Integrated Language Arts - B.S.E.

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies
404 White Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2580
www.kent.edu/ehhs/tlcs


Description

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Integrated Language Arts prepares students for teacher licensure in integrated language arts (reading, writing, speaking and listening) for grades seven to 12. The combination of content and methods courses provides a strong foundation for graduates of the program, who will be licensed to teach English/language arts, journalism, communication and theater. (Please note that those with Ohio licensure in integrated language arts are able to teach theater for grades seven and eight only.) The program uniquely features a methods course devoted to the teaching of new media.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Accreditation

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Admission Requirements

Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to a major and/or admission to professional coursework for a selective admission program. To be admitted directly into a teacher education program, it is required that new freshmen have a 2.750 high school GPA. Students who do not meet the GPA requirements of their intended major may enroll into EHHS General until which time they have established a Kent State GPA of 2.750. The College of Education, Health and Human Services considers a student to have established a Kent State University GPA after the student has successfully completed a minimum of 12 Kent State University credit hours. Undergraduate students who have not completed a minimum of 12 Kent State University credit hours will be evaluated for admission into programs, advanced study and the professional phase based on their high school GPA for new freshmen, or transfer GPA for transfer students. Once a student has successfully completed a minimum of 12 Kent State University credit hours, only the student’s Kent State overall GPA will be considered for admission into a program, advanced study and professional phase.

For more information on admissions, visit the admission website.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

 
 

University Requirements 

All students in a bachelor's degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE:  University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Diversity Domestic/Global (DIVD/DIVG) 2 courses
Students must successfully complete one domestic and one global course, of which one must be from the Kent Core.
Experiental Learning Requirement (ELR) varies
Students must successfully complete one course or approved experience.
Kent Core (see table below) 36-37
Writing-Intensive Course (WIC) 1 course
Students must earn a minimum C grade in the course.
Upper-Division Requirement 39 (or 42)
Students must successfully complete 39 upper-division (numbered 30000 to 49999) credit hours to graduate. Students in a B.A. and/or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 42 upper-division credit hours.
Total Credit Hour Requirement 120
Some bachelor's degrees require students to complete more than 120 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 9
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 6-7
Kent Core Additional (KADL) 6
Total Credit Hours: 36-37

