English Education - B.S.Ed.


Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major


I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 1113E or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2250E or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H or STAT 2000 or STAT 2000E

II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.


III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.


IV. World Languages and Global Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Global Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Global Culture (9 hours)
Preferred Course(s): LING 2100 or LING 2100H

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
Preferred Course(s): (HIST 2111 or HIST 2112) and POLS 1101 


Area VI

(A minimum grade of "C" (2.0) or higher is required.)

EDSE 4030/6030*
EDUC 2110
or EDUC 2110H  
EDUC 2120
EDUC(EPSY) 2130 or EPSY 2130H

Choose one ENGL courses from the following:
ENGL 2310 or ENGL 2350H
ENGL 2320 or ENGL 2360H
ENGL 2330 or ENGL 2370H
ENGL 2340 or ENGL 2380H
ENGL 2400 or ENGL 2390H

Choose a second course (not taken above) from:
CMLT 2111 or CMLT 2250H
CMLT 2210 or CMLT 2260H
CMLT 2212 or CMLT 2270H
CMLT 2220 or CMLT 2280H
CMLT 2400 or CMLT 2410H
CMLT 2500
CMLT(AFAM) 2600 or CMLT 2610H
ENGL 2310 or ENGL 2350H
ENGL 2320 or ENGL 2360H
ENGL 2330 or ENGL 2370H
ENGL 2340 or ENGL 2380H
ENGL 2400 or ENGL 2390H 

If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives)

*Beginning July 1, 2019, all teacher education candidates must have a grade of B or higher in the exceptional children course requirements for certification.


Entrance Requirements
1. Completion of Core Areas I-V 
2. Completion of two (2) ENGL/CMLT 2000-level elective courses 
3. EDUC(EPSY) 2130 and (EDUC 2110 or EDUC 2110H
4. Overall GPA of 3.0 
5. Essays: In the application, you will be asked to upload written responses to several questions.
6. Provide a detailed log of pre-professional experiences
7. Passing score on the GACE Program Admissions Assessment or exempt the GACE Program Admissions Assessment with one of the following:
        a. Combined minimum SAT score:
               For SAT score reports dated prior to July 1, 2019: 
  • 1,000 on Verbal/Critical Reading and Math, OR 
  • 1,000 on Evidence-based Reading/Writing and Math 
               For SAT score reports dated on or after July 1, 2019: 
  • 1,080 on Evidence-based Reading/Writing AND Math 
        b. Combined minimum ACT score of 43 (English and Math scores)

English Education Application: https://coe.uga.edu/academics/degrees/bsed-english-education

All teacher education candidates are required to have a GaPSC pre-service certificate prior to beginning field experience. Click on the link for the Pre-Service Requirements and instructions: https://coe.uga.edu/pre-service

For teacher certification completion, see below.

High-Demand Major–Selection Criteria


Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.

Required Courses (39 hours)
(Minimum grade of "C" (2.0) required)

LLED 3400 or LLED 3461S or LLED 3461H or LLED 7400  

Semester One
LLED 4450 
LLED 4480/6480
Major Electives 

Semester Two
LLED 4410E

Semester Three
LLED 4400/6400
LLED 4430/6430
LLED 4461
LLED 4490/6490

Semester Four
LLED 4462/6462 (3 hours)* 
LLED 5465/7465 (12 hours)* 

*Students completing the Area of Emphasis in Educational Studies in English Education should complete courses from that section in lieu of LLED 4462/6462 and LLED 5465/7465

Program Completion Requirements for Teacher Certification:
To be considered a UGA program completer and to be eligible for an Induction Certificate in an initial educator preparation program, you must complete the following assessments: 
  • Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Exit Assessment 
  • GACE Content Assessment
  • Complete Program Key Assessments
  • Pass Dispositions Assessment (DISPS) and Intern Keys Assessment (IKES)
  • Complete MFECOE Exit Survey 
  • Complete Child Abuse and FERPA Training  
For detailed information on the program completion requirements, visit https://coe.uga.edu/teacher-certification.

Area of Emphasis in Educational Studies in English Education
Please note: The Area of Emphasis in Educational Studies in English Education WILL NOT lead to teacher certification. 

