Plan of Study
TCC Associate of Arts in English
NSU Bachelor of Arts in Education in English Education
Bachelor of Arts English Education Major is designed to provide a quality undergraduate program in English in the areas of literature, composition, and language usage. The degree provides a generalist program that prepares the student for entry into the professional world of teaching. The Languages and Literature English Education unit is committed to departmental goals as well as specific English Education goals: in literature and composition/rhetoric focusing on the cultivation of scholarship, critical thinking, writing competence, and promotion of a devotion to teaching about literature and teaching use of written language. The degree provides a foundation to produce educated graduates with strong English Education experience who can become valuable citizens in their communities and serve as a resource in their communities. The English Education major is a unit of the Department of Languages and Literature.
The faculty of the Department of Languages and Literature is committed to the following general goals:
1) the cultivation of scholarship, critical thinking, and competence for faculty and students in the diverse areas of its purview, 2) attracting, developing, and retaining the most outstanding faculty we can find to serve our students in their learning experience, and 3) promulgating a profound devotion to excellence in the study and application in teaching of languages and literature.
Transferring to NSU is a seamless process. Although you can transfer to NSU at any time in your academic career, the smoothest transition occurs if you have earned or will earn an AA or AS from TCC. This milestone will also meet your general education requirements at NSU (unless it is a specific NSU requirement for you to graduate). Within your AA, make sure you complete the following classes because they are general education requirements for the English program: ENGL 1113, ENGL 1213 both with a grade of "C" or better.
How do my TCC classes transfer to NSU? Every class that you have taken at TCC will transfer to NSU. Each class will count in one of the following categories that make up a bachelor's degree: general education, major, minor, or free elective. You probably already know about general education and major classes but minors and free electives are unique to bachelor's degrees. A minor is 18 hours from an academic area of your choice and it is designed to complement your major. Your advisor will help you determine your minor and the classes you will take to complete it. Free electives are extremely flexible and can be selected from any academic area. They allow you to explore your academic interests outside of your major while counting toward the 124 hours you need to graduate. Most degree programs at NSU allow for some free electives. If you completed a class at TCC that does not meet one of the other specific requirements, it will count in this category, up to the first 64 hours. If you have completed more than 64 hours at the associate degree level, all courses will transfer to NSU, but only the first 64 hours will apply to your degree. This is because you must have 60 hours from a four-year institution to meet state requirements for graduation with a baccalaureate degree.
When can you start taking NSU classes? You can begin taking classes at NSU while you are completing your AA at TCC. This is called dual enrollment, many students do this each semester. Consult an NSU academic advisor and a financial aid counselor to see how dual enrollment can work for you. However, be aware that 2000 level courses taken at TCC which are equivalent to 3000 level courses at NSU will count toward degree requirements, but students must still meet the 40 hours of 3000/4000 level courses with at least half of the major at the 3000/4000 level.
NOTE: Within two weeks of declaring a major in English Education, students will be asked to write a diagnostic essay on a set topic. The essay will be kept on file in the department and will allow exit analysis of skills and competency gained during the major.