English B.A with Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP)

The English Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) is specifically designed for undergraduates who have decided relatively early (no later than Spring semester of their Sophomore year) to pursue a Middle or High School teaching career. The program grants undergraduate students with the opportunity to earn both their B.A. in English and a preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential within four years of coursework. The final two semesters are completed through the VU Graduate Program in Education. Application process is required. Contact the English Department for more information.

Core Curriculum Requirements49-45
English Major Core Requirements54-56
Single Subject Credential Requirements27
Electives6
Total Units136-134

English Major Core Requirements

ENGL-240CFoundations/Literary Study3
ENGL-260Monsters and Maidens: British Lit 17853
ENGL-262Romanticism/Resistance: British Lit 17853
ENGL-309Awakenings: Voices in American Lit3
ENGL-315Teaching English/Mltrcltrl Set3
ENGL-340Children's Literature3
ENGL-350Creative Writing3
ENGL-375The Art of the Memoir3
ENGL-424American Diversity3
ENGL-433Global Voices: World Literature3
ENGL-453Language, Culture, and Linguistics3
ENGL-455Shakespeare Through the Ages3
ENGL-460Digital Writing and Design3
ENGL-465Becoming a Reader: Theory/Crit of Lit3
ENGL-499CSynecdoche: Captsone3
English Elective3
Foreign Language (2 semesters of the same foreign language) 16-8
Total Units54-56

Single Subject Credential Requirements 

EDUC-424Foundations in Teaching for Single Subject2
EDUC-426Instructional Design and Subject Specific Pedagogy for Single Subject4
EDUC-434Curriculum Unit Planning for Single Subject2
EDUC-435Supervised Fieldwork for Single Subject4
EDUC-442CalTPA Cycle 10.5
EDUC-443CalTPA Cycle 20.5
EDUC-444Language Acquisition for Secondary Students1
EDUC-447Metacognition/Reading Strategies for Secondary Students1
EDUC-452Literacy in Content Areas for Secondary Students1
EDUC-464Use of Technology in the Classroom1
EDUC-488Clinical Practice Seminar for Single Subject2
EDUC-489Clinical Practice Fieldwork for Single Subject8
Total Units27

Disclaimer: This sample Four Year Plan is provided as a guide for the recommended sequencing of courses. Vanguard University requires that students complete a minimum of 120 units of required course work as outlined on the Requirements tab in order to receive a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. It is the student's responsibility to confirm with the department the course rotation before enrolling in courses. If applicable, please note the footnotes at the bottom of the page for additional information related to courses listed in a particular year and term. Questions, contact the Department of English.

Study Abroad Participation: Students interested in participating in the university's Study Abroad programs are encouraged to reach out to the Global Education and Outreach Office for more information and collaboration in their academic course planning. Students using Education and Training Benefits through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs are encouraged to also reach out to the School Certifying Official for more information regarding how benefits can be applied.


Plan of Study Grid
Year 1 Term 1Units
CORE-100C Cornerstone 1
POLS-155C American Democracy 3
NT-101C New Testament Survey 3
KINE-145C Lifetime Fitness/Wellness Lect 1
ENGL-120C Persuasive Writing 3
ENGL-240C Foundations/Literary Study 3
 Units14
Year 1 Term 2
ENGL-340 Children's Literature 3
KINE-146C Lifetime Fitness/Well Activity 1
BIOL-100C Fundamentals of Biology for Non-Majors 3
BIOL-100CL Fundamentals/Biology for Non-Majors Lab 1
ENGL-375 The Art of the Memoir 3
THEO-101C Foundations of Christian Life 3
COMM-201C Speech Composition and Presentation 3
 Units17
Year 2 Term 1
ENGL-424 American Diversity 3
ENGL-260 Monsters and Maidens: British Lit 1785 3
ENGL-315 Teaching English/Mltrcltrl Set 3
ENGL-455 Shakespeare Through the Ages 3
THEO-300C Developing a Christian World View 3
 Units15
Year 2 Term 2
ENGL-433 Global Voices: World Literature 3
ENGL-465 Becoming a Reader: Theory/Crit of Lit 3
ENGL-458 Digital Writing and Design 3
OT-201C Old Testament Survey 3
MATH-145C Data Analysis 3
 Units15
Year 3 Term 1
ENGL-424 American Diversity 3
ENGL-260 Monsters and Maidens: British Lit 1785 3
ENGL-315 Teaching English/Mltrcltrl Set 3
ENGL-455 Shakespeare Through the Ages 3
THEO-300C Developing a Christian World View 3
 Units15
Year 3 Term 2
PSYC-103C Introduction to Psychology 3
ENGL-262 Romanticism/Resistance: British Lit 1785 3
ENGL-453 Language, Culture, and Linguistics 3
FINA-PLCRFine Arts Core Curriculum Requirement 3
CHIS-400C Christian Heritage 3
 Units15
Year 4 Term 1
EDUC-424 Foundations in Teaching for Single Subject 2
EDUC-426 Instructional Design and Subject Specific Pedagogy for Single Subject 4
EDUC-435 Supervised Fieldwork for Single Subject 4
EDUC-444 Language Acquisition for Secondary Students 1
EDUC-447 Metacognition/Reading Strategies for Secondary Students 1
EDUC-452 Literacy in Content Areas for Secondary Students 1
EDUC-464 Use of Technology in the Classroom 1
EDUC-442 CalTPA Cycle 1 0.5
 Units14.5
Year 4 Term 2
EDUC-434 Curriculum Unit Planning for Single Subject 2
EDUC-488 Clinical Practice Seminar for Single Subject 2
EDUC-489 Clinical Practice Fieldwork for Single Subject 8
EDUC-443 CalTPA Cycle 2 0.5
ENGL-499C Synecdoche: Captsone 3
 Units15.5
 Total Units121