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Language Arts K-8 Endorsement (Graduate)

Certification/Endorsement Code: BX
Michigan Subject Areas Test Code: 01
Programs: Elementary
AQ Program Contact Person: Julia Reynolds

The Language Arts Endorsement is designed for the elementary teacher. Language Arts is a group endorsement which includes Reading, Speech, and English content areas. The M.A.T. with Language Arts K-8 Endorsement requires a minimum of 36 credit hours. Pursuing ONLY the Language Arts K-8 Endorsement requires a minimum of 24 credit hours (courses with asterisk*).

Foundational Core Courses: 12 credit hours

EN 561   Assessing Student Learning (3 credit hours)

EN 610   Inquiry-Based Literacy and Differentiated Instruction (3 credit hours)

EN 510   Research Methods, Design and Analysis (3 credit hours); 2nd to last class

EN 690   Master Teaching Project (3 credit hours); last class

NOTE: EN 610 should be taken as part of the first 18 hours of this planned program in order to qualify for Professional Certification


Language Arts Requirement: 18 credit hours

EN 530   Creative Experiences in Language Arts (3 credit hours)*

EN 543   Linguistically & Culturally Responsive Teaching Practice (3 credit hours)*

EN 544   Language Acquisition and Teaching (3 credit hours)*

EN 596   School and Culture in the 21st Century (3 credit hours)*

EN 500   Teaching Writing OR EN 695 Teaching Creative Writing (3 credit hours)*

EN 696   Topics in Teaching with Literature (3 credit hours)*


Language Arts Required Electives: Select 6 credit hours*

EN 500  Teaching Writing

EN 540  Literacy III

EN 554   Content Area Literacy

EN 588   Youth Literature

EN 655   Adolescent Literacy

EN 682   Children’s Literature

EN 695  Teaching Creative Writing

MG 641  Managerial Presentation Skills

MG 639  Interpersonal Communication

NOTE: A passing score on the State subject area test in Language Arts is required prior to adding the endorsement.