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Teaching

The core requirements listed below for the teaching concentration vary slightly from the core requirements for the literature and writing concentrations.

All English majors with a teaching concentration must complete the lower-division and upper-division core requirements below, as well as all requirements for the concentration listed below. All English majors must take at least one literature course from a period prior to the 18th century. Courses that meet this requirement include ENGL 222, ENGL 324, and ENGL 344.

English majors must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher in all courses credited towards their major. For admissions to the APU teaching credential program, English majors with a teaching concentration must maintain a grade-point average of at least 3.0.

Required Courses for English Majors with a Teaching Concentration64 (77) units
Core Courses28 units
Lower-division Core Courses12 units
ENGL 110
Freshman Writing Seminar+
3
COMM 111
Public Communication+
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL 111
Introduction to Literature*
3
ENGL 112
Introduction to Literary Analysis*
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL 222
English Literature Survey to 1789
3
ENGL 232
English Literature Survey Since 1789
3
Upper-division Core Courses16 units
ENGL 399
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1
ENGL 402
Principles of Language
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL 324
World Literature to the Renaissance*
3
ENGL 334
World Literature Since the Renaissance*
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL 344
American Literature to 1865
3
ENGL 354
American Literature Since 1865
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL 301
Creative Writing: Fiction
3
ENGL 302
Creative Writing: Poetry
3
ENGL 303
Creative Writing: Drama and Film
3
ENGL 304
Creative Writing: Nonfiction
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL 364
American Ethnic Literature
3
ENGL 374
African American Literature
3
ENGL 487
Literary Movements
3
ENGL 488
Significant Authors
3
ENGL 489
Literary Topics
3

+Meets a University Skills requirement.
*Meets a General Education core requirement.
^In recognition of the importance of race, class, ethnicity, and gender in shaping the literary landscape of the 21st century, multicultural topics and authors are embedded in courses throughout the literature core. In addition, at least one offering of ENGL 487, ENGL 488, or ENGL 489 each year will focus on multicultural topics and authors, such as Postcolonial and Third-World Literature, Significant Authors (African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, Jewish, etc.), and Images of Women in Literature. Contact the department for current course descriptions as topics vary from semester to semester.

Teaching Concentration36 (49) units
Required Courses36 units
For admission to the APU teaching credential program, English majors must maintain a grade-point average of at least 3.0.
ENGL 377
Shakespeare**
3
ENGL 404
Approaches to Grammar
3
ENGL 405
American English Language History
3
ENGL 406
Advanced Composition**
3
ENGL 436
Adolescent Literature
3
ENGL 480
Contemporary Literary Criticism
3
ENGL 3XX-4XX
Upper-division literature course
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL 222
English Literature Survey to 1789^^
3
ENGL 232
English Literature Survey Since 1789^^
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL 324
World Literature to the Renaissance*/^^
3
ENGL 334
World Literature Since the Renaissance*/^^
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL 344
American Literature to 1865*
3
ENGL 354
American Literature Since 1865*
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL 361
Freelance Magazine Article Writing
3
JOUR 210
Introduction to Journalism
3
Select one of the following:
TFT 110
Introduction to Acting
3
TFT 213
Introduction to Theater
3
Additional Requirements13 units
In addition, students must complete field experience by permission or by taking:
EDLS 300
Introduction to Teaching as a Profession, K–12
4
Students should also complete prerequisites for the professional credential program as follows:
EDLS 405
Diversity in the Classroom**
3
POLI 150
American Government*
3
PSYC 290
Human Growth and Development*
3

*Meets a General Education core requirement.
**Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.
^^Whichever course was not taken as part of the English major core requirements

Note: Appropriate substitutions or transfer credit for the upper-division concentration electives will be accepted only after evaluation and adjudication by department advisor and chair. This is a CTC-approved program which waives the English CSET exam.