Language Arts
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The Language Arts major builds on the Elementary Teacher Certification program with its focus on all forms of communication — listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and visually representing.

The Language Arts program focuses on 
incorporating literacy across the curriculum in multiple content areas. An element unique to the Language Arts program is exploration and integration of the arts. A K-12 Reading Specialist degree/certification is offered at the graduate level.

FAST FACTAlong with student teaching, Language Arts majors complete 30 hours collaborating with a local language arts educator.  As a senior project, students complete a cross curricular unit to be utilized during student teaching.

  • About: Language Arts
  • Meet the Language Arts Chair
  • 3 Things: Language Arts
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The Language Arts major includes courses such as Content Area Reading, Teaching Writing, Oral Interpretation of Children’s Literature, Adolescent Literature and Strategies for Teaching Language Arts. Students also select electives from English, Theater, Art and Music. Options include: Introduction to Journalism, Introduction to Music and Film Study and Analysis. Interested students may add a Theater concentration by completing extra courses. For more information, go to the Teacher Education page.

Wollett, Eleanor Leigh

Wollett, Eleanor Leigh

Associate Professor of Education, Coordinator of Language Arts Program517-264-7888
#1. Arts emphasis as an avenue to enhance candidate learning across the curriculum

#2. Incorporates both critical and creative thinking through listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and visually representing

#3. 100 percent of courses have clinical field experience; 100 percent of candidates graduating with Language Arts endorsement are employed in their field

Learn more about The International English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta as well as Siena’s T.E.A.C.H.—Teacher Education Association for Community Health.

Language Arts students are eligible to join the International English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta as well as Siena’s T.E.A.C.H. — Teacher Education Association for Community Health.

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  • Bachelor of Arts


  • Education Division


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Eleanor Wollett

Assistant Professor of Education
Contact Us at (800) 521-0009.
Siena Heights University Main Campus. 1247 E. Siena Heights Dr. Adrian, MI 49221.