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Department of English

Welcome to the English Studies Program

Students who major in English Studies (formerly English Education option) at Fresno State join a diverse, lively community of learners and thinkers who share a passion for bringing the powerful world of literacy to others. The program is designed to prepare future middle school and high school English teachers. Many of our graduates go on to earn a teaching credential and move directly into secondary teaching positions throughout the Central Valley. Others go on to graduate programs and careers in school counseling, student services, or continue to pursue advanced literature and writing Studies.

English Studies majors explore literature and literacy in the world today with a focus on equity and teaching English language arts in a diverse society. Majors complete core requirements and choose one Extended Studies area from the following:

  • Rhetoric and Writing Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Linguistics (Language Awareness or TESOL)
  • Literature
  • Speech
  • Theater

Program coordinator: Dr. Alison Mandaville (email)