Tuesday, October 6, 2009

English Emphasis 1: Education

The education emphasis focuses on “classroom management skills and a theory of language arts instruction,” according to BYU-Idaho’s English Department Web site. It is ideal for students who wish to pursue a career in teaching or instruction within the language arts.

The education emphasis includes classes that focus on teaching methods, particularly with regards to theories on instruction in literature and composition. This will provide students with the confidence and capacity to lead classroom discussions, manage a classroom, and create curriculum that will interest, involve and instruct.

“I’m learning what it takes to be a good teacher, how to relate to students, to work effectively with coworkers,” Adams said. “I get to go to the middle school once a week and practice what I’m learning.”

Students will graduate with a portfolio of sample curriculum, units and lesson plans appropriate for language arts class.

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