College of Education, Leadership, and Counseling

Doctoral

The Doctoral Program in Counseling Psychology is designed to build on previous training in psychology and prepare professionals for a variety of work settings. Primarily, Psy.D. graduates pursue licensure for the practice of psychology and provide counseling, psychotherapy, assessment, supervision, administration, teaching and evaluation.

Total Program Credits: 72
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

This interdisciplinary, collaborative program is tailored for working professionals. It is premised on a broadly liberal arts set of theoretical assumptions and a case-based approach to real-life leadership issues and practices.

Total Program Credits: 66
Elective Credits: 24
Categories: traditional

In this program, learn to create successful strategies for change. Students learn to apply advanced research methods, behavioral science approaches and leading practices to the day-to-day and strategic needs of an organization.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

In the joint Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Public Policy & Leadership program students will develop an understanding of the intersections of law and policy, while gaining new tools for effectively engaging in policy reform. These tools include: policy analysis, analytical skills, ethical leadership, and social justice advocacy. Students will be prepared to serve in leadership roles in government, nonprofit management, and educational institutions.

Total Program Credits: 36
Elective Credits: 6
Categories: traditional

Education Specialist

Students develop a strong foundation and understanding of leadership in education, helping them analyze and implement sound administrative policy, create successful strategies for change and put into service leading practices for the day-to-day needs of your schools. The degree leads to licensure as a principal.

Total Program Credits: 36
Elective Credits: 12
Categories: traditional

Masters

Educators who are Academic Behavioral Strategists (ABS) evaluate and specially design instruction for children and youth from kindergarten through age 21. They work to assist children and youth with mild to moderate needs in the areas of academics, behavior, social, emotional, communication and functional performance. These students come from the primary disability areas of autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, emotional behavioral disorders, other health disabilities and learning disabilities.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Educators discover the ways that autism spectrum disorders challenge a student in the areas of communication, socialization and behaviors, and affect a student’s thinking and perceiving, sensory processing, and motor, vocational, academic and organizational skills.

Total Program Credits: 34
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: online

Chemistry educators provide learners in grades 9-12 a critical link between physics and natural sciences while helping them understand matter at its most fundamental level. In addition to an initial licensure, Chemistry teachers often also earn an endorsement in general science, qualifying them to teach in grades 5-8, both high-demand fields.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Educators in the field of Communication Arts and Literature teach learners in grades 5-12 a wide variety of oral and written communication skills. Their learners also begin to understand the plethora of ways in which humans communicate and learn about the world through the study of literature. In addition to being prepared to teach communication arts and literature, graduates of this program can take their ability to teach communication skills into the business, governmental and non-profit worlds.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

This program provides the opportunity to learn important skills in leadership, management, public relations, program management, evaluation and assessment. Plus, St. Thomas offers one of the nation’s few master’s degree programs in community education.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

The Master of Arts program in Counseling Psychology is led by full-time faculty and incorporates the practitioner-scholar model, where clinical application and practice is the primary focus. Students in this program will be introduced to a variety of psychological theories and techniques; pursue practicum experiences congruent with career goals; be prepared to take the test for licensure in Minnesota as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC); and be prepared to work as a counselor in a variety of mental health, counseling and human service settings.

Total Program Credits: 48
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

This program will enhance your skills in designing, developing, implementing and evaluating curriculum and instruction.

Total Program Credits: 36
Elective Credits: 12
Categories: traditional

Educators gain the knowledge and skills to assess student strengths and needs and to design effective instruction for individuals with developmental disabilities. The provision of meaningful curriculum and a collaborative team approach that promotes interdependence, productivity and inclusion into the community is emphasized.

Total Program Credits: 37
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Educators learn to assess and provide high quality instruction for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with motor, sensory, health, communication, social-emotional or cognitive disabilities. An emphasis is placed on working as collaborative team members with families and professionals so that children ages B-6 with disabilities can thrive in their natural environments.

