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Areas of Study

The Education Department, working with the other Academic Departments of the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University, builds upon the Common Curriculum of a dynamic liberal arts program to prepare undergraduate students to become strong and effective teachers according to our “Teacher as Reflective Decision Maker” conceptual framework.

Programs offered include a major in Elementary Education, as well as minors in various Secondary and K-12 education programs. See the list and descriptions of all Education Department courses.

Elementary Education

A major in elementary education leads to general teacher licensure for grades K-6, with an OPTIONAL content endorsement leading to middle level licensure for grades 5-8. Content endorsements currently offered by the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University include: Communication Arts/Literature,  General Science, Mathematics, and a K-8 endorsement in World Languages (French, German, and Spanish).

Secondary and K-12 Teacher Education Programs

A minor in secondary education leads to teacher licensure for grades 5-12. It supports a content/teaching major in a variety of areas and grade levels.

Grades K-12

Grades 5-8

Grades 5-12

Grades 9-12

A minor in secondary education can also support a non-licensed content/teaching major for teaching Theology in grades 5-12.

English as a Second Language or International Language Programs

A minor in Teaching English as an International Language (TEIL) (Non-licensure).

A minor in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) with a K-12 License.

Contact Us

Clarinda Solberg
Program Coordinator
Education Department
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John's University


[email protected]