Recent Searches

Loading Search Results...
Loading Directory Results...
Close

History

Close

Recent Pages

Recent Searches

EIU Department of English

English Language Arts Major with Teacher Licensure


Kaleigh McRoberts, EIU English alumna, Lead Teacher, KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School
EIU's English Language Arts teacher licensure program has consistently been recognized as among the best programs for preparing English Language Arts teachers, not just in the state of Illinois but nationally.  The National Council of Teachers of English lists EIU’s program as an “exemplar program for training Secondary English Teachers.”

The major consists of 55 credits, including two courses in writing, three courses in English Education, five courses in literature and cultural studies, and a senior-level capstone course, Integrating the Language Arts.  In addition, the major recommends the one-credit Career Development course, and students select two electives in English.

Special Features: 

  • With three courses in methods of teaching plus an upper-division course in young adult literature, the major ensures that students are well-prepared not just with general teaching methods but with methods specific to the English Language Arts classroom.

  • With two required courses in multicultural literature, a required course in digital writing, and options for incorporating film studies, pre-adolescent literature, and literary editing and publishing, the major allows students to prepare for the needs and interests of today’s secondary students.

Checklist and Catalog Entry

2016-2017 Checklist

2015-2016 Checklist

2015-2016 Catalog Entry

Potential Course Sequences

Potential ELA Course Sequences (2015-2016 catalog and later)

Potential ELA Course Sequences with Middle Level Enhancement (2015-2016 catalog and later)

Potential ELA Course Sequences (2014-2015 catalog and earlier)

More Information on Student Teaching

English Language Arts Program Requirements for Student Teaching

 

 

Related Pages

Contact Information

Department of English

600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-2428
Fax: (217) 581-7209
dringuette@eiu.edu


Take the next step

apply now
schedule a visit

Give to EIU

Every gift made to Eastern Illinois University -- whether it's big or small -- makes a difference. EIU's generous donors are helping our students fulfill their dreams every day, and you can be part of that.

Learn more about how to make your contribution today!

OmniUpdate