Apply to the Program

Students complete their application to the Education Department during the semester in which they are enrolled in EDUC 379A Educational Psychology. Though the admission process is separate from the EDUC 379A course, students receive instructions and deadlines with enrollment in this course.

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for acceptance, students must produce evidence of:

  • 2.50 GPA (Cumulative, Licensure Content Area, & Department Coursework) or above
  • Background check with no felonies
  • A complete application package (see “Application Materials” below)

Students enrolled in EDUC 379A Educational Psychology that do not meet the above requirements are still encouraged to apply but to familiarize themselves with the Appeal Process in advance.

Application Deadline

The deadline each semester will be during B Mod. Specific dates are announced each semester to students enrolled in EDUC 379A.

Application Materials

Students must ensure the following documents have been completed, signed (as applicable), and submitted to the Education Department prior to the application deadline.

Please note that some of these documents may have already been added to your file; it is best to verify what documents you still need prior to beginning the process. Teacher shadow experience should be completed in the scope of the license you are seeking. Cooperating teachers should have a current, active Tier 3 or Tier 4 license to qualify.

Application Workshops

The Education Department Program Coordinator hosts workshops early in the semester for applicants. Workshop attendance is mandatory so that applicants can learn more about the expectations of the application process and receive assistance on the completion of their application materials. This is also an opportunity for students to become more acquainted with the department so that the staff may serve as a resource to answer any questions.

Students enrolled in EDUC 379A Educational Psychology each semester will utilize Taskstream for the submission of their application materials. Communication regarding the workshops will be sent via e-mail to all students enrolled in EDUC 379A Educational Psychology. Students are encouraged to communicate to the Program Coordinator if the workshop dates/times do not work for their schedule and a separate meeting time will be arranged.

Students are welcome to attend more than one workshop as they ensure materials are completed, submitted, and their questions are answered.

Acceptance into the Program

The Education Department will formally notify students of their recommendation regarding acceptance into the program, specifically whether the student was accepted unconditionally, accepted with conditions, deferred, or not accepted/declined. Students whose applications were declined may re-apply for admission at a later time if there has been a significant change in their application materials (e.g., 2.50 GPA requirement met); if so, the applicant must re-submit a completely new application file (i.e., all application materials) for re-examination.


Students accepted into the Education Department on either an unconditional or conditional basis should ensure that they have an Education Advisor. Please visit the Education Department to obtain an advisor.


Students that would like to appeal the Admissions Committee determination may refer to the Appeal Process detailed in the Education Department Handbook. They are welcome to visit the Education Department with any additional questions or clarifications on the process.

Please contact Education Department Program Coordinator Erica Karger-Gatzow with any questions.

Erica Karger-Gatzow, Program Coordinator
Education Department
Henrita Academic Building 125F
College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University
37 S. College Avenue
St. Joseph, MN 56374

[email protected]

College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Tracey Birr
Office Manager