BS in English/Language Arts Education Courses

A total of 120 credit hours are required to earn a Bachelor of Science in English/Language Arts Education. The courses you need to complete to be eligible for licensure in Indiana may change from what is presented. New requirements for licensure have been approved by the IDOE/OEEL and the governor. When new standards are developed and additional interpretations of the new licensing requirements are made, changes will be made on this website. 

General Education - 30 credit hours

MA 113 College Algebra or higher
Math or science elective - 3 credit hours
Science elective - 3 credit hours
ENG 153 Introduction to Literature
PSY 113 Principles of Psychology
FLM 203 Film Appreciation
ENG 143 College Composition
HUM 203 Humanities Seminar
SP 203 Effective Speaking
COM 163 Interpersonal Communication

Additional Requirements - 2 credit hour

UE 101 University Experience
1 Hour Free Elective

English/Language Arts Content Area Courses - 43 credit hours

Content Requirements -9 credit hours

ENG 233 Mythology
ENG 273 Creative Writing
EDG 433 Shakespeare

English  Language Requirements -3 credit hours

ENG 363 The English Language

Writing & Composition Requirements -13 credit hours

ENG 133 Technical Communication
ENG 303 Advanced Technical Communication
or ENG 453 Advanced Composition
ENG 412 Writing Center Consulting
ENG 411 Writing Center Consulting Lab (taken twice)
COM 183 Writing for the Media

Literature Surveys  – 9 credit hours (Take 3)

ENG 2013 British Literature I
ENG 2023 British Literature II
ENG 2113 American Literature I
ENG 2123 American Literature II
ENG 253 World Literature

Literature Electives – 9 credit hours (Take 3)* 

ENG 263 Contemporary Themes in Literature
ENG 3303 The Bible as Literature
ENG 423 Drama
ENG 443 Poetry
*or upper division literature courses approved by advisor

Professional Education Requirements - 45 credit hours

EDU 111 Education Exploration
EDU 211 Education Immersion
EDU 232 Educational Psychology for the Middle & Secondary Teacher
EDU 273 Issues in American Education
EDU 301 Instructional Design Practicum
EDU 303 Instructional Design
EDU 312 Exceptional Learners
EDU 322 Culturally Responsive Teaching
EDU 331 Literacy in the Content Area Practicum
EDU 332 Literacy in the Content Area
EDU 362 Classroom Behavior & Environment
EDU 411 Middle School Practicum
EDU 412 The Middle School
EDU 422 Middle School Methods
EDU 431 Secondary Methods Practicum
EDU 442 Secondary Methods
EDU 462 Educational Measurement
EDU 463 Educational Media and Technology
EDU 470 Student Teaching
EDU 482 Student Teaching Seminar


For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog.