About The Department
The English department of California State University, Sacramento, is a community of teachers, scholars, writers, and support staff whose primary mission is to promote learning in composition, creative writing, English education, linguistics, literature, and the teaching of English as a second language.
We offer two Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees: a B.A. in English and a B.A. in English-Precredential (Single Subject with Pre-Credential Preparation degree). We offer three Minor programs Creative Writing, English, and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages); we also offer a TESOL certificate for undergraduates.
We offer three M.A. programs: (1) the English M.A. (with concentrations in Creative Writing and Literature), (2) the MA in Composition Rhetoric, and Professional Writing, (3) and the TESOL M.A. The English M.A. is designed for students who wish to develop further their understanding of literature or their creative writing talent; graduates may want to teach at community colleges, pursue a career writing, and/or continue for further post-graduate study at the Ph. D. or MFA level. The M.A. in Composition, Rhetoric, and Professional Writing offers preparation for careers in fields such as education, journalism, publishing, law, technical writing, advertising, arts administration, or civil service; or to pursue study at the doctoral level. The TESOL program is recommended for candidates wishing to teach ESL in community college programs or in university programs in the US or overseas. In addition, we offer certificates for M.A. students in TESOL and Teaching Composition.
The MA in TESOL; the MA in English (Creative Writing and Literature Concentrations); and the MA in Composition, Rhetoric, and Professional Writing will all be accepting applications for Spring 22 admissions starting 8/1/21 up until 9/15/21. Please check back here for additional information and instructions in advance of 8/1/21
Student & Faculty Resources
- Student Employment
- Faculty Office Hours - Fall 2021
- Fall 2021 Course Description Booklet
- Spring 2021 Course Description Booklet
- SAGE & Faculty Fellow Hours Spring 2021
Graduate Student Resources
Advising and Program Worksheets
Prospective Students: If you are a prospective student looking for information on our undergraduate and graduate/MA curricula, please see the University Catalog here: https://catalog.csus.edu/colleges/arts-letters/english/.
Undergraduate Advising Worksheets: Current English majors and English faculty can access UNDERGRADUATE advising worksheets (ENGL BA and ENGL BA Pre-Cred) here: https://csus.instructure.com/courses/63359/pages/undergrad-engl-major-worksheets.
Graduate/MA Advising Worksheet: Current English majors and English faculty can access GRADUATE advising worksheets for our English; Composition, Rhetoric, and Professional Writing; and TESOL MA programs and certificates here: https://csus.instructure.com/courses/63359/pages/graduate-slash-engl-ma-ma-in-composition-and-ma-tesol-worksheets.
Undergraduate Minors and Certificate Worksheets: Current English majors and English faculty can access advising worksheets here: https://csus.instructure.com/courses/63359/pages/minors-and-undergrad-certificates-in-engl-and-tesol
Current students who cannot access the links above, please send your name and student id# to firstname.lastname@example.org and request access to the English Department Student Portfolio and Advising site.