What is Teaching English Language and Children's literature Major?

English has become an essential communication tool all over the world. Therefore, the Faculty of Education at USAL provides a number of challenging courses that allow students, who are specializing in this domain, to acquire the needed skills and information necessary for cycles 1 & 2 teachers. These students will learn and apply revolutionary teaching methodologies that encourage children to learn and acquire the language in an interesting as well as an educating way.

The Teaching English Language and Children’s Literature graduates will be able to obtain the competences that allow them to deal with elementary students in a professional manner. They will be able to prepare, plan and apply appropriate methods in teaching which adds to their qualifications and expertise. The graduates will develop profound understanding of children’s abilities and address them accordingly keeping in mind that the elementary level constitutes the basis of the whole learning process. Knowledge is acquired and learnt at this critical age, i.e. cycles 1 & 2.

Our mission in the English Department at the University of Sciences and Arts in Lebanon (USAL), is to promote learning and support the educational and professional development of our students and equip them with the necessary information that enables them to tackle teaching difficulties.

The best way to achieve that is by providing engaging materials with talented and experienced instructors and an opportunity to develop every day conversational abilities, utilizing the four basic skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

  • Carry out a thematic analysis for the lesson plans.
  • Design or select and administer effective assessments which accurately measure what has been taught and what students have learned.
  • Apply different teaching strategies in different settings.
  • Prepare effective lesson plans for elementary classes with a variety of interesting activities which promote children’s participation and involvement in the learning process.
  • Acquire skills in a variety of research methods to develop an appropriate final graduating project.
  • Master written & oral communication skills by demonstrating the ability to develop paragraphs, essays, summaries and written reports.
  • Acquire the knowledge of linguistics, literary works, genres and critical traditions.

Fields of work

As a Teaching English Language and Children’s Literature graduate, you will have the opportunity to be: a primary school teacher – teacher of English as a Foreign Language (cycles 1 & 2) – tutor, children’s books writer … etc.

Specialization Requirements

The English Department at the University of Sciences and Arts provides, and based on the university curriculum which consists of a variety of courses that constitute around 97 credits, all what a student needs to graduate within at least three years. The courses are distributed among six academic semesters: fall and spring of every academic year. They include material required for specialization, in general, plus other courses specified to the English Language and Children Literature.

Requirements to obtain a BA in Education / Special Education
12 credits General Requirements
42 credits General Specialization Requirements
31 credits Specific Specialization Requirements
6 credits General Elective Requirements
6 credits Specific Elective Requirements
97 credits Total Number of Credits

 

Study program and Credits

University Requirements (12 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Prerequisite

Credit Hours

ENGL 201

English Communication Skills I

 

3 credits

ENGL 202

English Communication Skills II

ENGL 201

3 credits

ARAB 201

Arabic Communication Skills I

 

3 credits

ARAB 202

Arabic Communication Skills II

ARAB 201

3 credits

 

Core Courses (42 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Prerequisite

Credit Hours

EDUC 210

Psychology of Development

 

3 credits

EDUC 211

Health Education

 

3 credits

EDUC 212

Theories of Learning

 

3 credits

EDUC 310

Introduction to Educational Sociology

 

3 credits

EDUC 311

Action Research

 

3 credits

EDUC 312

Instructional Procedures

EDUC 212

EDUC 315

3 credits

EDUC 313

Learning Difficulties

 

3 credits

EDUC 314

Citizenship Education

 

3 credits

EDUC 315

Measurement and Classroom evaluation

EDUC212

3 credits

EDUC 316

Educational Technology I

 

3 credits

EDUC 317

Statistics in Education

EDUC311

3 credits

EDUC 416

Educational Technology II

EDUC316

3 credits

EDUC 490

Practicum I

 

3 credits

EDUC 491

Practicum II

EDUC 490

3 credits

 

Concentration Courses (31 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Prerequisite

Credit Hours

EDEN 302

English Grammar

EngL 202

3 credits

EDEN 405

English Composition

EngL 202

3 credits

EDEN 303

Children Literature I

EngL 202

3 credits

EDEN 403

Children Literature II

EDEN 303

3 credits

EDEN 304

Social Studies I

EngL 202

3 credits

EDEN 404

Social Studies II

EDEN 304

3 credits

EDEN 406

Methods of Teaching English Grammar

EDUC 312 + EDEN 302

3 credits

EDEN 407

Methods of Teaching English Composition

EDUC 312 + EDEN 405

3 credits

EDEN 408

Methods of Teaching Children Literature

EDUC 312

+EDEN 403

3 credits

EDEN 409

Methods of Teaching Social Studies

EDUC 312 + EDEN 404

3 credits

EDEN 491

Project

70 credits +

 EDUC 311+ EDUC 317 + EDUC 490

1 credits

Registration & Acceptance Conditions

  • Obtaining the Baccalaureate / Part II Certificate or any equivalent document.
  • Passing a placement test in the English language.
  • Passing the orientation guidance stage which aims to determine the suitability of the student’s qualifications with the specialization.