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Integrated Language Arts - B.S.E.

The Integrated Language Arts program prepares candidates for Ohio licensure in Integrated Language Arts (grades 7-12).

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The required content courses are taught by faculty from the departments of English; Media and Journalism; Communication Studies; and Theater. The methods courses, featuring the most effective pedagogy strategies for teaching English/Language Arts, are taught by EHHS faculty. This combination of content and methods courses provides a strong foundation for graduates of our program, who will be licensed to teach English/Language Arts, Journalism, Communication and Theater (please note that Ohio Integrated Language Arts teachers are licensed to teach Theater (Grades 7-8 Only), at the middle school level).

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.

Overview of the program

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. Kristy Pytash (kpytash@kent.edu).

Before Entering Advanced Study

  • ADED 20000: Topics in Social Justice in Teaching and Learning (3 credit hours)
    Provides you with an overview of social justice issues that are central to teaching and learning across all educational contexts.

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

  • ADED 43335: Teaching Language & Composition (3 credit hours)
    Provides an overview of traditional and alternative models of teaching language and composition.
  • ADED 43315: Teaching Literature in the Secondary Schools (3 credit hours)
    Provides an overview of traditional and alternative models of teaching the literary canon.

Fall, Senior Year

  • ADED 43325: Multi-Modal Literacies in the Secondary Classroom (3 credit hours)
    Provides an overview of the latest in "new literacies" and how they may be integrated into the English/Language Arts classroom.
  • 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 twice—once by the practicum instructor and once by the university supervisor.

Spring, Senior Year

  • ADED 42392: Student Teaching (9 credit hours)
    Twelve weeks of full-time teaching.
  • ADED 49525: Inquiry into Professional Practice (3 credit hours)
    Provides real-world job seeking skills as well as time for reflection and analysis of the student teaching experiences
Integrated Language Arts Faculty

Program Information

Program Description

Full Description

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Integrated Language Arts prepares students for teacher licensure in integrated language arts reading, writing, speaking and listening) for grades 7-12. The combination of content and methods courses provides a strong foundation for graduates of the program, who will be licensed to teach English/language arts, journalism, communication and theater. (Please note that those with Ohio licensure in integrated language arts are able to teach theater for grades seven and eight only.) The program uniquely features a methods course devoted to the teaching of new media.

Students are required to complete Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCII) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background checks.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

This program is designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.

Admissions

Admission Requirements

Admission to this major is selective. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to a major and/or admission to professional coursework for a selective admission program. To be admitted directly into a teacher education program, it is required that new freshmen have a 2.750 high school GPA. Students who do not meet the GPA requirement at the time of admission for this major will be admitted to the EHHS General non-degree program until which time they have established a Kent State GPA of 2.750. They may then submit a change of program to declare this major.

Current Kent State and Transfer Students: Active Kent State students who wish to change their major must have attempted a minimum 12 credit hours at Kent State and meet all admission criteria listed above to be admitted. Students who have not attempted 12 credit hours at Kent State will be evaluated for admission based on their high school GPA for new students or transfer GPA for transfer students. Transfer students who have not attempted 12 credit hours of college-level coursework at Kent State and/or other institutions will be evaluated based on both their high school GPA and college GPA.

International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions to waive) by earning a minimum 71 TOEFL iBT score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score, minimum 47 PTE score or minimum 100 DET score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive English Program. For more information on international admission visit the admissions website for international students.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Plan and implement research-based instruction in the teaching of reading, literature, language, and composition. 
  2. Implement response-centered literacy instruction that is culturally relevant and sustaining. 
  3. Implement fair and equitable assessment strategies to analyze students’ literacy learning.
  4. Engage in reflective practice and pursue continued professional growth and collaboration with colleagues.
Coursework

