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Master of Education, English Education/Integrated Language Arts

The Master of Education in Integrated Language Arts leads to an initial teaching license in the state of Ohio to teach in grades 7-12. In this program, you’ll learn about all aspects of literature, writing, English, speaking and listening while integrating the latest theory and research in the field of teaching and learning. 

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"This program has greatly expanded my frame of reference of what teaching and learning can look like in the classroom by giving me concrete, research-based methods for progressive teaching."
- Vinusha Autar
MEd student, Integrated Language Arts


The Integrated Language Arts program is grounded in research and theory and will help you apply research and theoretical understandings to your teaching practice through supervised field experiences.

Our education framework serves as a guide to assist preservice teachers develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to become effective teachers across content areas. You’ll be prepared to become a teacher leader who advocates for equity and justice in education.

Core courses relate to equity and diversity in education, methods of teaching and learning for Integrated Language Arts students, a master’s-level, and an inquiry-based final project that shows a students’ readiness to be a licensed teacher. This program prepares you to become a leader in a school district, advocating for issues of social justice in the classroom. With two supervised student teaching experiences, our theory-to-practice approach to teacher education allows you to try out new skill sets in real time.

You also are supported by experienced faculty instructors and a faculty advisor, a program manager who coordinates their academic program and student teaching experiences, graduate associates as well as an advising staff who oversee progress through this intense program of study.

Combined with a dedication to equity and social justice, the Integrated Language Arts MEd program is fully accredited and is consistently ranked among the top program in the nation. It meets national and state curricular standards including the National Council of Teachers of English.

View the MEd in Integrated Language Arts coursework

Career Paths

Graduates of the MEd program earn their initial four-year Ohio teaching license while completing graduate studies. Graduates typically teach in a high-school in Ohio, but may also identify positions across the nation or internationally.

Some graduates go to work in legal offices in a variety of roles, the publishing field, or seek career opportunities in local libraries, as tutors or coaches, or in the field of writing.

Our graduates consistently accept a variety of position in the field and are sought after locally, as well as across the nation.

We partner with Career Services in the College of Education and Human Ecology to prepare students for their job search.


Deadline to Apply: 
November 15
Program Start: 
Summer semester

Prerequisite Coursework:

Prior to admission, applicants to the MEd program must complete prerequisites related to their intended licensure area. It is important to note that applicants may have prerequisites in progress during the Autumn semester in which they submit their application, but applicants must have all prerequisites completed by the end of the Spring semester before they intend to begin the MEd program. 

PDF iconIntegrated Language Arts MEd prerequisites

*It is highly recommended that you schedule an appointment with T&L Academic Services to review your progress towards prerequisite completion, two semesters prior to the Summer semester in which you intend to enroll. Call our scheduling line at 614-292-2332.

The MEd in Integrated Language Arts Education is a competitive program. Acceptance into the program is not guaranteed by completion of the prerequisites. Applicants to the ILA program must have a 3.0 GPA in their content and education prerequisites.

Admission Considerations: all applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree prior to the start of classes, minimum GPA of a 3.0, experience working with youth in various group settings

GRE: Applicants with an overall GPA between a 2.75-2.99 MUST take the General Test of Graduate Record Exam (GRE) to be eligible for admission to the M.Ed. Applicants with an overall GPA of 3.0 and above are not required to submit GRE Scores.

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Teaching and Learning Academic Services

Disclaimer: Licensure requirements may be subject to change because of state-legislated mandates. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the Department of Teaching and Learning each year to ensure they have the most up-to-date information.

Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification at