Undergraduate Programs

Program Finder: Find your program.

Teachers are champions for the common good. At the University of St. Thomas, we offer a wide variety of licensure areas to choose from to help you prepare to serve children, families and communities. Start your journey to become a knowledgeable and caring teacher who will make a positive impact in the lives of the young learners.

Education Minors

At the University of St. Thomas, you can choose from the following Education Minor subject areas:

Major Planning Guide for Elementary Education

FRESHMAN YEARSOPHOMORE YEARJUNIOR YEARSENIOR YEAR

Course: EDUC 210 (4cr)

Education’s Place in Society 

 *Optional: you may begin the education sequence in second semester of freshman year or either semester of sophomore year; Field Experience I and Assessment I should be completed concurrently with EDUC 210

Courses:

EDUC 210 (4cr)

Education’s Place in Society

EDUC 329 (4cr)

Diverse Learners & Families

Courses:

EDUC 330 (4cr)

Psychology for Teaching & Learning

 EDUC 550 (4cr)

Literacy I

Courses Semester 1:

EDUC 370 Literacy II (4cr)

EDUC 371 Math (4cr)

EDUC 372 Science  (4cr)

EDUC 373 Social Studies (4cr)

Courses Semester 2:

EDUC 460 Clinical Practice & Seminar (10cr)(full-time placement Monday-Friday, teacher duty hours, full semester)

EDUC 431 Technology for Instruction (2cr) (online course)

Field Experience:

EDUC 211 (0cr)

Field Experience I                   

30 hours, Grand Rounds + individual placement

Field Experience:

EDUC 211 (0cr)

Field Experience I                   

30 hours, Grand Rounds + individual placement, concurrent with EDUC 210

Field Experience:

EDUC 332 (0cr)

Field Experience II

30 hours, concurrent with EDUC 330

Field Experience:

EDUC 337 (0cr)

Field Experience III

100 hours, concurrent with EDUC 370

Assessment: Transition Point I

Program Orientation

*Completed within EDUC 210 course

Assessment: Transition Point I

Program Orientation

*Completed within EDUC 210 course

Assessment: Transition Point II

Professional Development Interview

* Register on TE Blackboard site

Assessment: Transition Point III

Key Assessment: Analysis of Teaching & Student Learning (EDUC 370)

Assessment: Transition Point IV: edTPA

*Register on TE Blackboard site

Required:

- MTLE Basic Skills Exams to be completed while in EDUC 210; see MTLE Test Guide for ACT/SAT substitutions

- Declare Education major and apply to Teacher Education program while in EDUC 210

Required:

- MTLE Basic Skills Exams to be completed while in EDUC 210; see MTLE Test Guide for ACT/SAT substitutions

- Declare Education major and apply to Teacher Education program while in EDUC 210

Required:

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

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

- Attend CP Information Session

- CP Application due August 1 for spring placement; January 1 for fall placement

Required:

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

- edTPA submitted for official scoring to meet MN benchmarks

Recommended: MTLE content and pedagogy exams prior to Clinical Practice

Allied Content Courses: MATH 121, 122, 223; BIOL 101; CHEM 100; PHYS 101; GEOL 111; PSYC 111 or SOCI 100; POLS 104; HIST 113 or 114; HIST 111, 112, 115, 118 or 119; GEOG 113

Suggested Minors to consider:  STEM co-major or Engineering Education Minor; ESL Minor; SPED Minor; minor in a content area

PLANNING NOTES:

  • Field experiences must be completed during the semester in which the candidate is registered for the experience.
  • EDUC courses offered fall and spring only.
  • EDUC 372 and/or EDUC 373 can be taken prior to EDUC 370/371/337 – although this is not recommended.
  • Field Experience III requires time in the field every Thursday throughout the semester, and Monday through Friday during the last two weeks of the semester.
  • All education and content courses must be successfully completed prior to Clinical Practice (exception: EDUC 431 is concurrent with EDUC 460).
  • Attend Clinical Practice Information Session one year prior to placement; application is due January 1 for fall placement and August 1 for spring placement.
  • Information regarding the MTLE can be found on the Department of Teacher Education community Blackboard site.
  • In order to graduate in 4 years, candidates may need to take non-education courses in J-term and/or summers.

Major Planning Guide for Secondary Education

FRESHMAN YEARSOPHOMORE YEARJUNIOR YEARSENIOR YEAR

Course: EDUC 210 (4cr)

Education’s Place in Society 

 *Optional: you may begin the education sequence in second semester of freshman year or either semester of sophomore year; Field Experience I and Assessment I should be completed concurrently with EDUC 210

Courses:

EDUC 210 (4cr)

Education’s Place in Society

EDUC 329 (4cr)

Diverse Learners & Families

Course:

EDUC 330 (4cr)

Psychology for Teaching & Learning

Courses Fall Semester:

EDUC 355 Reading for the 5-12 Teacher (4cr)

EDUC 3xx C&I: Subject-Specific Methods (4cr) (fall only; all 5-12 & K-12 World Language lincensure areas)

Courses Spring Semester:

EDUC 460 Clinical Practice & Seminar (10cr)(full-time placement Monday-Friday, teacher duty hours, full semester)

EDUC 431 Technology for Instruction (2cr) (online course)

Field Experience:

EDUC 211 (0cr)

Field Experience I                   

30 hours, Grand Rounds + individual placement

Field Experience:

EDUC 211 (0cr)

Field Experience I                   

30 hours, Grand Rounds + individual placement, concurrent with EDUC 210

Field Experience:

EDUC 332 (0cr)

Field Experience II

30 hours, concurrent with EDUC 330

Field Experience:

EDUC 3xx (0cr)

Field Experience II

40 hours, concurrent with C&I methods

Assessment: Transition Point I

Program Orientation

*Completed within EDUC 210 course

Assessment: Transition Point I

Program Orientation

*Completed within EDUC 210 course

Assessment: Transition Point II

Professional Development Interview

* Register on TE Blackboard site

Assessment: Transition Point III

Key Assessment: Analysis of Teaching & Student Learning (C&I course)

Assessment: Transition Point IV: edTPA

*Register on TE Blackboard site

Required:

- MTLE Basic Skills Exams to be completed while in EDUC 210; see MTLE Test Guide for ACT/SAT substitutions

- Declare Education major and apply to Teacher Education program while in EDUC 210

Required:

- MTLE Basic Skills Exams to be completed while in EDUC 210; see MTLE Test Guide for ACT/SAT substitutions

- Declare Education major and apply to Teacher Education program while in EDUC 210

Required:

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

- Attend CP Information Session

- CP Application due August 1 for spring placement; January 1 for fall placement

Required:

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

- edTPA submitted for official scoring to meet MN benchmarks

Recommended: MTLE content and pedagogy exams prior to Clinical Practice

 PLANNING NOTES:

  • Field experiences must be completed during the semester in which the candidate is registered for the experience.
  • EDUC C&I methods courses offered fall semester only; K-12 candidates in Music and Physical Education & Health should consult the content advisor for scheduling of C&I methods courses courses
  • All education and content courses must be successfully completed prior to Clinical Practice (exception: EDUC 431 is concurrent with EDUC 460).
  • Attend Clinical Practice Information Session one year prior to placement; application is due January 1 for fall placement and August 1 for spring placement.
  • Information regarding the MTLE can be found on the Department of Teacher Education community Blackboard site.
  • In order to graduate in 4 years, candidates may need to take non-education courses in J-term and/or summers.