Program Requirements

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA) (min C grade required in all courses)
COMM 15000INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
or COMM 26000 CRITICISM OF PUBLIC DISCOURSE (DIVD) (KHUM)
ENG 20021INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING 3
or ENG 43092 TEACHING POETRY IN THE SCHOOLS (ELR)
ENG 21054INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE (KHUM) 3
ENG 22071STORIES THAT BUILT THE WORLD: HEROES, QUESTS AND LEGENDS (KHUM) 3
or ENG 22072 STORIES TO SAVE THE WORLD: LITERATURE AND THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY (KHUM)
ENG 24001INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY STUDY 3
ENG 24002INTRODUCTION TO COMPOSITION THEORY 3
ENG 31003LINGUISTICS 3
ENG 34004BRITISH LITERATURE, 1800-1900 3
or ENG 34005 BRITISH AND IRISH LITERATURE, 1900-PRESENT
MDJ 20001MEDIA, POWER AND CULTURE (DIVD) (KSS) 3
MDJ 26001WRITING FOR MEDIA 3
MDJ 47003TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM 3
THEA 11000THE ART OF THE THEATRE (DIVG) (KFA) 3
British Literature Elective, choose from the following:3
ENG 25001
LITERATURE IN ENGLISH I
ENG 34001
MEDIEVAL LITERATURE
ENG 34002
BRITISH LITERATURE, 1500-1660
ENG 34003
BRITISH LITERATURE, 1660-1800
Reading Against the Grain Elective, choose from the following:3
ENG 21001
INTRODUCTION TO ETHNIC LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES (DIVD)
ENG 21002
INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S LITERATURE (DIVD)
ENG 21003
INTRODUCTION TO LGBT LITERATURE (DIVD)
ENG 33010
AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1900
ENG 33012
MODERN AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE
ENG 33013
AFRICANA WOMEN'S LITERATURE (DIVG)
ENG 33014
AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN'S LITERATURE
ENG 33015
AFRICAN LITERATURES (DIVG)
ENG 34011
WORLD LITERATURE IN ENGLISH (DIVG)
ENG 34021
WOMEN'S LITERATURE (DIVD)
ENG 35301
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES (DIVD)
U.S. Literature Electives, choose from the following:6
ENG 33001
U.S. LITERATURE TO 1865
ENG 33002
U.S. LITERATURE FROM 1865 TO 1945
ENG 33003
U.S. LITERATURE FROM 1945 TO PRESENT
Linguistics Elective, choose from the following:3
COMM 35852
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (DIVG)
ENG 31001
FUNDAMENTAL ENGLISH GRAMMAR
ENG 31002
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
ENG 31004
LEXICOLOGY/LEXICOGRAPHY
ENG 31008
GRAMMAR FOR TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND/FOREIGN LANGUAGE
ENG 41001
SOCIOLINGUISTICS IN SCHOOLING (DIVD) (WIC)
Major Electives, choose from the following:2
COMM 21000
COMMUNICATION GRAMMAR REVIEW
COMM 35912
GENDER AND COMMUNICATION (DIVD)
COMM 45007
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
ENG 25002
LITERATURE IN ENGLISH II
MDJ 22000
PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS
MDJ 40022
FILM AS COMMUNICATION
SOC 42568
RACE AND ETHNIC STUDIES (DIVD)
THEA 11100
MAKING THEATRE: CULTURE AND PRACTICE
THEA 11303
THE ART OF ACTING
THEA 11722
FUNDAMENTALS OF PRODUCTION I: SCENERY, STAGECRAFT AND SOUND
THEA 11723
FUNDAMENTALS OF PRODUCTION LABORATORY I: SCENERY
THEA 11724
FUNDAMENTALS OF PRODUCTION LABORATORY II: PROPS AND SCENIC ART
THEA 11732
FUNDAMENTALS OF PRODUCTION II: COSTUMES, LIGHTING AND PROJECTIONS
THEA 11733
FUNDAMENTALS OF PRODUCTION LABORATORY III: COSTUMES
THEA 11734
FUNDAMENTALS OF PRODUCTION LABORATORY IV: LIGHTING, SOUND AND PROJECTIONS
THEA 21016
MAKEUP FOR STAGE AND SCREEN
Communication Studies (COMM) Upper-Division Electives (30000 or 40000 level)
English (ENG) Upper-Division Electives (30000 or 40000 level)
Media and Journalism (MDJ) Upper-Division Electives (30000 or 40000 level)
Foreign Language Electives (two semesters)
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
ADED 20000TOPICS IN SOCIAL JUSTICE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING (min C grade) 13
ADED 32142PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING ADOLESCENTS (WIC) (min C grade) 13
ADED 42292FIELD WORK PRACTICUM (ELR) (min C grade) 13
ADED 42392SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING (ELR) 19
ADED 43315TEACHING LITERATURE IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS (min C grade)3
ADED 43325MULTI-MODAL LITERACIES IN THE SECONDARY CLASSROOM (min C grade) 13
ADED 43335TEACHING LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION (min C grade) 13
ADED 49525INQUIRY INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (min C grade)3
CULT 29535EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY (min C grade)3
EPSY 29525EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (min C grade)3
ETEC 39525EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (min C grade)3
MCED 40007TEACHING READING WITH LITERATURE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD (min C grade) 13
SPED 23000INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) (min C grade)3
UC 10001FLASHES 101 1
Kent Core Composition (min B grade)6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning3
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)3
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)6-7
Kent Core Additional3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
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Teacher candidates are only permitted to repeat a field experience course once. Please see Repeating Field Experience Courses in Teacher Education Programs policy for details.

Progression Requirements

Students must meet all professional requirements for admission to advanced study. To be admitted, students must display evidence of the following:

  • Adequate communication skills
  • Sound content area knowledge (language arts, mathematics, science or social studies)
  • Basic understanding of the teaching profession
  • Basic understanding of adolescents
  • Dispositions aligned with the conceptual framework of the College of Education, Health and Human Services, including being open-minded, flexible, caring and responsible

Faculty will select the most qualified applicants based on an interview, letters of recommendation, GPA1, and performance in English coursework.

Applicants must have experience working with young adults in a supervisory capacity, such as tutoring, camp counseling, volunteer work or related experience. Students should contact the College of Education, Health, and Human Services’ Vacca Office of Student Services, 304 White Hall, during the first year of study to inquire about the procedures and criteria associated with admission to advanced study.

