If you have equal passions for literature, writing and teaching, the English Department’s unique and innovative Bachelor of Science with Teacher Licensure is for you.
Our program of course meets the State of Minnesota’s degree requirements, but it goes well beyond that. Faculty, many of them former high school teachers, stay in touch with teaching alumni and exchange ideas. When suggestions are made, the department listens.
- Alumni say they now have to teach professional writing. We added courses to the program.
- They tell us “Teaching Writing in Secondary Schools” helps them be better teachers. Few schools offer it. We do.
- We encourage recent graduates to visit with their classes and to share their students’ work with our teachers-in-training.
Courses Taught by Professional Educators
The professors who teach this and other courses once taught in public schools themselves. Our program is strong and innovative because we are closely connected with practicing high school teachers and because the professors who teach most of the licensure courses have taught in the places you will be prepared to teach in.
In addition to English Department courses, you will take Professional Education courses required by the State of Minnesota, including “Developmental Reading”, “Methods of Teaching” and “The Professional Teacher”, and you will student teach in a public school.
What about Jobs?
The US Department of Labor Statistics predicts a twelve percent increase in the opportunities for teachers over the next ten years.