Aug 20, 2022  
2020-2021 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Language Arts Minor

Total Hours: 24

Completion of a teacher licensure minor does not guarantee that the individual will be granted an endorsement to teach in that field. Individuals must meet all requirements (including state tests) as set forth by the Illinois State Board of Education to be granted an endorsement in a second teaching field. NOTE: Additional subject specific secondary endorsements can only be added if you are completing or have completed a program leading to high school or K-12 licensure. Subject-specific secondary endorsements cannot be added to the Early Childhood, Elementary or Middle Level Certificates.

One course (3 credits total) chosen from the following:

  • Any 4000-level course in creative writing (note prerequisites). Credits: 3

One course (3 credits total) chosen from the following:

Electives in English, 6 semester hours

Six semester hours of electives (normally two courses) in English selected in consultation with an English advisor, at least one of which must be at the 3000-level or above. These may not include any of the following:


Note: Per the Illinois State Board of Education, at least 12 of the credit hours completed toward a minor in teacher licensure must be upper-division course work (3000-level courses or higher). Students must receive a “C” or better in all courses counted toward the English minor and must maintain a minimum cumulative and major GPA of 2.75 in order to continue in the program.