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

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Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA) (min C grade required in all courses)
COMM 15000INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
or COMM 26000 CRITICISM OF PUBLIC DISCOURSE (DIVD) (KHUM)
ENG 20021INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING 3
or ENG 43092 TEACHING POETRY IN THE SCHOOLS (ELR)
ENG 21054INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE (KHUM) 3
ENG 22071GREAT BOOKS TO 1700 (KHUM) 3
or ENG 22072 GREAT BOOKS SINCE 1700 (KHUM)
ENG 24001INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY STUDY 3
ENG 24002INTRODUCTION TO COMPOSITION THEORY 3
ENG 31003LINGUISTICS 3
ENG 34004BRITISH LITERATURE, 1800-1900 3
or ENG 34005 BRITISH AND IRISH LITERATURE, 1900-PRESENT
JMC 20001MEDIA, POWER AND CULTURE (DIVD) (KSS) 3
JMC 26001WRITING ACROSS PLATFORMS 3
JMC 47003TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM 3
THEA 11000THE ART OF THE THEATRE (DIVG) (KFA) 3
British Literature Elective, choose from the following:3
LITERATURE IN ENGLISH I
MEDIEVAL LITERATURE
BRITISH LITERATURE, 1500-1660
BRITISH LITERATURE, 1660-1800
Reading Against the Grain Elective, choose from the following:3
INTRODUCTION TO ETHNIC LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES (DIVD)
INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S LITERATURE (DIVD)
INTRODUCTION TO LGBT LITERATURE (DIVD)
AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1900
MODERN AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE
PAN-AFRICAN WOMEN'S LITERATURE (DIVG)
AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN'S LITERATURE
AFRICAN LITERATURES (DIVG)
WORLD LITERATURE IN ENGLISH (DIVG)
WOMEN'S LITERATURE (DIVD)
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES (DIVD)
U.S. Literature Electives, choose from the following:6
U.S. LITERATURE TO 1865
U.S. LITERATURE FROM 1865 TO 1945
U.S. LITERATURE FROM 1945 TO PRESENT
Linguistics Elective, choose from the following:3
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (DIVG)
FUNDAMENTAL ENGLISH GRAMMAR
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
LEXICOLOGY/LEXICOGRAPHY
GRAMMAR FOR TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND/FOREIGN LANGUAGE
SOCIOLINGUISTICS IN SCHOOLING (DIVD) (WIC)
Major Electives, choose from the following:2
COMMUNICATION GRAMMAR REVIEW
GENDER AND COMMUNICATION (DIVD)
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
LITERATURE IN ENGLISH II
ELEMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS
FILM AS COMMUNICATION
DESKTOP PUBLISHING FOR HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM TEACHERS
RACE AND ETHNIC STUDIES (DIVD)
MAKING THEATRE: CULTURE AND PRACTICE
THE ART OF ACTING
FUNDAMENTALS OF PRODUCTION I: SCENERY, STAGECRAFT AND SOUND
FUNDAMENTALS OF PRODUCTION LABORATORY I: SCENERY
FUNDAMENTALS OF PRODUCTION LABORATORY II: PROPS AND SCENIC ART
FUNDAMENTALS OF PRODUCTION II: COSTUMES, LIGHTING AND PROJECTIONS
FUNDAMENTALS OF PRODUCTION LABORATORY III: COSTUMES
FUNDAMENTALS OF PRODUCTION LABORATORY IV: LIGHTING, SOUND AND PROJECTIONS
MAKEUP FOR STAGE AND SCREEN
Communication Studies Upper-Division Electives (COMM 30000 or 40000 level)
English Upper-Division Electives (ENG 30000 or 40000 level)
Journalism and Mass Communications Upper-Division Electives (JMC 30000 or 40000 level)
Foreign Language Electives (two semesters)
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
ADED 32142PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING ADOLESCENTS (WIC) (min C grade)3
ADED 42292FIELD WORK PRACTICUM (ELR) (min C grade)3
ADED 42357SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING (ELR) 9
ADED 43315TEACHING LITERATURE IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS (min C grade)3
ADED 43325MULTI-MODAL LITERACIES IN THE SECONDARY CLASSROOM (min C grade)3
ADED 43335TEACHING LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION (min C grade)3
ADED 49525INQUIRY INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (min C grade)3
CULT 29535EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY (min C grade)3
EPSY 29525EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (min C grade)3
HED 42575HEALTH AND LEARNING: STRATEGIES FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS (min C grade)3
ITEC 39525EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (min C grade)3
MCED 40007TEACHING READING WITH LITERATURE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD (min C grade)3
SPED 23000INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) (min C grade)3
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Composition (min B grade)6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning3
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two curricular areas)3
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)6-7
Kent Core Additional3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:120

Progression Requirements

Students must meet all professional requirements for admission to advanced study. To be admitted, students must display evidence of the following:

  • Adequate communication skills
  • Sound content area knowledge (language arts, mathematics, science or social studies)
  • Basic understanding of the teaching profession
  • Basic understanding of adolescents
  • Dispositions aligned with the conceptual framework of the College of Education, Health and Human Services, including being open-minded, flexible, caring and responsible

Faculty will select the most qualified applicants based on an interview; letters of recommendation; GPA; Praxis Core scores; and performance in English and communication studies coursework.

Applicants must have experience working with young adults in a supervisory capacity, such as tutoring, camp counseling, volunteer work or related experience. Students should contact the College of Education, Health, and Human Services’ Vacca Office of Student Services, 304 White Hall, during the first year of study to inquire about the procedures and criteria associated with admission to advanced study.

