Completion of this minor requires a minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework. No more than two courses (8 semester hours) from a major or another minor may be used to satisfy the minor requirements. No more than two courses will be accepted in transfer. Only students who are formally admitted to a teacher education program may earn this minor. Students are required to complete all courses with grades of C or higher and have a minor GPA of 2.750 or higher.
This minor will lead to a Language Arts endorsement at the middle school level if a student has earned middle school approval,* but it will not lead to a 9-12 English Language Arts endorsement.
*The Illinois State Board of Education requires that all candidates complete coursework for the present Middle Level Approval and have their Professional Educator License endorsement issued on or before January 31, 2018.