Education Department

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.

Electronic Waitlist 

Please access the electronic waitlist for Education Department courses here

Banner photo courtesy of Steve Diamond


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.