"The task of a teacher, who is also a learner, is both joyful and rigorous. It demands seriousness and scientific, emotional and affective preparation." Paulo Freire
Purposeful decision-making is at the heart of effective teaching. Our aim is to develop exemplary teachers with a strong liberal arts foundation who exemplify Benedictine values, and who consistently make professional decisions that help all students achieve their full potential as persons and as responsible world citizens in a democratic society.
Through formal instruction, field experiences, and supervised clinical teaching we strive to prepare educators who understand the complexities of today's classrooms and students, and who are able to apply their knowledge for the benefit of their students.
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This study aborad experience includes a 3 week teaching practicum, north of Stockholm in beautiful Edsbyn & Alfta, Sweden, followed by 5 nights and 4 full days of sightseeing in Stockholm. For more information, check out the flyer here!
This course will travel to Europe to explore the social, political and cultural forces that shape writing and publishing for children in the United Kingdom, study the fantasy genre, and discuss the value of magical stories for child development. Check out the flyer here!
Kennedy Community School Partnership
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University creates a powerful partnership with Kennedy Community School, resulting in CSB/SJU's very own classroom! Watch our students transform the new classroom at Kennedy Community School
College Bonds Outlast Graduation
The connections you make in college can last a lifetime. This is especially true for nine CSB/SJU elementary education graduates who all found teaching positions together at Annandale Elementary School.