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Bachelor of Arts in English - Option in English Education (120 units)

The Option in English Education is designed for prospective secondary English teachers and satisfies the state-mandated requirement in subject matter competence for the Single Subject Teaching Credential. This 52-unit option combines a 40-unit core with a specified emphasis in one of nine areas. All nine areas of emphasis require that students complete the 40-unit core requirements specified here and take the additional 12 units of breadth and perspective as indicated below. In order to achieve subject matter competency, English Education majors must earn grades of 'C' or better in all of their content area coursework. English Education emphases should not be confused with BA options or majors in English or other departments, which have significantly different requirements.

Core Requirements

Take all of the following:

  • ENGL 310 Applied Composition (4)
    Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or ENGL 317 or a baccalaureate degree.
  • ENGL 320 English Grammar (4)
    Prerequisite: None
  • ENGL 363 Shakespeare I (4)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1); GE Foundation requirements.
  • ENGL 375 U.S. Ethnic Writers (3)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1); GE Foundation requirements.
  • ENGL 380 Approaches to English Studies (4)
    Prerequisite: ENGL 180 or equivalent.
  • ENGL 410 Theories of Writing and Literacy (3)
    Prerequisite: ENGL 309 or ENGL 310 or consent of instructor.
  • ENGL 482 Literature for Adolescents (4)
    Prerequisite: One college course in literature.
  • LING 339 Linguistics for Crosscultural Academic Development in Secondary School Settings (3)
    Prerequisites: None

Take one of the following:

  • ENGL 250A Survey of English Literature (4)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1); GE Foundation requirements.
  • ENGL 250B Survey of English Literature (4)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1); GE Foundation requirements.

Take one of the following:

  • ENGL 270A Survey of American Literature (4)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1); GE Foundation requirements.
  • ENGL 270B Survey of American Literature (4)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1); GE Foundation requirements.

Take one of the following:

  • CWL 100, CWL 124, CWL 132, CWL 320, CWL 346, CWL 404, CWL 452/552, CLSC 101

General Education courses that meet California Commission for Teacher Credentialing Recommendations are:

Take three units from the following:

  • THEA 113, THEA 122, THEA 324

Take three units from the following:

  • COMM 130, COMM 335

Breadth and Perspective

Africana Studies Emphasis

Take all of the following:

  • AFRS 140 Introduction to African-American Literature (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.
  • AFRS 415 International Black Children's Literature (3)
    Prerequisites: None

Take three units from the following:

  • AFRS 343A, AFRS 343B

Take three units from the following:

  • AFRS 180, AFRS 205, AFRS 240, AFRS 346

Communication Studies Emphasis

Take the following:

  • COMM 355 Communication in the Classroom (3)
    Prerequisites: None.

Take nine units from the following:

  • COMM 309, COMM 331, COMM 335, COMM 352, COMM 358, COMM 411

Creative Writing Emphasis

Take six units from the following:

  • ENGL 404, ENGL 405, ENGL 406, ENGL 407

Take six units from the following:

  • ENGL 385, ENGL 386, ENGL 459, ENGL 463, ENGL 467A/B, ENGL 474, ENGL 475, ENGL 476A/B, ENGL 477A/B, ENGL 478

Journalism Emphasis

Take all of the following:

  • JOUR 120 Writing Across the Media (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • JOUR 305 Media Design (3)
    Prerequisite: JOUR 120 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • JOUR 311 Reporting and Information Gathering (3)
    Prerequisite: JOUR 120 with a grade of "C" or better.

Take three units from the following:

  • JOUR 430, JOUR 431

Language and Linguistics Emphasis

Take three units from the following:

  • LING 420, LING 421, LING 433

Take three units from the following:

  • LING 486; EDP 485

Take three units from the following:

  • LING 425, LING 472; ANTH 421

Take three units from the following:

  • ENGL 435; LING 460

Literature Emphasis

Take three units from the ENGL 450 series

Take three units from the ENGL 470 series

Take three units from the following:

  • ENGL 318, ENGL 385, ENGL 386, ENGL 398

Take three units from the following:

  • 1. Any course in ENGL 440 series;
  • 2. Any course in ENGL 450 series different from above;
  • 3. Any course in ENGL 460 series;
  • 4. Any course in ENGL 470 series different from above;
  • 5. Any course in ENGL 480 series except ENGL 482 or 498.

Rhetoric and Composition Emphasis

Take all of the following:

  • ENGL 435 Teaching Composition (3)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
  • ENGL 436 Theories and Practices of Reading (3)
    Prerequisites: None

Take two of the following:

  • ENGL 300, ENGL 309, ENGL 317, ENGL 404, ENGL 405, ENGL 406, ENGL 407, ENGL 417, ENGL 418,ENGL 497; LING 460

Theatre Arts Emphasis

Take all of the following:

  • THEA 101 Fundamentals of Script Analysis (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • THEA 114A Fundamentals of Acting (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • THEA 221 History of Theatre and Drama to 1660 (3)
    Prerequisite: THEA 101 or concurrent enrollment or consent of instructor.
  • THEA 374 Fundamentals of Directing (3)
    Prerequisites: THEA 101 and THEA 114A or consent of instructor.

World Literature Emphasis

Take three units from the following:

  • CWL 101, CWL 132, CWL 452; CLSC 101

Take three units from the following:

  • CWL 330A, CWL 330B

Take three units from the following:

  • CWL 103, CWL 104, CWL 334, CWL 402, CWL 403, CWL 406, CWL 440

Take three units from the following:

  • CWL 414, CWL 422, CWL 431, CWL 432, CWL 437, CWL 438; CLSC 311, CLSC 312, CLSC 420

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