Education: Kindergarten through Grade 12 - MA
The Initial Licensure - Kindergarten through grade 12 option is the program designed for teachers of Spanish or Visual Arts.
The program provides professional teacher preparation that qualifies students for a Minnesota teaching license as they earn a master's degree. Educational theory is integrated with classroom practice as well as extensive field experiences and a full semester student teaching experience.
The initial licensure program options are offered on the St. Paul campus in an evening/weekend/online format throughout the calendar year.
A number of the courses in the initial licensure options have prerequisites and most of the courses must be taken in sequence. After an evaluation of courses previously taken that may transfer and fulfill requirements, students work with an academic advisor to set up a schedule of classes.
To be licensed, students must pass the required Minnesota state licensure exams in addition to the required courses. Students should review the specific teacher licensure exam requirements with their advisor.
Initial Licensure - Kindergarten through Grade 12 Curriculum
The education courses for students pursuing the Kindergarten through Grade 12 initial licensure are listed below:
|PSYC 1001||General Psychology with Lab||4|
|PSYC 2025||Lifespan Developmental Psychology||4|
|EDUC 5070||Teachers as Leaders for a Changing Society||4|
|EDUC 5090||General Methods: K-12 and Secondary||4|
|EDUC 5490||School Health and Chemical Health (online)||1|
|EDUC 7540||Classroom Management and Assessment Techniques||2-4|
|or EDUC 7780||Advanced Secondary Methods|
|EDUC 7551||Literacy in the Content Areas: Secondary||2|
|EDUC 7650||Student Teaching Seminar||2|
|Plus the following Project Courses|
|EDUC 6600||Pathways to Equity Project||3|
|EDUC 6750||Introduction to Educational Research||3|
Kindergarten through Grade 12 Initial Licensure students must also complete courses in one of the content areas listed.
|EDUC 7250||Focus Studies In Elementary Art Education||2|
|EDUC 7760||Secondary Visual Arts Methods||2|
|EDUC 7890||Student Teaching and Seminar in Art: Secondary||6|
|EDUC 7900||Student Teaching and Seminar in Art: Elementary||6|
World Languages and Culture: Spanish
|TEGR 580||Curriculum and Instruction: (K-12) World Languages and Culture (taken at UST)||4|
|TEGR 547||Field Experience III: Curriculum and Instruction (taken at UST)||1|
|EDUC 7920||Student Teaching and Seminar in World Languages: Elementary||6|
|EDUC 7930||Student Teaching and Seminar in World Languages: Secondary||6|