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Teaching Communication Arts and Literature B.A.A.

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College of Education and Human Service Professions
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2015
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 123
  • Required credits within the major: 103
  • Degree: Bachelor of Applied Arts
The B.A.A. in teaching communication arts/literature is offered by the Department of Education in conjunction with the Departments of English, Composition, Linguistics, and Writing Studies. This program is required for students seeking teacher licensure as Minnesota communication arts/literature teachers for grades 5 through 12.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 45 credits before admission to the program.
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
Students entering the secondary and K-12 licensure programs are bound by the policies in effect at the time of application; admission is based on criteria established by the Dept of Education, consistent with MN policies as established by the National Council for Accreditation in Teacher Education. Students must 1)complete EDUC 1101; 2)GPA of at least 2.50 cumulative, including transfer work and in major courses completed at time of application; 3)take the MTLE Basic Skills Test for licensure; 4)passing scores on a nationally recognized standardized test (MTLE Basic Skills Test, ACT, SAT); 5)minimum 30 documented hours working with students in grades 5-12; 6)receive a C- or better in all required courses for the major. Students must submit a letter of application, resume, letters of recommendation, and their APAS report. There are alternatives to the admission procedures to encourage the participation of individuals from underrepresented groups and students as determined by the dept.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Introductory Course (1 cr)
This course will be waived for transfer students or students who change colleges from a college where it is not required. Register course for one credit.
UST 1000 - UMD Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Lower Division Requirements (19 cr)
COMM 1112 - Public Speaking [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
COMM 1222 - Interpersonal Communication [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
COMM 1500 - Media and Society [LE CAT8, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
EDUC 1101 - Education in Modern Society [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
ENGL 1582 - Introduction to World Literatures [LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
LING 1811 - Introduction to Linguistics [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 of the last 60 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  8. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
1. Compliance with general regulations governing granting of degrees. Students are required to review their degree status in the CEHSP Advising & Academic Services Office early in their senior year. 2. Students are expected to: a) make satisfactory progress each semester, including grades of C- or better in all courses required in the major; b) demonstrate acceptable professional performance in applied learning settings (e.g., laboratory, field experiences, clinical experiences); and c) obtain an approved background check before being placed in clinical, field, intern, or student teaching experiences. Students who do not meet program expectations can be dismissed from the major. Details on these requirements are available from the department office.
Upper Division Requirements (41 cr)
Students must make satisfactory academic progress and demonstrate acceptable professional performance in field experiences. Students must have personal liability insurance while they are working in field placement settings. Students must register for 4 credits in EDUC 3412.
EDUC 3412 - The Computer in Education (4.0 cr)
ENGL 3501 - British Literature I [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
ENGL 3563 - American Literature I [HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
ENGL 3564 - American Literature II [HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
ENGL 3906 - Methods of Literary Study (4.0 cr)
ENGL 5902 - Teaching Language, Cognition, and Writing (4.0 cr)
HLTH 3202 - Drug Education (2.0 cr)
ENGL 4802 - English Language for Educators (4.0 cr)
English Electives
Recommend taking one elective course during Block II; one British period course strongly recommended.
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ENGL 3xxx
· ENGL 4xxx
· ENGL 5xxx
Advanced Writing Requirement
WRIT 3100 - Advanced Writing: Language and Literature (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3140 - Advanced Writing: Human Services (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 3115 - Writing Fiction (4.0 cr)
or ENGL 3121 - Writing Poetry (4.0 cr)
or ENGL 5116 - Advanced Writing of Fiction (4.0 cr)
or ENGL 5122 - Advanced Writing of Poetry (4.0 cr)
Block Requirements (42 cr)
Application for admission to the blocks can only be completed fall semester for spring semester admission. Application for admission to the blocks must be submitted by the 6th Friday of the semester. Applications are available from the Department of Education website.
Block I (17 cr)
All courses must be taken concurrently. Consult advisor for additional upper division English courses.
EDSE 4204 - Designing Learning Environments and Lessons (3.0 cr)
EDSE 4215 - Teaching Reading and Literature: Grades 5-12 (5.0 cr)
EDSE 4100 - Teaching in a Diverse Society (3.0 cr)
EDSE 4501 - Adolescent/Adult Development and Learning Theory (3.0 cr)
SPED 3415 - Special Education in the Secondary School (3.0 cr)
Block 2 (12 cr)
All courses must be taken concurrently. Application for student teaching must be made by the 4th Friday of the semester before student teaching. Applications are available from the Department of Education website. Consult advisor for additional upper division courses to take at this time.
