Communication Arts and Literature Education (B.S.)

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Communication Arts and Literature Education Degree

Bachelor of Science

Program Overview

The Communication Arts and Literature Education B.S. degree program is designed to prepare student for a public and private teaching career in grades 5-12. The program is structured to meet the Minnesota Board of Teaching Communication Arts and Literature licensure requirements. The student must be accepted into and fulfill all requirements for the Teacher Education Department, as well as the Humanities and Social Science Department.

Students apply for the Teacher Education Department during Foundations of Education. Students will be required to take the MTLE Basic Skills tests as part of their application to the department. Students who graduate from the Teacher Education department are eligible to apply for a first-time full professional license. In order to do so, students will need to have passed the MTLE Basic Skills, Pedagogy and Content tests.

Communication Arts and Literature Education Major (B.S.) Courses

Program Requirements


I. Christian Studies - 30 Credits


II. General Education - 38 Credits


Total - 126-141 Credits


1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

3Click here  for a list of Global Awareness courses.

4 Fine arts courses include music, art, drama, and dance. COM 328  and COM 446  also qualify as fine arts electives. (Only three credits of music organizations and/or lessons can be counted toward humanities/fine arts requirements.)

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of credits needed for graduation would be toward the lower end of the range of total credits.

^ Requires a minimum passing grade of a "C".

Note: Student teaching is eligible for a Christian Service unit.

This program is subject to change based on the Minnesota State Board of Teaching licensing revisions.

Four-Year Suggested Program for the Communication Arts and Literature Education Major


Freshman Year


Fall Semester - 15 Credits


Spring Semester - 15 Credits


Take the MTLE: Basic Skills


Sophomore Year


Fall Semester - 17 Credits


Spring Semester - 18 Credits


Departmental Acceptance


Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester or their junior year fall semester. A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and completion of half of the Christian Service requirements are required for departmental admission in the Communication Arts and Literature Education major. Student must apply and be accepted into both the Teacher Education Department and Humanities and Social Science Department.

Junior Year


Spring Semester - 16 Credits


Apply for admission to Student Teaching


Senior Year




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