The Teacher Education program at the College of St. Scholastica is accredited by both the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of 7 years, from October 2013 to October 2020.
FAST FACTS: Graduate Teaching Licensure
* Tuition rates are for the 2017-18 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change.
St. Scholastica's Graduate Teaching Licensure (GTL) program prepares students to earn a Minnesota teaching license while working toward a Master of Science degree. The program is designed for working professionals with classes that are taught in a blended online/on-campus format. In class time is limited to two weekends (Friday or Saturday) per month.
The GTL program starts once each year in the fall. However, prospective students are encouraged to apply early to determine prerequisites and content courses needed, as these classes may be taken throughout the year.
This is an innovative program designed to provide professional preparation of teachers for elementary and secondary licensure. Students choose from one of the two following areas:
Our program is:
We seek to prepare committed teachers who are firmly grounded in the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to promote student learning. The varied courses and field experiences enable students to develop mastery of the Standards of Effective Practice for beginning teachers.
Our GTL program is designed to meet the requirements of a Master of Science while you are working toward your initial licensure. This means that you'll be able enter the teaching profession with a master's degree, giving you more earning potential, better credentials and a full understanding of how to be an effective teacher.
If you're not interested in earning a Master of Science degree and just want your teaching licensure, we can accommodate your needs as well. Contact an admissions counselor for more information on this option.
The U.S. Department of Education offers loan forgiveness programs for teachers. The program requires teachers to work in school districts that serve low-income students for five consecutive academic years and offers up to $17,500 in loan forgiveness for Federal Stafford loans.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, teaching positions are projected to grow at about 17 percent between 2010 and 2020. Job prospects are expected to be the strongest in inner cities and rural areas.
For additional information on this certificate program in an easy-to-read format, please read our Gainful Employment Disclosure notice.
"The GTL program is one of the most fulfilling experiences I have had. I am so thankful for the dedicated faculty and staff who have encouraged me every step of the way and the cohort model that provided lifetime friends and professional resources. Thank you, St. Scholastica community!"
– Lauren Bucketine, '17
"My experience at The College of St Scholastica was life-changing. I was able to fulfill my dreams with my Master of Science in Teaching and still be effective at home and in my community. I am proud to be a Saint and I wouldn't have had it any other way."
– Jebeh Edmunds, '15