The Communication Arts and Literature Endorsement is an optional add-on for Education students. It can be added to any full license and results in licensure to teach Middle School English/Communication Arts (Grades 5-8).

The credits can be taken in addition to a student’s plan of study, spread throughout semesters as their schedule permits pending prerequisites.

Communication Arts and Literature (English) Endorsement

Take all of the following

  • ED 3208 Developmental Reading in the Middle School (3 credits)
    15 hours of field experience outside of class
    Only offered in the spring (online)
  • ED 3417 Teaching and learning in the Middle School (3 credits)
    Offered only in the fall (online)
  • ED 4737 Content Area Reading (3 credits)
    25 hours of field experience outside of class
    Offered in the fall and spring (online)
  • ENGL 3540 Literature for Young Adults (3 credits)

Choose one of the following

  • ENGL 2357 British Literature to 1800 (3 credits)
  • ENGL 2358 British Literature from 1800 to Present (3 credits)
  • ENGL 2370 World Literature to 1600 (3 credits)
  • ENGL 2375 World Literature from 1600 to Present (3 credits)
    These courses are not offered every semester.

Student Teaching

  • ED 4840 Student Teaching – Special Fields (5 credits)*

*When combined with Elementary Education (or another full licensure program) you will complete a total of 12 Student Teaching credits.

Please note: There is an additional MTLE Content Test required for Middle Level Communication Arts and Literature Licensure.