Graduate Licensure Programs at St. Thomas

Teachers are champions for the common good. Whether you're exploring the prospect of teaching for the first time or are a long-time teacher looking to switch gears or expand your knowledge, our teacher education and special education programs will set you up for success. Discover how at the University of St. Thomas, it’s not just about learning. It’s also about doing—with a purpose. You'll study alongside peers and faculty from a variety of backgrounds but who all share a commitment to advancing the common good through education.

Explore our programs below:

Elementary Education Planning Guide

FALL START
FALLSPRINGFALLSPRING

Courses:

TEGR 510 (3 cr)

Education’s Place in Society  

TEGR 512 (3 cr)

Human Relations/MC Education

Courses:

TEGR 530 (3 cr)

Psych for Teaching & Learning

SPED 750 (3 cr)

Survey of Exceptionality

TEGR 550 (3 cr)

Literacy I

Courses:

TEGR 570  Literacy II (3 cr)

TEGR 571  Math (3 cr)

TEGR 572  Science (3 cr)

TEGR 573  Social Studies (3 cr)

Course:

TEGR 660 (7 cr)

Clinical Practice & Seminar

(full-time placement Monday-Friday, teacher duty hours, full semester)

Field Experience:

TEGR 511 (0 cr)

Field Experience I                   

30 hours, Grand Rounds + individual placement

Field Experience:

TEGR 532 (1 cr)

Field Experience II                  

30 hours

Field Experience:

TEGR 537 (1 cr)

Field Experience III

40 hours

CIED 551 (3 cr)

Use of Technology for Instruction (if not completed earlier in program; online course)

Assessment: Transition Point I

Program Orientation

*Register on TE Blackboard site

Assessment: Transition Point II

Professional Development Interview

* Register on TE Blackboard site

Assessment: Transition Point III

Key Assessment: Analysis of Teaching & Student Learning

*Register on TE Blackboard site

Assessment: Transition Point IV: edTPA

*Register on TE Blackboard site

Required:

- MTLE Basic Skills Exams must be completed to register for second semester of classes

Required:

- Assessment II successful completion required to register for Block III C&I courses

Required:

- Analysis of Teaching & Learning successfully completed to enter Clinical Practice

- CP Application due August 1

Required:

- edTPA submitted for official scoring to meet MN benchmarks

Recommended:

Take remaining allied math and science courses

Required:

Allied math and science courses required prior to Block III C&I courses

*Attend CP Information Session

Recommended:

MTLE content and pedagogy exams prior to Clinical Practice

 

Allied Math and Science courses: TEGR 640; any college-level math; one Biology lab; one Chemistry or Physics lab; one Geology lab

Notes:

  • TEGR 510, 512, 530/532 and SPED 750 are offered fall, spring and summer.
  • TEGR 550 and all elementary TEGR C&I methods courses offered fall and spring only.
  • All education and content courses must be successfully completed prior to Clinical Practice (exception: CIED 551 can be concurrent with TEGR 660).
  • Attend Clinical Practice Information Session one year prior to placement; application is due August 1 for spring semester placement.
SPRING START
SPRINGSUMMERFALLSPRINGFALL

Courses:

TEGR 510 (3 cr)

Education’s Place in Society  

TEGR 512 (3 cr)

Human Relations/MC Education

Courses:

TEGR 530 (3 cr)

Psych for Teaching & Learning

SPED 750 (3 cr)

Survey of Exceptionality

Courses:

TEGR 550 (3 cr)

Literacy I

Courses:

TEGR 570  Literacy II (3 cr)

TEGR 571  Math (3 cr)

TEGR 572  Science (3 cr)

TEGR 573  Social Studies (3 cr)
Course:

TEGR 660 (7 cr)

Clinical Practice & Seminar

(full-time placement Monday-Friday, teacher duty hours, full semester)

Field Experience:

TEGR 511 (0 cr)

Field Experience I                   

30 hours, Grand Rounds + individual placement

Field Experience:

