Transfer Pathway

Communication Arts and Literature Education

Degree programs

English for Teaching BS

About Transfer Pathways

Transfer Pathways are designed so you can complete a specific associate degree at a Minnesota State college and transfer to a Minnesota State university to earn a bachelor’s degree without losing credits or taking extra courses. Transfer Pathways can be a great resource for saving time and money as you work toward graduation.

If you complete a Transfer Pathway degree program at a Minnesota State college and are admitted to Metropolitan State, you will be guaranteed junior status and given assurance that all 60 college credits will count toward the related bachelor’s degree.

Curriculum

After you finish a curriculum of lower-division credits (and become an admitted Metro student), you’ll complete your four-year degree with upper-division credits from Metropolitan State University. Degree requirements—and any eligibility criteria some programs have in addition to university admissions—are found on each program’s page.

After you finish a curriculum of lower-division credits (and become an admitted Metro student), you’ll complete your four-year degree with upper-division credits from Metropolitan State University. Degree requirements—and any eligibility criteria some programs have in addition to university admissions—are found on each program’s page.

Semester 1: 13-16 credits

  • LIT 300 Literary Analysis (3 credits)
  • LIT 332 Adolescent Literatures (4 credits)
  • Approved Writing elective (3-4 credits)
  • Approved Communications elective (3-4 credits)

Semester 2: 16 credits

  • LIT 3XX approved Diverse Literature elective (4 credits)
  • LIT 3XX approved Classic Literatures elective (4 credits)
  • LIT, HUM, or WRIT 3XX approved 300-level elective (4 credits)
  • General Elective (4 credits)

Semester 3: 16 credits

  • LIT 3XX Classic Literatures elective (4 credits)
  • LIT, HUM, or WRIT 3XX approved 300-level elective (4 credits)
  • General Elective (4 credits)
  • General Elective (4 credits)

Semester 4: 2-15 credits

  • LIT 490 Reflective Capstone (must take final semester) (1 credit)
  • General Elective (4 credits)
  • General Elective (4 credits)
  • General Elective (3 credits)
  • General Elective (as needed to bring total credits to 60) (1-3 credits)

Note:  Students pursuing the English for Teaching BS in conjunction with the MN Board of Teaching licensure in the School of Urban Education will meet with advisors to replace General Electives with licensure-related courses. Students not pursuing licensure may choose additional LIT and HUM courses to gain disciplinary depth and expertise – or they may choose to pursue a minor.

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