Academic Program: English

Student Learning Goals and Outcomes

  1. Students will gain a mastery of basic skills in grammar and composition.
    1. Students will be able to compose original written work, including presentations, while observing proper grammatical rules.
    2. Students will be able to apply the principles of composition in written work for diverse audiences and situations.
    3. Students will be able to critique their own work and the work of others on the principles of proper grammar and composition.
  2. Students will combine critical reading and thinking skills to express and assess ideas clearly.
    1. Students will be able to show demonstrable analytical thinking skills in order to critique a variety of texts, including literary, rhetorical and journalistic.
    2. Students will be prepared to parse texts for specific details that contribute to the application of understanding within both academic and professional settings.
    3. On both an objective and subjective level, students will be able to apply close reading skills to create their own meaning from texts.
  3. Students will understand and interpret major literary works in all genres.
    1. Students will be able to comprehend literary works within their various cultural, historical, political and social contexts.
    2. Students will be able to create relevant connections between literary works and their own contemporary experiences.
    3. Students will be able to analyze underlying themes in literary works and apply this knowledge in order to better interpret the world around them.

Please select from the various English programs below to display the full course line-up.

The full listing of Teacher Education options, beyond Secondary English (7-12) Subject Endorsement and Language Arts (7-12) Field Endorsement, can be found under the Teacher Education option in the left hand menu.