Education: Teacher Licensure

Education: Teacher Licensure

Graduate College | School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences

St. Kate’s elementary (K-6) teacher licensure program is designed for people with bachelor’s degrees — from any discipline — who are making the transition into a teaching career. 

Program Details

Format: Hybrid, combining face-to-face classes (evenings and weekends) on our St. Paul, Minnesota campus with online instruction

Completion time: 2.5 years

Credits: 69

Cost per credit (2020–2021): $725

Start: Fall semester

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Scholarship Opportunities

A St. Catherine University education is one of the most worthwhile investments you’ll ever make, and we are committed to helping you find ways to make that investment affordable.

New MAED students are considered for up to $5,000 in funding from the following scholarship programs: teacher leader, diversity, alumni, and academic achievement. 

MAED students employed by a St. Kate's corporate or community partner may be eligible for a 10% tuition reduction.

Graduate students may also be eligible for loan and grant programs.

Make the Transition into a Teaching Career

Graduates of our master's degree in education become role models for the next generation, ensuring that all children have equal opportunity for advancement and the capacity to thrive in a culturally diverse world.

Your education master's program of study will include focused preparation in literacy, integration of technology into the classroom, and an emphasis on the STEM fields. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the systemic practices, policies, and ways of thinking that impact student success. You'll emerge better prepared to understand how social contexts shape student learning, and ready to promote social justice in the classroom.

St. Kate’s has long-standing partnerships with schools in suburban and urban areas which provide valuable fieldwork and student-teaching experiences for our students. You’ll be collaborating with professional educators in the classroom throughout your course of study.

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Careers in Education

With their passion for making a difference and their rigorous preparation, St. Kate’s teachers are in demand. Through the graduate course work and student teaching experiences that connect you to schools, principals, and teachers around the region, you’ll meet the requirements for an elementary (grades K–6) Minnesota teaching license.

Currently licensed teachers may choose to add a teaching endorsement (pre-primary or kindergarten).