Education: Teacher Licensure

Education: Teacher Licensure

Graduate College | School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences

St. Kate’s initial teacher licensure programs are 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 campus with online instruction

Completion time: 1–2.5 years, depending on licensure area

Credits: 35-69, depending on licensure area

Cost per credit (2019–2020): $690

Start: Fall (elementary option); spring (secondary, K-12 options)

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Each new teacher licensure student will be considered for up to $5,000 in scholarship funding

Demonstrate your capacity to be changemaker in education and receive a Teacher Leader Scholarship. Other scholarships include diversity, alumni, and academic achievement scholarships.

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 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), Secondary (Grades 5–12) or K–12 Minnesota teaching license.

Currently licensed teachers may choose to add a teaching endorsement (Pre-Primary, Kindergarten, or Middle School).