View information for the Department of English , including Learning Objectives for the department and its programs.
View the degree program Roadmap, which provides a recommended advising map to complete the English degree and English SSMP in four years. Please consult your academic advisor as you develop your academic plan.
The English Subject Matter Preparation Program (SMPP) provides opportunities for students to develop literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills, as well as the knowledge of literature and aesthetic appreciation expected of culturally literate citizens and future teachers in our public schools. The English SMPP is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and fulfills subject matter competency prerequisite for entrance into a credential program for single subject teaching credential in English language arts.
Please note that this is an optional waiver program and not a degree program, concentration, track, or emphasis.
Students must complete the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements and English B.A. degree requirements, in addition to the following: