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The College of St. Scholastica

Flexible Formats to Earn Your Degree

Whether you’re a traditional first-time student or are looking to complete your bachelor’s degree, the BS in Elementary Education can fit your needs. These multiple program formats allow you to obtain your degree and a Minnesota K-6 teaching license with supportive one-on-one advising along the way.

Traditional First-Time Format

  • Face-to-face classes on our Duluth campus
  • Learn best practices in meeting the needs of all learners
  • Gain valuable experience in elementary classrooms beginning your first semester
  • Faculty have significant K-12 experience, bringing you real-world perspective

Degree Completion Format

  • Hybrid online/on-campus classes offered in a format created for working adults
  • Earn your bachelor’s degree in as little as two years
  • Gain experiences and learn best practices to enhance your teaching

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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.

Are You Looking for a Hybrid Experience?

St. Scholastica is committed to providing adult students highly competitive tuition for all programs. This exceptional value for a comprehensive educational experience will allow you to advance in your career.

Program Overview

Traditional First-Time Format

Teaching is one of the world’s most life-changing professions, which is why it requires life-changing education. St. Scholastica trains highly qualified education professionals — considering their students’ diverse learner perspectives — through a curriculum grounded in Catholic Benedictine values.

Experiential Learning

St. Scholastica supports above-average fieldwork prior to student teaching, demonstrating our commitment to experiential learning and application. Classes are taught by full-time faculty and emphasize emerging 21st-century literacies.

Love of Learning

The Elementary Education program seamlessly prepares undergraduate students to transition into our Master of Education and Doctor of Educational Leadership programs.

Degree Completion Format

Through customized fieldwork and student teaching opportunities, you’ll gain valuable experience that fits your schedule. Connect with school leaders and other stakeholders in the education field.

Locations and Format

Offered in Inver Grove Heights, Grand Rapids and Duluth. The program features a hybrid format of online and on-campus classes, allowing you to continue working while completing your degree. Courses are delivered in a format that supports busy adults.

Learn Together

Learn with and from a cohort of peers as everyone progresses through the program. In addition to collaborating and building community, your instructors are readily accessible and invested in your success.


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


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 and program approval through June 30, 2024.

Admission Information

Visit our admissions page for information about transcripts, online application, international admissions and financing.

Background Check

A background check is required for all students enrolled in this program.

Application Deadlines

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

Students applying for the fall semester have two application timelines to choose from – Early Action (Nov. 15) and Regular Decision (Feb. 1). Both options are completely free and deposits are fully refundable until May 1. We will accept applications for fall semester through the end of August.

Are You Looking for a Hybrid Experience?

Most of our hybrid programs operate on a rolling admission basis – allowing you to apply anytime. Once your application and other necessary documents are received, we will forward them to the appropriate department for review.


Returning Students

A returning student is a student who was admitted and enrolled in a program at St. Scholastica but has been absent from the program for at least three continuous semesters, including summer. To return to the same program at St. Scholastica, a returning student must be in good academic standing and must apply for readmission to the College.

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.