Supplementary Authorization in Introductory English

Supplementary Authorization in Introductory English

Supplementary Authorization in Introductory English

Online Program


12-18 months



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Add a Supplementary Authorization to your existing credential and give yourself a competitive edge in your field. In a matter of just four courses, you will learn everything you need in order to teach English curriculum designed for grades 9 and below. Open the door to more opportunity by diversifying the areas in which you are able to teach.

This program is not NCLB compliant; additional units are needed to meet the federal regulation requirements for subject matter competency. The 16-quarter units earned in the Supplementary Authorization in Introductory English can be applied toward the NCLB compliant Subject Matter Authorization. If you are interested in becoming NCLB compliant, or your employer requires it, please visit our webpage for the Subject Matter Authorization in English.

This authorization can be added to any of the following valid, unexpired, California teaching credentials: Single Subject, Multiple Subject, Standard Elementary or Standard Secondary.

Designed For

Teachers holding a valid Single Subject, Multiple Subject, Standard Elementary or Standard Secondary Teaching Credential who are interested in teaching English in K-9th grade.

What You'll Learn

  • Advanced writing that integrates literature and vocabulary usage
  • Multiple paragraph compositions with analogies, paraphrasing, points of view and transitions
  • Classic works of American literature
  • Grammar, parts of speech and principles of standard sentence structure

What You Can Do With This Certificate

Teaching positions are available in both private and public schools.

Program Overview


16 Units

Real People. Real Results.

“I finished two Education programs at UCR Extension. They helped me to be hired in a career I love--teaching English to Middle School students! Thank you, UCR Extension!”

Donna Caspio

Middle School Teacher
Pomona Unified School District
Pomona, CA

Earning the Certificate

To get started, you only need to register for the courses. You can also take the courses in any order. If you would like to qualify for the early enrollment discount, please register by the date indicated online. Students are allowed to enroll up to the first day of the courses, however, you will not receive the early enrollment discount and the course may be full. We recommend enrolling as soon as possible to ensure a seat.

Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution
  2. One of the following valid, unexpired, California teaching credentials:
    1. Multiple Subject
    2. Single Subject
    3. Standard Elementary
    4. Standard Secondary
    5. Special Secondary
  3. Please note that there is no application required to begin taking courses toward the Authorization, however, we recommend that you apply by the third course if you would like UCR to assist with the filing of CTC paperwork at the completion of the required courses. You can apply, free of charge, below.

Completion Requirements

Upon program completion:

CTC Notice

The final decision regarding an applicant's academic eligibility for an Authorization will be determined by CTC staff when the documentation is submitted and the application is evaluated.

  • Successful completion of 16 units (4 courses) with a grade of C or better. Required courses include:
    • ENGL X410.6A
    • ENGL X410.59
    • ENGL X410.6B
    • ENGL X425.01
    • The candidate may request the assistance of UCR Extension to file the appropriate paperwork with the CTC or the candidate may apply on their own to the CTC.
    • If the candidate would like UCR to assist, please complete the online “Completion Verification” application. Please note, a university $75 "credential filing fee" will apply.
    • Upon verification by Student Services that all requirements have been met, the Credentials Office will mail the required CTC paperwork to the candidate’s home address in 10 business days. Please complete the application and mail back to the Credentials Office with a $100 check or money order made out to “CTC”. At this time, the CTC does not accept online applications.
    • Upon receipt, the Credentials Office will process the paperwork within 24 hours. A (C19) letter is then mailed to the candidate as verification of completion.
    • CTC can take up to six months (50 business days) to process paper applications. Please review CTC's website to verify issuance. The candidate will not receive a document in the mail as the CTC has gone completely paperless.

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Certificate Courses

Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.

Quarter 1

Advanced Composition for Educators - Part I

ENGL X410.6A

4 units

English Composition and Sentence Structure

ENGL X410.59

4 units

Quarter 2

Advanced Composition for Educators, Part II

ENGL X410.6B

4 units

Classic American Literature

ENGL X425.01

4 units

Instructor Spotlight

“I love teaching teachers, and I craft assignments that respond to needs in their classrooms. Teachers' time is so precious that I want them to walk away with classroom-ready tools. I also like them to have fun and I encourage them to express their own creativity.”

Colleen Oakley

Playwrite, Theater Practitioner & Professional Writer
Cape Elizabeth, Maine

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