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 students who enjoy reading and writing and who desire to teach children at the elementary school level.

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.