Bachelor of Arts in English Education with Nevada Secondary Licensure (Nevada Only)

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The Bachelor of Arts in English education with Nevada secondary licensure provides a rigorous education that prepares candidates for a career as a teacher of English at the middle and secondary school levels. The secondary English education major program stresses literary analysis, diversity and critical thinking, and written and oral communication skills through a rigorous curriculum of literature, composition, language and linguistics, and a communication studies. This program prepares candidates for professional work as secondary teachers in a changing cultural and economic environment.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate familiarity with major British and American writers and their works
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the major periods and movements of British and American literary history
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the role of marginalized or oppositional voices in the evolution of the literary tradition and literary history.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret literary works within their historical and cultural contexts
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret works of literature in the context of generic conventions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret the use and effects of literary and rhetorical features of literary texts.
  • Demonstrate understanding of major critical approaches to the interpretation of literature.
  • Demonstrate the ability to compose sophisticated written works of literary analysis, incorporating appropriate close reading, research, and writing skills.
  • Demonstrate application of educational technology to meet the needs of all learners including those with special needs linguistically and culturally diverse students.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of adolescent development in order to explain how to support growth in cognitive, social, physical and emotional domains.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the learning needs of students to create positive learning environment that ensure healthy human growth.
  • Utilize systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies in a responsible manner to facilitate and account for learning and to support positive growth.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate standards-based lesson plans for learning and achievement in content areas.
  • Demonstrate professional standards and ethics.
  • Utilize different teaching strategies to accomplish the teaching and learning goals


To receive a Bachelor of Arts in English Education with Nevada Secondary Licensure candidates must complete at least 180 quarter units as articulated below, 45 of which must be completed in residence at National University and 76.5 of which must be completed at the upper-division level. The following courses are specific degree requirements. Candidates must receive passing scores on PRAXIS I II.
Preparation for the Major (4 courses; 15 quarter units)
Passage of PRAXIS I Examination is required before beginning coursework for the major.
Requirements for the Major (24 courses; 106.5 quarter units)
All Teacher Education courses (TED) have a field experience component. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA within all TED coursework and grades of "D" or "F" are not acceptable in TED courses. All major coursework must be completed and PRAXIS II passed prior to student teaching.
English Major Requirements (10 courses; 45 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
Education Theory and Methodology Major Requirements (10 courses; 45 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
Student Teaching Requirements (4 courses; 16.5 quarter units)
Candidates must pass PRAXIS I & II and must have documented 60 hours in field experience prior to student teaching. TED 465 A, B, and C are field experiences receiving an honors, satisfactory, or unsatisfactory grade and are not factored into the cumulative GPA.
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