Students who seek state licensure for 5-12 Communication Arts and Literature Education will complete coursework for a major in both English and Communication Arts and Literature Education. Students are required to have an academic advisor in both the English and Education Departments. In addition to the general education requirements, Communication Arts and Literature Education majors are required to take and earn at least a “C+” in bolded courses as they contain embedded teaching standards. COMM111 Fundamentals of Speech in the general education requirements contains teaching standards and must be passed with a C+ or better also.
- ENGL200 Literary Analysis 3 cr.
- ENGL210 College Writing II or ENGL313 Advanced Writing 3 cr.
- ENGL213 Creative Writing 3 cr.
- ENGL220 World Literature 3 cr.
- ENGL320 The English Language 3 cr.
- ENGL321 Shakespeare 3 cr.
- ENGL322 British Literature: 17th and 18th Centuries 3 cr.
- ENGL323 British Literature Early Romantics or ENGL324 Later Romantics and Victorian 3 cr.
- ENGL332 Modern American Authors 3 cr.
- ENGL350 Literary Theory 3 cr.
- ENGL370 Christian Writers 3 cr.
- ENGL493 Senior Seminar I 3 cr.
- ENGL494 Senior Seminar II 3 cr.
- Two additional ENGL electives (2xx, 3xx, or 4xx) 6 cr.
All Education coursework must be passed with a C+ or better.
- COMM240 Introduction to Mass Media 3 cr.
- EDEN444 Methods in Teaching 5-12 Communications Arts and Literature 3 cr. and Clinical
- EDUC100 Introduction to Education 3 cr. and Clinical
- EDUC230 Educational Psychology & Human Relations 3 cr. and Clinical
- EDUC370 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner 3 cr. and Clinical
- EDUC390 Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas 3 cr. and Clinical
- EDUC401 Educational Technology and Media 2 cr.
- EDUC451 Curriculum Planning and Assessmentin Middle and Secondary Classrooms 2 cr.
- EDUC456 Classroom Management 2 cr.
- EDUC486 Capstone for Professional Educators 2 cr.
- EDUC495 Student Teaching I 12 cr.
- EDUC497 Student Teaching II 4 cr.
- SOCL330 American Minorities 3 cr.
Important requirements of all students completing Minnesota Education licensure at Bethany Lutheran College:
- Entry into the Education Program/Major:
- Successful completion of 16 credits of general education core courses including EDUC100 Introduction to Education.
- An application to the Education Major.
- Verification from academic advisor of a 2.75 GPA in the core education major classes
- Interview with a committee from the Education Department
- A positive clinical experience report from EDUC100
- Maintain 2.75 GPA Complete all standards based courses with a “C+” or better
- Pass the following Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exams:
- MTLE: Pedagogy K-6
- MTLE: Social Studies content
- Complete all courses required for Minnesota State Licensure
- Submit proof of a valid first aid/CPR/AED certification
- Satisfactory completion of Teaching Internships and Seminar
- Satisfactory completion of the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA)
- Satisfactory completion of Professional Portfolio
Note: An appeals process is outlined in the Education Handbook. According to Minnesota Statute 122A.09 Subdivision 4(c), a candidate who remains unsatisfied with a dispute regarding recommendation for licensure may appeal the decision to the Minnesota Board of Teaching. Bethany Lutheran College Education Programs are accredited by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB).