Middle/Secondary Level and K-12 Education

Programs are designed to provide professional preparation for teaching in middle, and secondary, or K-12 settings. Licensure is available in the following areas:

The following additional areas are offered in conjunction with the College of St.Catherine: Family and Consumer Science (5-12), Visual Arts (K-12). Please see an Education adviser for information.

NOTE: Students have the option of adding the General Science (5-8) licensure to 9-12 Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Life Science, or Physics by taking the following courses:

Education: Secondary/Middle Level - Major Field Guide

  • BIOL 101 General Biology (4 credits)

or

  • BIOL 207 Genetics, Ecology, and Evolution (4 credits) and BIOL 208 Biological Communication and Energetics (4 credits) and BIOL 209 Biology of Sustainability (4 credits)

Plus

  • PHYS 101 Physics as a Liberal Art (4 credits)

or

  • PHYS 109 General Physics I (4 credits) and PHYS 110 General Physics II (4 credits)

or

  • PHYS 111 Introduction to Classical Physics I (4 credits) and PHYS 112 Introduction to Classical Physics II (4 credits)

Plus

  • GEOL 111 Introductory Physical Geology or one of GEOL 110, 113, 114, 115 (4 credits each)

and

  • PHYS 104 Astronomy (4 credits)

Majors must complete the following:

1) Core Secondary Education Requirements

Block 1

  • EDUC 210 Education’s Place in Society and Field Experience (4 credits)
  • EDUC 211 Field Experience I: Exploration (0 credit)
  • MTLE: Basic Skills or other Minnesota BOT approved licensure exams

Block 2

  • EDUC 330 Psychology for Teaching and Learning (4 credits)
  • EDUC 332 Field Experience II: Learning & Teaching (0 credit)
  • EDUC 329 Diverse Learners and Families (4 credits)
  • EDUC 355 Reading for the 5-12 Teacher (4 credits)*

*Taken by all licensure areas except Music Education and ESL

Block 3

Methods Courses as noted in individual licensure area requirements and corresponding Field Experience III:

  • EDUC 336 Field Experience III: Communication Arts and Literature (0 credit)
  • EDUC 339 Field Experience III: Health (0 credit)
  • EDUC 341 Field Experience III: Mathematics (0 credit)
  • EDUC 342 Field Experience III: Music (0 credit)
  • EDUC 343 Field Experience III: Physical Education (0 credit)
  • EDUC 344 Field Experience III: Science (0 credit)
  • EDUC 346 Field Experience III: Social Studies (0 credit)
  • EDUC 347 Field Experience III: World Languages (0 credit)

Block 4

  • EDUC 431 Use of Technology for Instruction (2 credits)
  • EDUC 460 Clinical Practice: Student Teaching and Seminar (10 credits)

Plus:

  • Demonstrated competence on all required state standards and MTLE II Pedagogy & Content Area Exams or other Minnesota BOT approved exams required for licensure

2) A Second Major or Co-Major and methods courses in the chosen area for licensure:

To view a list of currently offered education courses click here.