Jun 02, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 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. Eligibility for admission to STEP generally requires a GPA of 3.00 in both the major and minor and an overall GPA of 2.80. No single major or minor course grade may be below C. 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: 44 credits in English/English Language Arts (exclusive of composition courses used to satisfy the writing requirement) distributed as follows:

3. Two courses in literary history, including

7. Other required courses

8. At least one course in British literary history (ENG 32xx and ENG 33xx courses) and at least one course in American literary history (ENG 34xx courses).

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

10. Foreign language sequence

An introductory two-semester sequence in a foreign language, or one semester of a foreign language at the 1150 level or higher, with a minimum grade of C.

Education courses

A sequence of undergraduate coursework in education is required, including:

Secondary teaching minor

A program in STEP must also include a 20-28 credit secondary teaching minor. Teaching minors available to English STEP students include biology, chemistry, economics, teaching English as a second language (TESL), history, mathematics, physics, and political science. See the Secondary Teacher Education Program listing for specific information regarding these teaching minors.

Additional information

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.

Additional Degree Requirements

In addition to these major/minor requirements, students must complete the Oakland University General Education Requirements .

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