Program Advisors

  • Dr. April Brannon, Assistant Professor, English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics, 657-278-5251, UH439

Scope of Credential (What will I be able to teach when I earn the credential?)

The Single Subject Teaching Credential in English authorizes an individual to teach English classes in departmentalized settings. The holders of this credential may teach at any grade level, but the great majority of English classes occur in grades seven through twelve. Courses include English language, composition and literature, reading improvement, English as a second language, journalism, speech, American, English and world literature, drama, theater and composition.

Subject Matter Preparation Program

You may establish Subject Matter Competency through successful completion of a Subject Matter Preparation Program. California State Fullerton offers an SMPP in English.

California Subject Examination for Teachers

You may also establish Subject Matter Competency through successful passage of the appropriate California Subject Examination for Teachers in that content area. Subtests required for English/Language Arts are as follows:

  • #105 Subtest I English Literature and Textual Analysis; Composition and Rhetoric
  • #106 Subtest II English Language, Linguistics, and Literacy
  • #107 Subtest III English Composition and Rhetoric; Literature and Textual Analysis
  • #108 Subtest IV English Communications: Speech, Media, and Creative Performance

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