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Educational Studies

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Educational training for non-teachers

The Educational Studies major and minor is a non-licensure program. Students completing this major/minor will have the opportunity to complete coursework with Education majors and students enrolled in licensure programs while completing coursework in other areas.

This 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 whose 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
  • International students who may have different needs when teaching in a different country

More information for. . .

Prospective students

Current students

Program director

Matt Ridenour, Ed.D.
Chair, Undergraduate Programs
Assistant Professor

Office: Tower Hall Room 3103


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Teacher Education Program

The Teacher Education program at the College of St. Scholastica is accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) for a period of 7 years, from July 2019 to July 2026. This accreditation includes the following sites: Duluth, St. Paul, and St. Cloud Minnesota. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the Educator Preparation Program offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.

Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB)

The fully accredited Teacher Education Program is assessed according to the requirements and standards of the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB). The teacher education program has full continuing unit and program approval through June 30, 2024.