Language Arts

Please refer to Elementary School Certification Program for additional degree requirements.

Major Requirements

A minimum of 37 semester hours from the following:

Required Courses
COMP 105Writing & Rhetoric I3
EDA 419Early Literacy/Language Devel3
EDC 476Literacy Assessmt for Instr4
EDD 447Tchng English as Second Lang3
EDD 448Pract: Tchng Engl Secnd Lang (Optional)1
ENGL 461Modern English Grammar3
EXPS 298Exp Writing-Comm Learn&Tch3
LIBR 475Issues Lit Child/Yng People3
LIBR 465Literature for Children3
LING 280Introduction to Linguistics3
LING 475Lang Diversity: Arab Amer Comm3
or LING 477 African American English
Select two of the following:6
Intro to Creative Writing
Advanced Exposition
History of the English Lang
Lang Diversity: Arab Amer Comm
African American English
Total Credit Hours38

 Program Notes:

  1. All College of Education, Health, and Human Services undergraduate students are required to take the Composition Placement Test by the end of the first semester they are enrolled in classes.
  2. Students transferring in COMP 105 or COMP 106, but receiving the prescription of 099 from the Composition Placement Test, must complete COMP 227 before taking EDD courses.
  3. Minimum GPA's are required for program completion: 2.75 cumulative, 2.75 in major, 2.75 in optional minor(s), and 2.75 in Professional Studies.
  4. For admission to Phase III of the teacher certification program, passing scores on all three sections of the MTTC Professional Readiness Examination and/or State of Michigan-approved PRE alternative measures (if taken prior to September 23, 2017), or the Scholastic Aptitude Test benchmarks of 480 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 530 in Mathematics are required.
  5. Advising Policy:  The student is responsible for complying with requirements described in the Undergraduate Catalog as well as on the Four Phase Checklist.  Students are expected to meet with their College of Education, Health, and Human Services advisor at least once per year and in the term prior to graduation.
  6. Courses taken on a PASS/FAIL basis will NOT be accepted toward program completion.
  7. The minimum number of semester hours required to graduate is 128.
  8. CEHHS recommends successful program completers for State of Michigan Certification, however, it is ultimately up to the State of Michigan to issue certificates.  Certain offenses on a criminal record can keep individuals from obtaining teacher certification.  Please refer to The Revised School Code, Act 451 of 1976, section 380.1539b.
  9. Students must meet Dearborn Discovery Core requirements.  See http://umdearborn.edu/696973/ for details

Minor Requirements

A minimum of 24 semester hours from the following: 

COMP 105Writing & Rhetoric I 13
EDA 419Early Literacy/Language Devel3
EDD 447Tchng English as Second Lang3
EDD 448Pract: Tchng Engl Secnd Lang 21
ENGL 461Modern English Grammar3
EXPS 298Exp Writing-Comm Learn&Tch 13
LIBR 475Issues Lit Child/Yng People3
LIBR 465Literature for Children 13
LING 280Introduction to Linguistics 13
Total Credit Hours25
1

 Core courses included in minor semester hours.

2

 Practicum is optional in the minor.

Program Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a minor.
  2. Advising Policy:  The student is responsible for complying with requirements described in the Undergraduate Catalog as well as on the Four Phase Checklist.  Students are expected to meet with their College of Education, Health, and Human Services advisor at least once a year and in the term prior to graduation.
  3. Courses taken on a PASS/FAIL basis will NOT be accepted toward program completion.
  4. In order to be recommended for endorsements, students must pass the appropriate MTTC exam in addition to completing the coursework.
  5. MTTC test scores must be reported by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services.  No hand carried scores will be accepted.