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College of Education and Human Development
104 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr. S.E
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Voice:  612-626-9252

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Teacher Preparation

Most teaching licensure programs at the University are offered at the master’s level. This allows you to focus on your subject area at the undergraduate level, then develop in-depth knowledge and teaching skills through the graduate-level program. Explore graduate-level programs »

You will obtain your license and begin teaching in the classroom, then finish the few courses needed to earn your master’s degree.

Program Advantages

During the 12-15 month graduate-level licensure program, you will work closely with nationally recognized faculty to develop the core practices of teaching. This education model will result in greater confidence and competence in the classroom, and make you more attractive to employers. Explore teaching as a career »

Steps to Teaching

Complete the following steps depending on the area in which you want to teach.

Early Childhood Education

Elementary Education

Middle or High School

Specialty Area

To teach art, ESL, world languages, or physical education at any K-12 level:

Licensure to teach music is available through the School of Music.

Special Ed

Undergraduate Pathways

While most of our graduate-level licensure programs require a bachelor’s degree for admission, the following undergraduate programs offer a direct path to our graduate licensure programs:

The college also offers the DirecTrack to Teaching Program, which offers early admission to the initial licensure program and exposure to the culture of teaching.

Next Step

If you're interested in Early childhood education foundations or Elementary education foundations, your next step is to attend an information session where you will meet the pre-admission program adviser and receive information on



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