Academic Catalog 2021-2022

English, Subject Matter Preparation

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Students admitted in Fall 2009 and after who plan to complete the Subject Matter Preparation Program in English should consult the English: English Education option requirements.

The Subject Matter Preparation Program in English is designed for students interested in a career in teaching English at the secondary school level. This program satisfies the requirements set by the State Commission on Teacher Credentialing for demonstrating substantive preparation in the subject matter field of English. Completion of this approved program or passing a comprehensive examination in English (the CSET or California Subject Examination for Teachers) fulfills one part of the requirements leading to the Single Subject Teaching Credential in English. While the Subject Matter Preparation Program in English is not itself an academic major, the requirements are the same as those required for the English: English Education option, plus the portfolio and interview. Students  interested in pursuing a teaching career at the secondary level should meet regularly with their departmental advisors.