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Program: B.A., English

Four-Year Integrated English


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 one of the different fields subsumed 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 the Associate Chair of the Department.

Four-Year Integrated (FYI) and Junior-Year Integrated (JYI) English Single Subject Matter Programs for the Single Subject Credential Option: prepares 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.

Program Requirements

The Four-Year Integrated English Teacher Credential Program (FYI-English) for freshmen requires that students apply and be accepted to the Program. Readiness for college-level work is one prerequisite. Students admitted to the FYI Program will be assigned to a cohort in their freshman year and they, with their cohort, will complete the coursework in the designated order outlined here. FYI-English integrates English subject matter coursework and the coursework included in professional preparation. The Program also includes all General Education and Title 5 coursework, 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. Note: For additional information, consult the Credential Office, the FYI-English Advisor in the Department of English or the Department of Secondary Education.

Fall Semester, Year 1 (16 units)

ENGL 115 Approaches to University Writing (3)
MATH 131 Mathematical Ideas (3) (or other GE Math)
RS 101 The Bible (3) (or other GE Arts and Humanities)
UNIV 100 Freshman Seminar (3) (GE Lifelong Learning)
Choose 3 units from the GE Natural Sciences Section (3)
Choose one GE Natural Sciences Lab (1)

Spring Semester, Year 1 (16 units)

COMS 151/L Fundamentals of Public Speaking and Lab (2/1)
ENGL 250FE Perspectives on English Studies for Teachers (3)
ENGL 258 Major English Writers I (3)
ENGL 275 Major American Writers (3)
Choose 3 units from the GE Natural Sciences Section (3)
Choose 1 GE Natural Sciences Lab (1)

Fall Semester, Year 2 (15 units)

AAS 201/AFRS 204/CHS 202 Race, Racism and Critical Thinking (3)
ENGL 259 Major English Writers II (3)
ENGL 355 Writing About Literature (3)
Select Title 5 (Requirement 1) course (3)
Choose 3 units from the GE Comparative Cultural Studies Section (3)

Spring Semester, Year 2 (15 units)

COMS 309 Advanced Public Speaking (3)
ENGL 311 History of African-American Writing (3)
or ENGL 371 Issues in Jewish-American Writing (3) (Extended Study 2)
ENGL 363 Study of Poetry (3) (Extended Study 1)
EPC 420 Educational Psychology of Adolescence (3)
PSY 312 Psychological Aspects of Parenthood (3)

Fall Semester, Year 3 (16 units)

AAS/AFRS/ARMN/CHS/ELPS 417 Equity and Diversity in Schools (3)
ENGL 416 Shakespeare: Selected Plays (3)
or ENGL 417 Shakespeare Survey (3)
HSCI 496ADO Health Concerns of Adolescents (1)
SED 511 Fundamentals of Secondary Education in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)
TH 473/L Dramatic Performance in the Secondary Language Arts Curriculum and Lab (2/1)
Choose 3 units of British Literature: ENGL 443, 449, 452, 456, 458, 460, 461, 462, 466, 467 or 468 (3) (Extended Study 3)

Spring Semester, Year 3 (15 units)

ENGL 301 Language and Linguistics (3)
ENGL 406 Advanced Expository Writing for Teachers (3)
ENGL 436 Major Critical Theories (3)
or ENGL 438 Critical Approaches to Literature (3)
SED 514 Computers in the Instructional Program (3)
Choose 3 units American Literature: ENGL 473, 474, 475, 476, 477 or 478 (3) (Extended Study 4)

Additional Requirements for Spring Semester

Year 3 Students Should:

  1. Successfully complete the English Subject Matter Exit Interview with two members of the English Department (see advisor).
  2. Take the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE).
  3. Apply for Admission to the Credential Program.
  4. Take the CBEST examination.
  5. Apply for the Certificate of Clearance from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Summer Year 3 or Prior to Year 4 Spring Semester

Choose an additional 3 units from Title 5 (Part 2) (3)

Fall Semester, Year 4 (15 units)

ENGL 302 Introduction to Modern Grammar (3)
ENGL 429 Literature for Adolescents (3)
SED 525EN Methods of Teaching English (3)
SED 554/554S Supervised Field Experience and Field Experience Seminar (3/1)
SPED 420 Improving the Learning of Students with Special Needs through Differentiated Instruction and Collaboration (3)

Spring Semester, Year 4 (16 units)

ENGL 495ESM Senior Seminar in Literature (3)
SED 521 Teaching Content Area Literacy in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)
SED 529 Teaching English Learners in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)
SED 555/555S Supervised Practicum and Practicum Seminar (5/2)

Additional Requirements for the FYI English Single Subject Matter Credential Program (FYI) Option

  1. Earn a grade of C or better and GPA of 2.99 or higher in ENGL 250FE, 258, 259, 275, 301, 302, 355, 363, 406, 416/417, 429, 495ESM; Upper Division ENGL courses; COMS 309 and TH 473/L.
  2. Maintain an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  3. Earn a grade of C or better and GPA of 3.0 or higher in AAS/AFRS/ARMN/CHS/ELPS 417; EPC 420; HSCI 496ADO; SED 511, 514, 521, 525EN, 529, 554 and 555; and SPED 401C.
  4. Complete a Professional Teaching Portfolio (SED 555).
  5. Develop and complete an Induction Plan (SED 555).

Total English Subject Matter Units: 54

Total Single Subject Credential Units: 36

Total Units Required for Option IV: 128


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Senior Associate Chair: Anthony Dawahare
Associate Chair: RosaMaria Chacon
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Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate critical reading skills.
  2. Students will demonstrate effective writing skills.
  3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of creative, literary, linguistic, and/or rhetorical theories.
  4. Students will analyze British and American cultural, historical and literary texts.
  5. Students will analyze culturally diverse texts.

Four-Year Integrated and Junior-Year Integrated Undergraduate Option Student Learning Outcomes:
(As determined by the Department of Secondary Education.)

  1. Students will develop the ability to engage and support all secondary students (grades 6-12) in learning.
  2. Students will develop the ability to create and maintain effective environments for secondary student learning.
  3. Students will develop the ability to make subject matter comprehensible for student learning.
  4. Students will develop the ability to plan instruction and design learning experiences for all secondary students.
  5. Students will develop the ability to assess secondary students’ learning.
  6. Students will give evidence of the ability to develop as a professional educator.