Dakota State University students walking around campus

Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

Majors & Degrees

English: English Education (BS)

The language of Life

Do you love reading, writing, and discussing works of literature? Share your passion by earning a degree in English Education. Learn about literature from around the world, while improving your reading and writing skills personally and professionally.

English Education majors taking a test in the classroom

Opportunities outside the classroom

  • Write for the Trojan Times (DSU’s print and online newspaper)
  • English Club/Sigma Tau Delta – The honors English society on campus
  • KDSU- DSU’s online radio station
  • Teachers of Tomorrow (TOTS)

Potential careers

Develop a strong background in composition, literature, and languages. Gain skills in composition and computer applications for creating content. Study Grammar, Shakespeare, and Literary Criticism. Try out creative writing, and graphic communication. Leave prepared to teach composition, literature, and speech in secondary schools.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the BS degree in English: English Education, students will:

  • Have followed a specific curriculum and will have met appropriate performance assessments for pre-service English language arts teachers
  • Be able to adopt and strengthen professional attitudes needed by English language arts teachers through modeling, advisement, instruction, field experiences, assessment of performance, and involvement in professional organizations
  • Be knowledgeable about language; literature; oral, visual, and written literacy; print and non-print media; technology; and research theory and findings
  • Acquire and demonstrate the dispositions and skills needed to integrate the knowledge of English language arts, students, and teaching


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