School of Education  
 

Endorsement Areas

 

<< Back to endorsement areas

 
Language Arts Group (BX)

Certification/Endorsement Code: BX
Michigan Subject Areas Test Code: 01
Programs: Elementary - Major or Minor, Endorsement
AQ Program Contact Person: Julia Reynolds

Department: School of Education

 
This endorsement is also available at the graduate level for certified teachers either alone or as part of the M.A.T. degree program. See the M.A.T. Language Arts Endorsement page for more information.
 

Language Arts Major (36 credit hours)

Student must complete a minimum of 18 credits in Language Arts courses at Aquinas College.
 
Core Requirements: 15 credits

CN 206 Interpersonal Communication (3 credit hours)

EH 205 Advanced Composition (3 credit hours)

EH 222 Literary Studies for Language Arts (3 credit hours)

EH 322 Emergent Literacy; Prerequ: EN 201(3 credit hours)

EN 443 Literacy for Diverse Learners; Prereq: EN 442 (3 credit hours)

 
ELECTIVES: Majors must complete an additional 21 credits (7 classes), including at least one class from each cluster.

Reading Cluster

EH 111 Introduction to Poetry (3 credit hours) (AC)

EH 112 Introduction to Fiction (3 credit hours) (AC)

EH 211 World Literature (3 credit hours)

EH 382 Children's Literature; Prereq: EN 201; (3 credit hours)

EH 388 Youth Literature; Prereq: EN 201; (3 credit hours)

EN 440 Literacy III; ; Prereq: EN 442; (3 credit hours)

EN 441 Advanced Literacy Assessment & Intervention; Prereq: EN 442; (3 credit hours)

EN 454 Content Area Literacy ; Prereq: EN 201; (3 credit hours)

 

Writing Cluster

EH 210 Creative Writing (3 credit hours) (AC)

EH 230 Grammar of Modern English (3 credit hours)

EH 291 Introduction to Journalism (3 credit hours)

EN 460 Teaching Creative Writing; Prereq: EN 201; (3 credit hours)

EN 400 Teaching Writing; Prereq: EN 201; (3 credit hours)

 

Speaking Cluster

CN 205 Public Speaking (3 credit hours)

EH 113 Introduction to Drama (3 credit hours)

TE 221 Oral Interpretation of Literature (3 credit hours)

TE 222 Storytelling (3 credit hours)

TE 383 Creative Dramatics (3 credit hours)

TE 384 Children's Theatre; Prereq: TE 141 or instructor approval (3 credit hours)

 

Listening Cluster

CN 208 Nonverbal Communication (3 credit hours)

CN 300 Listening (3 credit hours)

CN 301 Intercultural Communication (3 credit hours)

CN 311 Gender Communication (3 credit hours)

 
 

Language Arts Minor (24 credit hours)

Student must complete a minimum of 12 credits in Language Arts courses at Aquinas College.
 
Core Requirements: 15 credits

CN 206 Interpersonal Communication (3 credit hours)

EH 205 Advanced Composition (3 credit hours)

EH 222 Literary Studies for Language Arts (3 credit hours)

EH 322 Emergent Literacy; Prerequ: EN 201(3 credit hours)

EN 443 Literacy for Diverse Learners; Prereq: EN 442 (3 credit hours)

 
ELECTIVES: Minors select at least one from any three clusters to equal a minimum total of 9 credits from the following:
 

Reading Cluster

EH 111 Introduction to Poetry (3 credit hours) (AC)

EH 112 Introduction to Fiction (3 credit hours) (AC)

EH 211 World Literature (3 credit hours)

EH 382 Children's Literature; Prereq: EN 201; (3 credit hours)

EH 388 Youth Literature; Prereq: EN 201; (3 credit hours)

EN 440 Literacy III; ; Prereq: EN 442; (3 credit hours)

EN 441 Advanced Literacy Assessment & Intervention; Prereq: EN 442; (3 credit hours)

EN 454 Content Area Literacy ; Prereq: EN 201; (3 credit hours)

 

Writing Cluster

EH 210 Creative Writing (3 credit hours) (AC)

EH 230 Grammar of Modern English (3 credit hours)

EH 291 Introduction to Journalism (3 credit hours)

EN 460 Teaching Creative Writing; Prereq: EN 201; (3 credit hours)

EN 400 Teaching Writing; Prereq: EN 201; (3 credit hours)

 

Speaking Cluster

CN 205 Public Speaking (3 credit hours)

EH 113 Introduction to Drama (3 credit hours)

TE 221 Oral Interpretation of Literature (3 credit hours)

TE 222 Storytelling (3 credit hours)

TE 383 Creative Dramatics (3 credit hours)

TE 384 Children's Theatre; Prereq: TE 141 or instructor approval (3 credit hours)

 

Listening Cluster

CN 208 Nonverbal Communication (3 credit hours)

CN 300 Listening (3 credit hours)

CN 301 Intercultural Communication (3 credit hours)

CN 311 Gender Communication (3 credit hours)