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.
The Elementary Education program provides students with a firm foundation in the knowledge, skills and disposition required to be successful in an elementary school classroom. Students are placed in a classroom setting early and often, developing a host of required skills that must be practiced as well as learned. Graduates are eligible for teacher licensure for grades K-6.
The Middle/Secondary Education program prepares teachers to lead classrooms in middle and secondary schools in one of seven subject areas:
A focus is placed on field experience, which helps to develop skills that must be practiced as well as learned. Graduates are eligible for teacher licensure for grades 5-12. Music and Spanish education majors are eligible for licensure for grades K-12.
The Special Education minor provides students a strong foundation in disability law, educational policy and research to work with children with disabilities. This 100% online minor develops reflective practitioners who work to best meet the needs of academically and behaviourally diverse learners.
The Educational Studies 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; people who hope to learn how to effectively home school their children; those who aspire to be college professors; and international students who may have different needs when teaching in a different country.