Program: B.A., English
Junior-Year Integrated (JYI) English Subject Matter Program for the Single Subject Credential
The undergraduate English major (consisting of five options: Literature, Creative Writing, Subject Matter, FYI and JYI, and Honors) is designed for students who desire to concentrate in a specific field under the broader category of English. Students are required to choose one of these options at the time they declare their English major. For further information concerning the choice of options or related career opportunities for those with a B.A. in English, see an English department advisor.
The Four-Year Integrated (FYI) and Junior-Year Integrated (JYI) English Single Subject Matter Program for the Single Subject Credential options prepare students for a career in teaching English at the middle school and/or high school level. FYI and JYI integrate English subject matter coursework, GE requirements and the coursework included in professional preparation, permitting students who successfully complete the program to earn both a B.A. in English and a Single Subject English Preliminary Credential in four years for FYI students and in as few as two years for JYI students. These programs meet the California CTC subject matter requirements for the English Single Subject Credential. For details on the Single Subject Credential Program, see the Credential and Department of Secondary Education sections in this Catalog.
This program integrates undergraduate subject matter knowledge with professional credential preparation content and experiences, and it leads to both the B.A. in English and the Single Subject Preliminary Credential in English. For admission, students must be juniors who have completed the lower division General Education requirements and the lower division core of the English Subject Matter option major.
Applications are necessary to both the University and, prior to the student’s penultimate semester in the program, to the Credential Program. Students will be responsible for successfully completing the English Subject Matter Exit Interview and the CSUN Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) and for meeting the basic skills requirement (generally, passing the California Basic Educational Skills Test). Paralleling the FYI-English Program, the JYI-English option requires students to complete the Extended Study requirement in Literature. Students considering the JYI-English Program should seek advisement as soon as possible for guidance in meeting admission and program requirements.
Fall Semester, Year 1 (12 units)
ENGL 301 Language and Linguistics (3)
ENGL 355 Writing About Literature (3)
EPC 420 Educational Psychology of Adolescence (3)
SED 511 Fundamentals of Secondary Education in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)
Spring Semester, Year 1 (15 units)
ENGL 363 Study of Poetry (3)
or ENGL 463A Modern Poetry (3)
or ENGL 463B Contemporary Poetry (3)
Fall Semester, Year 2 (16 units)
Choose 3 units from GE Section B5: Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning (3)
Choose 3 units of British Literature (Extended Study 3):
Spring Semester, Year 2 (15 units)
Choose 3 units American Literature (Extended Study 4):
Additional Requirements for Spring Semester
Year 3 students should:
- Successfully complete the English Subject Matter Exit Interview with two members of the English department (see advisor).
- Take the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE).
- Apply for admission to the Credential Program.
- Take the CBEST examination.
- Apply for the Certificate of Clearance from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Fall Semester, Year 3 (13 units)
ENGL 302 Introduction to Modern Grammar (3)
ENGL 429 Literature for Adolescents (3)
SED 521 Content Area Literacy and Learning in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)
SED 554/554S Supervised Field Experience and Field Experience Seminar (3/1)
Spring Semester, Year 3 (13 units)
ENGL 495ESM Senior Seminar in English: Multigenre Literacy in a Global Context (3)
SED 529 Teaching English Learners in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)
SED 555/SED 555S Supervised Practicum and Practicum Seminar (5/2)
Additional Requirements for the JYI English Single Subject Matter Program (JYI) for the Single Subject Credential Option
- Earn a grade of “C” or better and maintain a GPA of 2.99 in COMS 309; ENGL 250FE, ENGL 301, ENGL 302, ENGL 311/ENGL 371, ENGL 355, ENGL 363/ENGL 463A/ENGL 463B, ENGL 406, ENGL 416/ENGL 417, ENGL 429, ENGL 436, ENGL 438, ENGL 495ESM; TH 473/L; and upper division Extended Study in English.
- Earn a grade of “C” or better and a GPA of 3.0 in AAS 417/AFRS 417/ARMN 417/CHS 417/ELPS 417; EPC 420; HSCI 466ADO; SED 511, SED 514, SED 521, SED 525EN, SED 529, SED 554, SED 555; and SPED 420.
- Maintain an overall GPA of 2.75 or above.
- Apply for admission to the Credential Program prior to Fall of the junior year or as per advisement.
- Successfully complete the English Subject Matter Culminating Interview.
- Complete the Professional Teaching Portfolio (Teaching Performance Assessment) (SED 555).
- Develop and complete an Individual Induction Plan (SED 555).
Total English Subject Matter Units: 45
Total Single Subject Credential Units: 36
Total Upper Division General Education Units: 3
Total Units Required for JYI English: 84
Department of English
Chair: Beth Wightman
Associate Chair: Anthony Dawahare
Sierra Tower (ST) 708
Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate critical reading skills.
- Demonstrate effective writing skills.
- Demonstrate knowledge of creative, literary, linguistic and/or rhetorical theories.
- Analyze British and American cultural, historical and literary texts.
- Analyze culturally diverse texts.
Four-Year Integrated and Junior-Year Integrated Undergraduate Option
Student Learning Outcomes
(As determined by the Department of Secondary Education)
Single Subject Credential candidates will demonstrate proficiency in Teacher Performance Expectations within the six California Standards for the Teaching Profession:
- Engaging and supporting all students in learning.
- Creating and maintaining effective environments for student learning.
- Understanding and organizing subject matter for student learning.
- Planning instruction and designing learning experiences for all students.
- Assessing student learning.
- Developing as a professional educator.