG 321: Two courses in English language
  • ENG 495 or 496: Senior seminar
  • One additional ENG elective

See printable Worksheet (opens as docx) with requirements.

Click here for worksheet (html) for students who declared their major in Summer 2014 or before.

More of what to expect from this course of study on our Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) page. (opens as a PDF)

Students also take courses from Watson College of Education. See links below for information.