Endorsement – Middle School Language Arts 5-8

Endorsement – Middle School Language Arts 5-8

Degree Offered: Endorsement

Concentration: Middle School Language Arts 


Application Deadline:

August 1st: Fall semester
December 1st: Spring semester
*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space availability basis

*International students are advised to apply by:
April 1st: Fall (September intake)
November 1st: Spring (January intake)


Program Description:

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.

Admission Requirements:

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.

Program Requirements:

  • 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.