Bachelor of Arts in English: Concentration in English Education – Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in the current Bulletin year with an approved ADT. Six lower-division units in the major (ENG 218 and ENG 250) and all lower-division GE requirements have been satisfied. Additional units in the major may have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 30 units minimum at the upper-division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9-15 Units

  • American Institutions (0–6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer.
  • Upper-Division GE (9 units): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
  • Students entering this major with an approved ADT are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  • Complementary Studies: Consult with a department advisor on how transfer units and SF State units can be applied to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

English (English Education) Major: 39-40 Units

Lower-Division requirements met in transfer; see department advisor regarding applying additional units from ADT, if any.

  • Upper-Division Requirements (18 units)
  • Concentration Requirements (21-22 units) - includes:
    • Applied Linguistics
    • Literature: Adolescent: ENG 655
    • Literacy: ENG 417
    • Advanced Composition: ENG 419
    • Mythology and Oral Traditions
    • Speech Performance
    • Capstone Experience (3 units): ENG 688. Must be taken in the final semester of the final year and will include an English Education e-portfolio.

University Electives: 9 or More Units

Depends on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State. Some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g., in both UD GE and the major.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
ENG 402 Introduction to Professional Writing and Rhetoric (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
ENG 420 Introduction to the Study of Language (Major Upper-Division Core, UD-C, GP) 3
ENG 480GW Writing in English: GWAR Seminar (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
Second Semester
Applied Linguistics (Select One): 3
Language Analysis for Language Teachers
Language in Context
Second Language Acquisition
ENG 583 Shakespeare: Representative Plays (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
Mythology and Oral Traditions 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
University Elective 3
Third Semester
ENG 461 Literature in English Since 1800 (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
ENG 640 Global Texts and Practices (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
Speech Performance (Select One): 3-4
ENG 417 Academic Literacy and the Urban Adolescent (Major Concentration, SJ) 3
Introduction to the Performance of Literature
Performance and Identity
University Elective 3
Fourth Semester
ENG 419 Advanced Composition for Teachers (Major Concentration) 3
ENG 655 Literature and the Adolescent Reader (Major Concentration, AERM) 3
ENG 688 Assessment in English Language Arts (Major Capstone Experience) 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
University Elective 3
 Total Units60-61

Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADTs) that are approved for the BA in English: Concentration in English Education are:

  • AA-T Child & Adolescent Development 
  • AS-T Early Childhood Education
  • AA-T Elementary Teacher Education
  • AA-T Global Studies
  • AA-T Social Justice Studies
  • AA-T Theater Arts
  • AA-T Spanish