Credential Program

Subject Matter Program

What is the Subject Matter Program?

The Subject Matter Program in English is designed for students who wish to pursue a career teaching English in secondary 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.

Completion of the English Department's Subject Matter Program with a GPA of 2.90 or better constitutes subject matter proficiency. Thus, this option allows students to meet the State's mandated requirements for the Single Subject Credential in English by attaining a Bachelor of Arts in English through the Subject Matter Program.

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 exams. Information about these exams can be found at the Kreman School of Education and Human Development or the university'sTesting Services.

Click here for the Subject Matter Program course list.

The Single Subject Credential Program is directed under the Kreman School of Education and Human Development.