Communication Arts/Literature Education
School of Education

Communication Arts/Literature Education

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Undergraduate

129-132 credits

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This degree prepares you to teach English in a public or private school setting for grades 5-12. While laying the foundation for further graduate study.

Communication arts/literature education may be the right degree for you if you

  • enjoy working with children
  • are eager to serve
  • passionate about teaching
  • are interested in a career in education

Why study communication arts/literature education at Northwestern?

At UNW, you’ll get equipped to serve the next generation. You will learn from teachers who share your faith and enjoy helping others learn.

The School of Education equips you for your career through four levels of classroom practicum experience:

  • Find your personal “fit” within the teaching profession.
  • Focus on developing theory and skills related to diversity.
  • Learn teaching methods in your chosen field by creating and evaluating lessons in a school classroom.
  • Student Teach full-time in a chosen licensure field.

The School of Education provides teacher education programs approved by the MN Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board and as a result, meets the state standards adopted for licensure programs as defined in state Rule 8710.2000 through 8710.8080. All licensure programs are aligned with INTASC (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium) standards and the Minnesota Standards of Effective Practice.

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Careers in communication arts/literature education

There are a variety of career and academic pathways that begin with a degree in communication arts/literature education.

What types of work are related to this degree?

  • Teaching in your area of specialty
  • Private tutoring
  • Creating/directing educational programs
  • Curriculum development
  • Instructional design (technology training may be required)
  • Textbook editing
  • Online education
  • Student life/student affairs
  • Corporate or business training and development
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of Northwestern’s education graduates felt professionally prepared by their education
meets licensure requirements for the Minnesota Board of Teaching
of seniors feel prepared to integrate their faith with their academic field

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