About the Secondary English Education Endorsement

Program Coordinator:
Teresa Sellmer (970-351-2142)

This unique program will prepare non-English secondary or K-12 teachers for an endorsement in English Language Arts, with an emphasis on improving literacy skills in the classroom. This endorsement will be offered entirely online and can be completed in two years. The program is designed with current students in mind and consists of two 8-week courses per semester.

Program Requirements:  25 credit hours
At present, please contact Teresa Sellmer to apply for this program.

Students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • A grade of "B" or better from Liberal Arts Core areas 1a or b (ENG 122 or ENG 123)
  • A grade point average of 2.75 for all classes required in the endorsement program
  • A grade of B or better in both EED 320 and EED 321 (B- will not be accepted)

Course of Study:
Take all of the following courses:

  • EED 295 Writing on Themes in Literature (3) (Prerequisites: ENG 122 and any course meeting LAC category 1b.) EED 295 is the prerequisite for all courses except EED 310.
  • EED 310 Language and Communication (3)
  • EED 320 Literacy Pedagogy in Secondary Classrooms I (2)
  • EED 317 Multimodal/media literacy in Secondary Classrooms (3)
  • EED 321 Literacy Pedagogy in Secondary Classrooms (2)

Choose one of the following:

  • EED 311 Studies in Non-Western Literature (3)
  • EED 312 Studies in Modern Western Literature (3)

Choose one of the following:

  • EED 313 Studies in British Literature I (3)
  • EED 314 Studies in British Literature II (3)

Choose one of the following:

  • EED 315 Studies in American Literature I (3)
  • EED 316 Studies in American Literature II (3)

Then choose one additional literature course:
EED 311, EED 312, EED 313, EED 314, EED 315, EED 316