Bachelor of Arts inEducation - Communication, Arts, & Literature (5-12)

Majoring in Secondary Education involves the study of pedagogy, or the method and practice of teaching. You’ll develop the skills and insights to become a middle school or high school teacher and lifelong learner. Concordia offers variety of specialties so you can customize your major to the subject area in Communication Arts/Literature (Grade 5-12).

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Education - Communication, Arts, & Literature (5-12) Curriculum Overview

Students who complete this major are eligible to apply to the Minnesota Department of Education for a teaching credential for grades 5 through 12 communication arts and literature. Passage of standardized examinations of content and pedagogy are also required.

Bachelor of Arts degrees at Concordia University, St. Paul consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 128 credits. | A teaching licensure is recommended by the university after completion of requirements for the desired license and is granted by the state of Minnesota.

Student Outcomes

95%95% of CSP grads receive job offers within one year of graduation. (*First Destinations survey administered by Concordia University, St. Paul)
$57,736Highest average salary among MN private school grads (bachelor's) four years after graduation(*salary data source: mnedtrends.org)
44%CSP graduates earn 44% more than the national average. (*Graduate earning data source: collegescorecard.ed.gov)

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Meet Your Professors

Dr. Debra Beilke English and Modern Languages Department Chairperson, Professor of English

Dr. Beilke's specialty is in American literature, and also teaches a variety of general education courses in writing and literature, and upper-level world literature courses.

Donald Helmstetter, Ph.D. Director, Education Doctorate Programs

In addition to his administrative duties at Concordia, Dr. Helmstetter continues to teach leadership courses at the graduate and post-graduate level.

Career Potential

You’ll gain knowledge and skills that are important for any teaching career as you take education classes plus coursework within your chosen content area to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, and the secondary education curriculum meets the Minnesota Department of Education requirements for a teaching credential (passage of standardized examinations of content and pedagogy are also required). You'll also have real opportunities to learn through a series of content courses, methods courses, field experiences, and a student teaching clinical. Because we design our secondary education program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace (the department works in collaboration with both public and private schools in Minnesota, throughout the United States, and abroad), it will be a relevant degree if you’re considering a career teaching grades 5-12 within private or public schools.

  • Public School Teacher (5-12)
  • Private School Teacher (5-12)

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