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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. Demonstrate mastery of major area's content knowledge and pedagogical strategies through fieldwork with learners in professional settings. (Specialized Knowledge/Applied Learning)
  7. Design and establish a safe, inclusive, and respectful learning environment for a diverse population of students. (Specialized Knowledge/Applied Learning)
  8. Plan and deliver effective instruction to students based on research-based pedagogical practices. (Communication Literacy/Informational Literacy)
  9. Collect and analyze student assessment data and use results to inform planning and instruction. (Quantitative Literacy)
  10. Demonstrate professionalism through ethical conduct, reflection, and leadership. (Personal and Social Responsibility)