Subject Matter Program

Units required: 48

Program Description

The English Single Subject Matter Program is a version of the major designed for students planning to teach English at the secondary school level.

General Requirements

Both new and continuing students in this major must establish a file with the English Education Advisor and to see the advisor at least once per semester to keep their file current.

Students must achieve a grade of "B-" or better in the following courses:

ENGL 16Structure Of English3
or ENGL 110J Traditional Grammar and Standard Usage
or ENGL 110Q English Grammar for ESL Teachers
ENGL 110ALinguistics and the English Language3
ENGL 110PSecond Language Learning and Teaching3
ENGL 125ALiterature and Film for Adolescents3
ENGL 125BWriting and the Young Writer3

Minimum Grade Requirement

Students must achieve a grade of "C" or better in all other courses for the program.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (48 Units) 1
COMS 104Persuasive Public Speaking3
ENGL 40BIntroduction to British Literature II3
ENGL 50AIntroduction to American Literature I3
ENGL 50BIntroduction to American Literature II3
ENGL 65Introduction to World Literatures in English3
ENGL 110ALinguistics and the English Language 23
Select one of the following:3
Traditional Grammar and Standard Usage 2
English Grammar for ESL Teachers 2
Structure Of English 2
ENGL 110PSecond Language Learning and Teaching 23
ENGL 120AAdvanced Composition3
ENGL 125BWriting and the Young Writer 23
ENGL 145BShakespeare - Early Plays, 1592-16003
or ENGL 145C Shakespeare - Later Plays, 1600-1612
ENGL 198TSenior Seminar In English3
ENGL 125ALiterature and Film for Adolescents 23
Select 9 units of English electives9
Total Units48

30 units must be upper division.


 Minimum grade of "B-" required


  • Students declared in the English (Pre-Credential) major must make an advising appointment with the English Education Coordinator as soon as possible. 
  • Students must fulfill the GE Writing Intensive "supervenient requirement" with courses in the major, only.   The Writing Intensive course will count as 3 units of the 9 units of English electives listed above.