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Language Arts

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.

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.

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AT A GLANCE

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.
Course Type
Required Credit Hours
Course Type REQUIRED
Required Credit Hours 16Semester Hours
Course Type COGNATE
Required Credit Hours 24Semester Hours
Course Type SPECIAL EDUCATION CORE
Required Credit Hours 3538Semester Hours
Course Type COURSES
Required Credit Hours 30Semester Hours
Course Type
Required Credit Hours 32Semester Hours
Total for major
137140Semester Hours
Course Name
Course Type
Credit Hours
Course Name Adolescent Literature
Course Type COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name English Grammar
Course Type COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Foundations I: Core Concepts
Course Type COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Intercultural Communication
Course Type COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Intro to Childrens Literature
Course Type COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Oral Interpretation-Child Lit
Course Type COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Approaches to Literary Criticism
Course Type COGNATE ELECTIVE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Film Study and Analysis
Course Type COGNATE ELECTIVE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Introduction to Journalism
Course Type COGNATE ELECTIVE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Rhetoric
Course Type COGNATE ELECTIVE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Voice and Diction
Course Type COGNATE ELECTIVE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Introduction to Language Arts
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Language Arts Application
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 1
Course Name Speech for Teachers
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Strat for Teaching Language Arts
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Teaching Writing
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Associate Professor of Education, Coordinator of Language Arts Program
Division of Education
Adrian
517-264-7888
#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.

Additional Info

Degree:

  • Bachelor of Arts

Division:

  • Education Division

Location(s):

Siena Heights University Main Campus. 1247 E. Siena Heights Dr. Adrian, MI 49221.
(800) 521-0009