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.
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 on our St. Paul campus. Graduates are eligible for Minnesota K-6 teaching licensure.
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.
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.
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.