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Department of Literacy Studies, English Education and History Education


Katherine E. Misulis, Interim Chair, 126 Speight Building

The mission of the Department of Literacy Studies, English Education and History Education is to prepare pre-service and in-service teachers in the areas of reading education, English education, and history education. The department faculty members are committed to providing comprehensive programs, with rich clinical experiences. The programs are designed to produce teachers who are reflective practitioners who provide professional service to the community, the state, and the nation.

The programs are committed to the preparation of teachers who are knowledgeable, reflective, technologically proficient, and skilled in meeting the needs of a diverse student population. Emphasis is placed on service in the improvement of the public schools as well as assistance in the development of educational policy.

The literacy studies area offers many opportunities for professional development in all areas of literacy and literacy instruction. Reading courses are included within many programs, and include coursework leading to a reading concentration and North Carolina A-level reading licensure.

The English education program, in partnership with the public schools, provides comprehensive English education experiences that involve clinical settings. It offers the opportunity for students to pursue the bachelor of science (BS) in English, secondary education, and the master of arts in education (MAEd).

The history education area also partners with the public schools to provide substantive social studies experiences that involve clinical school experiences. This program offers the opportunity for students to pursue the bachelor of science in history (BS), secondary education.

Reading Center


The Reading Center is designed to aid college students with reading difficulties. READ 1031, 1 s.h. credit, is an individualized course designed to increase reading power, efficiency, and study skills.

Reading Licensure

The reading education program within the Department of Literacy Studies, English Education and History Education provides educators with the opportunity to complete the requirements for the North Carolina A-level and M-level reading licenses. Coursework and competencies for reading licensure include reading foundations, diagnostic/clinical and reading assessment, word recognition, comprehension, content area literacy instruction, language arts instruction, and children’s/adolescent literature. Those interested in considering completing the requirements for reading licensure are advised to contact their academic advisors and/or the Office of Clinical Experiences.

BS in English, Secondary Education


A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for admission to the BS program. English education majors must have a minimum grade of C in EDTC 4001; EDUC 4400 or PSYC 4305; ENED 2123, 3018, 3815, 4010, 4323, 4960; ENGL 2000, 2700, 2710, 3000, 3010, 3020; PSYC 3206; READ 3990 or 5317; and SPED 4010. For information about NC teacher licensure requirements see Licensure.

Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:
  1. Foundations curriculum plus special requirements for licensure (For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum) including those listed below - 42 s.h.
    PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    PSYC 3206. Developmental Psychology (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
    ENGL 2000. Interpreting Literature (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
  2. Core (exclusive of freshman composition) - 51 s.h.
    ENED 3018. Introduction to the High School English Curriculum (3) (F) (P: ENED 2123 or consent of chair)
    ENED 3815. Composition Instruction in Grades 9-12 (3) (WI) (S) (P: ENED 2123 or consent of dept chair)
    ENED 4010. Assessment, Management, and Instruction in High School English (3) (F) (P: Admission to upper division; ENED 4960)
    ENED 4323. The Teaching of English in High School (3) (F) (P: Admission to upper division; ENED 4960)
    ENED 4960. Literature for High School (3) (WI) (F)
    ENGL 2700. Introduction to Language Studies (3) (F,S) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 2710. English Grammar (3) (F,S) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 3000. History of British Literature to 1700 (3) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL major, minor, or consent of dept; ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 3010. History of British Literature, 1700-1900 (3) (F,S) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL major, minor, or consent of dept; ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 3020. History of American Literature to 1900 (3) (F,S) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL major, minor, or consent of dept; ENGL 1200)
    Choose 3 s.h. from:
    ENGL 4070. Shakespeare: The Histories (3) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 4080. Shakespeare: The Comedies (3) (F,S) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 4090. Shakespeare: The Tragedies (3) (F,S) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    Choose 3 s.h. from:
    ENGL 3240. U.S. Latino/a Literature (3) (WI) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 3250. Native American Literature (3) (WI) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 3260. African American Literature (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 3300. Women in Literature (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 4340. Ethnic American Literature (3) (WI) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 4360. World Literature in English. (3) (WI) (FC:HU) Formerly ENGL 3100 (P: ENGL 1200)
    Choose 3 s.h. from:
    CLAS 1500. Classical Mythology (3) (FC:HU) (Formerly CLAS 3460)
    CLAS 2000. Introduction to Classics (3) (FC:HU)
    CLAS 2220. Great Works of Ancient Literature I: Greece (3) (WI) (FC:HU)
    CLAS 2500. Greek Tragedy in Translation (3) (FC:HU)
    ENGL 3450. Northern European Mythology (3) (WI) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 3460. Literature and Classical Mythology (3) (FC: HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 3600. Classics from Homer to Dante (3) (FC: HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    Choose 6 s.h. from any 4000- or 5000-level literature course, excluding ENED 4970; ENGL 4230, 4910, 4920, 4950
    Choose 6 s.h. from any ENGL courses 2000 or above.
  3. Professional courses - 25-26 s.h.
    EDTC 4001. Technology in Education (2) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division)
    EDUC 3200. Foundations of American Education (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (P: Early experience course or consent of instructor)
    EDUC 4400. Foundations of School Learning, Motivation, and Assessment (3) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division; C: Senior I semester) or PSYC 4305. Educational Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (P: PSYC 2201 or 2240 or 3206 or 3240 or equivalent)
    ENED 2123. Early Experiences for the Prospective Teacher (1) (F,S) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENED 4324. Internship in English (10) (S) (P: Admission to upper division; a minimum grade of C in ENED 2123, 3815, 4323, 4960; EDTC 4001; EDUC 3200; PSYC 3206; PSYC 4305 or EDUC 4400; SPED 4010)
    ENED 4325. Internship Seminar: Issues in English Education (2) (S) (P: Admission to upper division; C: ENED 4324)
    READ 3990. Teaching Reading in the Content Areas in the Secondary School (2) (F,S,SS) or READ 5317. Reading in the Junior and Senior High School (3)
    SPED 4010. Effective Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms (2) (F,S) (RP: SPED 2000)
  4. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.

