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The College of St. Scholastica

St. Scholastica is widely regarded for all of its educational programs, and the Middle/Secondary Education major is no exception. As a student in the Stender School of Leadership, Business and Professional Studies, you’ll be immersed in courses that emphasize holistic and hands-on learning.

Your courses will be taught by exceptional, well-respected professionals with years of experience as K-12 teachers that they’ll bring to your classroom. Your small class sizes will allow you to forge strong relationships with faculty as well as your fellow students, creating lifelong friendships.

Coursework will focus on the most current best practices in the classroom, from teaching methods to high-tech tools. From the day you graduate, you’ll be ready to make a real impact on the lives of your students.

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Benedictine Scholarship

All new first-year applicants to St. Scholastica will be awarded either the Benedictine Scholarship or the Access Award, upon admission to the College.

Financial Aid

100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of scholarships. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.

Degree Details


Are You Looking for a Face-to-Face (on-campus) Experience?

St. Scholastica’s longstanding commitment to inclusivity and generous financial aid packages make our world-class educational programs accessible to students from any background.


Visit our Catalog to view the program, course and degree requirements. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.

Student Teaching

Students in the secondary education program complete 150 hours of classroom experiences prior to their 16 credits of student teaching in nearby middle and high schools during their senior year. Excellent local schools, both public and private, are happy to work with St. Scholastica students.


AAQEP logoThe 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. 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.

PART I: Publicly Available Program Performance and Candidate Achievement Data

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 approval through June 30, 2026.

Meet Our Faculty

Experienced, Dedicated and Distinguished Educators

Expect to be heard, to be challenged and to be involved. St. Scholastica faculty are world-class scholars and experts in their field who invest in your success. Our values of community, respect, stewardship, hospitality and love of learning reflect our faculty’s commitment to lifting up others and celebrating our common humanity.