Mar 29, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

English Education, B.S.ED.

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The English Major for Bachelor of Science in Education is designed to prepare graduates to teach composition, literature, and speech in secondary schools. In addition to gaining skills and knowledge in composition, literature, and language, students learn to use computer applications to study and create a wide variety of text types.  All DSU teacher education graduates complete a K-12 Educational Technology Endorsement program.

System-wide General Education Requirement (30 Credits)

Majors must take ART 121 , ENGL 210  , INED 211  , SPCM 101 , and HIST 151  or HIST 152  as part of the System-wide General Education Requirement.


Students should complete professional education coursework concurrently with general education and content major coursework.

No grade less than a "C" in ENGL 101, EPSY 210, INED 211, MATH 114 and SPCM 101.

Take 9 credits from the following courses (9 Credits)

Note: Students must take 3 credits in American Literature I or II and 3 credits in British Literature I or II.

Take 6 credits from the following (6 Credits)

Note: Since content varies, courses may be repeated.

Professional Education Courses (29 Credits)

All Professional Education Courses must be completed with a “C” or better.

1 No grade less than a “C” and must be completed prior to admission to Teacher Education.

2 Requires field experience.

Yearlong Residency/Student Teaching

Teacher candidates complete a yearlong residency / student teaching capstone experience during the final two semesters prior to graduation.  Placements are made in districts with which the College of Education has a formal partnership and whose personnel are trained in the co-teaching model.  Out-of-area placements are not granted for the yearlong residency / student teaching experience. 

Minor/Endorsement Programs

(Minors leading to South Dakota certification)

See Education Endorsement Programs  in College of Education section for a list of all available minor/endorsement programs for K-12 and Secondary Education majors.

Teaching Certification and Licensure

Dakota State University (DSU) Educator Preparation Programs are approved by the South Dakota State Board of Education. Dakota State University is a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.  All students completing Teacher Certification programs through Dakota State University will be recommended for an initial South Dakota Teaching License regardless of the

state in which they reside while completing the coursework.  Therefore, out-of-state applicants will want to verify the licensure and certification requirements for their state of interest.

Students who successfully complete Educator Preparation Programs at Dakota State University are eligible to receive a recommendation for the applicable teaching certification in the State of South Dakota.  All education graduates are encouraged to apply for South Dakota certification immediately upon completion of their degree.

Teacher education graduates may also be eligible for Dakota State University recommendation for certification in other states. Teaching certification/licensure requirements vary among states.  Dakota State University cannot confirm the graduate will be immediately certified outside of South Dakota and is researching certification/licensure outside of South Dakota.  If you are seeking certification or licensure, you will want to contact the appropriate governing body in your state. The U.S. Department of Education hyperlink will help you learn more about certification in your state:  Please contact the College of Education Office regarding licensure certification outside of South Dakota at 605-256-5177.

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