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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018

Secondary Teacher Preparation Program for English


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Please contact the Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation for information about all available Secondary Teacher Preparation Programs. All students interested in teaching English in middle schools or high schools should meet with their departmental advisors as soon as possible and must also attend a mandatory School of Education Undergraduate Information Session. Please call 310.338.7845 to obtain the next scheduled meeting time and to confirm attendance.

Students interested in completing the coursework for the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program for English must fulfill all of the requirements for the major in English and must also fulfill special course requirements specified by the State of California. These requirements are set forth in detail below and in a brochure available from Prof. Aimee Ross-Kilroy (aeross@lmu.edu, University Hall 3875, x82854).

The LMU Secondary Teacher Preparation Program for English is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Checklist for Students: Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in English at LMU


Pre-Major/Lower Division Requirements (12 semester hours)


Upper Division (30 semester hours)


Electives:


8 semester hours of 2 Electives, two electives of extended study in one of the domains. Two courses taken from one of the domains: 1) creative performance, 2) literary analysis, 3) rhetoric/composition, or 4) language and linguistics.

University Core Integral to Teacher Preparation Program (11 semester hours)


Upper Division English Courses:


Creative Arts Core (3 semester hours)


* At least one course from the following Theatre Arts courses (**also counts as University Core):

Beyond the Creative Arts Core, students may additionally wish to take:

Additional Course (4 semester hours)


Includes Communications Course (4 semester hours)

* At least one course from Communications Studies courses:

Note:

Beyond this course, students may also with to take another communications course selected in consultation with STPP advisor.

Total Semester Hours:


12+36+14+30+36 additional semester hours of University Core=132 semester hours

Explanation of Coursework Required


Candidates must complete major requirements and liberal arts core requirements that address the four domains of competence. The courses listed above under pre-major, lower division (12 semester hours), and upper division (30 semester hours) will demonstrate competence in the Four Domains.

Candidates complete coursework in the Four Domains of Competence, including:

Candidates must also complete extended studies in one of the domains. This extended study consists of 8 semester hours or 2 electives in the selected domain. Students may not choose one course from one domain and one course from another. They must select their two elective courses from within one domain. Students can specialize in every genre and/or period and can select from a wide range of theory and writing courses, both creative and professional.

Domain Course Listings:

  • Literature and Language Analysis
  • Language, Linguistics, Literacy
  • Composition and Rhetoric
  • Communications, Speech, Media, and Performance

Advising Assistance: STPP in English


A Message from the School of Education: Please contact the School of Education at soeinfo@lmu.edu for information about all available Secondary Teacher Preparation Programs. All students interested in teaching English in middle schools or high schools should meet with their departmental advisor (Dr. Aimee Ross-Kilroy) as soon as possible and must also attend a mandatory School of Education Undergraduate Information Session. Please call 310.338.7845 option #2 to obtain the next scheduled meeting time and to confirm attendance. The advisor for STPP students regarding the School of Education is Terri Taylor, ttaylor@lmu.edu.

The Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation (CUTP) is also available to assist students interested in teaching careers in both secondary and elementary education. Please contact Michael Cersosimo, Assistant Director of CUTP, Michael.Cersosimo@lmu.edu or Dr. Annette Pijuan Hernandez, Senior Director of CUTP, Annette.Hernandez@lmu.edu. The Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation (CUTP) has a library of information and advice for teachers and also sponsors several informational programs every year. CUTP is located in UH 3404, 310.338.1748.

Students interested in completing the coursework for the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in English must fulfill all of the requirements for the major in English and must also fulfill special course requirements specified by the State of California. These requirements are set forth in detail in the “Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in English ” section of the University Bulletin under English Department .

Students should consult with the Director/Advisor for the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in English, Dr. Aimee Ross-Kilroy (aeross@lmu.edu), UH 3868, x83718 to sign up for the program and to discuss their course of study, especially their English course.

Undergraduate-Level Coursework Plan for the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program for English


The Secondary Teacher Preparation Program for English is designed for students who anticipate teaching English in grades 6-8 or 9-12. Because of the rigorous standards set by the State of California for teacher credentialing, the Program at LMU is very specific in terms of the coursework you will be taking. With careful planning, however, it is possible to complete an English major, the University’s Core Curriculum requirements, the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program for English, and the School of Education’s required courses in four years (eight semesters).

Four-Year Plan for the English Major (120 Semester Hours)


Freshman Year


Fall Semester


Total: 15-19 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 17-19 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Total: 17-18 semester hours

Total: 17-18 semester hours

Junior Year


Total: 19 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 22-23 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 19-20 semester hours

Total: 12-15 semester hours

Note:


This four-year plan is only a model. Course offerings vary from semester to semester. In every semester the student must meet with his or her advisor in order to decide how best to continue one’s education.

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