The Education Department, working with the other Academic Departments of the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University, builds upon the Common Curriculum of a dynamic liberal arts program to prepare undergraduate students to become strong and effective teachers according to our “Teacher as Decision Maker” conceptual framework.
A major in elementary education leads to general teacher licensure for grades K-6, with an OPTIONAL content endorsement leading to middle level licensure for grades 5-8. Content endorsements currently offered by the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University include: Communication Arts/Literature, General Science, and a K-8 endorsement in World Languages (French, German, and Spanish).
Secondary and K-12 Teacher Education Programs
A minor in secondary education leads to teacher licensure for grades 5-12. It supports a content/teaching major in Communication Arts/Literature, Mathematics, General Science (5-8), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Social Science. A minor in secondary education can also support a non-licensed content/teaching major for teaching Theology in grades 5-12.
English as a Second Language or International Language Programs
A minor in Teaching English as an International Language (TEIL) (Non-licensure).
A minor in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) with a K-12 License.