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English Education, B.S.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cape Girardeau, MO, United States
The English Education program of the Southeast Missouri State University includes 42 hours in English literature, language, and writing courses. We prepare our students to teach their content successfully. In addition, our majors must complete 41 hours in education courses including 19 credit hours in field experiences off campus at secondary schools.
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What You'll Do

  • Majors of the English Education program of the Southeast Missouri State University will have the opportunity to have three field experiences in secondary schools with mentor teachers before their last semester.
  • During the last semester, the student teaching field experience lasts sixteen weeks at one school.
  • The Techniques of Teaching English course is taught by an instructor with a successful public school career.
  • Our teacher candidates are encouraged to attend professional development events including the Southeast Missouri English Teachers Association and Write To Learn Conferences, where they have met English Education experts including Kyleen Beers and Jim Burke.

Internships and Career Opportunities

  • Our graduates are teaching in Southeast Missouri secondary schools including Scott County Central, Poplar Bluff, Charleston, and Sikeston. Graduates are also teaching in local high schools including Notre Dame Catholic High, Jackson, Cape Central, and the Cape Central Academy. Ste. Genevieve, Fredericktown and DeSoto High Schools have also recently chosen our English Education graduates. In the St. Louis area, school districts including Francis Howell, Kirkwood and Pattonville have employed our teacher candidates.
  • One of our majors currently teaching at Cape Central was chosen as an MACTE Outstanding Beginning Teacher in the state of Missouri.
  • In addition, our graduates have been accepted into Master’s programs including those at St. Louis University and Southern Illinois University.
  • Some graduates choose to stay at Southeast to pursue their Master’s degrees in English and work in our department as teaching assistants.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education as a Profession
  • Psychology and Education of the Exceptional Child
  • Content Literacy Methods for Middle and High School
  • Techniques of Teaching English
  • Rhetoric & Critical Thinking
  • Writing About Literature

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Submit your Online application
  • Pay the $40 application fee
  • Passport
  • Academic transcripts
  • Affidavit of Financial Support and Proof of finances
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Standardized test scores (ACT, SAT, etc.) for scholarship consideration (Optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    225 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 225 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cape Girardeau

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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