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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

BS Teaching, 5-12

Page address: http://english.mnsu.edu/enged/engedbs.html

The requirements listed below are those of the 2015-2016 bulletin; this is a new program.  Please see the advising checklist below for the 2014-2015 program requirements.

Degree Requirements

56 credits (English, 41 credits; Speech, 19 credits) [PDF] 2015-17 Advising checklist (144 KiB)
( [PDF] 2014-15 Advising checklist (9 KiB) )

Required General Education Courses (21 credits):

  • CMST 102, Public Speaking (3)
  • CMST 310, Performance of Literature (4)
  • HLTH 240, Drug Education (3)
  • MASS 110, Introduction to Mass Media (4)
  • KSP 220W, Human Relations in a Multicultural Society (3)
  • Elective (4 credits). Either one of these English courses: 110, 112W, 113W, 118, 125, 146, 211W, 212W, 213W, 215, or 242W.  Or, any 100-200 Film course.  Or, any 100-200 Humanities course.

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Required for Major (English Courses, 37 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 275 Introduction to Literary Studies
4
ENG 285 Practical Grammar
2
ENG 327 American Literature to 1865
4
ENG 328 American Literature since 1865
4
ENG 361 Teaching Literature, 5-12
4
ENG 362 Teaching Writing, 5-12
4
ENG 381 Introduction to English Linguistics
4

Choose one course from the following:

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 320 British Literature: Beginning to 1785
4
ENG 321 British Literature: 1785 to Present
4

Choose one course from the following:

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 405 Shakespeare: Comedies and Histories
2
ENG 406 Shakespeare: Tragedies
2

Choose one course from the following (2 credits required):

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 433 Selected Studies in World Literature
4
ENG 435 World Novel
2-4
ENG 461 World Literature for Children and Young Adults
2-4

Choose one course from the following:

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 463 Adolescent Literature
3
ENG 464 Middle School Literature
3

 Required for Major (Communication Studies Courses, 12 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
CMST 101W Interpersonal Communication
4
CMST 201 Small Group Communication
2
CMST 215 Effective Listening
2
CMST 420 Methods: Teaching Communication Arts
2
CMST 425 Methods: Directing & Coaching Forensics
2

 Required for Major (Professional Education, 30 credits)

See Secondary and K-12 Professional Educationin the MSU Undergraduate Bulletin or the College of Education's website: http://ed.mnsu.edu/ksp/ugrad/onestop.html#structure.