English Language Arts for Elementary Education

Faculty and Staff Top of Page

Rebecca Ardren, Senior Lecturer
Deborah Harrison, Assistant Professor
Wendy Kropid, Professor

Language Arts (Broadfield) Minor (MC-EA) Requirements Top of Page

The Language Arts (Broadfield) minor is to be planned by the student in consultation with his or her advisor. A plan for the minor must be filed with the advisor at the time of the student's application for admission to the Teacher Education programs. Modifications in the plan may be made only with the consent of the advisor. The minor must be taken in connection with the Wisconsin MC-EA licensure (ages 6 - 12/13; grades 1 - 7/8th) which requires taking TED 407 and appropriate student teaching. The minor requires successful completion of one capstone: a portfolio of students' competencies. This minor equips a prospective teacher to support the Wisconsin Common Core English/Language Arts Standards. For questions, contact Dr. Harrison.

Language Arts (Broadfield) Minor Requirements Top of Page

21 total credits

Required courses (12 credits required):

Language and Literature in the Middle Grades -- 3.00 credits


Young Adult Literature -- 3.00 credits

Developing Literacy Pre K-3 -- 3.00 credits
Developing Literacy Grades 4-12 -- 3.00 credits
Content Area Literacy -- 3.00 credits

Oral language, Writing, and Literature Electives Course (9 credits required):

Beginning Acting for Theatre -- 3.00 credits
Interpersonal Communication -- 3.00 credits
Persuasion -- 3.00 credits
Oral Interpretation -- 3.00 credits
Communication in Conflict -- 3.00 credits
Advanced Intercultural Communication -- 3.00 credits
British Literature I -- 3.00 credits
British Literature II -- 3.00 credits
American Literature I -- 3.00 credits
American Literature II -- 3.00 credits
Multi-Ethnic American Literature -- 3.00 credits
Literature by Women -- 3.00 credits
World Literature I -- 3.00 credits
World Literature II -- 3.00 credits
Nonfiction Literature and Literacy -- 3.00 credits
History of the English Language -- 3.00 credits
Popular 20th Century Writers -- 3.00 credits
Introduction to Creative Writing -- 3.00 credits
Creative Writing: Memoir -- 3.00 credits
Creative Writing: Poetry -- 3.00 credits
Creative Writing: Fiction -- 3.00 credits
English Grammar -- 3.00 credits

Student Learning Outcomes Top of Page

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the central concepts of English/Language Arts.
  2. Demonstrate the use of research-based instructional practices in English/Language Arts.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of and use formal and informal assessments in English/Language Arts.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to plan different types of English/Language Arts lessons.