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Why Study Language Arts at Madonna University?

  • Madonna’s Language Arts program provides prospective K-8 teachers with the practical course work and theoretical framework needed to effectively teach language arts to elementary school students
  • Required courses have been carefully selected to ensure students are given the knowledge and skills necessary to meet all program objectives essential to a career teaching language arts
  • Madonna’s student teachers and graduates have a reputation for being well-prepared in content-area, knowledge, and instructional skills
  • Madonna’s teacher education program is nationally accredited by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education) and has received exemplary ratings from the Michigan Department of Education

As a student in Madonna’s language arts program and as a prospective teacher, you receive personalized academic advising and mentoring from our staff and faculty, guiding you through the program and helping you to shape your career goals. You can expect rigorous academic work in the context of a smaller classroom where both classmates and professors know your name. With 150 hours of clinical field experiences as part of the instruction, you will be well prepared for your capstone student teaching experience. Other great opportunities for you are engaging in research with faculty, joining the Society of Future Teachers, and studying abroad.

Career Opportunities      Grad Schools Options   Employers of Alumni
Elementary School Teacher   Educational Leadership      Public Schools in the tri-county area, greater Michigan, out-of-state, and overseas
Middle School Teacher   Catholic School Leadership   Private Schools in the tri-county area, greater Michigan, out-of-state, and overseas

Elementary Principal

  Learning Disabilities   Parochial Schools in the tri-county area, greater Michigan, out-of-state, and overseas

Central Office Administrator

  Autism    
Reading Specialist   Literacy Education    
Special Education Teacher   Early Childhood Education    

University Instructor

  Teaching English as a Second Language    

Amy NevilleAmy Neville, Taft-Galloway School, Wayne-Westland, 1st Grade
Amy Neville feels her Madonna University education has been most meaningful in relation to her preparation as a future teacher. “Graduating as a Language Arts major has enabled me to gain a deeper understanding of literacy. I’ve learned how to implement literacy instruction into my own style of teaching and to impact my students positively. The required courses taken in order to complete my major varied from children’s and young adult literature, to grammar and multicultural literature courses. With a focus on elementary certification, the knowledge learned from such courses and subjects definitely prepared me fully. Throughout the course work, hands-on field placements and practices that were taught, the professors at Madonna both in the College of Education and English/ Language Arts were incredible. Each and every professor that I encountered is an expert in his/her field. Madonna University has given me all the tools and knowledge that I need to be a successful teacher.”