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.

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  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Teacher Education
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • 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

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  • Interesting Classes

    • Communication Theory
    • Introduction to Electronic Media
    • Interpersonal Communication
    • Advanced Public Speaking
    • News Writing & Reporting I
    • Mass Media Literacy
    • Feature/Travel Writing

    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.