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Language Arts Teaching

The language arts teaching major at Anderson University is designed to prepare students to teach in grades 6-12. It includes a 33-hour core of courses in English and speech, which qualify the student to teach English and speech courses in grades 6-12. To complete the major, students pursue a 16-hour “English Option,” which allows them to emphasize traditional English studies, including literature.


A flexible degree that can be earned entirely online, entirely in-classroom, or a combination of the two.

Earn a Bachelor of Arts in as little as three years or an Associate's degree in as little as two. Complete your degree online or in-person.

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This program is interdisciplinary.

The major requires coursework through the Department of English and coursework in partnership with the School of Education.


What classes will I take?

  • Methods of Teaching English
  • American Cross-Cultural Authors
  • Young Adult Literature
  • Creative Writing: Fiction

View courses required for the Language Arts Teaching major.


What experiences will I have?

In preparing for careers as language arts educators, students participate in classroom observations and practicum experiences as well as completing a semester of student teaching. Students may also volunteer for organizations like College Mentors for Kids in a variety of capacities that both serve the community and broaden their experience in working with young people.

Our Faculty

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Paula Auler

Rebekah Baker

Rebekah Baker

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Dr. Scott Borders

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Peter Elliott

Anna Epperly

Anna Epperly

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Judith Gibson

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Dr. Elizabeth Imafuji

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Cara Miller

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Deborah Miller-Fox

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Dr. Jason Robert Parks

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Dr. Kevin Radaker

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Elizabeth Ranfeld

Katy Sample

Katy Sample

Michael Tatom

Michael Tatom

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Jeffrey Trotter

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Joyce Wehneman