Certificate in Teaching Composition
Units required for the certificate: 181
Employment as a Teaching Associate in the English Department at Sacramento State may be substituted for ENGL 410E, reducing total number of coursework units to 15.
The English department of California State University, Sacramento, is a community of teachers, scholars, writers, and support staff whose primary mission is to promote learning in composition, creative writing, English education, linguistics, literature, and the teaching of English as a second language. The department seeks to help students acquire knowledge, develop skills, and realize their own intellectual and creative goals.
At the undergraduate and graduate levels, the English Department presents a broad and balanced curriculum designed to develop the reading and writing skills, the interpretative abilities, and the cultural awareness of its students by maintaining and enhancing a tradition of strong teaching, solid scholarship, and vigorous support of creative literary activity.
Note: Candidates must have an overall GPA of 3.0 in courses submitted for the certificate. Applicants for the Certificate Program in Teaching Composition must have completed all requirements for eligibility for any English graduate program.
|Required Courses (12 Units)|
|ENGL 195A||Writing Center Theory and Practice: Internships||3|
|or ENGL 410A||Writing Center Theory and Practice: Internships|
|ENGL 220A||Teaching College Composition ||3|
|ENGL 220C||Topics in Composition Studies||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Internship in Teaching Writing|
Teaching Associateship in English at Sacramento State
|Electives (6 Units)|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Traditional Grammar and Standard Usage|
|English Grammar for ESL Teachers|
ENGL 120 series exclusive of ENGL 120A
|Writing and the Young Writer|
|Academic Reading and Writing for Second Language Students|
|Pedagogical Grammar for TESOL|
|Theoretical Issues in Adult Literacies|
|Internship in Teaching Adult Reading|