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Department of English

Degree Requirements

B.A. English Studies (formerly English Education option)

Degree information, 2020-21: University catalog

Degree roadmap, 2020-21: 4-year (freshman)

Degree checklist, 2020-21: Checklist  |  Major courses list

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:

  1. grades of A or B in ENGL 105, 131, 193/4T:
  2. major coursework GPA of 3.0; and
  3. 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.