The Integrated Language Arts program prepares candidates for Ohio licensure in Integrated Language Arts (grades 7-12). The required content courses are taught by faculty from the departments of English; Journalism and Mass Communication; Communication Studies; and Theater.
One of the unique features of our program is that one entire methods course is devoted to the teaching of new media, giving candidates a broad knowledge of how to use such new media as blogs, wikis, podcasts, and desktop video production in their classrooms.
Below is a description of the required courses and the year/semester in which you will study them. For more detailed information about the program, please contact Dr. William Kist.
Fall, Junior Year
MCED 40007: Teaching Reading with Literature (3 credit hours)
Provides you with an immersion in classic and new Young Adult texts.
ADED 32142: Principles of Teaching Adolescents (3 credit hours)
Provides you with an overview of pedagogy for adolescents and includes 30 hours of field experience at an urban middle school or high school. This is a general course for all ADED majors (not specific to one content area).
Spring, Junior Year
SEED 43315: Teaching Lit in Secondary Schools (3 credit hours)
Provides an overview of traditional and alternative models of teaching the literary canon.
SEED 43325: Multi-Modal Literature in Secondary Classrooms (3 credit hours)
Provides an overview of the latest in "new literacies" and how they may be integrated into the English/Language Arts classroom.
Fall, Senior Year
SEED 4/53335: Teach Language & Composition (3 credit hours)
Provides an overview of traditional and alternative models of teaching language and composition.
ADED 42292: Field Work Practicum (3 credit hours)
Section 001 or 002. You are expected to spend 100 hours at a student teaching assignment and teach at least one 10-day unit during late October/early November. Each student is observed teaching twiceâ€”once by the practicum instructor and once by the university supervisor.
Spring, Senior Year
ADED 42357: Student Teaching (9 credit hours)
Twelve weeks of full-time teaching.