Social Studies Teacher Licensure

A person wishing to meet the requirements for licensure in social studies, grades 9-12, must obtain the BS degree in history and take required and elective cognate courses in anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology.

BS in History, Secondary Education

A minimum GPA of 2.5 required for admission to the program. History education majors must have a minimum grade of C in EDTC 4001; EDUC 4400 or PSYC 4305; HIED 2123, 3001, 3010, 4010, 4323; HIST 5135; PSYC 3206; READ 3990 or 5317; and SPED 4010. For information about NC teacher licensure requirements see Licensure.

Minimum degree requirement is 128 s.h. of credit as follows:
  1. Foundations curriculum and special requirements for licensure (For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum) including those listed below - 42 s.h.
    COMM 2410. Public Speaking (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA)
    MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on math placement test or math section of the SAT/ACT)
    Choose a literature course
    May count cognates in 4., below, that also meet foundations curriculum requirements
  2. Core - 33 s.h.
    HIST 1030. World Civilizations to 1500 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    HIST 1031. World Civilizations Since 1500 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    HIST 1050. American History to 1877 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    HIST 1051. American History Since 1877 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3000. History: Its Nature and Method (3) (WI*) (F,S) (FC:SO) (P: 6 s.h. in HIST)
    HIST 3235. The Era of Populism and Progressivism in American History, 1892-1919 (3) (WI*) (FC:SO) or
    HIST 3240. The Age of Franklin Roosevelt, 1919-1945 (3) (WI*) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3245. The United States Since 1945 (3) (WI*) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3260. The United States and the Middle East, 1783 to the Present (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 5135. Problems in North Carolina History (3) (WI*) (P: HIST 1050, 1051; or consent of instructor)
    Choose two electives above 2999
  3. Cognates (May count toward the foundations curriculum social science requirement) - 27 s.h.
    ANTH 1000. Introduction to Anthropology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) or ANTH 2010. Societies Around the World (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    ECON 2113. Principles of Microeconomics (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    ECON 2133. Principles of Macroeconomics (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) (P: ECON 2113)
    GEOG 2100. World Geography: Developed Regions (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) or GEOG 2110. World Geography: Less Developed Regions (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    POLS 1010. National Government (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    PSYC 3206. Developmental Psychology (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
    SOCI 2110. Introduction to Sociology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    Choose one POLS course above 2999
  4. Professional courses - 35 s.h.
    EDTC 4001. Technology in Education (2) (F,S,SS) (P: Admission to upper division)
    EDUC 3200. Foundations of American Education (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (P: Early experience course or consent of instructor)
    EDUC 4400. Foundations of School Learning, Motivation, and Assessment (3) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division; C: Senior I semester) or PSYC 4305. Educational Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (P: PSYC 2201 or 2240 or 3206 or 3240 or equivalent)
    HIED 2123. Early Experiences for the Prospective Teacher (1) (F,S) (P: 6 s.h. in HIED and 6 s.h. from other social sciences)
    HIED 3001. Teaching Civics and Economics in the Secondary Classroom (3) (F)
    HIED 3010. History Curriculum and Planning in the Secondary Classroom (2) (S)
    HIED 4010. Assessment in Secondary Social Studies (3) (F) (P: Admission to upper division; EDUC 3200; HIED 3001, 3010; or consent of instructor; C: HIED 4323)
    HIED 4323. The Teaching of Social Studies in High School (3) (F) (P: Admission to upper division) EDUC 3200; HIED 3001, 3010; or consent of instructor; C: HIED 4010)
    HIED 4324. Internship in Social Studies (10) (S) (P: Admission to upper division; HIED 4323; C: HIED 4325)
    HIED 4325. Internship Seminar: Issues in Social Studies Education (1 ) (S) (P: Admission to upper division; C: HIED 4323; HIED 4324)
    READ 3990. Teaching Reading in the Content Areas in the Secondary School (2) (F,S,SS)
    SPED 4010. Effective Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms (2) (F,S) (RP: SPED 2000)
  5. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.