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Integrated Language Arts - B.S.E. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

Attribute Legend: DD Diversity-Domestic; DG Diversity-Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Attribute Course Title Credits Min Grade
  UC 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1 1  
MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (53 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Attribute Course Title Credits Min Grade
Introduction to Human Communication (3)     or
Criticism of Public Discourse (3)
3 C
Introduction to Creative Writing     or
Teaching Poetry in Schools
3 C
KHU ENG 21054 Introduction to Shakespeare 3 C
Great Books to 1700 (3)     or
Great Books since 1700 (3)
3 C
  ENG 24001 Introduction to Literary Study 3 C
  ENG 31003 Linguistics 3 C
British Literature, 1800-1900 (3)     or
British and Irish Literature, 1900-Present (3)
3 C
KSS/DD JMC 20001 Media, Power and Culture 3 C
  JMC 26001 Writing Across Platforms 3 C
  JMC 47003 Teaching High School Journalism 3 C
KFA/DG THEA 11000 The Art of Theatre 3 C
  Choose from the following: 3 C
  ENG 25001 Literature in English I (3)    
  ENG 34001 Medieval Literature (3)    
  ENG 34002 British Literature, 1500-1660 (3)    
  ENG 34003 British Literature, 1660-1800 (3)    
  Choose from the following: Reading Against the Grain 3 C
DD ENG 21001 Introduction to Ethnic Literature of the United States (3)    
DD ENG 21002 Introduction to Women's Literature (3)    
DD ENG 21003 Introduction to LGBT Literature (3)    
  ENG 33010 African-American Literature to 1900 (3)    
  ENG 33012 Modern African-American Literature (3)    
  ENG 33013 Pan-African Women's Literature (3)    
  ENG 33014 African-American Women's Literature (3)    
  ENG 33015 African Literatures (3)    
  ENG 34011 World Literatures in English (3)    
DD ENG 34021 Women's Literature (3)    
DD ENG 35301 LGBT: Critical Perspectives (3)    
  Choose from the following: U.S. Literature 6 C
  ENG 33001 U.S. Literature to 1865 (3)    
  ENG 33002 U.S. Literature, 1865-1945 (3)    
  ENG 33003 U.S. Literature, 1945-Present (3)    
  Choose from the following: Linguistics 3 C
DG COMM 35852 Intercultural Communication (3)    
  ENG 31001 Fundamentals English Grammar (3)    
  ENG 31002 History of the English Language (3)    
  ENG 31004 Lexicology/Lexicography (3)    
  ENG 31008 Grammar for Teaching English as a Second Language/Teaching English as a Foreign Language (3)    
WIC ENG 41001 Sociolinguistics in Schooling (3)    
  Choose from the following: Electives 5-8 C
ENG, COMM or JMC 30000-40000-level courses (2-3)
  Recommended Electives    
  COMM 21000 Communication Grammar Review (1)    
DD COMM 35912 Gender and Communication (3)    
  COMM 45007 Freedom of Speech (3)    
  ENG 25002 Literature in English II (3)    
  JMC 12001 Elementary Photography (2)    
  JMC 22000 Photography Basics (1)    
  JMC 40022 Film as Communication (3)    
  JMC 47004 Desktop Publishing (1)    
DD SOC 42568 Race and Ethnic Studies (3)    
  THEA 11100 Making Theatre: Culture and Practice (2)    
  THEA 11303 The Art of Acting (3)    
  THEA 11722 Fundamentals of Production I: Scenery, Stagecraft and Sound (2)    
  THEA 11723 Fundamentals of Production Laboratory I: Scenery (1)    
  THEA 11724 Fundamentals of Production Laboratory II: Props and Scenic Art (1)    
  THEA 11732 Fundamentals of Production II: Costumes, Lighting and Projections (2)    
  THEA 11733 Fundamentals of Production Laboratory III: Costumes (1)    
  THEA 11734 Fundamentals of Production Laboratory IV: Lighting, Sound and Projections (1)    
  THEA 21016 Make-up for Stage and Screen (3)    
  Foreign language courses 2 (8)    
Attribute Course Title Credits Min Grade
WIC ADED 32142 Principles of Teaching Adolescents 3 C
ELR ADED 42292 Field Work Practicum 3 C
ELR ADED 42357 Secondary Student Teaching 9 S
  ADED 43315 Teaching Literature in Secondary Schools 3 C
  ADED 43325 Multimodal Literature in Secondary Classroom 3 C
  ADED 43335 Teaching Language and Composition 3 C
  ADED 49525 Inquiry into Professional Practice 3 C
  CULT 29535 Education in a Democratic Society 3 C
  EPSY 29525 Educational Psychology 3 C
  HED 42575 Health and Learning: Strategies for Students and Teachers 3 C
  ITEC 39525 Educational Technology 3 C
  MCED 40007 Teaching Reading with Literature in Middle Childhood 3 C
DD SPED 23000 Introduction to Exceptionalities 3 C
  Kent Core Composition 6 B
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5  
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two curricular areas) 3  
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7  
  Kent Core Additional 3  
  1. UC 10097 is not required of transfer students with 25 credits (excluding College Credit Plus) or students age 21+ at time of admission.
  2. Foreign language must be taken for two semesters

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
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.

Double Majors/Dual Degrees
Students in the this major 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 Field Work Practicum (or the equivalent required by the major outside the college)
    2. ADED 49525 Inquiry into Professional Practice (or the equivalent required by the major outside the college)
  5. Students who have two majors from among the following only need to take one ADED 42357 Secondary Student Teaching course, 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.