The Fall 2020 Secondary Education Language, Literature, and Writing Major
Requirements in the LLW-T major for students entering EMU in Fall 2020 can be found at this link in the Fall 2020 catalog. Required classes for the previous LLW-T major and the current major are similar in that they both require classes in linguistics, literature, writing, and English teaching pedagogy. There are two key differences with the new LLW-T program. First, the new program has fewer elective literature choices and lines up closely with the non-teaching English majors. This provides an opportunity for the English department to offer more sections of the required classes. Second, the new LLW-T major lines up with the new College of Education Teaching and Learning (with Secondary Certification) major. This eliminates the need for a minor and shortens the length of the overall program.
What this means for you:
You may all remain in the catalog you have been following. You do not need to move to new requirements until your catalog is 7 years old. Students who have completed a majority of the classes in language, literature, and writing may wish to remain following their current catalog requirements due to the complications in the transition. Having said that, students who have not yet completed many of the classes in language, literature, and writing may wish to move to the new requirements. Classes may be simpler to schedule and the program may be a bit shorter to complete. If you choose to move to the new program, we can work with you to substitute classes you have already taken to count in the new program.
How to change catalogs and follow newer requirements:
Students wishing to move to a different catalog would do so by completing the Major/Minor declaration form.
For further information:
Please view the new requirements to compare what you have taken with the new program. If you think you may wish to change to the newer requirements, please contact English faculty advisor, Cathy Fleischer at [email protected], for specific information on which requirements may be best for you.
Students looking for information on graduation requirements and how the new major fits in with education classes should meet with a professional advising in the College of Education Advising Center.
Please note, an email is forthcoming that will address the Teaching and Learning (with Secondary Certification) major. Also note, the LLW-T minor requirements remain the same at this time but are expected to be updated in a future semester.