The English Major with Teaching License – Comparing Old and New Requirements

This page is intended to offer a quick comparison of the old and the new requirements for the English major with CAL Licensure.

Old Requirements New Requirements
Do students who pursue the English major with CAL Licensure need to also major in Education? Yes Yes
Total English Courses Required? 9 courses 8 courses
Core Courses Required? ENGL 150, 185, 205, and 242 ENGL 150, 185, 205, and 242
One Shakespeare Course Required? Yes, one Shakespeare course at the 200- or 300-level. Note that you can fulfill the Shakespeare requirement concurrently with one of the 300-level course requirements. Yes, one Shakespeare course at the 200- or 300-level. Note that you can fulfill the Shakespeare requirement concurrently with the 300-level course requirement.
300-Level Courses Required? Two 300-level ENGL courses. Can be in literary studies or creative writing. One 300-level ENGL course in literary studies (not creative writing).
Category requirements? Two courses total. One course in literary history and one course in either genre or cross-disciplinary. One course total. One course in Anglophone literature. Note that you can fulfill the Anglophone requirement concurrently with the 300-level course requirement.
Can category requirements be fulfilled at the 200- and 300-level? No, only at the 200-level. Yes, at the 200- and 300-level.
Do students who pursue the English major with CAL Licensure need to fulfill the antiracism requirement? NA Students who pursue this program of study fulfill the antiracism requirement with ENGL 205. They do not need to take an additional course.
Required content area courses outside of ENGL? LNGST 250, THEAT 120, and MEDIA 160 LNGST 250, THEAT 120, and MEDIA 160