English Education


English Advising Video


For undergraduates, the English department  offers a program of study called the Single Subject Matter Prep Program in English (the SSMP), which has been  approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Students who complete this program will have demonstrated subject matter competency in English as required for a California Single Subject Credential.  The program also satisfies the English Department requirements for a major in English. 

Students who wish to teach in secondary settings can choose to complete the CSET in place of completing the SSMP. There are four sections of the English exam of the CSET, and information and practice exams can be found on the CSET website.

For more information on the SSMP, see an English department adviser by clicking here.

For a list of SSMP courses, click on the link below.  Please note that there is no need to enroll in the SSMP program formally. By following the checklist, you will complete an English degree and earn SSMP certification.


For information on the credential program, including application instructions, visit this website for further details.