Going Beyond Teaching.

Cornerstone University's language arts group major prepares you to teach English, composition and literature at the elementary level. You will take a combination of English and communications courses that immerse you in literature and develop your writing and communication skills. In addition, you will learn how to bring rich instruction into the elementary classroom.

Throughout your four years in the program, you will complete several field experiences in a variety of schools, working alongside highly effective teachers. These opportunities allow you to develop your teaching skills and build upon your pedagogical knowledge. This program also prepares you for the BX teaching endorsement upon passing the Michigan State MTTC teacher's exam.

  • Overview

  • Is this major for me?

    Language arts group education is an excellent option for students with a heart for communication studies and teaching elementary students. Do you enjoy planning and creative problem-solving? Are you passionate about making thoughtful, empathetic connections that empower others? If so, this major may be a good fit for you.

    Teachers with a Language Arts Endorsement can teach K-8 Language Arts with other subject areas such as English, speech, journalism, literature, reading or writing.

    Program Classes

    From personable faculty to one-on-one advising appointments, we have resources to support you in reaching your goals and being successful in your classes.

    See our sample degree plan for the list of classes you'll take as a language arts group education major.

  • Education Student Outcomes


    of traditional undergraduate education students from the class of 2019 were working or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

    Importantly, our recent graduates also shared that they love their work. Of respondents, 88 percent reported a genuine interest in what they are doing.

    Job Outcomes

    Cornerstone alumni are tireless in their passion to influence our world for Christ as servant leaders. You can find CU graduates building lives that matter at workplaces based in West Michigan and beyond.

    • Byron Center Public Schools
    • Meadow Woods Middle School
    • National Heritage Academies
    • Pleasanton Middle School
    • The Potter's House