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English Language Arts Education Program of Study

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2022-23 Academic Year

Freshman
CNA 201 Small Group Communication or CNA 210 Interpersonal Communication (3)
EDU 150 Introduction to Professional Education (3)
ENG 102 Composition Skills (General Studies CAT 1) (3)
ENG 270 Critical Approaches to Literature (3)
HIS 120 World History (General Studies CAT 10) (3)
General Studies CAT 2 (3)
General Studies CAT 7 (3)
General Studies CAT 4, CAT 5, CAT 8, or CAT 9 (6)
General Studies CAT 3 (3)

It is recommended that students satisfactorily complete the Core exam before completion of the freshman year.

Sophomore
CNA 223 Acting (3)
CNA 240/440 Intercollegiate Forensics or CNA 447 Directing Communication Activities (3)
CNA 280 News Writing (3)
CNA/ENG 383 Film and Literature or CNA 263 Intro to Mass Communication (3)
EDU 250 Human Development and Cognition (3)
EDU 275 PK-12 Instructional Design (3)
ENG 426 Linguistic Theory and Applications or CNA 302 Language and Human Behavior (3)
ENG 361 American Literature I or ENG 362 American Literature II (3)
General Studies CAT 6 (3)

Select one of the following:
CNA/ENG 205 Play Writing/Screen Writing (3)
ENG 202 Poetry Workshop (General Studies CAT 6) (3)
ENG 203 Fiction Workshop (General Studies CAT 6) (3)
ENG 204 Creative Nonfiction Workshop (General Studies CAT 6) (3)

Advancement to Level 2: Acceptance to Teacher Education Candidacy required before taking any 300/400 level EDU/SPD courses.  

Junior
CNA 432 Play Production for Secondary Schools (3)
EDU 409 English Content Methods and Assessment (3)
ENG 371 British Literature I or ENG 372 British Literature II (3)
ENG 380 Shakespeare or ENG 381 Classical Mythology or ENG 382 The Bible as Literature (3)
ENG 441 Traditional English Grammar (1)
ENG 443 Young Adult Literature (2)
ENG 444 Developmental Reading in Middle and Secondary Schools (2)
SPD 302 Inclusion and Co-teaching in General Education (3)
SPD 436 Classroom Management through Social-Emotional Learning 7-12 (3)
General Studies (6)

Senior
CNA T220/320/420 Theatre Workshop (2)
CNA 290 Editing and Copy Writing (3)
CNA 450 Media Design Applications (3)
EDU 409 CNA Content Methods and Assessment (3)
EDU 414 Content Area Practicum Experience (1)
ENG 442 Teaching Writing (2)
ENG 480 Senior Seminar or CNA 455 Senior Seminar in Communication Arts (3)

Advancement to Level 3: Clinical Practice
EDU 456 Clinical Practice and Seminar for the Secondary School (12)

All persons seeking Nebraska certification are required to provide proof of a passing score on the Praxis Subject Assessment designated for the area(s) of endorsement. For information about the test requirements, please visit the Nebraska Department of Education website at www.education.ne.gov.