English Major: CSET Waiver Teacher-Preparation Program

69 units

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.

English majors must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher in all courses credited toward 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.

English Core for Teaching Concentration

30 units

Lower-division Core Courses
ENGL 212Literary Critical Strategies3
ENGL 222English Literature to 1789 13
ENGL 232English Literature Since 17893
Upper-division Core Courses
ENGL 254American Literature Since 18653
ENGL 224World Literature to the Renaissance3
ENGL 234World Literature Since the Renaissance3
ENGL 244American Literature to 18653
ENGL 402Principles of Language3
Select one of the following:3
Creative Writing: Fiction
Creative Writing: Poetry
Creative Writing: Drama and Film
Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction
Select one of the following:3
Literary Movements
Significant Authors
Literary Topics
Total Units30
1

Meets the General Education Humanities: Fine Arts requirement.

Teaching Concentration

40 units

For admission to the APU teaching credential program, English majors must maintain a grade-point average of at least 3.0.

Required Courses
ENGL 377Shakespeare 13
ENGL 404Approaches to Grammar3
ENGL 405History of Global English3
ENGL 406Writing 3: Advanced Composition3
ENGL 436Adolescent Literature3
ENGL 480Contemporary Literary Criticism3
Select one of the following:3
American Ethnic Literature 2
African American Literature
Women Writers
Contemporary Global Writers
Contemporary Writers 1
Children's Literature
Select one of the following:3
Freelance Magazine Article Writing
News Writing and Reporting
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Acting
Introduction to Theater 3
Theater Education, K-12
Additional Requirements
PSYC 290Human Growth and Development 43
POLI 150American Government 53
or HIST 151 United States History to 1877
In addition, students must complete field experience by taking:
EDLS 405Diversity in the Classroom 23
EDLS 200Introduction to Teaching as a Profession K-12 54
or EDLS 202 Introduction to Teaching as a Profession 7-12
EDLS 495Foundations of Education Capstone 3
Total Units43
1

Meets the General Education Humanities: Literature requirement. 

2

Meets the General Education Intercultural Competence requirement. 

3

Meets the General Education Humanities: Fine Arts requirement. 

4

Meets the General Education Social Science requirement. 

5

Meets the General Education Civic Engagement requirement. 

NOTE: Appropriate substitutions or transfer credits for the teaching concentration must be approved by the department chair. This is a CCTC-approved program that waives the English CSET exam.

Recommended Course

EDLS 411Introduction to Assessment 11
1

Must be taken prior to graduation: For students who plan to complete their teaching credential at APU (post B.A.) and plan to substitute EDLS 495 for the Introductory Methods course. Must be taken concurrently with EDLS 495.