Communication Arts and Literature
Communication Arts and Literature (Teaching)
Students in the communication arts and literature major prepare to teach students in grades 5-12 how to experience language and communication through reading and writing. You'll draw courses from the education, English and communication studies departments, and gather a variety of perspectives, techniques and methods for language education. You'll learn to design lessons and classroom experiences that motivate and challenge students. Opportunities for a variety of Education Abroad programs and multicultural campus activities will give you a global view you can use to inspire those you teach.
- Award-winning Teacher Quality Enhancement Center partners student teaching candidates with a mix of mentors in community schools.
- Strong teaching and professional collaborations within the department and with other departments.
- Encouragement for use of communication skills in a variety of settings through internships and volunteer opportunities.
- Education Abroad opportunities in Chile, England, Spain, Costa Rica, Australia, Japan and South Africa.
- Program's core is valuable beyond the classroom in business, health, government and nonprofit employment.
- Accreditation by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
- Innovative co-teaching initiative designated as a "Signature Project" and "Promising Practice" by NCATE.
- Faculty members such as Bill Meissner and Shannon Olson have published honored works of poetry, fiction and nonfiction.
- More than a dozen department-based scholarships awarded.
- Kaleidoscope, a multicultural literary arts publication, is produced annually.
- The Write Place provides individualized help in writing while respecting a writer's authority and ownership of their work.
- Intensive English Center (IEC) offers programs language instruction to international students.
- Forensics – Talking Huskies
- Creative Writing Club (CWC)
- Communication Studies Club
- TESLA Club (Teaching English as a Second Language)
University Facts & Stats
- 96% of communication arts and literature graduates employed
- 39 Education Abroad programs offered
- 1 million hours of campus, community volunteer service
- Tobacco-free campus since 2012
- $106 million in scholarships loans and grants
- 1,100+ international students
- High School Teacher
- Tutoring/Test Preparation
- GED Preparation
- Title 1 Instructor
- Reading Specialist
- Publishing & Editing