Department of English
B.A. English Studies (formerly English Education option)
Degree information, 2020-21: University catalog
Degree roadmap, 2020-21: 4-year (freshman)
A path to Subject Matter Competency
Fresno State's B.A. degree in English Studies offers a California state-approved Subject Matter Program for students wishing to teach English Language Arts in California middle schools and high schools.
Completion of the B.A. degree in English Studies — together with:
- grades of A or B in ENGL 105, 131, 193/4T:
- major coursework GPA of 3.0; and
- satisfactory completion of a portfolio and interview process
— fully demonstrates competency in English subject matter.
This competency waives the California Subject Exam for Teachers (CSET) in English and qualifies students for application to the Single-Subject Credential Program.
For info on applying to the Single-Subject Credential Program please see this Admission Process Guide.