Program Overview

As a middle or high school English teacher, you’ll use the training in literature, reading, and writing gained from this program to inspire, motivate, and encourage students while ensuring that they meet established educational standards. The Bachelor of Arts in English with a Preliminary Single Subject Credential program provides a rigorous education to prepare you for all aspects of teaching, from planning and delivering lessons to evaluating student work and assessing progress. To prepare to teach the subject of English, you’ll dig deep into literary analysis and expand your critical thinking, written, and oral communication skills through an engaging curriculum of literature, composition, language and linguistics, and communication studies. When completed, you’ll be ready to take on the professional work as a single subject teacher in California.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission


    High School Diploma or GED required.


    Program is only open to residents of California.

    School Overview

    Since 1971, National University has been dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging, and relevant to a diverse student population. As a nonprofit institution, National University invests in its students by providing them with quality educational instruction and learning technologies, superior faculty, and exemplary student services.

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