Language Arts Group (Elementary)

Language Arts

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.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

What can I do with this major?

Graduates with the Language Arts Endorsement can teach K-8 Language Arts with other possibilities such as English, Speech, Journalism, Literature, Reading, Writing or Yearbook.

Interesting classes I may take?

JRN 201 - News Writing and Reporting I
MDA 319 - Mass Media Literacy
COM 321 - Group Communication
ENG 334 - American Renaissance in the 19th Century

What internships or partnerships are available with this major?

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.

What are grads doing now?

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/private school in countries thought the world.

Jenna Ritsema | Major: Language Arts

"The professors I had the opportunity to meet in Cornerstone's Teacher Education program were excellent models of what an invested, encouraging, and passionate educator looks like. They worked hard to get all of us involved in classrooms so we could have a variety of teaching experiences freshman through senior year of college. I graduated having developed the passions God has placed on my heart, along with being equipped with an enormous toolkit of teaching strategies that I now use each day in my 2nd grade classroom; specifically in the reading and language arts content areas."