TEGR 532 (1 cr)

Field Experience II                  

30 hours

CIED 551 (3 cr)

Use of Technology for Instruction (could take w/CP)

Field Experience:

TEGR 537 (1 cr)

Field Experience III

40 hours

CIED 551 (3 cr)

(if not completed earlier in program; online course)

Assessment: Transition Point I

Program Orientation

*Register on TE Blackboard site

Assessment: Transition Point II

Professional Development Interview

* Register on TE Blackboard site
 

Assessment: Transition Point III

Key Assessment: Analysis of Teaching & Student Learning

*Register on TE Blackboard site

Assessment: Transition Point IV: edTPA

*Register on TE Blackboard site

Required:

- MTLE Basic Skills Exams must be completed to register for second semester of classes

Required:

- Assessment II successful completion required to register for Block III C&I courses

Required:

Allied math and science courses required prior to Block III C&I courses

*Attend CP Information Session

Required:

- Analysis of Teaching & Learning successfully completed to enter Clinical Practice

- CP Application due August 1
Required:

- edTPA submitted for official scoring to meet MN benchmarks

Recommended:

Take remaining allied math and science courses

Recommended:

Take remaining allied math and science courses
 

Recommended:

MTLE content and pedagogy exams prior to Clinical Practice

 

Allied Math and Science courses: TEGR 640; any college-level math; one Biology lab; one Chemistry or Physics lab; one Geology lab

Notes:

  • TEGR 510, 512, 530/532 and SPED 750 are offered fall, spring and summer.
  • TEGR 550 and all elementary TEGR C&I methods courses offered fall and spring only.
  • All education and content courses must be successfully completed prior to Clinical Practice (exception: CIED 551 can be concurrent with TEGR 660).
  • Attend Clinical Practice Information Session one year prior to placement; application is due January 1 for fall semester placement.
SUMMER START
SUMMERFALLSPRINGFALL

Courses:

TEGR 510 (3 cr)

Education’s Place in Society  

TEGR 512 (3 cr)

Human Relations/MC Education

Courses:

TEGR 530 (3 cr)

Psych for Teaching & Learning

SPED 750 (3 cr)

Survey of Exceptionality

TEGR 550 (3 cr)

Literacy I

Courses:

TEGR 570  Literacy II (3 cr)

TEGR 571  Math (3 cr)

TEGR 572  Science (3 cr)

TEGR 573  Social Studies (3 cr)

Course:

TEGR 660 (7 cr)

Clinical Practice & Seminar

(full-time placement Monday-Friday, teacher duty hours, full semester)

Field Experience:

TEGR 511 (0 cr)

Field Experience I                   

30 hours, Grand Rounds + individual placement

Field Experience:

TEGR 532 (1 cr)

Field Experience II                  

30 hours

Field Experience:

TEGR 537 (1 cr)

Field Experience III

40 hours

CIED 551 (3 cr)

Use of Technology for Instruction (if not completed earlier in program; online course)

Assessment: Transition Point I

Program Orientation

*Register on TE Blackboard site

Assessment: Transition Point II

Professional Development Interview

* Register on TE Blackboard site

Assessment: Transition Point III

Key Assessment: Analysis of Teaching & Student Learning

*Register on TE Blackboard site

Assessment: Transition Point IV: edTPA

*Register on TE Blackboard site

Required:

- MTLE Basic Skills Exams must be completed to register for second semester of classes

Required:

- Assessment II successful completion required to register for Block III C&I courses

Required:

- Analysis of Teaching & Learning successfully completed to enter Clinical Practice

- CP Application due August 1

Required:

- edTPA submitted for official scoring to meet MN benchmarks

Recommended:

Take remaining allied math and science courses

Required:

Allied math and science courses required prior to Block III C&I courses

*Attend CP Information Session

Recommended:

MTLE content and pedagogy exams prior to Clinical Practice

 

Allied Math and Science courses: TEGR 640; any college-level math; one Biology lab; one Chemistry or Physics lab; one Geology lab

Notes:

  • TEGR 510, 512, 530/532 and SPED 750 are offered fall, spring and summer.
  • TEGR 550 and all elementary TEGR C&I methods courses offered fall and spring only.
  • All education and content courses must be successfully completed prior to Clinical Practice (exception: CIED 551 can be concurrent with TEGR 660).
  • Attend Clinical Practice Information Session one year prior to placement; application is due January 1 for spring semester placement.

