Bachelor of Arts in English Education


Below are the core requirements for achieving a BA in English Education. To see descriptions of these courses, check the general course descriptions. Faculty usually provide a more extensive description of the courses when they are offered. Check with the Director for more information.


 

Dr. Mary Warner
Director of the English Credential Program
Faculty Offices 127
408-924-4417
Mary.Warner@sjsu.edu

Dr. Jonathan Lovell
Associate Director of the English Credential Program
Faculty Offices 127
408-924-4437
Jonathan.Lovell@sjsu.edu

To schedule advising appointments, call the English Department office at 
408-924-4425.


 

The Program

The English Education program at San José University prepares the largest number of English Single Subject Credential candidates in the South Bay. Additionally, SJSU’s English Subject Matter Program is currently the only State-approved program in the South Bay. The English Education program provides credential candidates with the content and pedagogy to teach English in middle and secondary schools.

Students may enter the English Education program for the Fall or Spring semester. Each year the program prepares approximately 50 candidates to receive credentials in English. 95% of students completing the English Credential Program are hired by area middle and secondary schools. Graduates of the program teach in virtually every high school and middle school in the region.

 

Requirements

Requirements to enter the English Credential program are as follows:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in English
  • Subject Matter Competency verified by an English Education advisor
  • A passing score on the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST)
  • Successful completion of an on-site writing sample
  • Successful completion of a formal interview (not to be confused with initial advising appointments), held once a semester, to assess subject matter competence (An interview packet must be prepared and submitted in advance)
  • A GPA of 2.75 or better

 

Important Form(s) 

English Subject Matter Prep Program
English Subject Matter Prep Roadmap

 


English Subject Matter Preparation Program

 

Program Prerequisites    6 units
  Two of the following Required General Education courses further enrich the breadth of preparation for Credential candidates:   
  Select one:
ENGL 7

COMM 40

Critical Thinking

Argumentation and Advocacy
3 units
  TA 5 Beginning Acting 3 units

 

General Education Requirements 48 units
  Of the 51 units required by the university, 3 may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.  

American Institutions (6 units)
  Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes.  

Physical Education 2 units

Requirements in the Program
51 units
  ENGL 56A
ENGL 56B
ENGL 68A
ENGL 68B
ENGL 100W
ENGL 101
ENGL 103
ENGL 109
ENGL 112B
ENGL 125
ENGL 145
ENGL 193
English Literature to Late 18th Century
English Literature, Romantic Era to the Present
American Literature to 1865
American Literature 1865 to Present
Writing Workshop for Majors
Introduction to Literary Criticism
Modern English
Writing and the Young Writer
Literature for Young Adults
European Literature: Homer to Dante
Shakespeare & Performance
Capstone Seminar in Literature & Self-Reflection
36 units
  Select one:
ENGL 117A
ENGL 117B

American Literature, Film, and Culture
Film, Literature, and Culture
3 units
  Select one:
ENGL 122
ENGL 123A
ENGL 123B
ENGL 123C
ENGL 123D

Topics in Comparative World Literature
Literature for Global Understanding, the Americas
Literature for Global Understanding, Africa
Literature for Global Understanding, Oceania
Literature for Global Understanding, Asia
3 units

Extended Study of English 9 units
  Take any three of the following courses (one lower division course maximum—consult English Education advisors):  
  ENGL 71
ENGL 102
ENGL 105
ENGL 112A
ENGL 113
ENGL 114
ENGL 115
ENGL 116
ENGL 120
ENGL 123A
ENGL 123B
ENGL 123C
ENGL 123D
ENGL 126
ENGL 127
ENGL 130
ENGL 131
ENGL 133
ENGL 134
ENGL 135
ENGL 141
ENGL 142
ENGL 143
ENGL 144
ENGL 146
ENGL 147
ENGL 148
ENGL 149
ENGL 150
ENGL 151
ENGL 152A
ENGL 152B
ENGL 153A
ENGL 153B
ENGL 154
ENGL 161
ENGL 162
ENGL 163
ENGL 164
ENGL 165
ENGL 166
ENGL 167
ENGL 168
ENGL 169
ENGL 182
Creative Writing
History of the English Language
Seminar in Advanced Composition
Children's Literature
Gothic Novel & Horror Fiction
Myth, Fantasy, and Science Fiction
The Bible as Literature
Myth in Literature
Theatre History
Literature for Global Understanding: The Americas
Literature for Global Understanding: Africa
Literature for Global Understanding: Oceania
Literature for Global Understanding: Asia
Holocaust Literature
Contemporary Theatre
Writing Fiction
Writing Poetry
Reed Magazine
Speech Writing
Writing Nonfiction
Medieval Literature
Chaucer
The Age of Elizabeth
Shakespeare I
The Later English Renaissance
Milton
British Literature: 1660-1800
The Romantic Period
The Victorian Age
Twentieth-Century Poetry
English Drama to 1642
English Drama to 1660
Eighteenth-Century British Novel
Nineteenth-Century British Novel
British & Irish Fiction Since 1900
American Literature to 1830
American Literature: 1830-1865
American Literature: 1865-1910
American Literature: 1910-1945
Topics in Ethnic American Literature
American Literature Since 1945
Steinbeck
The American Novel
Ethnicity in American Literature
Women in Literature
 

Foreign Language Requirement 0-10 units
  Completion of 1B course at SJSU or equivalent transfer satisfies the language requirement, as do courses above 1B in any language.  

Electives
0-10 units

TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 120 units



For more information, call or visit the Director or Associate Director of English Education. To schedule advising appointments, call the English Office (408-924-4425). For additional information on application requirements, forms, etc. see the Secondary Education Web site: http://www.sjsu.edu/secondaryed/

 

  • EDSC 246 Learning Communities: Methods and Management
  • EDSC 162 Language/Literacy Development of English Language Learners
  • EDSC 172A Multicultural Foundations of Secondary Education
  • EDSC 173 Psychological Foundations of Secondary Education
  • EDSC 182 Assessment/Evaluation
  • EDSC 184X Student Teaching I
  • * ENED 353 Methods of Teaching English
  • ENED 365 Seminar of English Education (One credit Seminar accompanying ENED 184 Y and Z
  • ENED 184Y Student Teaching II
  • ENED 184Z Student Teaching III
  • * EDTE 190 Health Education
  • * EDSE 192A Including and Supporting Students with Special Needs in General Education Classrooms

 

 Note: The courses with an ENED prefix are offered through the English Department.

* These courses may be taken before you are fully admitted to the Credential Program.