English: Concentration in English Education

Major department advisors answered a few questions to assist you with your first-semester class selection. 

General Information

What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major? Our program offers a subject matter competency waiver if student earns a grade of B- or better in each course for the major. Subject matter competency is required for admission to a post-bac credential program in the state of California.
When should I first meet with my major department? As soon as possible.
How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them? According to concentration; for English Education, the advisors are Professor Morris and Professor Gilligan; contact advisors via email or visit during office hours.
Where can I find information about major advising? http://english.sfsu.edu/undergraduate-english-education
Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes? None.
What should I do if my major core and/or prequisite courses are full? Consult with Professor Morris or Professor Gilligan for course planning.
Is there anything else I need to know about starting in this major? Always select your courses for the major in consultation with your major advisor; ideally, meet with your advisor at least once per semester to plan your course of study.

Transfer Student Info

What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major? Any core courses (ENG 480GW, 583/584, 461, 462); the following courses in the concentration: ENG 420, 417, 655, COMM 220 or COMM 553.
Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major? Any two lower-division courses in literature.
Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them? Students must declare English Education as a major to be eligible to register for COMM 220 or COMM 553.
Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap? No.

Freshmen Student Info

Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major? Any two lower-division courses in literature.
Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?

None.

Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major?

None that will count toward major requirements.

AP English Language and Composition scores of 3 or higher can count toward GE requirements Area A2 and A4.

AP English Literature and Composition scores of 3 or higher can count toward GE requirements Area A2, A4 and C2.

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