Secondary Licensure Planning Guide

FALL START
FALLSPRINGFALLSPRING

Courses:

TEGR 510 (3 cr)

Education’s Place in Society  

TEGR 512 (3 cr)

Human Relations/MC Education

Courses:

TEGR 530 (3 cr)

Psych for Teaching & Learning

SPED 750 (3 cr)

Survey of Exceptionality

Courses:

TEGR 585  Reading for the 5-12 Teacher (3 cr)

TEGR 5xx  C&I: Subject-Specific Methods 4 cr)

Course:

TEGR 660 (7 cr)

Clinical Practice & Seminar

(full-time placement Monday-Friday, teacher duty hours, full semester)

Field Experience:

TEGR 511 (0 cr)

Field Experience I                   

30 hours, Grand Rounds + individual placement

Field Experience:

TEGR 532 (1 cr)

Field Experience II                  

30 hours

Field Experience:

TEGR 5xx (1 cr)

Field Experience III

40 hours

CIED 551 (3 cr)

Use of Technology for Instruction (if not completed earlier in program; online course)

Assessment: Transition Point I

Program Orientation

*Register on TE Blackboard site

Assessment: Transition Point II

Professional Development Interview

* Register on TE Blackboard site

Assessment: Transition Point III

Key Assessment: Analysis of Teaching & Student Learning

*Register on TE Blackboard site

Assessment: Transition Point IV: edTPA

*Register on TE Blackboard site

Required:

- MTLE Basic Skills Exams must be completed to register for second semester of classes

Required:

- Assessment II successful completion required to register for Block III C&I courses

Required:

- Analysis of Teaching & Learning successfully completed to enter Clinical Practice

- CP Application due August 1

Required:

- edTPA submitted for official scoring to meet MN benchmarks

Recommended:

Take remaining content courses required for your licensure area

Recommended:

Take remaining content courses required for your licensure area

*Attend CP Information Session

Recommended:

-Take remaining content courses required for your licensure area

-MTLE content and pedagogy exams prior to Clinical Practice

 

Notes:

  • TEGR 510, 512, 530/532 and SPED 750 are offered fall, spring and summer.
  • All secondary/K-12 C&I methods courses offered fall only.
  • All education and content courses must be successfully completed prior to Clinical Practice (exception: CIED 551 can be concurrent with TEGR 660).
  • Attend Clinical Practice Information Session one year prior to placement; application is due August 1 for spring semester placement.
SPRING START
SPRINGSUMMERFALLSPRING

Courses:

TEGR 510 (3 cr)

Education’s Place in Society  

TEGR 512 (3 cr)

Human Relations/MC Education

Courses:

TEGR 530 (3 cr)

Psych for Teaching & Learning

SPED 750 (3 cr)

Survey of Exceptionality

Courses:

TEGR 585 (3 cr)

Reading for the 5-12 Teacher

TEGR 5xx (4 cr)

C&I: Specific Subject Methods

Courses:

TEGR 660 (7 cr)

Clinical Practice & Seminar                                  

(full-time placement Monday-Friday, teacher duty hours, full semester)

Field Experience:

TEGR 511 (0 cr)

Field Experience I                   

30 hours, Grand Rounds + individual placement

Field Experience:

TEGR 532 (1 cr)

Field Experience II                  

30 hours

Field Experience:

TEGR 5xx (1 cr)

Field Experience III                  

40 hours

CIED 551 (3 cr)

