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Upper Division Major: Literacy Focus (Catalog Year 2014 and Later,  Education Generalist Emphasis)


Students who choose the Literacy Focus will gain extra knowledge in linguistics, literature and theater arts.  These students will be able to obtain a multiple subjects credential to teach elementary school.  When students apply for a credential at the end of their credential program, they will also be able to apply for an authorization to teach English in middle school (minimum course grade requirements apply).

Elective courses

Students who have elective units available should choose courses that might improve employability. See Career Pathways and visit the Liberal Studies Advising Office during office hours for guidance.

Advising Sheet [coming soon]

Print an advising sheet that corresponds to the Literacy Focus.  Use it to guide progress toward graduation.

Pursuing a Teaching Credential

Candidates for a credential program may need some additional courses to meet all of the prerequisites for their chosen credential program.  Students are encouraged to check with their future credential program for admissions requirements.  Students planning to attend SDSU’s credential program can obtain information from the College of Education’s website or by visiting their Student Services office in EBA 259.

All credential programs require the CBEST and CSET exams.  We recommend that students take the CBEST when they have completed the preparation for the major.  We recommend that students take the CSET in the middle of their senior year.

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