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All CMU baccalaureate graduates are expected to demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking, communication fluency, quantitative fluency, and specialized knowledge/applied learning. In addition to these campus-wide student learning outcomes, graduates of this major will be able to:

  1. Express themselves effectively in a variety of forms.
  2. Support interpretive claims about a variety of texts. (Critical Thinking)
  3. Identify the salient features of literary texts from a broad range of English and American literary periods. (Specialized Knowledge)
  4. Employ knowledge of literary traditions to produce imaginative writing. (Communication/Applied Learning)
  5. Use research to assist in problem-solving. (Critical Thinking)
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of the history or structure of the English language. (Specialized Knowledge)
  7. Demonstrate mastery of major area's content knowledge and pedagogical strategies through fieldwork and with learners in professional settings. (Specialized Knowledge/Applied Knowledge)
  8. Design and establish a safe, inclusive, and respectful learning environment for diverse populations of students. (Specialized Knowledge/Applied Learning)
  9. Plan and deliver effective instruction to students based on research and pedagogical practices. (Communication Literacy/Information Literacy)
  10. Collect and analyze student assessment data and use results to inform planning and instruction. (Quantitative Fluency)
  11. Demonstrate professionalism through ethical conduct, reflection, and leadership. (Personal and Social Responsibility)