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Communication Arts and Literature Education

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English for Teaching BS

The BS in English for Teaching major is designed to provide broad knowledge of literacy and communication. Many students will also pursue an additional program of study that leads to a Minnesota teaching license: Communication Arts and Literature (Grades 5-12) Learn more...

About Transfer Pathways

Transfer Pathways can help you earn a bachelor’s degree without losing credits or taking extra courses. Transfer Pathways are designed for you to complete a 60 credit associate’s degree at a Minnesota State college, then transfer to Metropolitan State University and complete the final 60 credits to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Working closely with your academic advisor at both the community college and Metro State will ensure you select the correct courses in the right sequence in order to graduate in a timely manner.

About Metro State

  • Is a fully accredited, comprehensive university, a member of the Minnesota State higher education system, and offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 60 programs.
  • Is unique as over 87% of our students are transfer students who started their academic journey elsewhere.
  • Offers evening, online and hybrid course options, as well as day classes to better fit working and caregiving adult schedules.

Once admitted, contact your Metro State academic advisor early in your program to get the most out of your education, such as completing two majors, adding a minor related to your career goals, or incorporating prerequisites required for graduate school.

Nearing completion of your associate’s degree?

We encourage you to take the next steps today in learning more about what Metropolitan State can offer you and how to enroll, Learn more or visit campus.

Metro State Curriculum

Courses and requirements in addition to eligibility criteria some programs have are found on each program’s page. A grade of C- or higher is required for major courses, including transfer coursework.

A sample plan is provided below for the remaining 60 credits of coursework required at Metro State after completion of the corresponding Transfer Pathway degree. Use your Degree Audit to review and confirm your remaining requirements at Metro State. Part-time options are also available.

Graduation/Degree requirements, course list for General Education, Upper Division Liberal Studies (LS), and Racial Issue Graduation Requirements (RIGR) are available to view on the Academic and graduation requirements page.

Notes: Recommend to select MnTC courses to satisfy two goal areas if needed

Upper Division Liberal Studies (LS) = 8 upper-division credits required

Racial Issue Graduation Requirement (RIGR)= 3 credits required

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

Course No. Course Name Credits
LIT 300 Literary Analysis 3
LIT 332 Adolescent Literatures 4
  Approved Writing elective 3-4
  Approved Communications elective 3-4

Semester 2: 16 credits

Course No. Course Name Credits
LIT 3XX Approved Diverse Literature elective 4
LIT 3XX Approved Classic Literatures elective 4
  LIT, HUM, or WRIT 3XX approved 300-level elective 4
  General Elective 4

Semester 3: 16 credits

Course No. Course Name Credits
LIT 3XX Classic Literatures elective 4
  LIT, HUM, or WRIT 3XX approved 300-level elective 4
  General Elective 4
  General Elective 4

Semester 4: 2-15 credits

Course No. Course Name Credits
LIT 490 Reflective Capstone (must take final semester) 1
  General Elective 4
  General Elective 4
  General Elective 3
  General Elective (as needed to bring total credits to 60) 1-3

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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