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The English Department at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is dedicated to preparing students to become insightful readers, thinkers, and writers, life-long learners with an awareness of historical, cultural, and philosophical issues. Their education in literature, writing, criticism, and language enables students to write effectively, think critically, read widely, weigh values, and communicate ideas. These abilities serve our majors in teaching, business, or graduate/professional education.

Classes in English Department majors and minors are small, providing students opportunities to get to know not just their instructors, but their fellow students as well. The faculty are dedicated, enthusiastic teachers who are readily available to students and committed to helping each student achieve his or her educational, personal, and professional goals.

English Major - Literature Emphasis

36 Total Credits


Required Courses: 27 cr.
ENGL 251 Advanced Composition 3 cr.
ENGL 253 Introduction to Literary Studies 3 cr.
ENGL 262 Creative Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 321 English Language: History and Culture 3 cr.
ENGL 331 Survey of English Literature I, 650-1800
ENGL 368 Writing Poetry 3 cr.
ENGL 369 Writing Fiction 1-3 cr.
ENGL 382 Writing Workshop in Prose and Poetry 3 cr.
ENGL 482 Writing Seminar in Fiction and Poetry 1-3 cr.

Directed Electives in Creative Writing: 3 cr. hrs.
ENGL 370 Writing Nonfiction 3 cr.
ENGL 381 Screenwriting 3 cr.

Directed Electives in Literature: 6 cr. hrs.
Choose one course from Modern/Contemporary Period 3 cr. hrs.
ENGL 325 Survey of American Literature II 3 cr.
ENGL 332 Survey of English Literature II 3 cr.
ENGL 432 Contemporary American Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 444 Major Authors 3 cr.

Genre Courses (preferably in area of specialization) 3 cr. hrs.
ENGL 202 Literature of Science Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 222 Literature of Fantasy 3 cr.
ENGL 230 International Short Fiction (g)
ENGL 231 The Short Story 3 cr.
ENGL 232 Contemporary Drama 3 cr.
ENGL 233 Introduction to Poetry 3 cr.
ENGL 234 Modern Novels 3 cr.

English Language Arts Education Major

Secondary Education
DPI License, English and Language Arts, Grades 4-12 
DPI License Code: #2300
63 Total Credits 


1. Required Courses: 36 cr. hrs.
ENGL 220 Structure of English 3 cr.
ENGL 251 Advanced Composition 3 cr.
ENGL 253 Introduction to Literary Studies 3 cr.
ENGL 262 Creative Writing 3 cr.

Take three of the following survey courses (324, 325, 331, 332). A second period course (in addition to the period course required in Area #2 below) may be substituted for one of the required survey courses.

ENGL 324 Survey of American Lit. I, Origins to 1900 3 cr.
ENGL 325 Survey of American Lit. II, 1900-1980 3 cr.
ENGL 331 Survey of English Lit I, to 1800 3 cr.
ENGL 332 Survey of English Lit. II, 1800-Present 3 cr.

ENGL 335 Shakespeare 3 cr.
ENGL 355 Literature for Adolescents 3 cr.
ENGL 361 Composition Theory 3 cr.
ENGL 362 Introduction to Rhetorical Studies 3 cr.
ENGL 441 Twentieth-Century International Literature 3 cr.

2. Select one course from the following period course group: 3 cr. hrs.
ENGL 422 Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama 3 cr.
ENGL 423 17th Century Prose & Poetry
ENGL 426 Victorian Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 427 Modern British Literature: 1890-1940 3 cr.
ENGL 428 Modern British Literature: 1940-Present 3 cr.
ENGL 431 Modern American Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 432 Contemporary American Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 444 Major Authors

3. Select two courses from the following language and writing group: 6 cr. hrs.
ENGL 211 Introduction to TESOL: Reading and Writing. 3 cr.
ENGL 266 Business Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 321 English Language: History and Culture 3 cr.
ENGL 360 Theory and Methodology of TESOL 3 cr.
ENGL 372 Practicum: Peer Tutoring and Writing Instruction or ENGL 373 Techniques in Tutoring: TESOL Practicum 3 cr.

4. Select two Journalism/Marketing Communications/Professional Writing courses: 6 cr. hrs.
Only one 100-level course can be taken in this category.
ENGL 270 Visual Rhetoric 3 cr.
ENGL 367 Technical Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 368 Writing Poetry 3 cr.
ENGL 369 Writing Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 370 Writing Non-Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 371 Proposal Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 374 Cyberliteracy and Writing for the Web 3 cr. (EC)
ENGL 387 Technical and Professional Editing 3 cr.
ENGL 467 Advanced Technical Writing 3 cr.
JOUR 101 Introduction to Mass Communication 3 cr.
JOUR 110 Principles and Ethics of Journalism 6 cr.
JOUR 201 Intro to Audio Storytelling 3 cr.
JOUR 202 Print News Writing 3 cr.
JOUR 203 Broadcast News Writing 3 cr
JOUR 221 Radio News Production 2 cr.
JOUR 222 Intro to Video Storytelling 3 cr.
MARC 100 Writing for Mass Media 3 cr.

5. Select two Speech or Theatre Arts courses: 6 cr.
COMS 106 Interpersonal Communication 3 cr.
COMS 211 Public Speaking 3 cr.
COMS 213 Intercultural Communication 3 cr.
COMS 308 Small Group Communication 3 cr.
COMS 312 Argumentation and Decision Making 3 cr.
COMS 314 Introduction to Criticism 3 cr.
COMS 319 Freedom to Speak 3 cr.
COMS 207 / MARC 207 Listening Skills 3 cr.
MARC 311 Persuasion 3 cr.
SASA 121 Acting for Stage and Screens 3 cr.
SASA 131 Visual Elements for State and Screen 3 cr.
SASA 230 Playwrights of Color 3 cr. (ACD)
SASA 231Creating Artistic Environments for State and Screen 3 cr.
SASA 234 Production Managment 3 cr.
SASA 310 Media Literacy 3 cr.
SASA 334 Playwriting 3 cr.
SASA 337 History of Theatre and Dramatic Literature 3 cr.

6. Select one Film Studies Course: 3 cr.
ENGL 301 / SASA 301FILM 301 History of Film 3 cr.
ENGL 306 / FILM 306 Postcolonial Film and Literature 3 cr. (GP)
ENGL 317 / FILM 317 Modern East Asian Literature and Cinema 3 cr. (GP)
ENGL 442 / FILM 442 / INTS 442 World Cinema 3 cr. (GP)
JOUR 302 / FILM 302 History of the Documentary 3 cr.
SASA 200 / FILM 200 Introduction to Film Studies 3 cr.
SASA 248 / FILM 248 Cultures in Conflict 3 cr.

7. Choose one Multicultural/International courses: 3 cr. hrs.
Many of these courses can be double-counted as General Education or University requirements.
ENGL 203 Literature of African Americans 3 cr. (ACD)
ENGL 208 Literature of Native Americans 3 cr. (ACD)
ENGL 214 Women in Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 228 Literature of Environmental Justice 3 cr. (EC)
ENGL 230 International Short Story 3 cr. (GP)
ENGL 234 Modern Novels 3 cr. (GP)
ENGL 317 Modern East Asian Literature and Cinema 3 cr. (GP)
ENGL 442 / FILM 442 / INTS 442 World Cinema 3 cr. (GP)
ENGL 306 Postcolonial Film and Literature 3 cr. (GP)

8. Required Supporting courses: 6 cr. hrs.
These credits are not included in the total major credits or major GPA. These courses are a college of education requirement. 
POLS 114  American Government and Politics 3 cr. 
TED 432 Techniques in English 3 cr. 

9. Teacher Education Courses - English
In addition to the required English major courses, students will need to be admitted and progress through three "tiers" of the Education Preparation Program.  In each tier, candidates will be evaluated as potential teachers. A GPA minimum of 2.75 is required in all teacher education courses.

Teacher Education (English) courses to be completed before admission to Tier I of the Education Preparation Program:
TED 100 Introduction to Teaching 2 cr.

Teacher Education (English) courses to be completed before admission to Tier II of the Education Preparation Program:
TED 250 Educational Psychology 3 cr.
ENGL 252 Multicultural Education: Language, Media, and Philosophy 3 cr
SPED 330 Introduction to Special Education 3 cr.
TED 414 Middle Schools and Transcesent Development 3 cr.

Teacher Education courses to be completed after admission to Tier II:

TED 432 Techniques in English 3 cr

Student Teaching 12 cr.
TED 421 Student Teaching Seminar  2 cr
TED 472 Student Teaching - Initial 10 cr
TED 474 Student Teaching - COST International 5 cr.
TED 479 K-12 Teaching 10 cr

Note: Additional general education course restrictions and minimum grades for specific courses are also required. Please condult with an academic advisor for more information.

English Major - Literature Emphasis

36 Total Credits
 

Required Courses: 27 cr.
ENGL 251 Advanced Composition 3 cr.
ENGL 253 Introduction to Literary Studies 3 cr.
ENGL 321 English Language: History and Culture 3 cr.
ENGL 324* Survey of American Lit. I, Origins to 1900 (writing intensive) 3 cr.
ENGL 325* Survey of American Lit. II, 1900-1980 (writing intensive) 3 cr.
ENGL 331* Survey of English Lit. I, to 1800 (writing intensive) 3 cr.
ENGL 332* Survey of English Lit. II, 1800-Present (writing intensive) 3 cr.
ENGL 335 Shakespeare 3 cr.
ENGL 444 Major Authors 3 cr.

*A second period course in British literature may replace one of the British survey courses, or a second period course in American literature may replace one of the American survey courses. At least three survey courses must be taken.

Directed Electives: 9 cr.
Select one genre, sub-genre, or diversity literature course: 3 cr.

ENGL 202 Literature of Science Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 203 Literature of the African-American Experience 3 cr.
ENGL 208 The Native American in Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 214 Women in Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 222 Literature of Fantasy 3 cr.
ENGL 230 International Short Fiction (g)
ENGL 231 The Short Story 3 cr.
ENGL 232 Contemporary Drama 3 cr.
ENGL 233 Introduction to Poetry 3 cr.
ENGL 234 Modern Novels 3 cr.
ENGL 300 Women and Film 3 cr.

Select one period course, English, American or International 3 cr.
ENGL 341 European Literature (19th Century) 3 cr.
ENGL 422 Elizabethan & Jacobean Drama
ENGL 423 17th Century Prose & Poetry
ENGL 426 Victorian Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 427 Modern British Literature: 1890-1940 3 cr.
ENGL 428 Modern British Literature: 1940-Present 3 cr..
ENGL 431 Modern American Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 432 Contemporary American Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 441 Twentieth-Century International Literature 3 cr.

Free Elective: 3 cr.

English Major - Professional Writing Emphasis

36 Total Credits


Required Courses: 24 credits
ENGL 262 Creative Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 266 Business Writing 3 cr. OR  ENGL 367 Technical Writing 3 cr
ENGL 270 Visual Rhetoric: Document Design and Graphics 3 cr.
ENGL 362 Introduction to Rhetorical Studies 3 cr.
ENGL 371 Proposal Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 374 Cyberliteracy and Writing on the Web 3 cr.
ENGL 387 Technical and Professional Editing 3 cr.
ENGL 494 Senior Seminar in Professional Writing3 cr.

Directed Electives in Writing: 9 credits
ENGL 251 Advanced Composition 3 cr.
ENGL 253 Intro to Literary Studies 3 cr.
ENGL 266 Business Writing 3 cr. OR ENGL 367 Technical Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 370 Writing Nonfiction 3 cr.
ENGL 372 Practicum: Peer Tutoring and Writing Instruction 3 cr.
ENGL 379 Internship 3 cr.
ENGL 381 Screenwriting 3 cr.
ENGL 389 Topics course in Rhetoric (Environmental Rhetoric, Contemporary Rhetoric) 3 cr.
ENGL 467 Advanced Technical Writing 3 cr.
JOUR 224 Online Media Production 3 cr.
JOUR 269 Multimedia Storytelling 3 cr.
JOUR 360 Opinion Writing 3 cr.
SASA 261 Electronic Media and Copywriting 3 cr.
SASA 460 Collaborative Filmmaking: Web Series 3 cr.
SPAN 374 Professional Writing in Spanish I 3 cr.

Directed Electives in Language: 3 credits
ENGL 220 Structure of English 3 cr.
ENGL 321 English Language: History and Culture 3 cr.
ENGL 324 Survey of American Lit. I, Origins to 1900 3 cr.
ENGL 325 Survey of American Lit. II, 1900-1980 3 cr.
ENGL 331 Survey of English Lit. I, to 1800 3 cr.
ENGL 332 Survey of English Lit. II, 1800-Present 3 cr.
MARC 311 Persuasion 3 cr.

36-38 Total Credits
 

Foreign Language Requirement
Candidates must have demonstrated proficiency in language study of a single foreign language, which can occur through two years of high school study, four semesters of university study, or other equivalent means of demonstrating proficiency in foreign language study.  This foundation requirement is not included in the number of credit hours needed for the major proper: the foundation requirement of two years of foreign language study is separate from the Directed Electives.

Required Courses  24 cr. hrs.
ENGL 211 Intro to TESOL: Reading and Writing. 3 cr.
ENGL 220 Structure of English 3 cr.
ENGL 322 Acquisition of Language 3 cr.
ENGL 360 Theory and Methodology of TESOL 3 cr.
ENGL 373 Techniques in Tutoring: TESOL Practicum 3 cr.
ENGL 420 Pedagogical Grammar 3 cr.
ENGL 351 Phonetics and Phonology 3 cr.
ENGL 475 Assessment and Testing in TESOL 3 cr.

Directed Electives 12-14 cr. hrs.
This requirement can be fulfilled through a combination of language study, study abroad, and courses listed in section 5 below or through courses selected from section 5 alone.  Appropriate study abroad programs would include those with whom UWRF has associations, such as The Hessen Exchange in Germany, Wisconsin in Scotland, Wisconsin in China, and University of Guadalajara in Mexico.  TESOL/MODL (German, Spanish, for examples) double majors may fulfill the directed electives with 12 credits chosen from the MODL courses listed in section 5 below.

Select among:
1. Language Option: 0-8 cr. hrs.
Select 0-8 credits from among 201, 202, 301, 302, and 401 from one of the following languages: Chinese, German, Japanese, or Spanish. (Students cannot double-count courses taken to satisfy the foundation language requirement above for this directed electives category.)

2. Semester Abroad Research: 0-6 cr. hrs.
A TESOL-based ENGL 378 or any department's 378, that is based in the discipline of TESOL and has an advisor or co-advisor from TESOL may be used to fulfill this requirement with prior approval. Requires department approval and may be added to a student’s DAR by program exception signed by the chair of the Department of English.

3. Semester Abroad: 0-6 cr. hrs.
INTS 377
Credits earned in Semester Abroad or the International Traveling Classroom could be used to meet this requirement.  Courses other than INTS 377 need to be approved prior to engaging in the experience as appropriate to the TESOL major by the chair of the Department of English and may appear in this category on the DAR by program exception form signed by the chair.

4. Select up to two of the following courses: 0-6 cr. hrs.
ENGL 379 Cooperative Education and Internship II 3 cr.
MODL 376 Mexico: A Cultural Experience 3 cr.
HIST 371 Study Tour Research: China or Italy 3 cr.

5. Select from the following courses to fulfill the Directed Electives component: 0-12 cr. hrs.
ENGL 230 International Short Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 232 Contemporary Drama 3 cr.
ENGL 306 Postcolonial Film and Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 317 East Asian Film and Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 441 20th Century International Fiction  3 cr.
ENGL 442 World Cinema 3 cr.
ENGL 450 Non-Native Speakers of the Midwest 3 cr.
GERM 315 Classic and Modern German Film 3 cr.
GERM 352 Survey of German Literature II 3 cr.
SPAN 341 Spanish Civilization to 1800 3 cr.
SPAN 342 Spanish Civilization 1800 to Present 3 cr.
SPAN 345 Latin American Civilization to 1800 3 cr.
SPAN 346 Latin American Civilization 3 cr.
SPAN 350 Spanish Phonetics 3 cr.
SPAN 351 Survey of Spanish Literature I 3 cr.
SPAN 352 Survey of Spanish Literature II 3 cr.
SPAN 355 Survey of Latin American Literature I 3 cr.
SPAN 356 Survey of Latin American Literature II 3 cr.
SPAN 371 Business and Culture in the Hispanic World 3 cr.
SPAN 372 Spanish for the Trades and Profession 3 cr.
SPAN 452 Advanced Spanish Literature 3 cr.
SPAN 455 Advanced Latin American Literature 3 cr.
COMS 213 Intercultural Communication 3 cr.
ECON 312 Political Economy of Discrimination 3 cr.
GEOG 342 Latin America 3 cr.
GEOG 343 Africa 3 cr.
GEOG 344 Asian and Oceana 3 cr.
HIST 201 Introduction to Asian Civilization 3 cr.
HIST 202 Introduction to Latin American Civilization 3 cr.
HIST 204 United States Immigration and Ethnic History 3 cr.
HIST 209 Introduction to African History 3 cr.
HIST 333 Silk, Spices, and Silver:  The Making of the Global Exchange System to 1700 3 cr.
HIST 332 The Islamic Middle East to 1500 3 cr.
HIST 334 Modern China 1800 to Present 3 cr.
HIST 335 Modern Japan 1600 to Present 3 cr.
HIST 336 Traditional East Asia, Prehistory to 1800 3 cr.
HIST 349 Middle Eastern History and Politics 3 cr.
PHIL 245 Eastern Religions and Islam 3 cr.
SOCI 220 Sociology of Diversity 3 cr.
ANTH 231 / SOCI 231 Sociology of Globalization 3 cr.
ANTH 314 / SOCI 314 Faces of Culture 3 cr.
ANTH 322 / SOC 322 Race and Ethnicity 3 cr.
ANTH 331 / SOCI 331 Global Perspectives on Women 3 cr.
ANTH 338 / SOCI 338 Global Perspectives on Health and Disease 3 cr.
POLS 212 The Politics of Equality and Inequality in the United States 3 cr.
POLS 260 Introduction to International Relations 3 cr.
PSYC 385 Psychology of Prejudice and Racism 3 cr.

