Expository Reading & Writing
The CSU offers the Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) as an approved "A-G" 12th grade English course meeting multiple measures for placement in first-year GE Written Communication upon admission to a CSU campus.
The ERWC curriculum includes 13 instructional modules designed to engage students' interest through interactive activities and timely, relevant texts; its rhetorical approaches for critically analyzing and evaluating texts prepares students for the rigors of university-level reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
Adopt the Curriculum
For the CSU/UC to recognize the ERWC as an approved college-preparatory English course,
districts and schools must adopt/renew the curriculum annually and upload the course
the UC A-G Course Management Portal (CMP).
- Obtain local district approval for course adoption and complete application
- Submit application to Center for the Advancement of Reading & Writing
- Use CALPADS #2118 ("CSU Expository Reading & Writing" or "ERWC")
- Identify district or school site administrator(s) overseeing implementation
- Provide requested data to Early Assessment Progam (EAP) Coordinator
- Participate in introductory ERWC professional learning workshop
Important: List the course as "CSU Expository Reading & Writing" (abbreviated "ERWC")
to avoid difficulties with the CSU/UC recognizing it on students' transcripts.
First-time ERWC teachers complete free 24-hour professional learning to receive certification to instruct and access to materials, resources, and the ERWC Online Community.
Current ERWC teachers certified to instruct the version 2.0 curriculum complete free 12-hour professional learning to renew certification and access the 3.0 curriculum.
Due to comprehensive updates since ERWC initially published, teachers previously certified
to instruct the 1.0 curriculum complete the Introductory Course.