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Accreditation

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The Teacher Education program at the College of St. Scholastica is accredited by both the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of 7 years, from October 2013 to October 2020. 

Graduate Teaching Licensure

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FAST FACTS: Graduate Teaching Licensure

  • Gain hands-on knowledge through student teaching, seminars and clinical experiences
  • Option to earn a master’s degree while working toward license to increase earning potential
  • Hybrid learning model with online and weekend on-campus courses in Duluth, St. Cloud and Twin Cities
  • Accelerated eight-week terms; earn K-12 license in as little as 18 months*
  • Total program credits: 30 credits for secondary and 35 for elementary, plus 7 more for the M.S. in Teaching

Tuition: $500/credit*


*This tuition rate is in effect for the 2014-2015 academic year and is subject to change in subsequent years. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on each person's transfer credits and individualized program plan.

Earn your teacher's license in a convenient, flexible format

St. Scholastica's Graduate Teaching Licensure (GTL) program provides students with the benefit of earning a Minnesota teaching license while working toward a Master of Science degree. The program is designed for working professionals. Classes are taught in a blended online/on-campus format that usually limits in class time to two weekends (Friday or Saturday) per month.

This is an innovative program designed to provide professional preparation of teachers for elementary and secondary licensure. Students choose from one of the two following areas: 

  • Elementary Education (broad studies, K-6)
  • Secondary Education (choose one concentration area, 5-12)
    • Chemistry     
    • Life Science     
    • Math
    • Social Studies
    • Communication Arts and Literature 

Our program is:

  • Focused on student learning
  • Well grounded in research and best practices
  • Collaborative with the K-12 community
  • Committed to integrating diverse perspectives and educational technology

We seek to prepare committed teachers who are firmly grounded in the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to promote student learning. The varied courses and field experiences enable students to develop mastery of the Standards of Effective Practice for beginning teachers.

Earn your Master of Science degree while working toward licensure

Our GTL program is designed to meet the requirements of a Master of Science while you are working toward your initial licensure. This means that you'll be able enter the teaching profession with a master's degree, giving you more earning potential, better credentials and a full understanding of how to be an effective teacher.

If you're not interested in earning a Master of Science degree and just want your teaching licensure, we can accommodate your needs as well. Contact an admissions counselor for more information on this option.

Federal loan forgiveness programs for teachers

The U.S. Department of Education offers loan forgiveness programs for teachers. The program requires teachers to work in school districts that serve low-income students for five consecutive academic years and offers up to $17,500 in loan forgiveness for Federal Stafford loans.

Learn more about federal student loan forgiveness programs

Career opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, teaching positions are projected to grow at about 17 percent between 2010 and 2020. Job prospects are expected to be the strongest in inner cities and rural areas. 

  • Elementary school teachers are vital in the development of young children
  • Middle and secondary school teachers help prepare students for the job market and higher education
  • Tenure rules in many states provide added job security
  • A master's degree can boost a teacher's earnings

For additional information on this certificate program in an easy-to-read format, please read our Gainful Employment Disclosure notice.

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Duluth Admissions

Chad OppeltChad Oppelt
Recruitment Counselor, Graduate & Extended Studies
(877) 287-8719
coppelt@css.edu

St. Paul Admissions

Heidi BergstedtHeidi Bergstedt
Admissions Counselor,
St. Paul Campus

(877) 287-8751
hbergstedt@css.edu

St. Cloud Admissions

Katie WayneKatie Wayne
Recruitment Counselor,
St. Cloud Campus
(877) 287-8740
kwayne@css.edu