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Undergraduate Areas of Study

Teacher licensure programs

Elementary Education

The Elementary Education program provides students with a firm foundation in the knowledge, skills and disposition required to be successful in an elementary school classroom. Students are placed in a classroom setting early and often, developing a host of required skills that must be practiced as well as learned.  Graduates are eligible for teacher licensure for grades K-6.

Elementary Education Degree Completion

The Elementary Education Degree Completion Program provides individuals who have an associate's degree or equivalent with an opportunity to complete their bachelor's degree in just two years. The program features a hybrid format of online/on-campus classes offered two evenings a week and every other Saturday. Graduates are eligible for Minnesota K-6 teaching licensure.

Middle/Secondary Education

The Middle/Secondary Education program prepares teachers to lead classrooms in middle and secondary schools in one of seven subject areas: Communication Arts/Literature, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Spanish and Music. A focus is placed on field experience, which helps to develop skills that must be practiced as well as learned. Graduates are eligible for teacher licensure for grades 5-12. Music and Spanish education majors are eligible for licensure at grades K-12.

Non-licensure programs

Educational Studies

The Educational Studies major supports career exploration for those following a field of study allied with education. This may include students who have a desire to run children's homes, in-home day cares; healthcare students who's profession involves educating patients and their families; students who plan to be involved in the ministry of religious education; individuals who hope to learn how to effectively home school their children; those who aspire to be college professors; and international students who may have different needs when teaching in a different country. 

Minor in Special Education

The Special Education minor provides students a strong foundation in disability law, educational policy and research to work with children with disabilities. This 100% online minor develops reflective practitioners who work to best meet the needs of academically and behaviourally diverse learners.

Minor in Computer Science Education (in progress)

An undergraduate minor designed for pre-service teachers, including CIS and EDU courses.