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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. State and support, sometimes using research, interpretive claims about a variety of texts.
  3. Identify the salient features of literary texts from a broad range of English and American literary periods.
  4. Employ knowledge of literary traditions to produce imaginative writing.
  5. Use research to assist in problem-solving.
  6. Instruct K-12 students based on self-written learning plans to address individual learning and developmental patterns in English. (Specialized Knowledge)
  7. Design a safe and supportive learning environment for elementary and secondary education students. (Applied Learning)
  8. Apply English content knowledge while working with learners to access information in real world settings assuring learner mastery of the content. (Specialized Knowledge)
  9. Integrate assessment, planning, and instructional strategies in coordinated and engaging ways through multiple means of communication. (Critical Thinking/ Communication Fluency)
  10. Engage in meaningful and intensive professional learning and self-renewal by regularly examining practice through ongoing study, self reflection, and collaboration.(Applied Learning)