MAED: Initial Licensure

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Change lives through learning. Make a transition into a K-12 teaching career. 

What do you need to become a great teacher? How do you ignite a passion for lifelong learning in every child?

Welcome to St. Catherine University's Master of Arts in Education (MAED): Initial Licensure program, where you'll learn to inspire students to reach their full potential. With their passion for making a difference and their rigorous preparation, St. Kate's teachers are in demand.

Next steps


This program is designed for adults, women and men, making a transition into a teaching career. You're eligible for the program if you have a bachelor's degree in any field. Through courses that meet evenings or weekends — as well as student teaching experiences that connect you to schools, principals and teachers around the region — you can earn a master's degree while meeting requirements for a Minnesota teaching license at the Elementary (Grades K-6) or Secondary (Grades 5-12, in different specialty areas) level, or a K-12 license (Physical Education, Visual Arts, French or Spanish).

Licensed teachers also come to St. Kate's to add teaching endorsements (Pre-Primary, Kindergarten or Middle School) or earn a School Library Media license.

Get started. Teacher employment in the Twin Cities area has turned a corner, with K-12 teacher employment projected to grow, particularly in areas like mathematics, science and world languages.

Your admission counselor can help you start your exploration of St. Kate's teacher licensure program. Ask for a review of your prior college coursework — we'll help you understand your pathway to a teaching career. 


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