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Explore the teaching - language arts minor at UW-Eau Claire

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's teaching - language arts minor prepares you to teach a variety of language arts-related subjects to children in grades 1-8. The minor is only for students in the College of Education and Human Sciences: Education Studies and must be combined with the elementary education major.

Throughout the minor, you'll study a variety of arts-related topics in a number of disciplines, providing you with a broad background in language arts. Explore courses in communication and journalism, English, education, American Indian studies, and women's, gender, and sexuality studies. Taught by passionate, supportive faculty members, coursework will help you to learn best practices and effective instructional techniques when teaching writing and literature. Half of the minor is made up of course electives, allowing you to study areas that most interest you. 

Completion of the minor qualifies you for licensure to teach language arts in middle childhood through early adolescence classrooms and prepares you for a rewarding and impactful career. Our graduates go on to instill a love and appreciation for language, reading and writing in elementary and middle school students, helping them to grow on both a personal and academic level.

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Teaching - language arts highlights

Fascinating, individualized curriculum. Study different types of communication, theatre, American literature, poetry, drama and so much more. More than 25 different electives allow you to personalize your education and become an expert in multiple areas.

A supportive environment. While pursuing the teaching - language arts minor, you'll be surrounded by people who, like you, are passionate about language arts and interested in working with kids. Courses are led by caring, supportive faculty, who are excited to watch you grow and succeed in your chosen field.

Development of critical skills. Unique projects and assignments allow you to develop the skills needed to become a successful teacher. You'll leave UW-Eau Claire with the ability to think critically, communicate effectively and solve challenging problems. You'll also have experience collaborating, exercising creativity and understanding the many facets of literacy and language. 

Classes for teaching - language arts minors may include:

Learn more about the teaching - language arts minor in the UWEC catalog.

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