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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.

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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.