English Language Arts Secondary Teaching Endorsement
last revised 11/2007
Those who plan
to apply to the UW Seattle College of Education’s Teacher Education
Program (TEP) for Secondary (6-12) Education certification and a Master in
Teaching (MIT) should attend a TEP information session. Consult the schedule
of Teacher Education Program information sessions.
TEP candidates who fulfill the requirements below (or other eligible course
work as evaluated by a UW Department of English adviser) will be prepared
to present the required course work for an English Language Arts Endorsement
Secondary Education. These requirements, however, do not constitute
an English major for the purpose of earning a BA degree from the University
of Washington. Matriculated UW undergraduate English majors should work with an English adviser
to coordinate their English major course
work with English Language Arts endorsement
requirements. English Advising is located in A-2-B Padelford Hall and can be
reached by phone at (206) 543-2634 or by e-mail to email@example.com.
Approximately 50 quarter credits distributed among the five
coverage areas below.
At least 20 credits from the coverage areas below must be completed at
the upper-division (junior or senior) level. (Note:
All credits completed at junior or community colleges are considered lower-division
credits.) At least half of the endorsement
coursework should come from English or other literature course work.
course contributing to the endorsement must present a grade of 2.0 (“C”)
I. Linguistics/ Language Study:
One course (approximately
5 quarter or 3 semester credits):
One approved survey course in fundamental linguistic theory, covering the
major subfields in syntax, phonology, sematics, sociolinguistics, etc. (e.g.,
LING 200, LING 400).
Two courses (approximately 10 quarter
or 6 semester credits):
- One approved ENGL composition course (e.g., ENGL 111, 121, 131, 182,
197, 198, 199, 281, 282, 381, 382, 481, or C LIT 240).
- ENGL 471 Theory and Practice of Teaching Writing, or an approved equivalent
course in writing theory and pedagogy aimed at secondary-level students.
Four - five courses (approximately
20 - 25 quarter credits or 14 - 17 semester credits):
Courses in approved literature taught by an English department or
a language and literature department. (Courses from other disciplines, such
as History or Anthropology, are generally not approved since
they do not introduce students to discipline-based approaches and methods.)
- American Literature: a broad survey course (e.g.,ENGL 250,
350, 351, 352, 353, 354, or 355).
- British Literature: a broad survey course (e.g., ENGL 211,
212, 228, 229, 230, 320, 322, 325, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334,
- Diverse (non Western tradition) Literatures: Works representing authors
from a range of cultures and ethnicities globally and within the United States
311, 312, 316, 317, 367, 368, 466, ENGL/AFRAM 358, ENGL 359/AIS 377, AAS
401, 402, 403, AES 212, AES 321,
340, and other non western world literature courses).
- Literary Theory and Criticism (e.g., ENGL 302, 303, 304,
305, 307, 360, 361, 407, C LIT 400, DRAMA 302).
- Pre-1900 Literature: at least one course that focuses on texts written
prior to 1900. This requirement may overlap with another category.
IV. Visual Literacy/Non Print Media:
course (approximately 5 credits, or 3 semester credits)
- Chosen from
the approved lists in either Non Print
Media or Visual Literacy offerings. (A combined
list in PDF format is
courses in linguistics/English language study, writing and composition
theory, critical theory, or non-print media and visual literacy so as to achieve at least 50 quarter credits (approximately 33 credits on the semester system). It is assumed
that the literature course work above will contain
themselves to teach English Language Arts, students are encouraged to
pursue additional literature courses in women’s literature, gay/lesbian
literature, multiethnic literature, cultural studies, and children's
literature/literature for young adults.
If you are seeking an evaluation of your course work toward these endorsement
requirements, or if you'd like to meet with an English adviser to discuss your
progress, please choose the appropriate link below:
undergraduate students who will be Candidates to the UW (Seattle campus)
College of Education's Teacher Education Program
to the UW (Seattle campus) College of Education's Teacher Education Program
Certificated teachers seeking to add an endorsement