Communication Arts and Literature


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Communication Arts and Literature

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On Campus

Program Description

English/Language Arts Teacher Education. A program that prepares individuals to teach English grammar, composition and literature programs at various educational levels.



College of Liberal Arts




Free Form Requisites

Credits: 47-51

Program Requirements

(47-51 credits):

Communication and Language (16 credits): course, course, course, course, course.

Advanced Writing (3-4 credits): course or course or course or course or course or course.

Literature (19-22 credits): course, course;

Diversity: course or course or course or course or course or course or course or course.

British Literature: course or course or course or course or course or course.

American Literature: course or course or course or course.

Choose course or course or one more American or British Literature course.

Pedagogy (9 credits): course, course, course.

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing course.


  • Completion of 36 semester hours, with at least 12 semester hours in residence at SCSU, and submission of scores to satisfy the current basic skills requirements.

  • C or better in course and course

  • Double counting of one liberal education course toward an English program is permitted, but credit for 100 level courses and for 201 does not count toward the English major or minor.

See program website for additional information.

Learning Outcomes


Understand and apply educational principles relevant to the physical, social, emotional, moral, and cognitive development of preadolescents and adolescents


The ability to identify instructional practices, approaches, and methods and match materials, print and digital, to the cognitive levels of all readers, guided by an evidence-based rationale, which support the developmental, cultural, and linguistic differences of readers;


The ability to use a wide range of instructional practices, approaches, methods, and curriculum materials to support reading instruction including:


Think critically, draw inferences or conclusions from facts, analyze author's purpose and point of view, evaluate author's argument and evidence, and synthesize information from more than one text;


Philosophy and theories of communication arts and literature instruction;


Technological resources including software, databases, and networks that can be used to gather, synthesize, create, and communicate knowledge;


Language for independent learning and enjoyment;


Know how to involve representatives of business, industry, and community organizations as active partners in creating educational opportunities;


Relationships among the elements of the communication process across various types of print and nonprint media;


Knowledge, skills, and ability to teach literature including: ?3.B.8.a : - a repertoire of literary texts, including fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary works, and works written for preadolescents and adolescents by a diversity of authors;


Strategies for selecting and using texts and materials which recognize and accept a broad range of common and diverse perspectives;


The social, intellectual, and political importance and impact of communication

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