Communication Arts & Literature Education Degree 4-Year Plan

The 4-Year Plan is a model for completing your BS in Communication Arts and Literature Education degree in a timely manner. The plan below is one of several possible ways for you to complete the Communication Arts and Literature Education degree. Your individualized plan may look different if you have already fulfilled some requirements. Check your Financial Aid as it may require additional term credits for full-time funding. You must complete all university and program requirements successfully to complete this degree (GPA, 120 credits, LASC, WI, residency).

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  • Program: Bachelor of Science: Communication Arts & Literature Education
  • Total Credits: 120
  • Catalog: 2021-2022

First Year: Fall 2021-Spring 2022

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall 2021 (1st Fall)
LASC Goal 1A COMM 100 Speech Communication 3
LASC Goal 4     3
First-Year Experience Course FYE 101 First Year Experience 1
LASC Goal 1B ENGL 101 English Composition 3
LASC Goal 3     3
LASC Goal 2     3
Total Credits: 16
Spring 2022 (1st Spring)
Core Requirement: ENGL 300 Intro to Literary Studies 3
Secondary Ed: ED 205 Introduction to Education 3
LASC Goal 5      3
LASC Goal 6     3
LASC Goal 3     3
Total Credits: 15

 

Second Year: Fall 2022-Spring 2023

Take NES Basic Skills Test - Optional
Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall 2022 (2nd Fall)
Core Requirement: ENGL 311 Major British Writers I 3
Core Requirement: ENGL 280 World Literature: East & West 3
Secondary Ed: ED 294 Educational Psychology 3
General Elective/Minor Course:     2
LASC Goal 8     3
LASC Goal 7     3
Total Credits: 17
Spring 2023 (2nd Spring)
Complete SARTE Application
Core Requirement: ENGL 314 Shakespeare 3
Core Requirement:   ENGL 312, 330 or 372 3
English Elective:   300 or 400 level 3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
LASC Goal 5     3
Total Credits: 15

 

Third Year: Fall 2023-Spring 2024

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall 2023 (3rd Fall)
Core Requirement: ENGL 371 American Literature Survey I 3
Core Requirement: ENGL 365 Language & Learning 3
Secondary Ed: ED 310 Social Foundations of Education1 3
Secondary Ed: SPED 413 Teaching in Inclusive Environments1 3
LASC Goal 6   Goal 6 - Humanities & Fine Arts 3
Total Credits: 15
Spring 2024 (3rd Spring)
Core Requirement: ENGL 491 Theory & Methods: CA/L Grades 9-121 3
Core Requirement: ENGL 374 Theory & Methods: Writing Grades 5-12 3
Core Requirement: ENGL 493 Grammars of English 3
Core Requirement: COMM 415 Teaching Methods: Communication Studies 3
Secondary Ed: ED 448 Reading in the Content Areas1 2 3
Total Credits: 15

 

Fourth: Fall 2024-Spring 2025

Take MTLE II Content & Pedagogy Test
Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall 2024 (4th Fall)
LASC Goal 9     3
LASC Goal 10     3
Core Requirement: ENGL 484 Theory & Methods: CA/L Grades 5-81 2 3
Secondary Ed: ED 498 Professional Teacher in the Classroom1 3 3
English Elective:   300 or 400 level 3
Total Credits: 15
Spring 2025 (4th Spring)
Apply for graduation; Complete teacher candidate responsibilities.
Student Teaching ED 461S Student Teaching Secondary4 12
Total Credits: 12

Notes:

  • Students must take the required number of Writing Intensive courses in LASC.
  • Students may select a 300- or 400-level English elective that double counts in a LASC area. However, no more than two courses in a student's primary rubric (English) may be used to fulfill the LASC requirements in goal areas 3-10.
  • 1 Prerequisite for this course: SARTE
  • 2 Prerequisite for this course: ED 310
  • 3 Either ENGL 484 or ENGL 491 must be taken with ED 498 and ED 498 must be taken the semester immediately preceding Student Teaching.
  • 4 No other courses may be taken with Student Teaching