Five-Year B.A./M.S.T. Programs

Bachelor of Arts in English and Master of Science for Teachers in Adolescent English Education or Master of Science for Teachers in Dual English Adolescent and Special Education, Grades 7-12

The English and Education Departments at Le Moyne College are partnering to offer two specially designed programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts in English, a Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.), and initial New York state teacher certification in five years of full-time study (10 semesters plus two summers in the final year). Graduates of these programs will be awarded their professional New York state teacher certification after two years of full-time teaching.

These programs offer several advantages:

  1. They offer students the richest possible undergraduate English major curriculum;
  2. they more easily accommodate students who wish to earn an Integral Honors or a departmental honors degree, earn a minor, or take advantage of study abroad opportunities;
  3. they are less expensive and more efficient than completing separate bachelor and master degree programs, in part because students complete three graduate-level education courses in their eighth semester of undergraduate study at the undergraduate tuition rate.

Admission and Additional Program Requirements

Students who plan to pursue this five-year program of study will ordinarily be required to complete EDU 105 Teaching in a Diverse Society within their first three semesters at Le Moyne College; EDU 215 Learning in a Sociocultural Context within their first four semesters; and the following English courses within their first five semesters: ENG 218 Critical Perspectives on Literature, ENG 301 Advanced Grammar and Usage, ENG 318 Shakespeare, and two of the four required survey courses (ENG 305 Eng Lit Survey I:thru Milton, ENG 306 Eng Lit Survey II:Rest-Present, ENG 350 Amer Lit Survey I:to Civil War, ENG 351 Am Lit SurveyII:CivWar-Present).

In their sixth semester, students who meet the above admissions requirements and have earned a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. in the English major or better may apply for admission to the Five-Year B.A./M.S.T. Program by submitting a letter of application to the English Department chair.

After the seventh semester, all but six undergraduate-level credits must be completed of the undergraduate English major and Core requirements. In the eighth semester, the remaining six undergraduate-level course credits as well as the following three graduate-level courses for undergraduate free-elective credit must be taken: EDG 515 Introduction to Special Edu Perspective, EDG 530 Multicultur Literacy Methods - Secondary, EDG 545 Plan,Assessing,Managing Inclus Classrm.

In the first summer of study, between semesters eight & nine, students must take EDG 550 Teach/Adapt Curric Content Specialists and EDG 560 Literacy Development Across Curriculum. In the fall term (semester nine), students must take EDG 570 Adolescent Strategies and Technology,EDG 580 Pedagogical Content Knowledge, and one graduate English elective.

Spring term (semester 11) is reserved for Preservice Teaching (EDG 654 Superv Preservice Teaching Grades 7-9 and EDG 656 Superv Preservice Teaching Grades 10-12). In the summer afterward (semester 10), three graduate English electives are required.

Students enrolled in this special five-year program will receive both the B.A. and M.S.T. upon completion of all course requirements, in accordance with regulations of the New York state education department. However, students in the program are invited to participate in graduation ceremonies with their undergraduate Le Moyne classmates after spring term of their fourth year in the program, and again with their graduate classmates after spring term of their fifth year. Also, any student who decides to leave the program upon or after completing the fourth year may request a Bachelor of Arts in English and be awarded that degree, as the student will have fulfilled all requirements for the undergraduate English major after eight semesters in the B.A./M.S.T. program.

B.A. in English and M.S.T. in Adolescent Education, Grades 7-12

Core Requirements 1,2
COR 100First Year Seminars: Transitions3
WRT 101Critical Writing3
PHL 110Introduction to Philosophy3
HST 110World Civilization I3
HST 111World Civilization II3
ENG 210Major Authors3
PHL 210Moral Philosophy3
Theology3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language6
ENG 310Literature and Culture3
Mathematics3
Social Science3
Natural Science3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies3
Religion3
COR 400Senior Studies: Transformations3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts1
DIV Diversity0
Major Requirements
Advanced Writing Course 33
ENG 218Critical Perspectives on Literature3
ENG 301Advanced Grammar and Usage3
ENG 305Eng Lit Survey I:thru Milton3
ENG 306Eng Lit Survey II:Rest-Present3
ENG 318Shakespeare3
ENG 350Amer Lit Survey I:to Civil War3
ENG 351Am Lit SurveyII:CivWar-Present3
English ElectivesOne period course that focuses on a period before 1789 and one additional Period course. Students must take two topic courses, one of which must be a world/multicultural literature course (ENG 323, ENG 327, ENG 340, ENG 382, or ENG 383). Students must also take two genre courses.18
Media Literacy elective 33
Major Support Requirements
Foreign Language 49
Undergraduate Free Electives9
Education Requirements:
Teaching in a Diverse Society (counts toward Core requirements [see above]; not included in credit-count here) 2
EDU 215Learning in a Sociocultural Context3
EDG 515Introduction to Special Edu Perspective3
EDG 520Child Abuse Workshop/SAVE Violence Prev0
EDG 530Multicultur Literacy Methods - Secondary3
EDG 545Plan,Assessing,Managing Inclus Classrm3
EDG 550Teach/Adapt Curric Content Specialists3
EDG 560Literacy Development Across Curriculum3
EDG 565Home,School and Community Collaboration3
EDG 570Adolescent Strategies and Technology4
EDG 580Pedagogical Content Knowledge3
EDG 653Preservice Clinical Seminar3
EDG 654Superv Preservice Teaching Grades 7-94.5
EDG 656Superv Preservice Teaching Grades 10-124.5
Graduate English Education Electives (three courses)9
Total Credit Hours157
1

