Communication for our future leaders.

Communication Arts majors in Secondary Education are prepared to teach in 7th-12th grade classrooms. Many of our graduates have successfully obtained teaching positions in public and private schools throughout Michigan and in other states. And, many of our graduates have also taken positions in Christian and private schools in countries throughout the world.

  • Overview

  • Program Details

    • Major Credit Hours: 36
    • Minor Credit Hours: 21
    • Application Deadline: Rolling admission
      • Fall semester—August 15
      • Spring semester—January 1

    Career Opportunities

    Upon successful completion of student teaching and passing the Communication Arts certification test, graduates could teach communication arts courses at the middle secondary school level such as:
    • Speech
    • Debate
    • News/Broadcasting
    • Media
    • Communications
    • Public Speaking
    • Oral Interpretation
    • Forensics
    • Journalism/Yearbook
    • School Newspaper
  • Degree Completion

    You can earn a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts Secondary Education degree in four years.

    Download a semester-by-semester class planning guide to preview the steps required to complete your degree.

    Student Teacher Placement

    Students in this major spend a semester student teaching under the direction of an experienced teacher at public and private schools throughout West Michigan. Students also have the option of completing part of their internship experience at a school overseas.