Skip to content

English Education

Consider an English education degree
English and language arts teachers at the secondary level are in high demand in North Dakota and across the country. With a Bachelor of Science in English education, students are armed with the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful wherever life leads.

In keeping with the development of agile, mobile, analytic skills, the program goal is to encourage intellectual curiosity and engagement, active critical consideration, and philosophic vision. We help you become the kind of teacher who can help students thrive in a competitive world.

Career outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, high school teachers earn a median pay of $62,360 per year.

Offered: On campus

Be inspired . . . earn your English education degree

At Minot State, English education majors learn with the benefit of engaged, passionate, and focused faculty. The curriculum focuses on core foundational courses — literary criticism, British and American literature, and multi-genre writing — and includes a variety of topics courses so students can tailor the program to their interests. As an English education major, you will also prepare for teaching at the secondary level.
Experienced faculty
Our excellent faculty have national scholarly reputations. But we also roll up our sleeves and immerse ourselves in the work of the campus and the Minot community. We regularly host events like poetry readings, writing workshops, literary conferences, and writing contests to celebrate the language arts in all its forms.

Requirements for future teachers
Through coursework and field experiences you will build the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors you need to deliver optimum learning experiences to your future students.

Acceptance into teacher education programs is not automatic. Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in general studies and education courses (minimum GPA of 2.5); document 20 hours of supervised activities with children; provide references; and more. For a complete listing of requirements, go to

Learning with us
As an English education major, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop critical and creative writing skills.
  • Experience the literature of diverse cultures.
  • Work with faculty who are active in scholarly and creative research and publication.
  • Participate in a community, socialize, and collaborate with your peers in English Club and the English international honor society, Sigma Tau Delta, with opportunities to publish, present at conferences, and participate in a variety of English events that take place on campus.

Teacher education programs at Minot State University are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP). Minot State is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

All Minot State programs fulfill the requirements for licensure in the state of North Dakota. If you are seeking a professional license in a state other than North Dakota, learn more about program disclosures and licensure requirements at

chat code placeholder