Student teaching

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Become a Teacher

If you are interested in exploring the teaching field or are ready to earn your teaching license, we offer a variety of programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Undergraduate programs

DirectTrack to Teaching

DirecTrack to Teaching is an exploratory education program that lets you experience schools and school culture in a K-12 education setting. Find out if teaching is right for you and get on the path to the graduate teacher licensure program while gaining content expertise in your major.

BS in Elementary Education Foundations

Start on the path to becoming an elementary school teacher, or a related position. During the major, you will complete three practicum experiences in school sites and gain a deep understanding of teaching through over 1200 hours of classroom experience. This program is the foundation for the MEd and teaching license program in elementary education.

Undergraduate minors

Explore a degree in education or complement your education major with a related minor:

Graduate programs

MEd and Teaching License degrees

Complete all the required teacher hours and coursework to earn your Minnesota teaching license and your master’s in education degree in this accelerated program that starts and finishes in 12-15 months. The rigorous program will prepare you to step into your classroom after graduation with a year of experience teaching in a K-12 school, creating assessments, developing lesson plans, and practicing classroom management while applying theory into practice.

We offer teacher licensure programs in the following areas: