Feb 06, 2023  
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog

Secondary English Education with Concurrent Major in English, B.A.

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This degree program leads to initial teaching licensure (leading to teaching certification) with secondary concurrent majors.

University Studies Program Requirements

Several Professional Education and Core Content courses fulfil University Studies Program requirements.

Professional Education Requirements

Graduates of this program earn a Bachelor’s Degree in English Education and a concurrent major in English. It prepares students to teach English in grades 6-12. 
A concurrent major will ensure that graduates are highly qualified teachers and will expand career possibilities. 

A minimum of 120 hours are required to obtain a UW baccalaureate degree, though, each program’s hours will vary depending on major and additional options. All major courses must be passed with a grade of C or better. A minimum GPA of 2.75 in major content courses is required. A minimum of 42 credits must be upper-division.

An initial background check must be completed prior to starting any field or practicum experience. Student fees cover the cost of this initial background check so work with your College of Education advisor for details.


English Core

36 Total Hours.  At least 21 of the 36 hours must be upper-division (3000-level or higher)

Gateway to the English Major

Expanding the Cannon-6 Hours

6 credits total examining diveresity-related issues, 2000-level or above

• 2340/2350/2360 can be taken either as an Expanding the Canon course OR as an Historical Period course. A full list of courses that fulfill the Expanding the Canon requirements will be published each semester; generally speaking, these courses will cover topics related to racial diversity, global literatures, gender, sexuality, or disability studies. Examples: 3330, 3710, 4450, 4455, 4460, 4470, 4640: Postcolonial Literature, 4830.

Young Adult Literature-3 Hours

World Language

12 hours of the same world language, including ASL 

Capstone: Senior Seminar


9-10 Hours of Electives

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