For students intending to teach English language arts at the secondary level, the English Subject Matter Preparation Program provides a California-state-approved curriculum that prepares you to enter a fifth-year teaching credential program and attain a credential to teach English in middle and secondary schools.
This pathway provided below reflects one potential example of a student entering in a particular year and semester. Because some state required courses are offered on alternating years, the pathway below may not be available to you in the sequence listed. All state required courses are offered with a frequency to allow you to complete the concentration in a two-year period. Because completion of some specific courses is required to fulfill state teacher preparation requirements, it is especially critical that you consult with the English Subject Matter Program Coordinator at the beginning of the semester you start the HCOM major.
In the meantime, use this example pathway as a starting point for initiating discussion of your plans with the English Subject Matter Program Coordinoator.