The English Education Program, a combination of an English major and Secondary Education minor, prepares candidates for becoming 5-12 English teachers and attaining the 5-12 Communication Arts and Literature license. This program includes both foundational coursework as well as a student teaching experience.
What You’ll Gain
At the completion of this program, students will have accomplished:
- 100+ hours of field experiences
- An additional 600 hours during 16 weeks of student teaching
- A program approved by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board
- Opportunities for leadership through partnerships between CSB/SJU and local school(s) during Discover Your Future
Interested in the courses that this program includes? Check out the content (major) courses and education (department) courses.
Admission to English Education
Interested in the English Education program? Learn about the application process to the department and how to prepare.
For students pursuing a Minnesota teaching in 5-12 Communication Arts and Literature Education, Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations are also required. Students must complete the following exams:
- Pedagogy: Secondary
- Content: Communication Arts and Literature, grades 5-12
For more information regarding licensing, please see Apply for Licensure. Additional questions regarding licensing can be directed to the Program Coordinator. Teacher candidates are reminded of MTLEs prior to student teaching and receive instructions on the application to their license near the completion of their student teaching experience. It is recommended that teacher candidates complete the MTLEs for their applicable license just prior to student teaching. Spring student teachers should be especially proactive in registering early for these examinations.
College of Saint Benedict
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