• Communication Arts and Literature 5-12 Licensure Requirements

    State Licensing Tests

    Basic Skills
    English Language, Literature & Composition Content Knowledge

    Education Courses

    NOTE: Undergraduate students register for EDU classes until admitted to the Teacher Education Program.

    GED 7801 Intro to Advanced Teacher Thinking, 0cr
    EDU 1150/GED 7815 Schools & Society, 4cr
    EDU 1250/GED 7825 Educational Psychology, 4cr
    EDU 3500/GED 7862 Education and Cultural Diversity, 4cr
    EDU 3260/GED 7867 Theory to Practice, 4cr
    GED 7871 Teaching Literacy in the Middle and Secondary School/5-12, 4cr
    GED 7872 Exceptionality, 2cr
    GED 7857 Teaching Communication Arts/Lit and Dance/Theatre Arts Part I, 4cr
    GED 7870 Teaching Comm Arts/Lit in the Middle and Secondary School Part II, 4cr
    GED 7888 English Learners in the Mainstream, 2cr 
    GED 7895 Secondary Student Teaching/5-12, 6cr
    GED 7050 Student Teaching Seminar, 2cr

    Communication Arts/Literature Courses

    ENG 1900 Into to Literature and Criticism, 4cr
    ENG 3020 Literary and Cultural Theory, 4cr
    ENG 3190 Intro to Linguistics or ESL 8100 Linguistics for Language Teachers, 4cr
    ENG 1210 or 1230 A Literature Survey Course of an earlier period, 4cr
    ENG 1220 or 1240 A Literature Survey Course of a later period, 4cr
    ENG xxxx A Comm Arts/Lit Course with a Race/Ethnicity Focus
    ENG xxxx A Comm Arts/Lit Course with a Gender Focus
    ENG 3720 Teaching Writing: Theory and Practice, 4cr
    COMM 1100 Introduction to Comm Studies, 4cr 

    COMM 1110 Public Speaking, 4cr
    COMM 3320 Media in the Digital Age, 4cr
    COMM 3380 Small Group Communication, 4cr

    Completing your MAT degree 

    Once you've completed student teaching and seminar, you can enroll in the first of two degree completion courses


    Features: 8 credits, 2 four-credit courses 
    GED 8023: Capstone Practicum (4 credits) 
    GED 8495: Capstone Thesis (4 credits) or GED 8490: Capstone Project (4 credits)