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English Education (BSE)

Next generation literature

When you finish reading a book, the characters and their stories never fully leave you. The power and versatility of stories can captivate your emotions, let you escape into an alternate reality, or relate to a character on a personal level. With a degree in English Education, you can share your love of reading with students.

Take classes that cover education fundamentals. Read and analyze literature from Emerson, Austen, Twain, and more. Design lesson plans and present microlessons. Sharpen writing and public speaking skills. Study different genres including epics, satires, and prose.

Integrate technology into your classroom and teach computer classes at the middle and high school levels. Complete a K–12 educational technology endorsement in addition to your teacher certification. Embark on a year-long student teaching residency, which will give you pedagogy and classroom management skills to last a lifetime.

English enthusiasts unite!

Outside the classroom, you can attend conferences such as the South Dakota Council of Teachers of English (SDCTE) and Technology and Innovation in Education (TIE). There are also a number of student clubs and activities to join like the English honors society, Sigma Tau Delta. Grants and scholarships are also available for English education majors.

 

Career possibilities

With a passion for literature and teaching, you'll instill a love for literature, reading, and writing in your students. 

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the BSEd degree in 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 knowledge of English language arts, students, and teaching

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