Middle School English Language Arts Minor

With a curriculum that spans literature, creative writing, composition, literary and reading theory, and teaching methods, this minor provides prospective teachers with tools to teach writing and reading skills in the middle school setting, and to achieve Highly Qualified Teacher status through satisfactory completion of the related Praxis II exam. Additional coursework and Praxis exams are required for endorsement in English or Literacy. Students who seek endorsement in the subject area should consult with their advisors.

Program Requirements

ENGL-210LITERARY ANALYSIS3.00
ENGL-386TEACHING COMPOSITION3.00
ENGL-431HISTORY & STRUCTURE/ENGLISH LANGUAGE3.00
RE-301PSYCHOLINGUISTICS, LITERACY, AND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION3.00
RE/ENGL-335YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE2.00
ENGL-267BRITISH LITERATURE I3.00
or ENGL-268 BRITISH LITERATURE II
ENGL-277AMERICAN LITERATURE I3.00
or ENGL-278 AMERICAN LITERATURE II
Select one of the following:3.00
CREATIVE WRITING:NON-FICTION
CREATIVE WRITING POETRY
CREATIVE WRITING:FICTION
Total Credits23.00

Notes, Substitutions & Waivers:

The English Language Arts Minor provides prospective teachers with the tools to focus on writing and reading skills in the middle school setting. Prospective teachers will be prepared to take the Praxis II assessment #0049-Middle School English Language Arts. This minor does not lead to endorsements in English or Literacy. Additional coursework is required for each endorsement area, as well as the corresponding Praxis II content assessment, as required by the State of Idaho.