Some Core requirements may be fulfilled by major requirements.

2

Includes EDU 105 Teaching in a Diverse Society (see below under Education)

3

See under Requirements for B.A. in English and Initial Teacher Certification Tracks

4

Students take 6 credits of a Foreign Language to fulfill their Core FFl/EAC requirement and another 3 credits in that foreign language to fulfill an English major support requirement. If, after a minimum of 6 credits of language at the college level, the student has completed or advanced beyond the intermediate level (i.e. 103) in one language, then an elective in ENG, CRW, or CMM may be substituted for the final 3 credits. Additionally, students who complete LAT 101 Elementary Latin I & LAT 102 Elementary Latin II may choose to complete their foreign language requirement with a classical literature course.

B.A. in English and M.S.T. in Dual Adolescent and Special Education, Grades 7-12

The admission, course, and other requirements for this program are identical to those for the Five-Year English and Adolescent Education program with the following exceptions:

In the first summer of study, students take EDG 525 Assess: Pract/Legalities Stud W/Disabil in addition to EDG 550 Teach/Adapt Curric Content Specialists and EDG 560 Literacy Development Across Curriculum.

In spring semester of the fifth year, students take EDG 653 Preservice Clinical Seminar, either EDG 654 Superv Preservice Teaching Grades 7-9 or EDG 656 Superv Preservice Teaching Grades 10-12, and EDG 657 Supv Preserv Teach Adolesc Spec Ed 7-12.

In the second summer of study, students take two English education electives (six credits) rather than three (nine credits).

Graduates of this program have the added advantage of being triply marketable:

  • for regular secondary English positions;
  • for secondary special education positions;
  • for joint English/special education positions.

Typical Program for B.A. in English and M.S.T. in Adolescent Education, Grades 7-12

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
EDU 105 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
ENG 218 Critical Perspectives on Literature 3
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
Natural Science 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
First Semester
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
ENG 305 Eng Lit Survey I:thru Milton 3
FLL 3
EDU 215 Learning in a Sociocultural Context 3
Theology 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ENG 301 Advanced Grammar and Usage 3
ENG 306 Eng Lit Survey II:Rest-Present 3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
ENG P/T/G Elective 1 3
ENG 318 Shakespeare 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
First Semester
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
ENG 350 Amer Lit Survey I:to Civil War 3
ENG P/T/G Elective 1 3
MTH Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ENG P/T/G Elective 1 3
ENG 351 Am Lit SurveyII:CivWar-Present 3
Religion 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
First Semester
ENG P/T/G Elective 1 3
ENG P/T/G Elective 1 3
Advanced Writing Course 3
Media Literacy Elective 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
ENG P/T/G Elective 1 3
EDG 515 Introduction to Special Edu Perspective 3
EDG 530 Multicultur Literacy Methods - Secondary 3
EDG 545 Plan,Assessing,Managing Inclus Classrm 3
 Credit Hours15
Intersession
EDG 550 Teach/Adapt Curric Content Specialists 3
EDG 560 Literacy Development Across Curriculum 3
EDG 565 Home,School and Community Collaboration 3
 Credit Hours9
Fifth Year
First Semester
EDG 520 Child Abuse Workshop/SAVE Violence Prev 0
EDG 570 Adolescent Strategies and Technology 4
EDG 580 Pedagogical Content Knowledge 3
English EDU Elective 3
 Credit Hours10
Second Semester
EDG 653 Preservice Clinical Seminar 3
EDG 654 Superv Preservice Teaching Grades 7-9 4.5
EDG 656 Superv Preservice Teaching Grades 10-12 4.5
 Credit Hours12
Intersession
English EDU Elective 3
English EDU Elective 3
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours157
1

ENG elective: Period/Topic/Genre