Students seeking licensure to teach English in grades 9-12 should consult with their advisors in the Office of Teacher Education Advising, Licensure, and Recruitment (TEALR) in the College of Education regarding education courses that are required for licensure. Such students must fulfill all the requirements of the English major and the following additional requirements and expectations: at least 39 hours in English above the 1000-level with a GPA of at least 2.75 for those courses taken at UNC Charlotte; and a GPA of at least 2.75 for all courses taken at UNC Charlotte.
Required courses are: ENGL 2100 (and/or additional approved coursework in writing), ENGL 3100 ; ENGL 3132 ; ENGL 3104 ; two 2000- or 3000-level survey courses in British literature, one in American literature; one additional course focusing on language or literacy above the 2000-level (starting Fall 2010: ENGL 4405 Literacy and Language); ENGL 4254 ; a course in World Literature at the 2000-level or above; ENGL 4116 or ENGL 4117 (or an approved 4000-level course in Shakespeare); one course in minority literature(s) (ENGL 2301 , ENGL 3157 , ENGL 3158 , ENGL 3159 , ENGL 4104 , ENGL 4155 , or an approved special topic course in multicultural literature(s) such as ENGL 3050 ), and one elective at the 4000-level.
Also required, and not counted toward the 39 hours of English coursework, are COMM 1101 and competency in a foreign language at the intermediate level. Students who complete the requirements for teaching licensure must have a minor in Secondary Education. Students should consult early with their departmental advisors in English and Education regarding these requirements and expectations. Licensure applications are the responsibility of the student and the Office of Teacher Education Advising, Licensure, and Recruitment (TEALR) in the College of Education.