English Education

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. 

College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Leah VanOverbeke
Department Coordinator