English Language & Literature - Quest/Secondary Education

General Education Requirements (53 credits)

             College Competencies (24 credits)

                        Written Communication
                        ENWR1101   Academic Writing
                        ENWR1102   Academic Research & Writing
                        Speech/Professional Communication
                        Quantitative Analysis
                        MATH1101    Comprehensive Mathematics
                        Math or Technology or Statistics
                        Ethical and Moral Analysis
                        Scientific Analysis
            Liberal Arts Distribution  (21 credits)
                        Social and Behavioral Sciences
                        PSYC1101   General Psychology
                        PSYC2204   Child Development (or)
                        PSYC3305   Adolescent Growth & Dev
                        Art and Culture
                        ENGL2000   Literary Analysis
                        ENGL2203   British Literature I (or)
                        ENGL2204   British Literature II
            University Requirements (8 credits)
                        UNIV1001   Transitioning to University Life
                        UNIV1002   Preparing for Professional Life
                        UNIV2001   Cross-cultural Perspectives 
                        UNIV2002   Global Issues

Major Requirements (30 credits)

   Required Major Courses (12credits)

ENGL3369   American Literature I (or)
ENGL3370   American Literature II
ENGL3357   Shakespeare I(or)
ENGL3358   Shakespeare II
1Global/World Literature Class
 2Pre-1800 Literature Class

Major Elective Courses (18 credits)
Secondary Education Courses (30 credits)
Year 1 
EDUC1108   Seminar in Professional Practice I
EDUC2401    Field Experience I
Year 2
EDUC2209   Seminar in Professional Practice II
EDUC2402   Field Experience II
EDUC3309   Seminar in Professional Practice III
Year 3
EDUC3403   Field Experience III
EDUC6651* Effective Reading Instruction
EDUC6562*  (Disc Methods Course)
Year 4
EDUC3404    Field Experience IV
EDUC6893* Evaluation and Measurement in Education
EDUC6584*  Comp as a Teacher’s Aid
EDUC7763*  Human Relations and Conflict Resolution
Free Electives (7 credits)

* Graduate Education Courses

Note: please refer to the English Language & Literature page for the specific general education and major requirements.

Initial Certification

Students must satisfy all core requirements and specific departmental requirements for their liberal arts/science major in order to be eligible for a baccalaureate degree. Students in the QUEST Program must major in a liberal arts/science discipline and will complete 30-31 credits as a concentration in elementary or secondary education. Fifteen of the 30-31 education credits are “dual” credits that count toward the completion of both the BA/BS and the MAT degree. No more than 15 dual credits may be taken as an undergraduate and these are completed during a student’s junior and senior years. A minimum of 120 credits are required to complete a BA/BS degree. Students who are unable to complete the required courses as undergraduates will complete them in year 5, or additional time, if needed. QUEST students who complete 15 graduate credits in their undergraduate program must complete a minimum of an additional 21 graduate credits (total of 36 graduate credits) to earn their Master’s degree. All Students enrolled in QUEST must meet at least annually with their QUEST advisor to plan for and review FDU program requirements as well as state certification requirements. Students who have not taken a biology, hygiene, physiology or substance abuse course must take the State approved Health Examination to fulfill this certification requirement. Prior to Apprenticeship Teaching, a passing score on the Praxis is required.

QUEST Fifth Year Course Outline Secondary Certification Track

EDUC6743 Introduction to Students with Disabilities School/Community (3)

EDUC6575 Apprenticeship Teaching (6)

EDUC6825 Apprenticeship Teaching Seminar (2)

EDUC7812 Final Project (2-3)

Electives per advisors recommendation (8-9)

During year five, students completing the MAT Degree program may choose electives from one area of specialization, (i.e., ESL, special education, instructional technology); or they may choose from a variety of areas from an approved list subject to approval of the advisor. Students specializing in secondary education may choose up to 6 elective credits. Students seeking dual teacher certification should focus their electives in a specific certification area in addition to their area of specialization.

Students admitted to QUEST in their sophomore year will begin their education specialization courses at the graduate level in the second semester of their junior year. Eligibility for graduate courses in education in Years 3 & 4 will be based upon the following criteria: 3.0 cum GPA, competencies demonstrated by portfolio assessments, and recommendation of faculty advisor.

In order to complete the Master of Arts in Teaching program in 5 years or less, some students may need to take courses in summer and winter sessions in Years 2-5 depending upon their particular program requirements and approval of their QUEST and Liberal Arts/Science advisors.

QUEST students may attend the study abroad program at FDU Wroxton, England in their junior or senior years. Students admitted to QUEST in their sophomore year should plan to attend Wroxton in their senior year unless an appropriate sequence of courses may be planned with the advisor for attendance at Wroxton in their junior year..