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General Mission

The English Department provides students with the oral and written skills necessary for their academic preparation and to face the future as professionals.

It is a progressive department in which the professors use innovative techniques and technologies to facilitate learning. Furthermore, they promote self-study and self-access learning skills through the integration of multimedia technology. The BA program even includes Education Technology courses to prepare the future teacher for the integration of technology in the classroom.

The program also provides an opportunity for teachers in active service to further develop and perfect the skills necessary to meet the current and future demands of the teaching profession.


Program in Elementary Education

Course Description

Program in Secondary Education

Program Objectives

bullet Prepare students in the teaching of English as a Second Language (ESL).
bullet Provide our graduated professionals with the skills and knowledge to select, plan, and introduce multimedia into the teaching-learning process.
bullet Prepare current English teachers in the latest ESL methodologies.
bullet Enable current non-certified English teachers to obtain the Department of Education Certificate.

Program Requirements

lncoming (First Year) Students:

First year students must meet the following requirements:
  1. A General Admission Index (IGS) of 250
  2. College Board scores of 581 or better in English Sub-Test of the College Entrance Examination Board. (Those who have lower scores than this will be required to take:
    • Basic English I and II instead of Intermediate English I and II during the first year
    • an additional 6 credits (Reading and Composition I and II) during the second year.

Reclassification Students

Students requesting reclassification to the English Department must meet the following requirements:
  1. Have approved 30 credits at the university level with a minimum GPA of 2.00.
  2. Have a General Admission Index (IGS) of 250 or more at the time they were admitted to the university, or a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50 or more in course credits already taken.
  3. Have a favorable recommendation from the English Department Reclassification Committee and from the Dean of Academic Affairs.

Transfer Students

Students transferring to the English Department from another UPR Campus or from another university must meet the following requirements:
  1. Fulfill all the requirements for admission to the UPR in Aguadilla for transferring students.
  2. Have an IGS of 250 or more
  3. Have a GPA of 2.50 or better in course credits
  4. Have a favorable recommendation from the English Department Reclassification Committee and from the Dean of Academic Affairs.

Program Components

General Education 45 37.5%
Concentration 51 42.5%
Sub-Concentration 12 10%
Elective Courses 12 10%
TOTAL 120 100%


Computer Facilities

TELL Center

The Technology Enhanced Language Learning Center is a state of the art multimedia laboratory specially designed for the teaching of language to Basic English classes.

It is a self access facility for the practice and application of the language skills using the most recent and innovative educational technologies.

CALL Center

The Computer Assisted Language Learning Center is a second laboratory for the use of students enrolled in other English classes. It is equipped with the most recent and up-to-date computers in a user-friendly environment. It is located in the department for convenient access by our English majors.