Going Beyond Teaching.

The Language Arts Group major is designed to prepare Language Arts teachers for the elementary level. This program prepares teachers for the BX endorsement upon passing the Michigan State MTTC teacher’s exam. This program is for Teacher Education students who enjoy reading and writing and who desire to teach children at the elementary school level.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Teacher Education
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Quick Facts

    • Major Credit Hours: 33 (requires minor)
    • Minor Credit Hours: 21
    • Career Opportunities: 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.
    • Application Deadline: Rolling admission
      • Fall semester—August 15
      • Spring semester—January 1

    Interesting Classes

    • Group Communication
    • Mass Media Literacy
    • Interpersonal Communication
    • Children's Literature
    • Introduction to Oral Interpretation
  • Internship Opportunities

    Students in this major spend a semester student teaching under the direction of an experienced teacher at public and private schools throughout West Michigan. Students also have the option of completing part of their internship experience at a school overseas.

    Graduate Outcomes

    Many of our graduates have successfully obtained teaching positions in public and private throughout Michigan and in other states. And, many of our graduates have also taken positions in Christian and private school in countries throughout the world.

Major Courses and Catalog

In addition to completing the university's core curriculum and professional education courses, the Bachelor of Arts in Language Arts Group for Elementary Education degree requires the following classes:

  • COM-212 Interpersonal Communication (3 credit hours)
  • COM-315 Communication Theory (3 credit hours)
  • ENG-212 Writing in Culture (3 credit hours)
  • ENG-223 Introduction to Literature (3 credit hours)
  • ENG-226 Introduction to Creative Writing (3 credit hours)
  • ENG-321 Children's Literature (3 credit hours)
  • JRN-201 Newswriting and Reporting (3 credit hours)
  • MDA-319 Mass Media Literacy (3 credit hours)
  • Program electives (9 credit hours)

For course descriptions and graduation requirements, view the 2016-17 Cornerstone University Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

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