Communication Arts & Literature (Teaching) Program

Turn your dream of becoming an English teacher into reality with the Communication Arts and Literature (Teaching) (CALT) major.

Our licensure program will prepare you to teach English for grades 5–12 and meet the requirements set by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Declare Your Major in Communication Arts & Literature (Teaching)
Communication Arts & Literature (Teaching)
You know exactly what you want: to become an English teacher. Learn about what it’s like in the the Communication Arts and Literature (Teaching) (CALT) major at WSU.

Program at a Glance

The Communication Arts and Literature (Teaching) (CALT) major consists of 92 credits.

You’ll complete coursework in literature and communication studies as well as education through the Teacher Education Program. You should apply to the College of Education by the end of your second or third semester.

Be aware that getting admitted to WSU and enrolling as a CALT major doesn’t guarantee admission to the Teacher Education Program. 

This program is meant to thoroughly prepare you for the world of teaching. Over the past 10 years, 97% of CALT students got a job within one year of graduation.

Your professors will be there for you every step of the way to help you succeed and earn your teaching degree.

Get Ready to Teach

Teachers play a big role in improving our world. 

The Minnesota teaching license has the potential to travel across the country. Our program’s students have gone on to work in schools in:

  • Alaska 
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • Utah
  • Wisconsin
Contact the English Department 
Dr. Elizabeth Zold
Graduate Programs Director, Professor
Email Dr. Elizabeth Zold