Integrated English / Language Arts

If your dream has always been to teach middle school or high school English Language Arts we can help to make that dream come true! Miami University’s Teacher Education department trains individuals who have a developing passion for the skill and art of teaching, a commitment to educational equity, and a heart for students. Our students enjoy the benefits of a cohort-based approach to teaching methods and pedagogy, along with courses on how to teach English and Language Arts intertwined with experiences in 7-12 classrooms. We also provide courses that teach you how to teach students with special needs.

Course Requirements

Advantages of Miami University’s Integrated English/Language Arts Program

  • The program is designed for you to complete in 4 years. You will have your teaching license at the end of your program and will be prepared to immediately enter the field of education.
  • You will receive the personal attention that Miami is known for through the benefit of small classes, and the opportunity to interact with faculty inside and outside of the classroom.
  • An intense, practice-based curriculum where you gain extensive field observations and 16-weeks of practice-based learning in student teaching.
  • A strong emphasis on content and the opportunity to double major. Most Integrated Language Arts Education majors double major in English.
  • Preparation to teach all types of learners in your classroom. Additional opportunities are available to get an even more in-depth understanding--including a TELLs (Teaching English Language Learners) certificate  and a minor in Special Education.
  • Technology integration not only enhances our students' learning experiences on campus, but also provides opportunities to implement strategies in the field classrooms. TeachLive, etutoring, and Project Backpack are some of the innovative technology tools our students use.
  • A strong emphasis on content and the opportunity to double major – most English / Language Arts education majors also complete a second major in English.
  • An award-winning Urban Cohort program that allows you to specialize in teaching children and youth in urban school settings.
  • Our program is not only focused on education in the United States, but also provides numerous international opportunities that inspire global engagement.

Program Admission and Licensure Information

Students declare a pre-major in a Teacher Education program at the time of university admission or as soon as possible. After meeting the criteria of acceptance, students apply for a cohort—a group of students selected to experience methods courses and field experiences together.

Miami's Department of Teacher Education is fully accredited by the Ohio Department of Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. While Miami participates in licensure of teachers through an interstate agreement, if you are planning to teach in another state, you should contact that state's certification office so you can apply for certification or licensure in that state.

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What Our Students Say

Carrie Valco

Carrie Valco

Integrated English and Language Arts Education major

”I chose to be an integrated English and language arts education major because not only do I love the English language, but I’m also determined to make a difference in the world…

“I think teaching is one of the most rewarding professions for so many reasons and my classes at Miami have taught me that I am in the right major. My professors have opened my eyes to new ways of thinking and have challenged me to look at ideas from different perspectives. But the best part about going into education is that I’ll never stop learning. My future students will teach me just as much as I teach them—which is for me—probably one of the most satisfying aspects of being a teacher.”