Total Program Credits: 37
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Earth-space science is a broad course of study that draws from many disciplines – including physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics – to build a comprehensive understanding of how the earth, its systems and the cosmos in which it exists all work. Teachers in this content area help learners in grades 9-12 understand our home planet and its environment in space. Teachers often also earn an endorsement in general science, qualifying them to teach in grades 5-8.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Designed to help you understand leadership as primarily practiced in schools, this program will help you understand and analyze administrative practices and procedures. It serves as an ideal introductory program for those interesting in exploring their interest in leadership.

Total Program Credits: 31
Elective Credits: 21
Categories: traditional

Elementary educators work with young learners (K-6), teaching basic skills and knowledge that form the foundation of learning. Teaching at this level requires a unique combination of content knowledge, pedagogy, understanding of individual development and learning styles, and familiarity with learners’ families and communities.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Educators learn to teach students whose emotional and/or behavioral disabilities interfere with their acquisition of academic, vocational and social skills. Educators gain knowledge and skills in differentiating instruction, assessing challenging behavior and implementing effective classroom management and positive behavior support. The program emphasizes collaboration with families, teachers, specialized service providers and mental health agencies.

Total Program Credits: 37
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

In this program, you will study leading-edge reading research, theory and practice that can immediately apply to your classroom. You also will learn to develop literacy strategies, reading skills, comprehension processes and assessment, and remediation techniques.

Total Program Credits: 34
Elective Credits: 6
Categories: traditional

Educators gain an understanding of their students’ diverse educational needs and discover how to manage, deliver and differentiate instruction for the cognitive, social, and psychological development of exceptional students.

Total Program Credits: 31
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Teachers in health education help learners (5-12) develop psychomotor skills, understand how the human body works, and build and maintain good health overall. In addition, teachers in health encourage healthy behaviors in children and youth who may feel invincible, while helping their learners see their responsibility in the choices they make.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

You will learn how to effectively manage change, innovation and conflicts as well as to design effective learning programs and have a strong understanding of business principles and human resource functionality.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Students in this program gain the skills needed to teach students to play brass, woodwind, string and percussion instruments. Music teachers are able to share that knowledge with learners in grades K-12 and are also prepared to teach general music courses, helping their learners develop a greater appreciation of music in all its forms. Musical training can reduce stress; improve memory; increase time management, organizational and team-building skills; and improve overall academic performance.

Total Program Credits: 33
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

The Master of Arts degree in International Leadership program enhances students' capacity for global leadership in combination with a solid understanding of cross-cultural issues. It focuses on international education, economic, health care and political development and underdevelopment.

Total Program Credits: 31
Elective Credits: 6
Categories: traditional

Designed by practicing student affairs professionals and university faculty, this program combines a theoretical approach with current best practices. You will join other professionals interested in shaping the future of student affairs practice, particularly in liberal arts, residential, values oriented colleges and universities. With approval, credits may be applied to education specialist or doctoral programs.

Total Program Credits: 42
Elective Credits: 3
Categories: traditional

Educators learn to instruct and evaluate a range of K-12 learners, from those who are emergent in basic skills through transition-based learners preparing for postsecondary life. LD students also typically earn the UST certificate in Orton Gillingham Reading Methodology.

Total Program Credits: 34
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Life science brings together the scientific disciplines that study living things, including biology, botany, genetics, medical science, psychiatry and zoology. Together, these disciplines seek to understand how living things exist and interact. Science teachers are in high demand at all levels. Preparation in this program leads to a grades 9-12 teaching license, but by adding an endorsement in general science those completing this program can teach in grades 5-12.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Teachers in this content area help students understand mathematics in its many forms, including algebra, geometry and calculus. You will learn to help students apply these skills, relieve “math anxiety” and realize their mathematical ability. These skillsets are in high demand in the workplace, increasing the demand for high quality math teachers.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Teachers in this area help learners in grades K-12 learn the basic skills of activities that can lead to physical fitness throughout their lives. In addition, these teachers help them understand the value of physical activity and fitness as an element of overall health management.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

