B.Sc. On Campus

English with Teacher Licensure

Bemidji State University

48 months
18416 USD/year
7976 USD/year
Tuition fee
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If you have equal passions for literature, writing and teaching, the English Department’s unique and innovative English with Teacher Licensure program of the Bemidji State University is for you.


The English with Teacher Licensure program of the Bemidji State University meets the State of Minnesota’s degree requirements, but it goes well beyond that. Faculty, many of them former high school teachers, stay in touch with teaching alumni and exchange ideas. When suggestions are made, the department listens.

Alumni say they now have to teach professional writing. We added professional writing courses to the program.They tell us that the course “Teaching Writing in Secondary Schools” helps them be better teachers. Few schools offer it. We do.

We encourage recent graduates to visit with our BSU classes and to share their students’ work with our teachers-in-training.

Courses Taught by Professional Educators

The professors who teach our English education courses once taught in public schools themselves. Our program is strong and innovative because we are closely connected with practicing high school teachers and because we strive to give our students experience working in local schools.

In addition to English Department courses, you will take Professional Education courses required by the State of Minnesota, including “Developmental Reading”, “Methods of Teaching” and “The Professional Teacher”, and you will student teach in a public school.

What about Jobs?

The US Department of Labor Statistics predicts a twelve percent increase in the opportunities for teachers over the next ten years.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Literature to 1865
  • American Literature from 1865 to Present
  • Literature for Young Adults
  • The English Language
  • Linguistics
  • Shakespeare for Teachers

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

All international applications are processed on a rolling basis. 


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee of $20.00
  • Application (online or paper) International Student Application
  • Official transcript
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Statement of Purpose
  • International Agreement Form
  • Authorization to Release Student Information Form (if applicable to you)
  • Financial documents
  • A copy of passport ID Name Page
  • Transfer verification form & a copy of your I-20 or DS 2019 if you are currently in the F or J status in the U.S.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9208 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    7976 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3988 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Bemidji

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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