Communication Arts Education
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts Education
The Communication Arts Education program is for those with a desire to teach communication courses in a secondary education setting. Graduates of the program will have integrated certifications for teaching journalism and English. Course topics range from television to literature and students will have student teaching opportunities in local high schools.
The Communication Arts Education major is a comprehensive major including 70 credit hours in Communication and English. The distinctive feature of the Communication Arts plan is that journalism is considered the primary area of focus, while English is secondary. Students majoring in this area take courses in the Communication, Humanities and Education departments. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be sufficiently prepared for praxis examinations and certified to teach both journalism and English. Having dual certifications is a valuable commodity when searching for employment in education after graduation.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Methods of Teaching Journalism||Practical concepts for teaching journalism to secondary students. Methods for developing good interviewing, writing and editing skills, as well as background knowledge in research and media law.|
|Electronic Journalism||Application in preparing and writing news copy for television, radio, and Internet communication. Students are introduced to broadcast writing style guidelines, video production techniques in news programming, and preparation of copy and graphics for web presentation.|
|Media Writing||Practical experience in writing and developing news materials for newspapers, magazines and online outlets.|
|Web Design||Introduction to the development of computer media on the Internet using text, visual, animation, audio, and video.|
|Desktop Publshing||Emphasizes the designing and laying out of publications on the computer. Includes a study of basic design principles, typography, and relevant computer software.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Melinda Booze joined the Evangel faculty in 2006, where she currently teaches communication courses and serves as adviser for The Lance, Evangel’s student newspaper. Booze is the founding editor of the Assemblies of God’s On Course magazine, a position she held for 10 years. Along with writing for On Course, Booze has written articles for […] read more
Dr. Luke Gibbs taught English courses at Central Bible College for eight years prior to the consolidation. He now is a full-time member of Evangel’s Humanities Department, teaching a variety of courses including American literature, world literature and composition. Gibbs grew up in Brazil, Portugal and Belgium as an Assemblies of God missionary kid. He […] read more
- Journalism teacher
- English teacher
Communication Department General Education Requirements
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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