Required Courses (6 hours):
LLED 4000/6000
LLED 4045 or LLED 4045E

Major Electives (9 hours):
6 hours of major electives for the emphasis area must consist of two of the following courses:
EPSY 3010 or EPSY 3010S or EPSY 3010H
EPSY 4000/6000 (3 hours)
EPSY 4010 or EPSY 4010H (3 hours)
EPSY 4061 or EPSY 4061H
ETAP 4000/6000 (3 hours)
LLED 5040/7040 or LLED 5040E/7040E

The final 3 hours of major electives may consist of either a third course from the above list or any other relevant course at the 3000-level or above approved by the student's advisor.  

Major Electives (21 hours)

(Minimum grade of "C" (2.0) required) 

Note: Students who are considering dual degrees in English (A.B.) and English Education (B.S.Ed.) should take ENGL courses 

Choose one course from the following ENGL (Shakespeare or British Literature) courses:

ENGL 4197ENGL 4440/6440
ENGL 4210/6210ENGL 4450
ENGL 4220/6220ENGL 4460
ENGL 4230ENGL 4480/6480
ENGL 4240/6240ENGL 4490
ENGL 4270ENGL 4491-4491L
ENGL 4290ENGL 4500
ENGL 4295/6295ENGL 4501
ENGL 4296ENGL 4505
ENGL 4300/6300ENGL 4510
ENGL 4320/6320ENGL 4520
ENGL 4330ENGL 4525W
ENGL 4331ENGL 4530
ENGL 4332ENGL 4540
ENGL 4333E/6333EENGL 4590
ENGL 4334/6334ENGL 4660
ENGL 4340/6340ENGL 4670
ENGL 4350/6350ENGL 4675
ENGL 4370ENGL 4680
ENGL 4390ENGL 4685
ENGL 4400/6400ENGL 4690  
ENGL 4420/6420ENGL 4698
ENGL 4430

Choose one course from the following ENGL (American Literature) courses:
ENGL(AFAM) 4620ENGL 4760
ENGL(AFAM) 4630ENGL 4770
ENGL 4642/6642-4642L/6642LENGL 4780
ENGL 4700ENGL 4790
ENGL 4710ENGL 4791
ENGL 4712ENGL 4795
ENGL 4720ENGL 4860
ENGL 4721ENGL 4874
ENGL 4723ENGL(AFAM) 4880  
ENGL 4750ENGL(AFAM) 4884

Choose one course from the following ENGL or CMLT (World Literature) courses:
CMLT 4600/6600ENGL 4530
CMLT 4610/6610ENGL 4540
CMLT 4620/6620ENGL 4590
CMLT(AFST) 4880/6880ENGL(AFAM) 4620
CMLT(AFST) 4890/6890ENGL(AFAM) 4630
ENGL 4197ENGL 4642/6642-4642L/6642L
ENGL 4210/6210ENGL 4660
ENGL 4220/6220ENGL 4670
ENGL 4230ENGL 4675
ENGL 4240/6240ENGL 4680
ENGL 4270ENGL 4685
ENGL 4290ENGL 4690
ENGL 4295/6295ENGL 4698
ENGL 4296ENGL 4700
ENGL 4300/6300ENGL 4710
ENGL 4320/6320ENGL 4712
ENGL 4330ENGL 4720
ENGL 4331ENGL 4721
ENGL 4332ENGL 4723
ENGL 4333E/6333EENGL 4730
ENGL 4334/6334ENGL 4740
ENGL 4340/6340ENGL 4750
ENGL 4350/6350ENGL 4760
ENGL 4370ENGL 4770
ENGL 4390ENGL 4780
ENGL 4400/6400ENGL 4790
ENGL 4420/6420ENGL 4791
ENGL 4430ENGL 4795
ENGL 4440/6440ENGL 4835
ENGL 4450ENGL 4860
ENGL 4460ENGL 4865
ENGL 4480/6480ENGL 4866
ENGL 4490ENGL 4870
ENGL 4491-4491LENGL 4874
ENGL 4500ENGL(AFAM) 4880  

Choose one course from the following ENGL, LING, or LLED (Language Study) courses:
ENGL 3030
ENGL 3590W
ENGL(LING) 4005/6005
ENGL(LING) 4010/6010
ENGL 4110/6110
ENGL 4830W
ENGL 4831W  
ENGL 4832W
ENGL 4833W
LLED 5730/7730   

Choose three courses from the following:
CMLT 3200CMLT 4620/6620
CMLT 4050/6050CMLT(AFST) 4880/6880
CMLT 4400/6400CMLT(AFST) 4890/6890
CMLT 4510/6510Any CMLT 3000/4000 level
CMLT 4600/6600Any ENGL 3000/4000 level
CMLT 4610/6610


General Electives (0-2 hours)
(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)