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High School Teaching Credential

The English department also features a special program for those students preparing to teach English in secondary schools.  This program, called the English Subject Matter Preparation Program, has been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

The Program has four central goals:

  1. To prepare teachers who have deeply interacted with significant literary works;
  2. To prepare teachers who can write, read, and speak effectively and transfer those skills to their students;
  3. To prepare teachers who know how to conduct an effective language arts classroom, providing a rich learning experience based on sound theory and modeled by English faculty;
  4. To prepare teachers who are informed and effective citizens.

Advisors in both the English and the Education departments can provide students with a detailed introduction to this program and the appropriate listing of required courses.