Accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)
The College of St. Scholastica's Teacher Education Program is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of five years, from September 2008 to September 2013.
Minnesota Board of Teaching Approval (BOT)
The fully accredited Teacher Education Program is assessed according to the requirements and standards of the Minnesota Board of Teaching (BOT). The teacher education program has full continuing approval through June 30, 2019.
School of Education
Training excellent educators
In the School of Education, all of our programs foster high academic standards, technological literacy, collaborative partnerships, and a diverse learner perspective. Licensure programs are standards based, designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions characteristic of highly qualified educational professionals.
Faculty members have significant K-12 and administrative experience, allowing them to bring real-world perspective to their students.
Graduating teachers with classroom experience
Every teacher licensure program includes a student teaching component, but we prepare students to lead classrooms by getting them into schools from their very first semester. This experience in the classroom provides students with the experience to be successful educators with fulfilling careers. It also helps those students who do not thrive in a classroom setting to discover this early in their education.
Undergraduate areas of study
- Elementary Education
- Middle/Secondary Education
- Communication Arts and Literature (English)
- Music Education (Vocal or instrumental, K-12)
- Social Sciences
- Spanish (K-12)
Graduate areas of study
Meet the Dean of the School of Education
Dean Jo Olsen joined St. Scholastica in 2000. She earned an Ed.D. in educational leadership from the University of St. Thomas.
Her B.S. degree is in psychology and sociology and her M.S. is in school psychology.
Jo has extensive experience as a school psychologist in Minnesota and Wisconsin K-12 school districts.
Tower Hall Room 3101
1200 Kenwood Ave.
Duluth, MN 55811
Jo Olsen, Dean
News and events
Academic Excellence Award
The College of St. Scholastica Academic Excellence Award honors students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their area of study.
Sr. Clare Marie Trettel Award
The Sister Clare Marie Trettel Distinguished Scholar Award
This award recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding commitment that surpasses the required curriculum in 3 areas: Professional growth; service; and leadership in education.
School of Education Faculty and Students attend Day at the Capitol
The Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE) held their annual Day at the Capitol on March 7, 2013.
Three SOE faculty and 3 teacher education students attended this full day event in St. Paul along with faculty and about 25 preservice students from Teacher Education Programs across the State.
In total this group met with 14 individual legislators; attended the hearing of the House Education Policy Committee, where the large contingent was publicly recognized by Chair Carlos Mariani; and witnessed what goes on in the hallways of the Capitol in the midst of rallies and floor sessions.
SOE and SBT awarded $15,000 grant from Google
Based on the success of their CS4HS workshops over the past two summers, Jen Rosato and Chery Takkunen have been awarded a $15,000 grant from Google to continue the program. Congratulations!
Featuring Keynote Speaker Jonathan Kozol
Join us on June 18 for this exciting one-day conference for forward-thinking educators.