In the School of Education, all of our programs foster high academic standards, technological literacy, collaborative partnerships, and a diverse learner perspective. Licensure programs are standards based, designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions characteristic of highly qualified educational professionals.
Faculty members have significant K-12 and administrative experience, allowing them to bring real-world perspective to their students.
Every teacher licensure program includes a student teaching component, but we prepare students to lead classrooms by getting them into schools from their very first semester. This experience in the classroom provides students with the experience to be successful educators with fulfilling careers. It also helps those students who do not thrive in a classroom setting to discover this early in their education.
Dean Brenda Fischer, an Associate Professor in the School of Education, became the Dean in 2017. She earned an Ed.D. in Teaching and Learning from the University of Minnesota.
She earned a B.S. in Elementary Education at Moorhead State University and an M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning from Saint Mary's University of MN.
Dr. Fischer can be reached at email@example.com or 218-723-5971.
Tower Hall Room 3101
1200 Kenwood Ave.
Duluth, MN 55811
Brenda Fischer, Ed.D.
School of Education Dean
Save the date for our Annual Teaching and Learning Conference happening on June 15th. This year's conference will be held virtually so you can participate from anywhere! We are thrilled to host keynote speaker, Wing Young Huie. The title of his presentation is: Photographs Form Us: What Do You See?
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.