6. Required supporting course 3 cr.
MATH 216 Elementary Statistical Concepts 3 cr.

TESOL Major - Education

36-38 Total Credits

Teacher License, English as a Second Language,
Grades K -12, DPI Code: 1395
 

Foreign Language Requirement:

Candidates must have demonstrated proficiency in language study of a single foreign language, which can occur through two years of high school study, four semesters of university study, or other equivalent means of demonstrating proficiency in foreign language study. This foundation requirement is not included in the number of credit hours needed for the major proper: the foundation requirement of two years of foreign language study is separate from the Directed Electives.

Required courses: 27 cr. hrs.

ENGL 211 Introduction to Language and Linguistics 3 cr.
ENGL 220 Structure of English 3 cr.
ENGL 322 Acquisition of Language 3 cr.
ENGL 360 Theory and Methodology of TESOL 3 cr.
ENGL 373 Techniques in Tutoring: TESOL Practicum 3 cr.
ENGL 420 Pedagogical Grammar 3 cr.
ENGL 450 Non-Native Speakers of the Midwest 3 cr.
ENGL 351 Phonetics and Phonology 3 cr.
ENGL 475 Assessment and Testing in TESOL 3 cr.

Directed Electives: 9-11 cr. hrs.

This requirement can be fulfilled through a combination of language study, study abroad, and courses listed in Section 5 below or through courses selected from Section 5 alone. Appropriate international programs would include those with whom UWRF has associations, such as Shih Hsin University in Taiwan, The Hessen Exchange in Germany, Wisconsin in Scotland, Wisconsin in China, and University of Guadalajara in Mexico. TESOL/MODL (German, Spanish, for examples) double majors may double count up to 12 credits of MODL language courses in this directed electives section with any combination of credits chosen from section 5 below.

Select among
1. Language Option: 0-8 cr. hrs.
Select 0-8 credits from among 201, 202, 301, 302, and 401 from one of the following languages: Chinese, German, Japanese, or Spanish. (Students cannot double-count courses taken to satisfy the foundation language requirement above for this directed electives category.)

2. Semester Abroad Research: 0-6 cr. hrs.
A TESOL-based ENGL 378 or any department's 378, that is based in the discipline of TESOL and has an advisor or co-advisor from TESOL may be used to fulfill this requirement with prior approval. Requires department approval and may be added to a student's DAR by program exception signed by the chair of the Department of English.

3. Semester Abroad: 0-6 cr. hrs.
INTS 377
Credits earned in Semester Abroad or the International Traveling Classroom could be used to meet this requirement. Courses other than INTS 377 need to be approved prior to engaging in the experience as appropriate to the TESOL major by the chair of the Department of English and may appear in this category on the DAR by program exception form signed by the chair.

4. Select from the following courses: 0-6 cr. hrs.
ENGL 379 Cooperative Education and Internship II 3 cr.
MODL 376 Mexico: A Cultural Experience 3 cr.
HIST 371 Study Tour Research: China or Italy 3 cr.

