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The Integrated Language Arts Education major prepares graduates to teach in secondary schools, continue with graduate studies or begin a private or public sector career.

Graduates of Ohio Dominican University’s Integrated Language Arts Education program will be able to:
  • Demonstrate and employ a wide variety of critical reading and writing strategies to communicate effectively with diverse audiences for diverse purposes.
  • Conduct research using a variety of research methods, technological and information resources to gather, summarize, synthesize, evaluate, create and communicate knowledge.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in English style and usage.
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of language structure, conventions, media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts.
  • Demonstrate oral communication skills.
  • Develop a respect for the written word and its relationship to personal values, critical thinking, critical inquiry and professional development.
  • Recognize the importance of the written word, particularly its reflective, creative, critical and professional qualities.

The Integrated Language Arts (ILA) Licensure qualifies graduates to:
  • Teach English Literature and Composition in grades 7 – 12
  • Direct yearbooks and student newspapers
The ILA License also promotes communication, writing and research skills that prepare students for jobs in the public and private sectors, such as:
  • Journalism
  • Librarian
  • Technical writing
  • Public relations
  • Editing
  • Writing for radio, television and the web
  • Graduate and professional education in law or business
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