English Language Arts
NYSED Content Areas: English, Linguistics, Film Writing, Communications, Creative Writing, Comparative Literature, Journalism
In general, courses offered by an English department that are considered core requirements toward a degree in English are acceptable for certification (grades 7-12) as per NYSED. For example, courses in composition, English literature, poetry, play-writing, grammar, and English linguistics are acceptable. A maximum of 6 semester hours of credit for study in related areas such as speech, drama, theater, and journalism may be allowed toward this requirement.
Stony Brook University has determined that the following recommended courses meet the NYSED guidelines for professional license in this certification content area. Courses with certain departmental subject codes (e.g., EGL, JRN, WRT, THR) may also be valid for the content area. In the past, this list also included multidisciplinary courses that required course validity forms. Due to changes in the NYSED regulations, Stony Brook no longer validates these courses and cannot include them in the recommended course list.
You may request review of any course that is not on this list.
CEC 520 Grammar Controversies: Contemporary Research and Debates*
CEE 522 Writing and Literature: Strategies for the Language Arts Curriculum
CEE 574 Writing Across the Curriculum
CEF 533 Teaching Writing Across the Disciplines
CEG 520 American Literature and the Environment *
CEG 525 Gothic Literature*
CEG 526 Literature and Society*
CEG 537 The Immigration Experience in Literature*
CEG 560 News Literacy for Secondary School Curriculum
CEH 522 Literature of Travel *
CEI 518 Literature of American Slavery*
CEI 536 Shakespeare
CEJ 536 Death and Dying: A Literary Journey*
CEJ 552 Adolescent Literature
CEN 582 The Science in Science Fiction
CEV 506 Mythical Themes and Archetypes*
CEV 507 Analysis of Short Fiction*
CEV 508 Writing and Understanding Poetry I *
CEV 516 Themes in Science Fiction*
CEV 520 The Literature and Culture of Poker in America*
CEV 528 The Literature and Culture of Terrorism*
CEV 539 Working 9-5: Social Class & Culture in American Literature*
CEV 545 New York Stories: Literature of the Lower East Side*
*Denotes a course that is either regularly or occasionally offered online.
Courses Requiring Course Validity Forms
SPD will cease to supply course validity forms for the courses below after December 30, 2013. If a student completed one of these courses prior to this date, SPD will complete said form on their behalf. However, final determination in each case is incumbent upon a decision by the Office of Teaching Initiatives after course review.
CEH 531 Identity Within the American Family: A Literary Approach*
CEV 542 Surviving Holocaust: Literary Viewpoints (formarly Primo Levi and the Holocaus)t*
Note: The information contained on this page is valid as of 12/06/13.
of Student Responsibility
Students themselves—whether new, returning, or continuing—are responsible for reviewing, understanding, and adhering to their degree and/or certificate program requirements. (SPD’s Non-matriculating [non-degree] Graduate Students [GSP] are responsible for adhering to the guidelines related to non-matriculated status.) All SPD students are responsible for reviewing, understanding, and complying with University and SPD regulations, policies, and procedures, as described in all official publications, the University website, and the SPD website, including, but not limited to, SPD’s online references, the SPD Bulletin and SPD Academic Calendar.