"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.
Banner photo courtesy of Steve Diamond
Creative Integration of Standards with Policymaking Exposure
Paige Merwin is an elementary education student with a music
minor whose career at CSB/SJU has focused on the integration of creative arts
and Minnesota state english language standards. Working alongside students and classroom teachers, the project culminated in a 45 minute performance by Paige and fifty-five fourth grade students at Avon Elementary.
Her work will be highlighted at the 2017
Minnesota Private College Scholars Showcase for policymakers and others. Paige is one of two students that will be representing the College of Saint Benedict and Saint
John’s University at the event.
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.