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English Education Major

Major Overview

38 credits + education course work

Why English education?
The English education major is designed to prepare students for a career in secondary school teaching. In addition to the requirements listed below, students must complete the Teacher Education Program (secondary level) to be certified. Please note: course work leading to teaching certification may be reconfigured for this area of study. Licensure requirements are subject to change; therefore, students considering teaching in this area should be in continuous contact with the chair of this program and the School of Education for a list of required courses.

Career Options
A majority of our graduates pursue classroom teaching in public or private middle or high schools; others go on to seek advanced degrees in special education, literacy, educational administration, curriculum and instruction, school counseling or school psychology.

High School Preparation
Creative Writing; English; English Literature; Journalism; Latin Literature; Psychology; Speech

Sample Schedule (Paradigm) and Course Descriptions

For more information contact:
English Chair Education Chair
John Kerr, Ph.D.
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #1463
Winona, MN 55987
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 1673

Scott Sorvaag, Ed.D.
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #23
Winona, MN 55987-1399
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 6612