Educators in the field of Communication Arts and Literature teach learners in grades 5-12 a wide variety of oral and written communication skills. Their learners also begin to understand the plethora of ways in which humans communicate and learn about the world through the study of literature. In addition to being prepared to teach communication arts and literature, graduates of this program can take their ability to teach communication skills into the business, governmental and non-profit worlds. Explore our undergraduate major option. In this program, you will:
|License & MA|
For the License:
TEGR 510 Education's Place in Society
For the MA (add the following):
CIED 500 Principles of Educational Research
Full course catalog with escriptions
Below is the coursework needed to fulfill Communication Arts and Literature (5-12) licensure requirements in Minnesota. Coursework is included in your program of study. You may have completed some of these requirements as an undergraduate. Our admissions team will help you to determine which requirements if any are met via the transcript review process.
5-12 Communication Arts & Literature Requirements
|TEGR 545 Adolescent Literature|
|COJO 111 Public Communication I|
COJO 112 Public Communication II
|COJO 212 Rhetorical Criticism|
COJO 220 OR COJO 370 Interpersonal Communication OR Intercultural Communication
|ENGL 121 Critical Thinking: Literature and Writing|
|ENGL 201/202/203/204 Select One: Texts in Conversation (specific definer)|
|ENGL 300 Theory & Practice of Writing|
|ENGL 305 Linguistics: English Language|
|ENGL 380 / ENGL 280 Issues in English Studies / Intro to English Studies|
|One course from each of the following four categories: (total 16 credits)|
|ENGL 211 or ENGL 212 British Authors I or II|
|ENGL 214 or ENGL 215 American Authors I or II|
|ENGL 220 or ENGL 221 Classical or Modern Tradition|
|ENGL 217 or ENGL 218 Multicultural or Women's Literature|
Ongoing Professional Development
Whether networking with leaders in the field of education reform, acquiring new tools to identify early warning signs of mental illness in your classroom, or simply catching up on the latest offerings in children’s literature, annual events and conferences in the College of Education, Leadership & Counseling offer a variety of networking and professional development opportunities. Most events include a CEU component.
Mentored Clinical Practice
The dedicated faculty and staff in the Teacher Education program will work with you to ensure that your clinical practice experience (student teaching) will meet your needs and facilitate your growth, both personally and professionally. Throughout your time student teaching, regularly scheduled seminars with faculty and peers offer the opportunity to form a strong professional network as you prepare to enter the field.
The College of Education, Leadership & Counseling takes pride in engaging in innovative partnerships with a variety of organizations. Students in the College of Education, Leadership & Counseling will find many opportunities for professional growth as a result of working these organizations. Partnership examples include the Northwest Suburban Integration District, Center for Academics and Sports, FAIR School and the Collaborative Urban Educators program.