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.
Contact your admission counselor for a free transfer evaluation — we'll determine what additional courses you'll need to take to earn your license, and map out your pathway to a teaching career.
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).
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.
Consider these other graduate education options at St. Kate's:
- Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum & Instruction (an online program for licensed K-12 teachers)
- Programs for Montessori educators
- Master of Library and Information Science (including a K-12 School Library Media license option)
- Master of Social Work