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Language Arts Minor, B.S. in Ed., Elementary Standard Certificate

The purpose of the Language Arts minor 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 minors.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

  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


EDU 538Integrated Language Arts


ENG 315WITeaching Writing in Elementary and Middle Schools


ENG 371Teaching Grammar: K-6


ENG 381WIChildren's Literature


TAI 373Oral Interpretation for Children


Other Requirements I (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

CSD 130Normal Speech and Language Acquisition


ENG 175The Nature of Language


Other Requirements II (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

ENG 481International Literature for Children and Young Adults


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


Total: 25 semester hours