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Language Arts, B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

To this end, Language Arts candidates sponsor an annual children's writing festival and publish an anthology with stories written by area elementary school students. Language Arts candidates have the opportunity to practice their teaching before they graduate in a variety of local classrooms, as part of their professional education coursework.

The Language Arts program from Lake Superior State University prepares graduates for elementary-level teacher certification in Michigan, which permits individuals to teach in self-contained classrooms at grades K-8, in all subjects at grades K-5, and in language arts at grades 6-8.  See Elementary Teaching for additional information regarding this program.

In this program, students will complete a teaching major in Language Arts, and a planned program in the other three academic areas essential to elementary school teaching:  mathematics, natural science and social science.  The planned program is explained in the Elementary Education section of this catalog.

The program also includes general education requirements and a professional education sequence.  Students complete their initial professional education course in their sophomore year, and then apply for formal admission to the Teacher Education Program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Introduction to Literary Studies
  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • English Grammar
  • American Literature
  • Literature and Culture
  • Responding to Writing
  • Children’s Literature
  • Language Arts Senior Thesis
  • Communication Theory
  • Acting for Beginners
  • Emergent Literacy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.4
Recommended score: 2.4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.4 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 2.4 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Requirements:

  • Submission of Online Application
  • Submission of official transcripts.
  • Submission test scores.  (Test scores are not required for students who have been out of high school for two years or more or for students with 19 credits or more of transfer credit completed after high school.)
  • Submit test scores.  (Test scores are not required for students who have been out of high school for two years or more or for students with 19 credits or more of transfer credit completed after high school.)
  • Minimum admissions criteria is a 2.4 high school GPA and SAT score of 980 or ACT score of 19 or above.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    500 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 500 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    500 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 500 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Per Credit hour

Living costs for Sault Sainte Marie

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

More than 90% of full-time students receive aid.

Scholarships ranging from $500 to $8,000 are available to high school graduates and Michigan community college graduates. Students must be admitted to LSSU by March 1 for consideration.

LSSU participates in most federal and state financial aid programs.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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