Communication Arts and Literature (Teaching)

Students in the Communication Arts and Literature program prepare to teach grades 5 to 12 with a passion for learning and commitment to creating a better world in the classroom and beyond through education.

You'll be inspired by interconnections among Education, English and Communication Studies courses to motivate and challenge your students through a variety of perspectives, techniques and methods for Language Arts education. 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.

Program Highlights

  • Strong teaching and professional collaborations within the department and across the College of Education and Learning Design, including innovative field experiences and outstanding faculty leadership
  • Opportunities to partner with the Minnesota National Writing Project and other community projects, including the Boys and Girls Club
  • All teaching licensure programs approved by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB)
  • More than a dozen department-based scholarships awarded

Program Distinctions

  • Valuable experience working at the writing center, The Write Place, which often employs future teachers among the writing coaches who come from across the University to help thousands of students each year
  • Membership in Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)
  • Student publications that offer professional editing, production, or writing experience, including The Upper Mississippi Harvest and Kaleidoscope (a multicultural literary arts publication)
  • Communication Arts majors who publish or present their work outside of St. Cloud State even before graduation and win state and national-level awards

Student Organizations

Popular Careers

  • High School Teacher
  • Principal/Superintendent
  • Tutoring/Test Preparation
  • GED Preparation
  • Title 1 Instructor
  • Reading Specialist
  • Publishing & Editing

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

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