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Integrated Language Arts Education Program Overview

Complement your desire to teach with your love of language and literature in the Integrated Language Arts program. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared for teacher licensure in Integrated Language Arts (reading, writing, speaking and listening) for grades 7–12.

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Delivery Format

In Person


Credit Hours



Time to Complete

4 years



How Do I Know if This Program Is Right for Me?

Determining if the Bachelor of Science in Education with a comprehensive major in Integrated Language Arts (Grades 7-12) program is right for you involves considering your passion for language arts, literature and education. If you have a strong interest in English language and literature, enjoy analyzing and interpreting texts and are dedicated to helping students develop critical thinking and communication skills, this program may align with your career goals. Additionally, if you are committed to lifelong learning, value continuous assessment and improvement and aspire to make a positive impact on students' literacy development and academic success, pursuing this teacher education program could be a fulfilling path for you.

Adult students in Superintendent Licensure class

Learning Experiences

When you study integrated language arts, you’ll learn from published authors and literary scholars and receive extensive teacher training. This program provides you with a well-rounded education in language arts, along with invaluable teaching skills.

You’ll have:

  • Opportunities to teach in stateside and international classrooms in Florida, South Carolina, Germany, France and other locations.
  • Guidance from expert faculty who have extensive classroom teaching experience.
  • Excellent career preparation - broad and deep content, plus extensive classroom observations and student teaching.
  • A broad skill set, perfect for teaching subjects such as literature, composition, creative writing, speech, debate, journalism and digital media.
  • Unparalleled job placement; graduates of this program have teaching positions throughout Ohio, across the U.S. and around the world.
student teacher in high school classroom

Student Opportunities

Gain rewarding, real-world experience through opportunities such as:

The Collegian

Ashland University's award winning, student-run and edited campus newspaper. Your news source for all things AU.

Ashland Poetry Press

The mission of the Ashland Poetry Press is to publish and promote the best poetry submitted from new and established authors writing in English, as well as translations of Spanish poetry into English. The Ashland Poetry Press resides in the English Department at Ashland University.

The Black Fork Review

The Black Fork Review is run by students, faculty and alumni from Ashland University. We feature work that makes us consider the world and our lives in new and unexpected ways. The journal is supported by the Ashland English Department, The Ashland Poetry Press and The Ashland MFA Creative Writing Program.

Sample Curriculum

Learn more about the Integrated Language Arts Education curriculum by reviewing the Four-Year Curriculum Guide, Academic Catalog, and Course Rotation.

Dean's Scholarship

The Dean's Scholarship was created to enhance the undergraduate academic experience for new first-time and transfer students enrolled in a major within the College of Arts & Sciences. It is a merit-based, renewable scholarship of $1,500 that can be "stacked" on top of other awarded AU academic scholarships. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in unique academic communities with a focus on career coaching and preparation.

Career Opportunities

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for high school teachers was $62,360 in May 2022. Jobs for high school teachers aren't expected to grow significantly between now and 2032. However, about 67,000 openings for high school teachers are projected each year, replacing teachers who retire or move to other occupations.

Employers of Recent Graduates

Graduates of AU’s Integrated Language Arts program currently work at these area schools:

  • Ashland City Schools
  • Clear Fork High School (Bellville)
  • Horizon Science Academy (Lorain)
  • Lucas High School
  • Medina City Schools
  • Ontario High School
  • St. Peter’s High School (Mansfield)
  • Wooster City Schools
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Contact Information

Hilary Donatini
Hilary Donatini, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Languages and Literatures
Professor of English
306 Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
Stephen Denney
Stephen Denney, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Teacher Education
Associate Professor of Education
123 Dwight Schar College of Education