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Bachelor of Science in Education, Integrated Language Arts (7-12)

Have you ever wanted to watch students’ eyes light up as they read an interesting story and learn about far-away places and dynamic characters? If reading and writing are your passions, and you love children, then consider earning your degree and licensure in Integrated Language Arts.

  • I had always heard that Ohio State had the best program in the state. Though the program was intense, I have learned now that I’m on the job that I am very well prepared to teach. Every strategy, every method, every reading had purpose, though I didn’t always realize it at the time. I am quickly becoming a top teacher in my building – one who is looked to as a leader in education.Kristen L., BSEd, 2015

  • When I got my first job with Southwestern City Schools, I was prepared right away to work with a diverse student population and be successful. The techniques and methods I learned at Ohio State were easily utilized in my classroom. Ohio State prepared me well!Anders M., BSEd, 2015


As a student in the integrated language arts program, you will balance coursework between English courses at various levels and education courses to prepare for teaching in junior high or high school English Language Arts classrooms.

You will learn about all aspects of literature, writing, English, speaking, and listening, as well the latest theory and research in the field of teaching and learning, to be ready to seek a job right out of college. Your education will prepare you to become a leader in a school district, advocating for issues of social justice in the classroom.

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

Career Paths

Candidates who complete the Integrated Language Arts 7-12 licensure program have many options for their career path. Many candidates use their degree to teach at a middle or high school in Ohio, across the nation, and 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.


Program Start: 
Autumn semester
Prerequisites/Pre-major Requirements: 
minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA; minimum 2.75 GPA in content courses

Sample Coursework: Equity and diversity in education, teaching reading across the curriculum, literature for adolescents, teacher inquiry and methods: writing/literature
Other requirements: BSEd students participate in field placements 3 of 4 semesters with the final two being in a yearlong placement in classroom to facilitate the most successful student teaching experience.  

Students are directly admitted to the Integrated Language Arts program. A major readiness check, due January 15, through TK20, showing nearly all pre-major and GE courses, evidence of meeting the minimum GPA, as well as completion of two essays is required to begin coursework within the major.


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