Communication Arts and Literature Education B.S.


Equipping Young Minds

Literature and art are building blocks of culture. Teaching them to the next generation is a high calling. Crown’s Communication Arts and 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 and is structured to meet the Minnesota Professional Educators Licensing and Standards Board Communication Arts and Literature licensure requirements.

Why study Communication Arts and Literature Education at Crown?

Faith Integration

Faculty members intentionally incorporate a Biblical Worldview into every course at Crown College. Students are empowered to integrate faith into their academic pursuits and personal development.

Focus on Relationships

Make a positive difference in students' lives and entire communities.

Serve Others Well

Have a deep impact on students, families, and other professionals by approaching the classroom with integrity, compassion, and creativity.

I have the opportunity to not just be in a caring community, but a community that fosters the same values and faith. There are so many different perspectives here from students and professors, and it creates so many opportunities to grow.

Being at Crown makes you want to stay at Crown for the rest of your life; but being at Crown also gets you excited for what God is preparing you to do after college, too.

Nora Xiong


High School English Teacher 9-12
Middle School English Teacher 5-8
District Communications Specialist

Preparation for Advanced Degrees

Master of Education (M.Ed)
Master of Arts in Education (MA.Ed.)
Education Specialist (Ed.S.)

Meet the Dean

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Alexis Jones

Assistant Professor of History + Teacher Education

Dr. Don Bouchard

Professor of English + Teacher Education

Dr. Leslie Mathews

Associate Professor | Chair of Teacher Education

Kayla Kubat

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Preview of Courses

ENG 240X - Young Adult Literature

A study of a broad range of literature for pre-adolescents and young adults from middle school through high school age. This course places emphasis on book selection that considers developmental needs and interests, Christian values, and universal themes, as well as understanding established criteria for Newbery and other literary awards. Attention is given to exploring methods of using literature in teaching.

SED 444 - Secondary Methods of Communication Arts & Literature

A study of the purposes, methods, planning, instruction, and evaluation techniques for teaching in secondary classrooms. The course provides new research, strategies, and philosophies to best meet the needs of adolescents. A corresponding clinical field experience augments classroom readings, discussions, and activities. An emphasis is placed on developmentally appropriate practices, reading across the curriculum, diverse student needs, and multilingual learners. Clinical field experience in an approved site is required.

EDU 314 - Multicultural and Diverse Learners

This course provides an understanding of diverse learners including: exceptional students, English language learners, and those from diverse cultures. The course will explore the challenges to learning, literacy, testing, and social issues for these learners, as well as educational law, parent rights, and roles within the community of learners. Practical strategies for working with diverse learners will be emphasized. Sixteen clock hours of field experience at a school site are required.


Our faculty to student ratio is 17:1. We intentionally aim to keep our class sizes small. This allows us to maintain academic excellence and strong relationships between faculty and students. At Crown College, every student is a person and not just another number.
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At Crown College, every class is taught from a Biblical worldview. Our faculty are all followers of Christ and are comfortable incorporating Christian principles into their curriculum. For more information on other ways Crown College equips students spiritually outside of the classroom, click here.

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