College of Education

Communication Arts and Literature Education/Teaching Major (Grades 5-12) (BA Traditional)

Students who complete this major and other state requirements are eligible to apply for a Minnesota teaching license for grades 5 through 12 Communication Arts and Literature.

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Prerequisites from General Education
Interpersonal Communication (4)
College Writing (4)
Introduction to Literature (4)
Introduction to Psychology (4)
Required Content Courses
COM 212Public Speaking4
COM 222Social/Mass Media Communication4
ENG 221Journalism4
or ENG 420 Persuasive Writing on Contemporary Issues
ENG 324Teaching Writing 1:12
ENG 330Young Adult Literature2
ENG 338History and Principles of the English Language2
ENG 365British Literature I: Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, Renaissance, Restoration, Enlightenment4
or ENG 366 British Literature II: Romantics, Victorians, Moderns, Post-Moderns
ENG 369Shakespeare4
ENG 375World Literature I: Western Classical Literature4
or ENG 376 World Literature II: Geographic or Thematic
ENG 385American Literature I: Beginnings to 18604
or ENG 386 American Literature II: 1860-Present
ENG 440Literary Theory4
ENG 490Seminar in Literature4
ENG 499Framing the Literary Tradition1
Required Education Courses
ED 201Foundations of and Introduction to Education (+15 hours HR Activity)3
ED 330Human Diversity and Relations (+15 hours HR Activity)2
ED 336Educational Psychology3
ED 344The Effective Teacher3
ED 355Teaching of 9-12 Communication Arts / Literature2
ED 371Teaching Practicum2
ED 439The Inclusive Classroom (+15 hours HR Activity)2
ED 472Student Teaching15
ED 477Teaching 5-8 Communication Arts/Literature1
ED 487Reading Across the Content Areas (+15 hours HR Activity)3
KHS 470Health Education for Teachers2
PSY 220Adolescent Psychology4
Total Credits85