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Language Arts Major, B.S. in Ed., Elementary Standard Certificate (on hiatus)

B.S. in Education degree, Elementary Standard Certificate
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The purpose of the Language Arts major is to prepare prospective teachers to function effectively in this integral component of the elementary classroom. The goal of the program is to have the students possess the knowledge, skills, and understanding of the role of language arts in elementary education. The prospective teacher also should develop the ability to communicate and use this knowledge in all areas of the language arts classroom.

Language Arts is an interdisciplinary program that combines courses in the departments of Teacher Education and Professional Development, English, Communication and Dramatic Arts, and Communication Sciences & Disorders, and may be authorized by faculty in those departments. A minimum 2.7 GPA (B-) must be earned in all teaching majors.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

NOTE: This program is on hiatus and not accepting admissions at this time.

  1. A minimum cumulative average of 3.0 must be earned in the Language Arts major or minor).
  2. Courses with a grade lower than a B- will not count toward the major or minor).

Program Requirements

Required Courses (19 hours)

EDU 330Foundations of Reading Instruction

3(3-0)

EDU 538Integrated Language Arts

3(3-0)

ENG 315WITeaching Writing in Elementary and Middle Schools

4(3-1)

ENG 371Teaching Grammar: K-6

3(3-0)

ENG 381WIChildren's Literature

3(3-0)

TAI 373Oral Interpretation for Children

3(3-0)

Other Requirements I (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

ENG 481International Literature for Children and Young Adults

3(3-0)

ENG 582Seminar in Diversity in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

3-9(3-0)

Other Requirements II (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

CSD 130Normal Speech and Language Acquisition

3(3-0)

ENG 175The Nature of Language

3(3-0)

Other Requirements III (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

ENG 482Fantasy for Youth

3(3-0)

ENG 485Poetry for Children and Young Adults

3(3-0)

ENG 583The Heroic Tradition in Children's Literature

3(3-0)

Other Requirements IV (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

ENG 294WIIntroduction to Creative Writing

3(3-0)

ENG 301WINonfiction Writing

3(3-0)

Other Requirements V (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

EDU 532Reading in the Content Areas

3(3-0)

TAI 585Creative Dramatics

3(2-2)

Other Requirements VI (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

COM 195Intercultural Communication

3(3-0)

COM 569Communication in the Classroom

3(3-0)

CSD 230Introduction to Speech, Language, and Hearing Disabilities/Differences

3(3-0)

ENG 581The History of Children's Literature in English

3(3-0)

TAI 302Voice and Diction

3(3-0)

Total: 37 semester hours