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

  1. Literature and Textual Analysis: Demonstrate proficiency in the interpretation of literature and textual analysis through class discussions and writing projects (ILO 1, 2, 4) 
  2. Language, Culture, and Linguistics: Demonstrate cultural and structural knowledge of the English language (ILO 2, 5) 
  3. Composition and Rhetoric: Apply a variety of composing processes and rhetorical strategies to writing projects (ILO 3) 
  4. Communication: Evaluate, create, and participate in speech activities, dramatic performances, and technological media projects (ILO 3, 6) 
  5. Research Strategies: Demonstrate proficiency in advanced research strategies applied to writing papers, including the use of academic technology (ILO 4, 6) 
  6. Diversity: Demonstrate social awareness of diversity issues by interpreting, analyzing, and writing about various cultural perspectives in literature (ILO 1, 2, 5) 
  7. Integration of Faith and Learning: Integrate coursework with Christian faith by applying Christian perspectives to writing processes and the study of literature (ILO 1, 5) 

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 Requirements 144
English Major Core Requirements54-56
General Electives0
Integrated Teacher Education Program Requirements33
Total Units131-133

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-458Digital Writing and Design3
ENGL-465Becoming a Reader: Theory/Crit of Lit3
ENGL-499CSynecdoche: Capstone3
English Elective3
Foreign Language (2 semesters of the same foreign language) 26-8
Total Units54-56

Integrated Teacher Education Program Requirements 

MATH-265CIntro to Statistical Methods3
POLS-155CAmerican Democracy 33
Credentialing Coursework:
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 Units36

Number of units required from the Core Curriculum not included in the major requirements below. 


Students who pass two years of high school foreign language coursework with a grade of C- or higher are exempt from the foreign language requirement.  In the absence of this coursework and grade, students will be required to take 6-8 units of the same language, while enrolled at Vanguard University.


POLS-155C American Democracy is both a CTC Credential requirement and fulfills a CORE Curriculum requirement. 

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.

The following plan is for students beginning in even numbered years (e.g., 2022 or 2024). 

NOTE: Students who did not complete 2 years of a foreign language in high school with a "C-" or higher will need to complete two semesters of the same foreign language off-campus (VU does not currently offer foreign languages), but while enrolled at VU. Those 6-8 credits are not included in this four year plan but should be taken in the second year.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1 Term 1Units
CORE-100C Cornerstone 1
POLS-155C American Democracy 3
NT-101C New Testament Survey 3
ENGL-120C Persuasive Writing 3
ENGL-240C Foundations/Literary Study 3
KINE-148C Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Lecture 3
Year 1 Term 2
ENGL-340 Children's Literature 3
BIOL-100C Fundamentals of Biology for Non-Majors 3
BIOL-100CL Fundamentals/Biology for Non-Majors Lab 1
ENGL-458 Digital Writing and Design 3
THEO-101C Foundations of Christian Life 3
COMM-201C Speech Composition and Presentation 3
Year 2 Term 1
ENGL-260 Monsters and Maidens: British Lit 1785 3
ENGL-424 American Diversity 3
ENGL-220C Researched Writing 3
ENGL-350 Creative Writing 3
ANTH-102C Intro to Cultural Anthropology 3
HIST-PLCR2History Core Requirement (World Civ) 3
Year 2 Term 2
ENGL-262 Romanticism/Resistance: British Lit 1785 3
ENGL-453 Language, Culture, and Linguistics 3
ENGL-375 The Art of the Memoir 3
OT-201C Old Testament Survey 3
MATH-PLCRMath Core Requirement 3
Year 3 Term 1
ENGL-309 Awakenings: Voices in American Lit 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
Year 3 Term 2
PSYC-103C Introduction to Psychology 3
ENGL-433 Global Voices: World Literature 3
ENGL-465 Becoming a Reader: Theory/Crit of Lit 3
FINA-PLCRFine Arts Core Curriculum Requirement 3
CHIS-400C Christian Heritage 3
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
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: Capstone 3
 Total Units125