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Elementary Education Language Arts

Degree Type: Minor
College(s): Education and Human Services

Why Choose Teaching Majors and Minors for Elementary Education Majors

The Elementary Education program requires the completion of two elementary education teaching minors in addition to a planned program to fulfill the subject area requirements of the program. Students may choose from the subject areas of mathematics, social studies, and language arts. The early childhood minor is an optional minor and is in addition to the subject area major or minors required.
See Elementary Education, Bachelor of Science for additional program details.

Admission Requirements

The elementary education teaching language arts minor is recommended for those who wish to teach at the lower-level elementary grades. Students should consult with an advisor to determine if the language arts minor is appropriate for their career goals. 

Graduation Requirements

  • GPA of 3.0 must be obtained in all required courses,
  • a minimum of C in any individual course (or transfer equivalent) within the major, and
  • a minimum of B in ENGL 150 and ENGL 250 (general education requirements or their gransfer equivalents). A 2.75 GPA is required in the Professional Sequence.

More Information

College of Education & Human Services
School of Education
Bishop Hall Room 421
Ferris State University
1349 Cramer Circle
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2737
Telephone: (231) 591-5361

Required Courses
Credit Hours

LANGUAGE ARTS MINOR

3.0 GPA NO GRADE LESS THAN A "C" IN ANY COURSE ENGL 150 & ENGL 250 MUST BE A "B" BETTER GRADE
Emergent Literacy
3
Text and the Child
4
Introduction to Linguistics
3
Children's Literature
3
Writers Workshop
3
World Folk Literature
3
Reader Response
3
Inquiry in K-8 Classrooms
3

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