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Degree Requirements

B.A. English Education

Degree information, 2020-21: University catalog

Degree roadmap, 2020-21: 4-year (freshman)

Degree checklist, 2020-21: Checklist  |  Major courses list

A path to Subject Matter Competency

Fresno State's B.A. degree in English Education offers a California state-approved "Subject Matter Program" for students wishing to teach English in California middle schools and high schools, grades 7 through 12.

Completion of the B.A. degree in English Education — 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

— fully demonstrates competency in English subject matter.

This competency qualifies students for application to the Single-Subject Credential Program and full training as a middle school or high school English teacher in the state of California.

For info on applying to the Single-Subject Credential Program — which is co-coordinated by the English Department and the Kremen School of Education and Human Development  please see this Admission Process Guide.