A new path to becoming an elementary school teacher

A flexible new degree program at St. Scholastica's St. Paul campus will help working adults with associate's degrees earn the credentials to teach elementary school.

St. Scholastica's Elementary Education Degree Completion Program provides students with the knowledge and skills required to be successful in a variety of elementary education settings. The program is meant for a person who already has an associate's degree and want to complete her or his bachelor's degree. The student earns a bachelor of science in elementary education and the Minnesota K-6 teaching license.

The hybrid format combines online and in-person class sessions so that students are able to continue working while finishing their degree. Classes will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and every other Saturday.

The new program is just one of several now being offered by St. Scholastica's School of Education. Also this year, St. Scholastica has launched new certificates in computer science education (css.edu/CSedcert), literacy education (css.edu/CLI), and culturally responsive pedagogy (css.edu/crp).

Students interested in learning more about the elementary education program can attend an upcoming information session 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 18 at St. Scholastica's St. Paul Campus, 340 Cedar St. St. Paul, MN 55101.

The application deadline is June 1. For more information, visit css.edu/elementaryed.