EDSE 3206 - Apprenticeship: Secondary School (2.0 cr)
EDSE 4525 - Assessment for Secondary Education (3.0 cr)
EDUC 4381 - Teaching Indigenous Students (3.0 cr)
ENGL 5922 - Teaching Literature and Communication (5.0 cr)
Block 3 (13 cr)
All courses must be taken concurrently. Students must register for EDSE 4600 for 12 credits.
EDUC 4500 - Professional Issues and Ethics (1.0 cr)
EDSE 4600 - Student Teaching (3.0-12.0 cr)
Diversity Immersion Experience Requirement
Candidates must spend a minimum of 40 hours at a formal or nonformal educational setting that has a high percentage (greater than 50 percent) of children, young adults, or families from diverse communities. The format of this experience allows candidates to observe, interact, and reflect in an educational setting guided by focus questions and recommended readings.
Students must meet this requirement after they take EDUC 1101 and before they complete their education program. Registration for credit is not required, however, candidates who wish to earn credit may register for EDUC 4991.
 
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UST 1000 - UMD Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD.
COMM 1112 - Public Speaking (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01378 - Comm 1112/1511
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application of the theoretical bases of rhetoric to the public speaking situation.
COMM 1222 - Interpersonal Communication (LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis of the role communication plays in interpersonal relationships.
COMM 1500 - Media and Society (LE CAT8, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Historical survey of media genres, and examination of influence of contemporary media on society.
EDUC 1101 - Education in Modern Society (LE CAT7, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Survey of educational institutions and practices used in different sectors of society. Historical and philosophical foundations of American education.
ENGL 1582 - Introduction to World Literatures (LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Sampling of literary works mainly from Middle East, Africa, Far East, and South America.
LING 1811 - Introduction to Linguistics (LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Provides an introduction to a theoretical study of the nature of natural language, using examples primarily from present-day English. Students are expected to learn analytical skills to understand how human languages (and the human mind) work and how the sub-components (sounds, words, sentences and meaning) of natural languages are systematically organized.
EDUC 3412 - The Computer in Education
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to computer use in instructional settings. PC and Mac platforms. Develops basic skills using software commonly used by educators. Teaching strategies using computer-based instruction. prereq: Pre education or education majors or candidates
ENGL 3501 - British Literature I (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Chronological study of English literature from beginnings to late-18th century, emphasizing major works, authors, and important literary forms, styles, themes, and movements. prereq: Engl major or minor or teach comm art/lit major or minor or elem-middle educ comart/lit specialization
ENGL 3563 - American Literature I (HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Historical survey of important authors, movements, conventions, genres, and themes: origins to Civil War.
ENGL 3564 - American Literature II (HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Historical survey of important authors, movements, conventions, genres, and themes: Civil War to present.
ENGL 3906 - Methods of Literary Study
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to interpretive and scholarly methods. prereq: WRIT 1120, English major or Teaching Comm Art/Lit major or instructor consent
ENGL 5902 - Teaching Language, Cognition, and Writing
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory and practice of teaching composition; for prospective teachers grade five to community college level. prereq: Teaching comm art/lit major or minor or TESOL licensure or elem/middle education comart/lit specialization or instructor consent
HLTH 3202 - Drug Education
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Physiological and psychological effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Survey of societal causes and effects of drug use and abuse. Reasons and pressures for drug use by students. Appraisal and assessment of teacher's role in education, intervention, and treatment of drug abuse. prereq: 45 credits, for students seeking and admitted to the STEP (Secondary Teaching Education program), major in health education, public health education and promotion, physical education, exercise science and communication sciences and disorders or instructor consent.
