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ODU's Integrated Language Arts Education program prepares students to teach English Literature and Composition in grades 7-12.
Programs offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Language Arts Education
  • Licensure in Integrated Language Arts Education
See also: Unlike certification programs that focus on single content areas, students in ODU's program complete a comprehensive array of courses in the field of English language, literature, world literature, theory and composition.

In addition, courses on pedagogy, effective teaching, education technology and research round out the program.
  • Sample 4-Year Academic Plan for Integrated Language Arts Education Majors
    The course plan below is a sample plan for your major; it does not and should not replace meeting with your Academic Advisor to map out the best course plan that suits your individual academic goals and placement upon initial registration.

    Classes listed may not necessarily be offered during a particular term. 

    Year 1
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    ENG 110 ENG 111
    CORE 179 ENG 205
    MTH 121 Required Elective (4)
    HST 
    EDU 120
    PHL Natural Science
    Year 2
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    CORE 279
    Foreign Language 111
    Foreign Language 110 EDU 215B
    ENG 215A
    EDU 220
    EDU 112 Required Elective (1)
    Required Elective (5) ENG 216
    Social/Behavioral Science  EDU 314 (1/2 semester)
    Year 3
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    EDU 379A
    ENG 357
    Art/Music/Theatre Required Elective (2)
    EDU 355 ENG 348G
    EDU 410 Required Elective (3)
    EDU 346
    THL
    Year 4
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    ENG 479 EDU 487
    THL EDU 488
    Required Elective (6)

    Social/Behavioral Science

    PHL
    Required Elective (1) – Choose one of the following: ENG 450 or ENG 452

    Required Elective (2) – Choose one of the following: ENG 455 or ENG 456

    Required Elective (3) – Choose one of the following: ENG 460 or ENG 463

    Required Elective (4) – Choose one of the following: COM 105 or COM 132

    Required Elective (5) – Choose one of the following: ENG 220, ENG 322, or ENG 326

    Required Elective (6) – Choose one of the following: ENG 342, ENG 343, or ENG 451

    Faculty Advisors should help students pick Emphasis Electives and Minors based on career path. Other electives should be towards minor or graduate school prerequisites (meet with Advisor) and all students need 120 credits (15 credits per semester) to graduate in 4 years.

Course Requirements

  • B. A. or Licensure in Integrated Language Arts Education

    Degree-seeking students must complete the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in addition to the major requirements listed below.

    Licensure-only students, those who completed a bachelor's degree prior to beginning this program, need only the requirements listed below. 

    Foundations in Genre, the English Language, Historical Periods, Diversity & Theory

    Courses Credits
    ENG 205 Literary Research Methods** 3*
    ENG 215A Survey of British Literature I 3*
    ENG 215B Survey of British Literature II 3*
    ENG 216 Survey of American Literature 3*
    ENG 357 World Literature 3*
    ENG 479 CORE: Literature Theory/Practice 3*
    Select one course from the following:

    Courses Credits
    ENG 450 Novels 3*
    ENG 452 Short Stories 3*
    Select one course from the following:

    Courses Credits
    ENG 455 Poetry 3*
    ENG 456 Drama 3*
    Select one course from the following:

    Courses Credits
    ENG 460 The Age of Chaucer 3*
    ENG 463 The Age of Shakespeare 3*

    Oral, Visual & Written Literacy

    Courses Credits
    ENG 348G Film & Literature 3*
    Select one course from the following:

    Courses Credits
    COM 105 Public Speaking 3*
    COM 132 Interpersonal Communication 3*

    Adolescent Literature

    Courses Credits
    EDU 120 Teaching Reading through Literature for Children & Young Adults 3*

    Writing, Technology & Writing Theory

    Select one course from the following:

    Courses Credits
    ENG 220 Professional Writing 3*
    ENG 322 Creative Writing 3*
    ENG 326 The Art of the Essay 3*

    Culture & Diversity

    Select one course from the following:

    Courses Credits
    ENG 342 African Literature 3*
    ENG 343 Literature of American Diversity 3*
    ENG 451 Women’s Literature 3*

    Required Professional Education Courses

    Courses Credits
    EDU 112 Introduction to Teaching Adolescence to Young Adult 3
    EDU 220 Educational Psychology 3
    EDU 314 Content Area Reading 3
    EDU 346 Adolescence to Young Adult & Multi-Age Methods 3
    EDU 355 Adolescence to Young Adult Language Arts Teaching Methods 3
    EDU 379A CORE: Principles of Education 3
    EDU 410 Assessment and Technology for Teaching & Learning 3
    EDU 487 Supervised Teaching: Adolescence to Young Adult or Multi-Age 12
    EDU 488 Teaching Seminar: Adolescence to Young Adult or Multi-Age 1
    Total Credits Required 76
    * Used to calculate the Major GPA

    ** Students who transfer in 12 credit hours of English courses, 200-level and above, may substitute another English course, at the 200-level or above, for ENG 205.