Requirements: 
English Education Option, BA 

FORMS:

The Fresno State Bachelor's degree in English Education is a California state-approved Subject Matter Program in English. Completion of the BA together with

1) grades of A or B in ENGL 105, 131, 193/4T,
2) Major coursework GPA of 3.0, and
3) satisfactory completion of a portfolio and interview process covering four state-mandated areas of English Education

demonstrates competency in English Education subject matter. This qualifies students for application to the single-subject credential program and training as an English teacher in the state of California.

Summary of Major requirements: 59-61 units

  • Lower-division core (8 units): ENGL 31, 32
  • Core competencies (8 units): ENGL 105 and 189 (or approved topics course in Shakespeare)
  • English Education Option coursework (43-45 units)
  • Two college-level courses in the same foreign language.

Electives and foreign language requirement (8-10 units) may be used toward a double major or minor.

General Education requirements: 51 units
Degree Total: 120 units

 

English Education Option Common Coursework   (28 units)
(Subject Matter Program)

The following 28 units are required of all English Education majors

  • ENGL 131 (4 units)
  • LING 146 (3 units)
  • LING 141 (3 units)
  • DRAMA 138A (3 units)
  • COMM 103, 105, 114, or 115 (3 units of 115 are required) (3 units)
  • ENGL 167 or 112 (4 units)
  • ENGL 193T or 194T (4 units)
  • Literature of Diversity (4 units): Select one approved course from ENGL 112, 113, 114, 178, 179, 193T (selected topics), 194T

Extended Studies (15-17 units)
Select one of the following English education major extended studies emphases.

Literature Emphasis (16 units)

  • Creative Writing (4 units). Select one from: ENGL 41, 43, 44, 161, 163, 164
  • Literature (12 units). Select a minimum of three approved courses from: ENGL 112, 113, 114, 115W, 116, 146, 147, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 167, 168T, 169T, 171, 176T, 177, 179, 181, 183T, 184, 187, 193T, 194T

Composition and Rhetoric Emphasis (15 units)

  • Creative Writing (4 units). Select one from: ENGL 41, 43, 44, 161, 163, 164
  • Theory (11 units). Select one from: COMM 105, 140, 142. Select two from: ENGL 181, 175T (Tutoring), 175T (Comp. Theory) or other approved courses

Creative Writing Emphasis (16 units)

  • Select two of the following sequences:
  1. ENGL 41 and 161 (8 units)
  2. ENGL 43 and 163 (8 units)
  3. ENGL 44 and 164 (8 units)

Linguistics Emphasis (15 units)

  • LING 100 (3 units)
  • LING 147 (3 units)
  • Select three courses (9 units) in ONE of the following sequences:
  1. Language Awareness Strand: LING 132, 138, 139, 142, 143, 144, 145, 148, OR 
  2. Teaching English as a Second Language Strand: LING 132, 155, 165, 171

Theatre Education Emphasis (17 units)

  • DRAMA 32 or 33 (3 units)
  • DRAMA 34* (3 units)
  • DRAMA 110* (3 units)
  • DRAMA 139 (3 units)
  • DRAMA 185 or 186 (3 units)
  • DRAMA 115 (2 units)

*Requires DRAMA 115 to be taken concurrently.

Speech Emphasis (15 units)

  • Select two from: COMM 3, 5, 7, 8 (6 units)
  • Select two from: COMM 108, 162, 164 (6 units)
  • Select any other upper-division speech course not used in previous electives (3 units) 

NOTES

  1. Courses within the major cannot fulfill two requirements.
  2. Non-English courses from the student’s area of emphasis may double-count for G.E. and major requirements.
  3. Recommended G.E. courses for all English credential majors:
  • G.E. Area C1 - DRAMA 22, 62
  • G.E. Area C2 - LING 10 or foreign language courses
  • G.E. Area E - DRAMA 32
  • G.E. Area IC - DRAMA 163; PHIL 120, 150 or 151
  • G.E. Area ID - MCJ 178
  • G.E. Area MI - LING 147
What is the Subject Matter Program in English?

The Subject Matter Program in English is designed for students who wish to teach English in California middle and high schools, grades 7 through 12.

The State of California requires prospective teachers to establish subject matter competency before they can be granted a Single Subject Credential in English. See requirements for demonstrating Subject Matter Competency in English.

Students who have already attained a Bachelor of Arts and wish to establish subject matter competency in English, but do not want to take any more classes can establish subject matter competency by passing the CSET (California Subject Examination for Teachers) in English.

The Single Subject Credential Program in English is coordinated between the English Department and the Kremen School of Education and Human Development.