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Undergraduate students who have not completed a minimum of 12 Kent State University credit hours will be evaluated for advanced study and professional phase based on their high school GPA for new freshmen or transfer GPA for transfer students.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.600 2.750

Double Majors/Dual Degrees

Students seeking to declare an additional teacher education major in the B.S.E. degree (double major) or in a different degree (dual degree) may have the double major/dual degree approved as long as the following requirements are met:

  1. Approval is received from the academic unit administrating each major. A program of study for those interested in pursuing a double major must be approved in writing by faculty from each major area prior to admission to advanced study.
  2. All required content courses are completed for each major
  3. All required methods courses are completed for each major.
  4. Separate practicum and inquiry courses are completed for each major as listed below:
    1. ADED 42292 (or the equivalent required by the major outside the college)
    2. ADED 49525 (or the equivalent required by the major outside the college)
  5. Students who have two majors from among the following only need to take ADED 42392, consisting of a 16-week classroom experience involving both subject areas: Life Sciences, Earth Science, Physical Sciences, Integrated Science, Integrated Mathematics, Life Science/Chemistry, Integrated Social Studies and/or Integrated Language Arts.
  6. Students who have a second major not included in the list above (#5) will have their student teaching requirements determined by faculty from both program areas at the time the program of study is developed, with a minimum 16 weeks spent in the classroom.

Licensure information

Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.

Students must apply for State of Ohio Licensure (defined by completion of all licensure program requirements) within 12 months of program completion. After 12 months, applicants must meet State approved program/licensure requirements that are in effect at the time of application. This means that students who apply after the 12 month deadline may have to take additional coursework if the content, methods courses, program requirements, or licensure requirements have changed from the catalog in force.

Roadmap
 

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!MDJ 20001 MEDIA, POWER AND CULTURE (DIVD) (KSS) 3
THEA 11000 THE ART OF THE THEATRE (DIVG) (KFA) 3
UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
COMM 15000
or COMM 26000
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL)
or CRITICISM OF PUBLIC DISCOURSE (DIVD) (KHUM)
3
!CULT 29535 EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY 3
ENG 22071
or ENG 22072
STORIES THAT BUILT THE WORLD: HEROES, QUESTS AND LEGENDS (KHUM)
or STORIES TO SAVE THE WORLD: LITERATURE AND THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY (KHUM)
3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
Requirement: minimum 2.75 overall GPA by end of term; minimum 2.600 major GPA  
ENG 21054 INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE (KHUM) 3
!EPSY 29525 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
SPED 23000 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA; minimum 2.600 major GPA  
ADED 20000 TOPICS IN SOCIAL JUSTICE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING 3
ENG 24001 INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY STUDY 3
ENG 24002 INTRODUCTION TO COMPOSITION THEORY 3
ENG 33001
or ENG 33002
or ENG 33003
U.S. LITERATURE TO 1865
or U.S. LITERATURE FROM 1865 TO 1945
or U.S. LITERATURE FROM 1945 TO PRESENT
3
ETEC 39525 EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA; minimum 2.600 major GPA  
!ADED 32142 PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING ADOLESCENTS (WIC) 3
ENG 20021
or ENG 43092
INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING
or TEACHING POETRY IN THE SCHOOLS (ELR)
3
ENG 25001
or ENG 34001
or ENG 34002
or ENG 34003
LITERATURE IN ENGLISH I
or MEDIEVAL LITERATURE
or BRITISH LITERATURE, 1500-1660
or BRITISH LITERATURE, 1660-1800
3
ENG 31003 LINGUISTICS 3
!MCED 40007 TEACHING READING WITH LITERATURE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
MDJ 26001 WRITING FOR MEDIA 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester Six
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA; minimum 2.600 major GPA  
!ADED 43315 TEACHING LITERATURE IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS 3
!ADED 43335 TEACHING LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION 3
ENG 33001
or ENG 33002
or ENG 33003
U.S. LITERATURE TO 1865
or U.S. LITERATURE FROM 1865 TO 1945
or U.S. LITERATURE FROM 1945 TO PRESENT
3
MDJ 47003 TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM 3
Linguistics Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA; minimum 2.600 major GPA  
!ADED 42292 FIELD WORK PRACTICUM (ELR) 3
!ADED 43325 MULTI-MODAL LITERACIES IN THE SECONDARY CLASSROOM 3
ENG 34004
or ENG 34005
BRITISH LITERATURE, 1800-1900
or BRITISH AND IRISH LITERATURE, 1900-PRESENT
3
Reading Against the Grain Elective 3
Major Elective 2
 Credit Hours14
Semester Eight
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA; minimum 2.600 major GPA  
!ADED 42392 SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING (ELR) 9
!ADED 49525 INQUIRY INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 3
 Credit Hours12
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
Program Delivery
  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus
Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries

Education teachers, postsecondary

4.8%

about as fast as the average

77,300

number of jobs

$65,440

potential earnings

English language and literature teachers, postsecondary

2.1%

slower than the average

81,300

number of jobs

$69,000

potential earnings

Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education

3.6%

about as fast as the average

627,100

number of jobs

$60,810

potential earnings

Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education

3.8%

about as fast as the average

1,050,800

number of jobs

$62,870

potential earnings

Notice: Career Information Source
* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.