Integrated Language Arts (Grades 7-12)

Our Integrated Language Arts Education program allows students to pursue their interest in language and literature while learning how to bring them to life for the next generation of students.  

You will learn from published authors and respected literary scholars in our department as well as receive teacher training.

Ashland University's Integrated Language Arts program prepares you to become an excellent teacher of literature and writing at the high school level.  Approximately half of your program will be devoted to an immersion in Language Arts.  When you graduate, you will be ready to bring the language and its literature to life for the next generation of students.

As a secondary Language Arts teacher, you will help students delve more deeply into the intricacies of the English language and literature.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment prospects for teachers are expected to increase 12 percent between 2006 and 2016.

What You'll Love About the Integrated Language Arts Program:

  • Clases are small to ensure you receive lots of individual attention from professors.
  • Ashland's education program is renowned throughout the nation as excellent preparation for teachers.
  • Professors who are published authors and respected literary scholars teach all your Integrated Language Arts courses.
  • Literature classes are in-depth studies of major works, not survey courses.
  • Your Integrated Language Arts professors participate in observing and coaching your student teaching experience to maximize the value you gain from the experience.
  • You have opportunities to meet well-known authors who visit campus during our annual Reading Series.

Reach and Expand Your Career Goals

Click here to see some of the reasons that our integrated language arts program may be a great fit for your career goals!  We also offer multiple options for continuing your education beyond a bachelor's degree.

Professors Who Are Excellent Classroom Teachers

  • Professors in the program are published scholars, authors, and poets.
  • Several professors are experienced high school teachers, so they can offer you real-world advice about your future career as a teacher.

Gain Real World Experience

Our students leave college ready for their own classrooms.

Interesting Classes You May Take

  • Literature for Adolescents - Examine literature written for adolescents that emphasizes learning styles.
  • African American Literature - Explore representative works by African-American writers, ranging from early slave narratives to contemporary prose, poetry and drama.
  • Major Writers Seminar - Get a comprehensive understanding of one or more major writers including Faulkner, Austen, Dostoyevsky or Dickens.

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