One of the oldest academic disciplines, physics focuses on the motion, energy and force of matter. Teachers prepared in this content area work with learners in grades 9-12, engaging them as they discover the wonders of physics. By adding an endorsement in general science, program completers can also teach science in grades 5-8. Both levels of science are high demand educational fields.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Ethical, effective leadership is a core component woven throughout everything you will learn. This collaborative program focuses on theory as it practically applies to real world experience. Because the program’s emphasis is on state and local government, you will be primed for success in the Minnesota policy environment. Through this program, you will build a network of colleagues who will become lifelong contacts throughout your career.

Total Program Credits: 36
Elective Credits: 6
Categories: traditional

This program is designed to broaden and enhance law enforcement professionals’ initial understanding of their work. It focuses on supervision and leadership theory that combine knowledge, integrity and collaboration.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: online

This graduate-level endorsement program will prepare teachers to help learners in grades K-12 improve their reading proficiency and comprehension. The program is designed for classroom teachers who want to sharpen their skills and increase the effectiveness of their reading instruction or to work as a literacy leader/coach or a reading intervention/remediation provider.

Total Program Credits: 30
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Social studies is a broad content area that includes the core disciplines of history, political science, geography, economics, psychology and sociology. Teachers in the area of social studies have the critical role of helping learners understand their own society as well as the global community. In addition to being prepared to teach social studies in grades 5-12, graduates of this program can bring a unique understanding of culture, history and economics to business settings.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Designed for teachers who want to communicate, design and implement technological innovations into the classroom and community, throughout this program you will discover the pedagogical applications of learning technology needed to become technological change agents.

Total Program Credits: 33
Elective Credits: 6
Categories: traditional

Teachers in this area have developed the skills and gained the experience needed to lead choral ensembles and to teach general music classes for grades K-12. In addition to building their own musical skills, they have learned the musical pedagogy that will help them transfer those skills to their learners.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Learning language offers a means by which we understand the world in which we live. Teachers of French, German or Spanish teach learners in grades K-12 how to speak, read and write their chosen world language. In addition, world language teachers help their learners understand the cultures in which these languages are spoken, facilitating their transformation into global citizens.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Certificates

Educators discover the ways that autism spectrum disorders challenge a student in the areas of communication, socialization and behaviors, and affect a student’s thinking and perceiving, sensory processing, and motor, vocational, academic and organizational skills.

Total Program Credits: 34
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: online

Over the past two decades, the Twin Cities have enjoyed a significant rise in Hmong, Hispanic, Somali and other immigrant populations. Since 1979, the number of children speaking a language other than English at home has grown by more than 150 percent. To meet this growing need, the University of St. Thomas is offering an opportunity for licensed teachers to earn their Master of Arts degree in the field of Teacher Education with an Endorsement in English as a Second Language.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

The Family Therapy, Post-MA Certificate (LMFT) is designed for those students possessing a M.A. degree in a mental health field and who want to obtain further education and training on working with diverse couples and families. This program (18 credits) meets the educational and internship requirements for licensure* as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Students take courses in family dynamics, development, counseling and couple’s counseling and are required to complete a Marriage and Family internship.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

In today’s increasingly complex classrooms, teachers are confronted daily with their students’ unique needs. To meet these challenges, teachers need to be prepared to manage, deliver and differentiate instruction for the cognitive, social, and psychological differences of students. Educators with a background in gifted, creative and talented education are leaders in their field. Graduates not only provide direct services to gifted children, they take leadership roles in state organizations for gifted educators and parents, and publish articles in professional journals about their own work and research.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Graduate students will gain new insights into globalization issues and corresponding leadership challenges while enhancing their leadership skills and cultural competencies. This is especially important at a time when employers are looking for culturally literate leaders.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

