Eligibility for English

30 Credits in English

Partner Locations in California, Florida, and New York

If you have 30 credits in English, (or a minimum of 24 credits*) you are eligible to apply to the English Education Grades 7-12 program for partner schools in California, Florida, and New York. Course codes most commonly associated with these courses include ENG, LIT, WRIT, LANG. Course codes beginning with PHIL, HUM, HIS pertaining to the above subject may be counted but additional course descriptions will have to be submitted. You must have completed a bachelor’s degree in English or 30 semester hours in English, including:

  • 12 semester hours of literature
  • 3-6 semester hours in language
  • 3-6 semester hours in writing

*If you have 24 or more credit hours in English, but less than the required 30, you can still be accepted into the Teacher Residency. You would be required to make up the remainder of the credits before the end of your residency year in order to be eligible for recommendation for certification.

18 or More Credits in English

Partner Location in Florida

If you have 18 credits in English, you are eligible to apply to the English Education Grades 5-9 program for partner schools in Florida. You must have completed a bachelor’s or higher degree with 18 semester hours in English to include the areas specified below:

  • Credit in English composition and grammar beyond freshman English
  • Credit in speech or oral interpretation
  • 9 semester hours in literature