Communication Arts + Literature Education

Literature and art are building blocks of culture. Teaching them to the next generation is a high calling. Crown’s Communication Arts + Literature Education degree merges the best of our teacher education resources and the best of our humanities courses to help prepare you to be a leader in the classroom for grades 5-12. It’s structured to meet the Minnesota Board of Teaching Communication Arts and Literature licensure requirements.

In order for you to be accepted in this program, you must complete the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE) Basic Skills in reading, writing and mathematics. (This will take place during your Sophomore year.)


Why choose Communication Arts and Literature Education studies at Crown?


  • Gain valuable classroom experience.


  • Explore and develop your personal pedagogy to take into the workforce


  • Learn best practices while simultaneously providing a deeper understanding of the Bible and a Christian worldview.

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Creativity in the classroom.

Our teacher education department is staffed with expert professors ready to help you develop interpersonal skills, a desire for knowledge and professional disposition. At Crown College, you’ll learn the skills you need to make your classroom the best it can be. But even more, you’ll learn how to come alongside students to mentor them and teach them the wonders of art and literature. Through relevant classes and hands-on work, you’ll be ready to teach creativity to the world. This is how we raise up a generation of fantastic people.

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The teacher education faculty at Crown is like a second family. They want to see you succeed and work personally with you to make sure you become the best teacher you can be!


Bre McCormick



You’ve got a bright future ahead of you.

Limitless options. Extreme flexibility. Future-proofed career skills. Communication Arts + Literature Education majors have boundless opportunities.


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TED Tips

TED Tips is a chance for senior teacher education majors to explore different aspects of pedagogy in the classroom. Seniors present their findings of what worked, what did not, and how it will affect the way they teach in their future classroom. This is an excellent opportunity to find practical ways to improve the classroom environment all while enjoying a tasty dessert!


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You may pair any minor with any major. Here are some minors that may pair well with this major:

1Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC. Select no more than one course from each area.

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Mentoring Opportunities

Learning in the classroom is one of the core ways that you can grow as a person. However, we believe classrooms can only go so far. That is why each student has the opportunity to connect with a faculty or staff member to talk about class, life, and Jesus. Because learning is more than just knowledge, it is experiencing life-changing relationships.

What Will I Study?

  • Perspectives in Communication
  • Adolescent Literature
  • Dramatic Literature
  • Short Story
  • Poetry
  • Advanced Grammar and Composition
  • The Novel
  • Creative Writing Seminar
  • Shakespeare
  • Middle School Practicum
  • Student Teaching: Communication Arts and Literature

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