The key to the vitality of higher educational institutions is dedicated, energetic, and highly qualified leaders in student affairs. Professionals in admissions, residence life, student activities, campus ministry, financial aid and academic advising work side-by-side with faculty and staff to create a dynamic learning environment for all students. Through collective efforts, the people of a campus make the unique mission and culture of their college, community college or university come alive.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Educators learn to instruct and evaluate a range of K-12 learners, from those who are emergent in basic skills through transition-based learners preparing for postsecondary life. LD students also typically earn the UST certificate in Orton Gillingham Reading Methodology.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

This certificate program is designed to assist educators in learning to understand their students' cultural identities, recognize the environments from which their students come, relate to the parents and communities of all students and apply culturally appropriate practices in instructional strategies and curriculum development.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

The Orton-Gillingham reading approach incorporates intensive phonics-based instruction with specific teaching methodology. It is an approach often recommended for school-age and adult learners who are nonreaders or who have reading or writing language skill disabilities. Educators who have mastered this approach are most likely to become master educators of other reading techniques.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

The Public Policy and Leadership program provides students with the knowledge base and leadership skills required in today’s increasingly policy-driven environment.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Successfully managing paraprofessionals can be challenging and rewarding. With proven tools and skills offered through our new certificate program, teachers who direct paraprofessionals can create an efficient system focusing on: Functional roles and responsibilities Accurate planning and scheduling Designing high level instructional student support

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Educators specializing in Twice Exceptional Education (2X) learn to identify, provide services for, and develop/administer programs for children with dual exceptionalities. The focus includes children with gifts plus a learning disability, emotional/behavioral disability, attention deficit disorder with/without hyperactivity or autism spectrum disorder.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Licensure Programs

Educators who are Academic Behavioral Strategists (ABS) evaluate and specially design instruction for children and youth from kindergarten through age 21. They work to assist children and youth with mild to moderate needs in the areas of academics, behavior, social, emotional, communication and functional performance. These students come from the primary disability areas of autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, emotional behavioral disorders, other health disabilities and learning disabilities.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Educators discover the ways that autism spectrum disorders challenge a student in the areas of communication, socialization and behaviors, and affect a student’s thinking and perceiving, sensory processing, and motor, vocational, academic and organizational skills.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: online

Chemistry educators provide learners in grades 9-12 a critical link between physics and natural sciences while helping them understand matter at its most fundamental level. In addition to an initial licensure, Chemistry teachers often also earn an endorsement in general science, qualifying them to teach in grades 5-8, both high-demand fields.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Educators in the field of Communication Arts and Literature teach learners in grades 5-12 a wide variety of oral and written communication skills. Their learners also begin to understand the plethora of ways in which humans communicate and learn about the world through the study of literature. In addition to being prepared to teach communication arts and literature, graduates of this program can take their ability to teach communication skills into the business, governmental and non-profit worlds.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Education leaders today deal with rapidly changing environments and need to be able to collaborate with others to develop sound policies, listen well to and manage diverse points of view and think critically while acting ethically. This program is designed for individuals with a master’s degree in educational leadership looking to fulfill required competencies for a K-12 Principal licensure, Superintendent licensure or Director of Special Education licensure.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Educators gain the knowledge and skills to assess student strengths and needs and to design effective instruction for individuals with developmental disabilities. The provision of meaningful curriculum and a collaborative team approach that promotes interdependence, productivity and inclusion into the community is emphasized.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Educators learn to assess and provide high quality instruction for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with motor, sensory, health, communication, social-emotional or cognitive disabilities. An emphasis is placed on working as collaborative team members with families and professionals so that children ages B-6 with disabilities can thrive in their natural environments.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Earth-space science is a broad course of study that draws from many disciplines – including physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics – to build a comprehensive understanding of how the earth, its systems and the cosmos in which it exists all work.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Elementary educators work with young learners (K-6), teaching basic skills and knowledge that form the foundation of learning. Teaching at this level requires a unique combination of content knowledge, pedagogy, understanding of individual development and learning styles, and familiarity with learners’ families and communities.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Educators learn to teach students whose emotional and/or behavioral disabilities interfere with their acquisition of academic, vocational and social skills. Educators gain knowledge and skills in differentiating instruction, assessing challenging behavior and implementing effective classroom management and positive behavior support. The program emphasizes collaboration with families, teachers, specialized service providers and mental health agencies.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