Graduation Requirements

Double Majors/Dual Degrees

Students seeking to declare an additional teacher education major in the B.S.E. degree (double major) or in a different degree (dual degree) may have the double major/dual degree approved as long as the following requirements are met:

  1. Approval is received from the academic unit administrating each major. A program of study for those interested in pursuing a double major must be approved in writing by faculty from each major area prior to admission to advanced study.
  2. All required content courses are completed for each major
  3. All required methods courses are completed for each major.
  4. Separate practicum and inquiry courses are completed for each major as listed below:
    1. ADED 42292 (or the equivalent required by the major outside the college)
    2. ADED 49525 (or the equivalent required by the major outside the college)
  5. Students who have two majors from among the following only need to take ADED 42357, consisting of a 16-week classroom experience involving both subject areas: Life Sciences, Earth Science, Physical Sciences, Integrated Science, Integrated Mathematics, Life Science/Chemistry, Integrated Social Studies and/or Integrated Language Arts.
  6. Students who have a second major not included in the list above (#5) will have their student teaching requirements determined by faculty from both program areas at the time the program of study is developed, with a minimum 16 weeks spent in the classroom.

Licensure information

Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.

Students must apply for State of Ohio Licensure (defined by completion of all licensure program requirements) within 12 months of program completion. After 12 months, applicants must meet State approved program/licensure requirements that are in effect at the time of application. This means that students who apply after the 12 month deadline may have to take additional coursework if the content, methods courses, program requirements, or licensure requirements have changed from the catalog in force.

 

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!JMC 20001 MEDIA, POWER AND CULTURE (DIVD) (KSS) 3
THEA 11000 THE ART OF THE THEATRE (DIVG) (KFA) 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
Requirement: successful completion of Praxis Core Reading (156 score), Writing (162 score) and Mathematics (150 score)  
COMM 15000
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL)
or CRITICISM OF PUBLIC DISCOURSE (DIVD) (KHUM)
3
!CULT 29535 EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY 3
ENG 22071
GREAT BOOKS TO 1700 (KHUM)
or GREAT BOOKS SINCE 1700 (KHUM)
3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
Requirement: minimum 2.75 overall GPA by end of term; minimum 2.600 major GPA  
ENG 21054 INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE (KHUM) 3
!EPSY 29525 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
SPED 23000 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA; minimum 2.600 major GPA  
ENG 20021
INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING
or TEACHING POETRY IN THE SCHOOLS (ELR)
3
ENG 24001 INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY STUDY 3
ENG 25001
LITERATURE IN ENGLISH I
or MEDIEVAL LITERATURE
or BRITISH LITERATURE, 1500-1660
or BRITISH LITERATURE, 1660-1800
3
ITEC 39525 EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 3
JMC 26001 WRITING ACROSS PLATFORMS 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA; minimum 2.600 major GPA  
!ADED 32142 PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING ADOLESCENTS (WIC) 3
ENG 24002 INTRODUCTION TO COMPOSITION THEORY 3
ENG 31003 LINGUISTICS 3
ENG 33001
U.S. LITERATURE TO 1865
or U.S. LITERATURE FROM 1865 TO 1945
or U.S. LITERATURE FROM 1945 TO PRESENT
3
HED 42575 HEALTH AND LEARNING: STRATEGIES FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS 3
!MCED 40007 TEACHING READING WITH LITERATURE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester Six
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA; minimum 2.600 major GPA  
!ADED 43325 MULTI-MODAL LITERACIES IN THE SECONDARY CLASSROOM 3
!ADED 43335 TEACHING LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION 3
ENG 34004
BRITISH LITERATURE, 1800-1900
or BRITISH AND IRISH LITERATURE, 1900-PRESENT
3
JMC 47003 TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM 3
Linguistics Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA; minimum 2.600 major GPA  
!ADED 42292 FIELD WORK PRACTICUM (ELR) 3
!ADED 43315 TEACHING LITERATURE IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS 3
ENG 33001
U.S. LITERATURE TO 1865
or U.S. LITERATURE FROM 1865 TO 1945
or U.S. LITERATURE FROM 1945 TO PRESENT
3
Reading Against the Grain Elective 3
Major Elective 2
 Credit Hours14
Semester Eight
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA; minimum 2.600 major GPA  
!ADED 42357 SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING (ELR) 9
!ADED 49525 INQUIRY INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 3
 Credit Hours12
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120