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Elementary Education Language Arts Minor MIN

Degree Type: Minor

College(s): Education and Human Services

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
Language Arts Minor
EDLA 207 Emergent Literacy 3
EDLA 222 Text and the Child 4
ENGL 301 Introduction to Linguistics 3
LITR 326 Children's Literature 3
EDLA 340 Writers Workshop 3
LITR 380 World Folk Literature 3
EDLA 342 Reader Response 3
EDLA 476 Inquiry in K-8 Classrooms 3
Minimum semester credit hours required for language arts minor: 25

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.

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.


  • 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.

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