In this program, you will study leading-edge reading research, theory and practice that can immediately apply to your classroom. You also will learn to develop literacy strategies, reading skills, comprehension processes and assessment, and remediation techniques.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Teachers in health education help learners (5-12) develop psychomotor skills, understand how the human body works, and build and maintain good health overall.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Students in this program gain the skills needed to teach students to play brass, woodwind, string and percussion instruments. Music teachers are able to share that knowledge with learners in grades K-12 and are also prepared to teach general music courses, helping their learners develop a greater appreciation of music in all its forms. Musical training can reduce stress; improve memory; increase time management, organizational and team-building skills; and improve overall academic performance.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Educators learn to instruct and evaluate a range of K-12 learners, from those who are emergent in basic skills through transition-based learners preparing for postsecondary life. LD students also typically earn the UST certificate in Orton Gillingham Reading Methodology.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Life science brings together the scientific disciplines that study living things, including biology, botany, genetics, medical science, psychiatry and zoology. Together, these disciplines seek to understand how living things exist and interact.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

The Family Therapy, Post-MA Certificate (LMFT) is designed for those students possessing a M.A. degree in a mental health field and who want to obtain further education and training on working with diverse couples and families.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Teachers in this content area help students understand mathematics in its many forms, including algebra, geometry and calculus. You will learn to help students apply these skills, relieve “math anxiety” and realize their mathematical ability. These skill sets are in high demand in the workplace, increasing the demand for high quality math teachers.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Teachers in this area help learners in grades K-12 learn the basic skills of activities that can lead to physical fitness throughout their lives. In addition, these teachers help them understand the value of physical activity and fitness as an element of overall health management.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Teachers prepared in this content area work with learners in grades 9-12, engaging them as they discover the wonders of physics.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Education leaders today deal with rapidly changing environments and need to be able to collaborate with others to develop sound policies, listen well to and manage diverse points of view and think critically while acting ethically. This program is designed for individuals with a master’s degree in educational leadership looking to fulfill required competencies for a K-12 Principal licensure, Superintendent licensure or Director of Special Education licensure.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Education leaders today deal with rapidly changing environments and need to be able to collaborate with others to develop sound policies, listen well to and manage diverse points of view and think critically while acting ethically. This program is designed for individuals with a master’s degree in educational leadership looking to fulfill required competencies for a K-12 Principal licensure, Superintendent licensure or Director of Special Education licensure.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Licensees (LPC or LPCC) needing to complete graduate-level coursework (up to 12 credits) for the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT) can meet this requirement by enrolling in a wide array of courses.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Licensees (LPC or LPCC) needing to complete graduate-level coursework (up to 12 credits) for the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT) can meet this requirement by enrolling in a wide array of courses.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

This graduate-level endorsement program will prepare teachers to help learners in grades K-12 improve their reading proficiency and comprehension. The program is designed for classroom teachers who want to sharpen their skills and increase the effectiveness of their reading instruction or to work as a literacy leader/coach or a reading intervention/remediation provider.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Social studies is a broad content area that includes the core disciplines of history, political science, geography, economics, psychology and sociology. Teachers in the area of social studies have the critical role of helping learners understand their own society as well as the global community.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Teachers in this area have developed the skills and gained the experience needed to lead choral ensembles and to teach general music classes for grades K-12.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional

Social studies is a broad content area that includes the core disciplines of history, political science, geography, economics, psychology and sociology. Teachers in the area of social studies have the critical role of helping learners understand their own society as well as the global community. In addition to being prepared to teach social studies in grades 5-12, graduates of this program can bring a unique understanding of culture, history and economics to business settings.

Total Program Credits: 0
Elective Credits: 0
Categories: traditional