English Education

English Education

Students wishing to teach English in the public high schools should pursue the following course of study, working carefully with advisors in the English department as well as in the Education department to make sure that they are fulfilling all state requirements.

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Major Requirements

Foreign Language Requirement

One language through the 2020-level or demonstration of competence.

Literary Breadth Courses

  • ENG 2110 Survey of English Literature I (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 2120 Survey of English Literature II (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 2210 Survey of American Literature I (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 2220 Survey of American Literature II (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 2310 Survey of World Literature I (3 s.h.)

Writing Depth Courses

  • ENG 3220 Advanced Grammar (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3230 Advanced Expository Writing (3 s.h.)
  • WRI 2040 Genres of Creative Writing (3 s.h.)

Literary Depth Courses

  • ENG 3620 Literature for Adolescents (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3740 Shakespeare (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 4550 Senior Seminar in Literary Studies (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3420 Women’s Literature or ENG 3440 American Diversity or ENG 3500 African-American Literature or ENG 4140 Literature of the South (3 s.h.)

English Elective Course

Choose one of the following not already selected above:

  • ENG 3420 Women’s Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3440 American Diversity (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3500 African-American Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3710 Chaucer (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3730 Literature of Medieval England (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3820 Nineteenth-Century American Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3920 Nineteenth-Century British Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 4020 Modernist Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 4030 Contemporary Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 4040 Myth and Culture (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 4140 Literature of the South (3 s.h.)

Education Courses

  • EDU 2000 Human Growth & Development (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 2400 Instructional Technology (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 2420 Field Experience II (1 s.h.)
  • EDU 2510 Foundations of Education (4 s.h.)
  • EDU 3300 Educational Psychology (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 3420 Field Experience III (2 s.h.)
  • EDU 4070 Professional Orientation (2 s.h.)
  • EDU 4110 Secondary English Methods (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 4190 Seminar in Positive Behavior Development (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 4200 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 4500 Seminar in Education (2 s.h.)
  • SPE 2550 Educating Diverse Populations (3 s.h.)

Additional Requirements to Apply for the Teacher Education Program

  1. Cumulative overall grade point average of at least 2.5
  2. Must have successfully completed a minimum of 60 s.h. to include: ENG 1010, ENG 1020, HIS 1040, MAT 1050
    (or higher), ACL 1510 ,3 s.h. of Science, and 3 s.h. of Fine Arts
  3. Passing scores on any test required by the TEP and/or by the North Carolina State Board of Education
  4. A grade of C (2.0) or better in each course of the student’s major
  5. A grade of C (2.0) or better in the professional sequence: EDU 2420, EDU 2000, EDU 2510, and SPE 2550
  6. Three recommendations from faculty
  7. Review and approval of the student’s application by the Teacher Education Committee
  8. A post-admission interview of the Teacher Education Candidate, by the Director of Student Teaching and Field
    Experience, the Specialty Area Coordinator, and the Subject Area Faculty Specialist

NOTE: A student must apply and be admitted into the Teacher Education Program to enroll in 3000 and 4000 level
courses within the Professional Licensure area (EDU 3300, 3420, 4070, 4100, 4110, 4120, 4130, 4140, 4160, 4170, 4180,
4200, 4210, 4470; and SWK 4750).

NC State Board of Education Complaint Process

The North Carolina State Board of Education (SBE) has jurisdiction to investigate allegations of noncompliance regarding specific laws and rules. Complaints may address Educator Preparation Program requirements set forth in Article 15(D) of Chapter 115C. The SBE does not have jurisdiction over complaints related to contractual arrangements with an EPP, commercial issues, obtaining a higher grade or credit for training, or seeking reinstatement to an EPP. All complaints filed with the SBE must be in writing. A person or entity may file a written complaint with SBE by filling out a complaint form and submitting online and/or mailing or faxing a hard copy to the address on the form.

Contact the Program Coordinator

Laura Lamm

Laura Lamm, M.Ed.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of English
Laura Lamm
Laura Lamm, M.Ed.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of English

B.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; M.Ed., Campbell University


Laura Lamm, a first-generation university student and North Carolinian, is living proof that a person can teach in the public school system for over thirty years and retire in good health. She has enjoyed a long and varied career as not only a classroom teacher but also as a theatre director and forensic coach. Under her direction, students won many state awards, traveling to nationals, competitive places at colleges and universities, and scholarships. Whether on stage or paper, Laura encourages students to excel and become the best versions of themselves. She feels no better award or compliment than that her students do well in life. Laura has appeared in many commercials, films, and stage productions both locally and regionally, and while she enjoyed this work, she came to realize that she missed the classroom, so she joined Methodist University through the Writing Center (2009) where she tutored students on the paper writing process. Lately, she serves as English Coordinator on the university’s Teacher Education Committee and as a bridge between high school and freshmen English in the MAAP classes, assisting those students in strengthening their skills for future classes as only a high school veteran can, enabling them to continue their chosen studies. She is honored to be Methodist University’s Exemplary Teacher for 2019. Laura continues to expand her teaching abilities, recently adding a degree in teaching English as a Second Language to her repertoire.

She loves to travel both at home and abroad. She loves walking the beach, scavenging for driftwood and shells, and fishing. Her favorite activity is taking a ferry ride anywhere, which she hasn’t done nearly often enough.