Communication Arts and Literature Education (B.S.)

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Communication Arts & Literature Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Communication Arts and Literature Education Bachelor of Science degree offers students a wide range of course options in the field of communications, literature and teaching. The program is designed to prepare student for a public and private teaching career in grades 5-12 and is structured to meet the Minnesota Board of Teaching Communication Arts and Literature licensure requirements.

The dual nature of this program will include courses from both the Teacher Education Department and the Humanities and Social Science Department.

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

Program Requirements


Christian Studies Core


I. Christian Studies - 24 Credits


General Education Core


II. General Education - 30 Credits


Major Core


III. Communication Arts & Literature Education Major - 57 Credits


All major core classes and education core classes as well as general education English and math classes require a minimum passing grade of a C.

Total - 125-136 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.

* 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 - 16 Credits


Take the MTLE: Basic Skills


Sophomore Year


Fall Semester - 16 Credits


Spring Semester - 17 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


Apply for admission to Student Teaching


Senior Year




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