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English B.A. Concentration in English Education

The B.A. in English typically includes introductory course work in the study of language, the principles of critical investigation and critical writing, and the various methods of literary and/or language study. The requirements for each concentration are intended to make each student familiar with one of the principal areas of English studies, and to show how other areas of English studies can illuminate his or her area of concentration.

The concentration in English Education aims to help students develop subject-matter knowledge appropriate for entry into credential programs to become English Language Arts teachers at the secondary level, in middle or in high school. The program includes a range of literature classes, courses in the theory and practice of literacy teaching and learning, linguistics and communication classes, service learning in local public schools, and a choice of an emphasis area (literature, drama, linguistics or creative writing). The program culminates with students compiling reflective electronic portfolios, a course capstone that emphasizes the constructivist philosophy of the program--the belief that students actively make meaning as they learn.

Individuals who want to become teachers, but do not intend to pursue the English Education concentration, can establish English subject-matter competency by passing the California Subject Examination for Teachers (http://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com/).

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