English Education

Bachelor of Science (BS)

UMN Crookston's English Education program, part of the Teacher Education Unit, prepares you to teach English in grades 5-12. It also opens opportunities to other career paths such as education, publishing, and communication. With a wide range of literature, writing, communication, and education courses, the program equips students with deep content knowledge and teaching excellence. Therefore, you will play a vital role in shaping the future, creating world citizens who are focused upon the importance of diversity and critical thinking.

Key Features

Key Features

  • Field-Practicum Experience
    The English Education program requires you to practice experiential learning in actual middle and high school classrooms in local schools. Upon graduation, students will have a solid classroom experience to serve as an independent teacher.
  • Teacher License
    The program prepares you for the teacher’s license so that you can secure employment upon graduation. See our Teacher Education Unit for more details.
  • Interdisciplinary blend of courses
    The English Education degree incorporates Literature, Writing, Communication, and Education courses. 
  • Writing Intensive Courses
    Students majoring in English Education will take writing-intensive courses that will enhance their applied English skills in writing, editing, and research; thus, students will be able to gain an understanding and appreciation of the English language. 
  • Humanities Focus
    English Education majors will also be able to obtain skills unique to the humanities, as a large portion of the degree focuses on the field of literature. The study of literature fosters student ability to form and articulate aesthetic judgments on creative works; analyze personal, philosophical, and global issues; and learn about diverse cultural practices. 
  • Emphasis on Communication Skills
    This English Education degree also consists of Communication courses to enhance students’ applied skills in speaking, writing, listening, and communication.

Program Requirements & Curriculum

Program Requirements & Curriculum

To view the current English Education, B.S. curriculum, visit our catalog site:
View English Education, BS curriculum

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Careers

Careers

Average Salary: $68,000
source: “Environmental Scan”, 2017, p. 3

  • English Education graduates will be able to gain employment in Education, teaching English in grades 5-12.
  • English is the second most popular degree for secondary education teachers (Digest for Education Statistics 2011), and in Minnesota, English Literature is the 24th most popular area of teaching out of 466 categories (MN Department of Education, 2012-2013). “Minnesota currently employs 65,000 English-related professionals….The two largest English-related professions in Minnesota are Elementary School Teachers and Secondary School Teachers” (“Environmental Scan”, 2017, p. 3). 

Note: This English Education degree (Communication Arts and Literature 5-12 Teacher License) is only for students who are pursuing an education degree and who have been accepted into the Teacher Education Unit at UMC.

UMC Advantage

UMC Advantage

Student Teaching

As a student of this program, you will gain real-world teaching experiences in middle and high school classroom settings. You will use your theoretical knowledge in practice under experienced supervisors, and thus develop a solid teacher ethos and confidence as you graduate from the program.

Undergraduate Research

The program also offers you opportunities for undergraduate research. This aspect of the program adds real value to your educational experience by providing you an opportunity to design and conduct research while working alongside faculty mentors. Research experience is especially helpful if you plan to attend graduate school.

Accreditation

Accreditation

The UMN Crookston Teacher Education Unit is accredited by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB). To ensure continuous program and unit-level approvals, the Teacher Education Unit is required to complete two reviews with PELSB:

Program Effectiveness Report for Continuing Approval (PERCA) Review

PERCA review is required and completed biennial to provide evidence to PELSB and public that licensure programs are compliant to established standards and produce graduates who have mastered the competencies needed to be effective beginning teachers. The UMN Crookston Teacher Education Unit is on an even year review cycle (i.e. June 2016, June 2018, June 2020, June 2022, June 2024, etc.). The PERCA report is submitted by October prior to the June expiration year. This allows the opportunity for two reviews by the Program Review Panel (PRP) if needed (February and April). Submission by December assures the opportunity for one review by the PRP if needed (April).

PERCA 2020 Review

Institutional/Unit On-Site Review

Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) conducts on-site visits every 5 – 7 years to ensure accuracy and completeness of the self-study report and to verify the institutional/unit’s compliance to the standards of Minnesota Rules Part 8705.1000 subpart 2 – 10. The UMN Crookston Teacher Education Unit’s last on-site review was in fall 2018. The Teacher Education Unit received full continuing approval effective until June 30, 2024. The next on-site review will be scheduled for the fall of 2024.

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For additional information on enrollments and completion rate, refer to the Title II Reports.

On-Campus Faculty

On-Campus Faculty

Assistant Professor
(218) 281-8241
Assistant Professor
(218) 281-8286
Teaching Specialist
(218) 281-8245
M.S.
Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor
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Lecturer
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Professor, Department Chair
(218) 281-8275
Assistant Professor
(218) 281-8250
Ph.D.
Professor
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Professor
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Lecturer
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Lecturer
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