Our Schools and Departments
The School of Education is home to three departments that create areas of focus for our faculty content expertise and robust resources for our students.
Learn more about our departments below:
Programs in Education Leadership lead to a graduate-level master of arts degree for both K-12 and higher education leaders, education specialist degree with administrative licensure options or a doctorate in education. The University of St. Thomas takes pride in its ethical roots; our faculty members are committed to exercising and expanding your values of a democratic and pluralistic society, while preparing you to successfully lead and administer a school, program or agency. You’ll work closely with professional educators and peers to build a lifelong network of support.
In the Department of Special Education, programs are geared toward classroom learning and hands-on application. The University of St. Thomas is dedicated to advancing opportunities for diverse populations of people with special needs. Here, you’ll be prepared to enter the high-demand field of special education as a confident, skilled professional backed by an unmatched network of support. All licensure programs in special education meet the most recent licensure requirements established by the State of Minnesota and are endorsed by the Council for Exceptional Children.
Successfully helping educators flourish in mind, passion and career since 1917, programs within the University of St. Thomas's Department of Teacher Education prepare educators to work in elementary, secondary and K – 12 education. As we have done for thousands of students, we are here to help you gain professional skills, an ethical mindset and hands-on practice through expertly taught coursework and engaging field experiences with professional education partners. Along the way, you will also become part of an unsurpassed network of faculty, students and alumni. All teaching licensure programs meet the most recent licensure requirements established by the State of Minnesota and are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching.