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Degree Requirements

The English/language arts teaching major is designed to prepare students for teaching effectively in middle and high schools.

  • Students complete a core of courses in English and communication studies so as to meet performance standards for licensure.
  • Each student selects a concentration area (English or communications studies) to provide greater depth of content knowledge in the student’s area of teaching interest.
  • Students must also complete content methods courses that provide pedagogical knowledge and fulfill other professional requirements of the teacher education program.

Students’ progress through the program is monitored, and students must meet prescribed levels of performance at various checkpoints as listed in the Unit Assessment System (UAS) in order to continue enrollment in teacher education.  A sample schedule is available for students to review, but the schedule should not replace the student's degree information on rGrade and DegreeWorks.

Department of English
Robert Bell Building (RB), Room 297
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-8580
Fax: 765-285-3765
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