ENGL 4802 - English Language for Educators
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of linguistic and language learning theories to the teaching of communication arts, with emphasis on preparation of secondary school English teachers. Includes a focus on first and second language acquisition, approaches to language and grammar instruction, and the roles of language and dialect in culture and youth development. prereq: LING 1811; no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for LING 4802
WRIT 3100 - Advanced Writing: Language and Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and practice of reading and writing about literature--poetry, fiction, drama, and creative non-fiction. Seeks to advance critical reading and analytical skills as a means to improving a student's proficiency in the conventions of academic and professional discourses, including grammar, style, organization, argumentation, and documentation. Addresses career documents, proposals, and grant writing. prereq: 1120 or equivalent, min 60 cr; credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 3100
WRIT 3140 - Advanced Writing: Human Services
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study and practice of writing tasks in education as well as other fields related to the human service professions. Designed to prepare students to master their use of Edited Standard Written English while producing professional documents, including a major research project with an oral presentation. Assignments focus on audience, purpose, and the process of writing as they relate to the workplace. prereq: 1120 or equivalent, min 60 cr; credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 3140
ENGL 3115 - Writing Fiction
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Writing of original fiction, with emphasis on the short story; structure and techniques learned from critical reading and classroom analysis. prereq: WRIT 1120, minimum 60 credits (6 credits literature) or instructor consent
ENGL 3121 - Writing Poetry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Writing of poetry, with emphasis on techniques learned through critical reading and classroom analysis.
ENGL 5116 - Advanced Writing of Fiction
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Writing of original fiction beyond the beginning stages; some experience required. prereq: instructor consent
ENGL 5122 - Advanced Writing of Poetry
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of poetics and poetry, with emphasis on student poems. prereq: 3121 or instructor consent
EDSE 4204 - Designing Learning Environments and Lessons
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The characteristics of effective teachers, various developmentally appropriate teaching strategies, design of lessons using Universal Backward Design framework, designing effective learning environments, goals and action plans, site data, collaboratively review of student work, collaborative planning, integrated and exploratory curriculum, content standards, teaching with technology, observation skills and teacher readiness will be presented with integration and analysis of materials. prereq: Admission to EdSe program; no grad credit
EDSE 4215 - Teaching Reading and Literature: Grades 5-12
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: EdSe 5215/4214/4212
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Teaching procedures, objectives, and materials; emphasis on teaching of reading in various subject-matter fields, practicum experience. prereq: Major or pre teaching comm arts/lit students
EDSE 4100 - Teaching in a Diverse Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Examination of cultural differences; planning instruction to accommodate individual differences in race, gender, ethnic background, cultural background, and physical and mental development; Including the diverse needs of learners in middle school and secondary school settings; integrated and exploratory curriculum, utilization of technology, community resources, structured service learning and humanizing classroom environments and classroom management procedures. prereq: Admission to EdSe program
EDSE 4501 - Adolescent/Adult Development and Learning Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles of psychology applied to teaching; examination of adolescent growth and development; classroom management. prereq: Admission to EdSe program; no grad credit
SPED 3415 - Special Education in the Secondary School
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Exploration of topics in exceptionality for pre-service secondary education majors. Topics include universal design, instructional strategies, characteristics of students, special education law, and differentiated instruction.
EDSE 3206 - Apprenticeship: Secondary School
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fifty hours of experience in a high school, including observing, teaching, tutoring, working with individual students and small groups. Focuses on classroom management, multicultural education, and students with special needs. Weekly seminar. prereq: Admission to EdSe program, must be taken either after or concurrently with EDSE 3204
EDSE 4525 - Assessment for Secondary Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An exploration of topics in responsive and responsible assessment of student learning. Topics include types and appropriate uses of classroom assessment strategies, large-scale and high stakes testing, backwards design, rubrics, checklists, and other evaluative tools and techniques. prereq: instructor consent; no grad credit
EDUC 4381 - Teaching Indigenous Students
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: EDSE 4100; no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for EDUC 5381.
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of contemporary and historical Indian education; evaluation of attitudes toward Indian students: direct interaction with Indian parents and students; development of culturally sensitive teaching plans; specific cultural characteristics of indigenous groups; examination of American Indian outcomes. prereq: EDSE 4100; no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for EDUC 5381.
ENGL 5922 - Teaching Literature and Communication
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory and applications in teaching reading, writing, literature, speaking, listening, and non-print media, grades 5-12. prereq: 5902, teach comm art/lit major or minor or TESOL licensure or instructor consent
EDUC 4500 - Professional Issues and Ethics
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Provides an overview of several topics affecting practicing teachers including: employment preparation (resume, cover letter, interviewing skills), licensure application, professional organizations, professional codes of ethics, and district procedures. Offered concurrent with student teaching in order to provide options for discussion during practica. prereq: Admission to the elementary education program, successful completion of courses in block one and block two, no grad credit
EDSE 4600 - Student Teaching
Credits: 3.0 -12.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Supervised practicum in secondary or middle school under direction of licensed teacher. Demonstration of subject matter, teaching competence, and potential for future improvement. prereq: 4100, 4501, appropriate methods course; no grad credit