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 courses on the list below meet the NYSED guidelines for professional license in this certification content area. Some multi-disciplinary courses will require that you complete and submit the NYSED Course Verification Form to SPD. For those courses, we have provided a link to the form, which should be submitted only upon satisfactory completion of the course.
Courses with departmental subject codes (e.g., EGL, JRN, WRT, THR) may also be valid for the content area.
You may request review of any course that is not on this list.
CEC 520 Grammar Controversies: Contemporary Research and Debates*
CEE 509 Children's Literature
CEE 522 Writing and Literature: Strategies for the Language Arts Curriculum
CEE 553 Laughing Matters: Teaching Comic Literature
CEE 574 Writing Across the Curriculum
CEF 533 Teaching Writing Across the Disciplines
CEF 534 Enriching Teaching Through Poetry
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 520 Writers' Workshop: Fiction
CEH 522 Literature of Travel *
CEH 531 Identity Within the American Family: A Literary Approach—NYSED Form*
CEH 534 Women in Literature
CEI 509 Gender and Ethnicity in American Literature
CEI 518 Literature of American Slavery*
CEI 533 Women's Studies in the Humanities—NYSED Form
CEI 536 Shakespeare
CEJ 536 Death and Dying: A Literary Journey*
CEJ 552 Adolescent Literature
CEN 506 Science in the News
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 519 Literature of Healing*
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 542 Primo Levi and the Holocaust—NYSED Form*
CEV 545 New York Stories: Literature of the Lower East Side*
*Denotes a course that is either regularly or occasionally offered online.
Note: The information contained on this page is valid as of 5/15/13.
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.