Language Arts Teaching
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
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.