5. Select from the following courses to fulfill the Directed Electives component: 0-9 cr. hrs.
ENGL 230 International Short Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 232 Contemporary Drama 3 cr.
ENGL 306 Postcolonial Film and Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 317 East Asian Film and Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 441 20th Century International Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 442 World Cinema 3 cr.
GERM 315 Classic and Modern German Film 3 cr.
GERM 352 Survey of German Literature II 3 cr.
SPAN 341 Spanish Civilization to 1800 3 cr.
SPAN 342 Spanish Civilization 1800 to Present 3 cr.
SPAN 345 Latin American Civilization to 1800 3 cr.
SPAN 346 Latin American Civilization 3 cr.
SPAN 350 Spanish Phonetics 3 cr.
SPAN 351 Survey of Spanish Literature I 3 cr.
SPAN 352 Survey of Spanish Literature II 3 cr.
SPAN 355 Survey of Latin American Literature I 3 cr.
SPAN 356 Survey of Latin American Literature II 3 cr.
SPAN 371 Business and Culture in the Hispanic World 3 cr.
SPAN 372 Spanish for the Trades and Profession 3 cr.
SPAN 452 Advanced Spanish Literature 3 cr.
SPAN 455 Advanced Latin American Literature 3 cr.
COMS 213 Intercultural Communication 3 cr.
ECON 312 Political Economy of Discrimination 3 cr.
GEOG 342 Latin America 3 cr.
GEOG 343 Africa 3 cr.
GEOG 344 Asian and Oceana 3 cr.
HIST 201 Introduction to Asian Civilization 3 cr.
HIST 202 Introduction to Latin American Civilization 3 cr.
HIST 204 United States Immigration and Ethnic History 3 cr.
HIST 209 Introduction to African History 3 cr.
HIST 332 The Islamic Middle East to 1500 3 cr.
HIST 333 Silk, Spices, and Silver: The Making of the Global Exchange System to 1700 3 cr.
HIST 334 Modern China 1800 to Present 3 cr.
HIST 335 Modern Japan 1600 to Present 3 cr.
HIST 336 Traditional East Asia, Prehistory to 1800 3 cr.
HIST 349 Middle Eastern History and Politics 3 cr.
PHIL 245 Eastern Religions and Islam 3 cr.
SOCI 220 Sociology of Diversity 3 cr.
ANTH 231 / SOCI 231 Sociology of Globalization 3 cr.
ANTH 314 / SOCI 314 Faces of Culture 3 cr.
ANTH 322 / SOC 322 Race and Ethnicity 3 cr.
ANTH 331 / SOCI 331 Global Perspectives on Women 3 cr.
ANTH 338 / SOCI 338 Global Perspectives on Health and Disease 3 cr.
POLS 212 The Politics of Equality and Inequality in the United States 3 cr.
POLS 260 Introduction to International Relations 3 cr.
PSYC 285 Psychology of Prejudice and Racism 3 cr.

6. Required supporting courses 3 cr. hrs.
MATH 216 Elementary Statistical Concepts 3 cr.

Teacher Education Courses - TESOL
In addition to the required TESOL major courses, students need to be admitted and progress through three "tiers" of the Educator Preparation Program. In each tier, candidates are evaluated as potential teachers. A GPA minimum of 2.75 is required in all professional education courses.

Teacher Education (TESOL) courses to be completed before admission to Tier I of the Education Preparation Program:

TED 100   Introduction to Teaching 3 cr.
TED 250   Educational Psychology for Teachers 3 cr.Preparation Program:
ENGL 252   Multicultural Education: Language, Literature, Media, and Philosophy 3 cr.
SPED 330   Introduction to Special Education 3 cr.

Teacher Education (TESOL) courses to be completed before admission to Tier II of the Education Preparation Program:

TED 428   Techniques of TESOL 3 cr.

Student Teaching:12 credits
TED 421   Student Teaching Seminar 2 cr.
TED 472   Student Teaching - Initial 10 cr.
TED 474   Student Teaching - COST International 5 cr.
TED 479   K-12 Teaching Intership  5 cr.

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2022 Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program
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Pandemic Poetry
Open Mic
Thursday, October 28
6:30 p.m.
River Falls Public Library

All ages are invited to share a peom about, inspored by, or composed during the COVID-19 crisis.  This event will be in person and live streamed through the River Falls Public Library Facebook and Youtube.

Sponsored by the River Falls Public Library.

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