Earn your B.S. Ed. in English Education from Mayville State University completely online. The English Education program provides students with the knowledge, skills, teaching strategies, and methods essential for teaching English at the secondary level (grades 5-12) in North Dakota. 

Degree Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300/400 level from Mayville State. In addition to general education requirements, the core major requirements, and professional secondary education courses, students will also complete a required minor.  Online minor options include: AccountingBusiness AdministrationSpecial EducationGeneral Science, Communication, SociologyLibrary Media and Information Science, and more. Students will work with their academic advisor to explore minor options to complement their career goals.

Students with a previously earned bachelor’s degree must complete the degree prerequisites, core requirements, and have 30 credits earned from Mayville State.


Mayville State’s faculty have specialized backgrounds in the field of English and can provide students with an advanced understanding of their coursework. Small online class sizes allow students to converse with their peers and instructor, providing the best possible atmosphere for analysis and criticism of literature and enhanced written expression. Students have opportunities to voice their thoughts and opinions in class, providing them with practice in communication and analytical skills that are transferable to several careers. Students have access to the MSU Writing Center that provides tutoring support for their coursework. 


Mayville State University accepts transfer credit from regionally recognized accredited institutions of postsecondary education. All credit hours earned from the institutions that meet this criterion will transfer towards graduation.

Mayville State is working with the community and technical colleges in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wyoming, Arizona, and Washington. Below you will find links to detailed transfer information from some of the institutions we have been working with. These are only sample articulations. Actual transfer credit granted will vary.

Find articulation agreements with Mayville State.


Mayville State online and distance courses cost $337.25 per credit (2023-2024) for tuition and fees, regardless of the state of residency. Please note, college tuition is subject to change without notice. Financial aid is available in the form of grants and loans. To see if you are eligible for financial aid, you must complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). List Mayville State University (Title IV code 002993) on your application.


Employers today place a strong emphasis on relevant work experience. The Internship Program at Mayville State provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable hands-on work experience coupled with a paycheck and academic credit for the work completed during an internship.

Career Opportunities

  • Middle School and High School English Teacher (English Ed degree)
  • Marketing, Advertising, and Business
  • Writing, Editing, and Publishing
  • Teaching, Tutoring, and Social Service
  • Journalism and Communications
  • Library and Archival
  • Law and Politics
  • Preparation for Graduate School


Pre-education requirements

Mayville State University’s nationally accredited education programs have been designed to meet the licensure/certification requirements in North Dakota and prepare students for licensure exams in North Dakota.

North Dakota is part of the National Association of Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate agreement.  Although most states accept our teacher education program graduates for licensure, licensure boards in each state are responsible for setting requirements for licensure/certification in their state. On-campus and online/distance students living in or moving to any state other than North Dakota should be aware of the unique requirements for that state. Students seeking to establish licensure outside the state of North Dakota are required to meet with an academic advisor before beginning any on-campus or online/distance academic program that would lead to licensure. All students need to understand the licensure requirements in the state they intend to seek teacher licensure.

The Division of Education will provide all students information about teacher education licensing in the state of North Dakota.  As well, a student’s academic advisor will provide information on the requirements of other states in which the student intends to seek licensure after the student completes the State Teacher Licensure Requirements form.

Online/Distance Programs that may lead to licensure/certification include, but are not limited to: Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, English Education, Mathematics Education, Physical Education, and Master of Arts in Teaching.

On-Campus Programs that may lead to licensure/certification include, but are not limited to: Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, and all Secondary Education programs (Mathematics, English, Physical Education, Health, Composite Science Education, Composite Social Science Education). 

Teacher licensure requirements vary depending on state laws and may include several factors, such as:

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree program
  • Submission of transcripts
  • Completion and clearance of a background check
  • Passing of required state-specific entrance exams and basic skills tests
  • Application fee
  • Exam fees
  • Additional Coursework
  • Specialized trainings and certifications

The MSU Enrollment Center with the assistance of the MSU Division of Education has created a state list of requirements for teacher licensure in other states. Prospective students seeking licensure outside the state of North Dakota should contact either Misti Wuori, or the Division of Teacher Education to determine the state licensure requirements.

Note: Individual state licensure requirements are subject to change anytime.

English Education Factsheet

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For more information or an unofficial transcript review, please contact:

Cali DeMarce

Academic Advisor and Enrollment Specialist
Phone: 701-662-1587