English Department

Programs: CLU & Beyond

Many English programs unaffiliated with the university offer opportunities for CLU students to expand their expertise of writing, reading, and teaching. For more information on these programs and more, visit the English Department bulletin board upstairs in the Humanities building.

Teach For America Program

The Teach For America program focuses on eliminating educational inequality by providing well-trained teachers to rural and urban regions across the country in an effort to improve struggling education systems. Teachers involved in the program lead students to achieving their greatest potential both within the classroom and within the community. Teach For America caters to all grade levels—pre-kindergarten through high school—with a broad range of subjects in order to provide higher quality education to rural and urban students throughout the nation.

If you are interested in becoming involved in the Teach for America program, please visit teachforamerica.org for more information.

Writing Competitions

SCCUR Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research

Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society Convention

Graduate Studies

GRE Preparation

In order to apply for most graduate programs, you must complete the GRE (graduate record examination). How important your score is varies from school to school, but it does not hurt to be prepared. The following is a website for GRE prep, information, and registration: http://www.greprephelp.com/

Would you like some help studying? Maybe a practice test or two? Please visit Studyguidezone for GRE Test Practice.


Master of Arts in English



UC Santa Barbara-Comparative Literature: http://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/programs/index.cfm?event=showProgramDetail&majorID=12

UC Santa Barbara-English: http://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/programs/index.cfm?event=showProgramDetail&majorID=21

UC Irvine-Comparative Literature: http://www.humanities.uci.edu/complit/ English: http://www.humanities.uci.edu/english/

Cal State Northridge- MA in Humanities http://tsengcollege.csun.edu/humanities/humanities.html

Out of State

Iowa State University-http://www.engl.iastate.edu (more information available at the English Dept. Desk)

Master of Fine Arts- Creative Writing


USC- http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/engl/programs/graduate.shtml

UC Irvine-http://www.hnet.uci.edu/english/programs/cw_mfa.php

*Antioch University Los Angeles-http://www.antiochla.edu/academic-programs/mfa-in-creative-writing/index.html

Mills College-http://www.mills.edu/academics/graduate/eng/

Cal Arts-http://calarts.edu/criticalstudies/programs/mfawritingprogram

Out of State

New York University-http://cwp.fas.nyu.edu/page/home

Iowa State University-http://engl.iastate.edu/programs/creative_writing/mfa/

Goddard College-http://www.goddard.edu/masterfinearts_writing

Master of Arts in Education

*UCLA- http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/gasaa/majors/educ.html

UC Santa Barbara-http://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/programs/index.cfm?event=showProgramDetail&majorID=59

Cal State Northridge- Elementary: http://www.csun.edu/education/eed/ Secondary: http://www.csun.edu/education/sed/

Cal State Long Beach-http://www.ced.csulb.edu/academic/advanced_masters.cfm

Pepperdine Univerisity- http://gsep.pepperdine.edu/

USC- http://www.usc.edu/admission/graduate/study/programs/education/

Master of Arts in Library/Informational Science


Cal State Northridge-http://tsengcollege.csun.edu/MLISprogram.html

Cal State Long Beach-(Children's Librarian Program) http://www.ced.csulb.edu/edpac/academic/lmt/overview.cfm



*CLU Alumni attending these programs