Integrated Language Arts (7-12), Bachelor of Science in Education
The Integrated Language Arts program combines your passions for reading, writing and working with children in a degree leading to a license to teach in Ohio. You will learn all aspects of literature, writing, English, speaking, and listening, as well as the latest theory and research in the field of teaching and learning. Your education from Ohio State will prepare you to become a leader in schools, and advocate for social justice issues in your classroom.
It is rare to find a program that truly challenges you academically and personally. The Integrated Language Arts program at Ohio State did just that. Through the rigorous courses that laid the pedagogical and content foundations and the faculty who nurtured a deep curiosity about what it means to be an educator, I found myself developing my identity as a teacher and learner. The values that have been instilled in me during my time at The Ohio State University have served me every single day as a high school English teacher.
Hands-on teaching experience
From your introduction to your education major to full-time student teaching, Ohio State has developed a program that not only gives you first-class education, but numerous opportunities to experience what it is like to be a teacher in the field that you will be ready for your career from day 1.
First Education Experience Program
A service-learning course that gives a first-hand look at the education field by spending time in pre-K to 12th grade classrooms and other settings. Education abroad is also possible.
Pre-education field experience
Provides undergraduate students, the opportunity to work in a supervised professional setting at schools or community agencies prior to starting major coursework.
Integrated Language Arts introductory field experience
This semester-long experience is taken once you start your integrated language arts education coursework in the classroom for the 7-12 grade licensure.
Integrated Language Arts advanced field experience
In the advanced field experience, you will be in a classroom two days per week taking on some teaching responsibilities and developing relationships with a teacher mentor and students.
A culminating experience is a full-time practicum that permits you to confidently take on the role of teacher for an in-depth quality experience to end your bachelor’s program.
Helps unite current and future teachers and those interested in the field of education under the same principles and values of hard work, ethical practice and service.
Active on campus and in the community, this professional organization of undergraduate and graduate education students benefit from professional development workshops, a spring conference, legal services, money-saving benefits, legislation and lobbying, and networking.
College students serve as tutors and mentors to young students in a structured environment at a nearby elementary and middle school.
Pairs of college and elementary students meet in groups for weekly activities on campus that focus on higher education and career, culture and diversity, and community service.
An outreach program that educates about the issues students in low-income school districts face, Pen PALS aims to improve writing skills of elementary students through a relationship with Ohio State students.
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 go.osu.edu/onground.