Use of Technology for Instruction (if not completed earlier in program; online course)

Assessment: Transition Point I

Program Orientation

*Register on TE Blackboard site

Assessment: Transition Point II

Professional Development Interview

* Register on TE Blackboard site
Assessment: Transition Point III

Key Assessment: Analysis of Teaching & Student Learning

*Register on TE Blackboard site

Assessment: Transition Point IV: edTPA

*Register on TE Blackboard site

Required:

- MTLE Basic Skills Exams must be completed to register for second semester of classes

Required:

- Assessment II successful completion required to register for Block III C&I courses

Required:

- Analysis of Teaching & Learning successfully completed to enter Clinical Practice

- CP Application due August 1

Required:

- edTPA submitted for official scoring to meet MN benchmarks

Recommended:

Take remaining content courses required for your licensure area

Recommended:

Take remaining content courses required for your licensure area
 Recommended:

MTLE content and pedagogy exams prior to Clinical Practice

 

Notes:

  • TEGR 510, 512, 530/532 and SPED 750 are offered fall, spring and summer.
  • All secondary/K-12 C&I methods courses offered fall only.
  • All education and content courses must be successfully completed prior to Clinical Practice (exception: CIED 551 can be concurrent with TEGR 660).
  • Attend Clinical Practice Information Session one year prior to placement; application is due August 1 for spring semester placement.
SUMMER START
SUMMERFALLSPRINGFALLSPRING

Courses:

TEGR 510 (3 cr)

Education’s Place in Society  

TEGR 512 (3 cr)

Human Relations/MC Education

Courses:

TEGR 530 (3 cr)

Psych for Teaching & Learning

SPED 750 (3 cr)

Survey of Exceptionality

Course:

TEGR 585 (3 cr)

Reading for the 5-12 Teacher

Course:

TEGR 5xx (4 cr)

C&I: Subject-Specific Methods

Course:

TEGR 660 (7 cr)

Clinical Practice & Seminar                                                   

(fulltime placement Monday-Friday, teacher duty hours, full semester)

Field Experience:

TEGR 511 (0 cr)

Field Experience I                   

30 hours, Grand Rounds + individual placement

Field Experience:

TEGR 532 (1 cr)

Field Experience II                  

30 hours

CIED 551 (3 cr)

Use of Technology for Instruction (may complete any semester in program; online course)

Field Experience:

TEGR 5xx (1 cr)

Field Experience III

40 hours

CIED 531 (3 cr)

Use of Technology for Instruction (if not completed earlier in program; online course)

Assessment: Transition Point I

Program Orientation

*Register on TE Blackboard site

Assessment: Transition Point II

Professional Development Interview

* Register on TE Blackboard site
 

Assessment: Transition Point III

Key Assessment: Analysis of Teaching & Student Learning

*Register on TE Blackboard site

Assessment: Transition Point IV: edTPA

*Register on TE Blackboard site

Required:

- MTLE Basic Skills Exams must be completed to register for second semester of classes

Required:

- Assessment II successful completion required to register for Block III C&I courses

 

Required:

- Analysis of Teaching & Learning successfully completed to enter Clinical Practice

- CP Application due August 1
Required:

- edTPA submitted for official scoring to meet MN benchmarks

Recommended:

Take remaining content courses required for your licensure area

Recommended:

Take remaining content courses required for your licensure area

*Attend CP Information Session

Recommended:

Take remaining content courses required for your licensure area

Recommended:

MTLE content and pedagogy exams prior to Clinical Practice

 

Notes:

  • TEGR 510, 512, 530/532 and SPED 750 are offered fall, spring and summer.
  • All secondary/K-12 C&I methods courses offered fall only.
  • All education and content courses must be successfully completed prior to Clinical Practice (exception: CIED 551 can be concurrent with TEGR 660).
  • Attend Clinical Practice Information Session one year prior to placement; application is due August 1 for spring semester placement.