Endorsement – Middle School Language Arts 5-8
Degree Offered: Endorsement
Concentration: Middle School Language Arts
August 1st: Fall semester
December 1st: Spring semester
*International students are advised to apply by:
April 1st: Fall (September intake)
November 1st: Spring (January intake)
This program is designed for teachers who are already certified for elementary grades K - 5. The state requires 15 credits of study in the content area to teach at a middle school level. The endorsement entitles teachers to teach language arts and literacy full-time in grades 5 through 8.
In addition to the University's admission requirements:
- Cumulative grade point average of no less than 2.75 on 4.00 scale.
- A copy of a teaching certificate and a resume of any teaching or educational work the applicant has performed.
- 15 credits of graduate study
Choose five courses (15 credits) plus a psychology course if needed.*
|Endorsement: Middle School Language Arts (5-8)||15 Credits|
|ELRL 6040 Recent Trends in Children's Literature||3|
|ELRL 6170 Children's Literacy in the 21st Century||3|
|ELRL 6310 Written Expression with Technology||3|
|ELRL 6050 Advanced Inquiry in Literature for Children and Youth||3|
|ELRL 6260 Literature for Adolescents||3|
|PSY 2100 Developmental Psychology -or- PSY 3200 Psychology of Adolescence||3|
*A candidate must pass the middle school Language Arts praxis examination in order to receive the endorsement.