School of Education

Language Arts Teaching

Dr. Kevin Radaker works one-on-one with a student.

The language arts teaching major is designed to prepare the student for teaching in grades 6-12. It includes a 33-hour core of courses with English and speech captions, thus qualifying the student to teach English and speech courses in grades 6-12. To complete the major, student pursue a 16-hour "English Option," which allows the student to emphasize traditional English studies, including literature, or a 17-hour "Communication Studies Option," which allows the students to emphasize the teaching of speech, debate, and other forms of oral communication.

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 kinds of 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.

How can I learn more?

The academic catalog contains additional information such as course descriptions. To set up a meeting with a faculty member in this area, please contact the Admissions Office.