BS English/Language Arts Education
The Bachelor of science with a major in english/language arts education seeks to provide, upon graduation, highly effective practitioners prepared to teach English and language arts in a grade 5-12 setting. It also meets a national and regional need for highly qualified English and language arts teachers.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s most recent Occupational Outlook Handbook, “From 2014 to 2024, a significant number of older teachers will reach retirement age. Their retirement will create job openings for new teachers.” In March 2015, the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education’s Teacher Shortage Areas 1990-1991 through 2015-2016 indicated that Indiana reported English/language arts as a shortage area in 2011-12. The states of Michigan and Ohio show similar need.