The Secondary Education Language, Literature and Writing Program at Eastern Michigan University offers undergraduate programs that lead to state endorsements. Our graduates find jobs as classroom teachers.

Undergraduate Programs

The Secondary Education Language, Literature and Writing programs include a BS in Secondary Education Language, Literature and Writing or a Secondary Education Language, Literature and Writing minor. Along with the liberal arts requirements, the major program leads to teacher certification (BA).

  • Secondary Education Language, Literature and Writing [BA]

    The Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education Language, Literature and Writing Major provides a comprehensive foundation in language, literature, writing content, and teaching when combined with the professional course sequence for certification through the College of Education.

    What You Will Learn

    You will learn researched-based approaches to teaching reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing to middle school and high school students. You will read and write in a range of literary, academic, and professional genres; read, reflect on, and engage in ways of teaching; develop formative and summative assessments; participate in field experiences. You can participate in professional conferences sponsored by the Eastern Michigan Writing Project, such as “EdCamp” and “Literacy for Life.”

    Opportunities

    Successful completion of this course of study, in the context of other program requirements, qualifies you for recommendation for the Michigan Department of Education Secondary Standard Certificate endorsement in English (BA). As a student in this program you may seek advising, apply for scholarships, and participate in activities in the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education, home of the professional teaching course.

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  • Secondary Education Language, Literature and Writing Minor

    The Secondary Education Language, Literature and Writing Minor, along with skills acquired through a major course of study, prepares you to teach English language, literature and writing to 6-12th grade classrooms.

    What You Will Learn

    You will learn research-based approaches to teaching reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing to secondary-level students. You will know how to read and write in a range of literary, academic, and professional genres as well read, reflect on, and engage in various methods of teaching.

    Opportunities

    Successful completion of this minor, in the context of other program requirements, qualifies a student for recommendation for the Michigan Department of Education English (BA) endorsement. Certified teachers with the English endorsement can teach English, literature and writing in 6-12th grade classrooms.

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At a Glance

Bachelor's

  • Average of 133 credit hours depending on minor
  • Average time to complete 4.5 years
  • On campus
  • Minor required

Minor

  • Average 30 credit hours depending on courses
  • Must be taken with a major course of study

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