Bachelor of Arts
with Single Subject Preparation
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Prepare to become a middle or secondary school English or language arts teacher with a Bachelor of Arts in English with single subject matter preparation for teaching. The BA in English literature program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Students who complete this program, including the required portfolio, will not be required to take the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) in English to receive their teaching credential. To fulfill the single subject matter preparation standards mandated by the state of California, the BA online degree program requires additional study in certain areas beyond what is required by the regular major in English. In order to receive the equivalency letter, students must also submit a portfolio of work produced in program courses; the requirements of the portfolio are covered in ENG 300
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Program Learning Outcomes
- Knowledgeably discuss major writers, works, movements, and periods of the British and American literary traditions.
- Evaluate the relationship of marginalized or oppositional voices to the evolution of literary traditions and histories.
- Identify major critical approaches to the interpretation of works of literature.
- Compose sophisticated written works of literary analysis, incorporating appropriate close reading, research, and writing skills.
- Identify issues and challenges confronting middle and secondary school English teachers in the public schools.
- Discuss language structures, language acquisition, linguistic diversity and the development of literacy.
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