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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English - Communication Arts and Literature (Teaching) (CALT) - BT Major

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61 S.H.

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Teachers in communication arts and literature are generally recruited to coach/direct one or more of the following activities: (1) forensics/speech, (2) debate, (3) journalism/newspaper/yearbook, (4) literary journal, (5) theater, (6) radio station, (7) related activities. Therefore, all communication arts and literature majors are required to show competency in two of the aforementioned categories. Students will be required to submit a portfolio in CMST 493 - Teaching and Coaching Oral Communication  demonstrating their participation in two or more of these categories. This participation could have been gained in various settings: high school, college, community activities, or work-related assignments. If students have no experience in at least two of the categories, they will need to acquire that experience during their college careers, either through volunteer experience or through activities courses (for credit) in communication studies, English, mass communication, and theatre/dance.

Admission Requirements

Students must have a grade B or better in a college-level writing course (ENG 111),  college-level speech course (CMST 191), and a C or better in a college-level math course before applying to the teaching program.

Required Courses (61 S.H.)


  • EFRT 401 and 461 must be taken concurrently
  • EFRT 421 and 441 must be taken concurrently
  • EFRT 459 and 462 must be taken concurrently


  • CMST prerequisites are CMST 191 or CMST 192.
  • Except under unusual circumstances, the English Department recommends for student teaching only those students who have a minimum 2.75 GPA and who have earned at least a “B” in each of the following courses: ENG 290 – Literary Studies and ENG 402 – Teaching English in Middle School and Secondary School.


◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

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