2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
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2021-2022 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Education, B.A. - Middle School English/Language Arts (Grades 5-9) and English Double Major

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Students who wish to teach language arts in grades 5-9 at the middle school level enter the middle-level teacher preparation program. The program provides a double major in education and English, involving extensive professional education courses in addition to content area coursework.  All teacher preparation programs also involve extensive experiences in partner schools.

Prior to acceptance, transfer students may need to pass the MoGEA and/or MoCA at 220 or higher, depending on the number of credit hours they are able to transfer into Maryville.  Please direct questions to Stacey Ruffin.


General Education Requirements

(51 credits)


(3 courses)

  • Fine Arts elective
  • Philosophy elective
  • Humanities elective


(2 courses)

General Education Required for Major

(4 courses)

Content Requirements

(39 credits)

Teacher candidates wishing to teach English Language Arts at the middle school level earn a double major in English from Maryville University. Candidates must earn a minimum of 39 credit hours in English with 27 of those hours taken at the 300 level or above. Courses listed below are required for the double major in addition to a number of electives from the following categories:

Composition and Rhetoric

Study of the English Language (modern grammar, history of language, and/or other dialects)

American Literature

English Literature

World Literature

  • Upper level (300+) World Literature elective

English elective

  • Upper level (300+) English elective

Graduation Requirements

School of Education and Missouri Licensing Requirements

  • MoGEA with a passing score (220 or higher on all subsections)
  • MoCA with a passing score (220 or higher on all subsections)
  • 3.0 or higher professional GPA (includes content area and education coursework)
  • 2.75 Cumulative GPA (Please note: calculated from ALL college coursework, not just Maryville credits)

Maryville University Policies

  • 128 credit hours minimum (last 30 hours in residency)
  • A minimum half the major credit hours in residency
  • A minimum half the minor credit hours in residency
  • 60 credit hours must be completed at a 4-year institution

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