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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, STEP

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Requirements for the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP): English

The Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) at Oakland University is an extended program of study leading to certification. Generally, eligibility for admission to STEP requires a GPA of 3.00 in both the major and minor and an overall GPA of 2.80. However, because the number of places available in the program is limited, it is anticipated that successful applicants will have a GPA in English courses of at least 3.40 (including both OU and transfer credits). No single major or minor course grade may be below 2.0. Second undergraduate degree candidates completing a major and/or minors may be required to complete additional course work at Oakland University beyond the stated minimums. Students in this program must complete the requirements for a B.A. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences and concurrently fulfill the requirements listed below: Forty credits in English (exclusive of composition courses used to satisfy the writing requirement) distributed as follows:

1. 4 credits in American ethnic literature selected from

3. Required course

4. Required course

Or 4 credits from this group and four credits selected from

8. Required course

9. 4 credits in a 400-level capstone seminar (excluding ENG 410, 411, 412, 491 and 499).

10. At least 20 credits must be taken at Oakland.

The following courses are also required

1. Required course

3. an introductory two-semester sequence in a foreign language, or one semester of a foreign language at the 115 level or higher.

Additional information

A program in STEP must also include a 20-28 hour secondary teaching minor and a sequence of undergraduate course work in education to include SED 300 , SED 427 , FE 345 , IST 397  and RDG 538. Extended study including SED 428 , SED 455  and SED 501 is also required. Further details on program admission requirements and procedures can be found in the School of Education and Human Services portion of the catalog and by consulting advisers in the Department of English and the School of Education and Human Services advising office at 363 Pawley Hall, (248) 370-4182, or the School of Education and Human Services web site.

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