Kindergarten–grade 12 (K–12)

Kindergarten–grade 12 (K–12)

The K–12 licensure option enables graduates to teach at all grade levels in a given subject area.

Content areas

Students must choose a content in a specific subject area:

Academic plan

Below is a sample course plan for undergraduate students seeking K–12 licensure. In addition to education courses listed below, you will also choose a content area with additional course requirements.

Year 1

  • Fall
    • Liberal Arts Core Requirements
    • Supporting Courses
  • Spring
    • Liberal Arts Core Requirements
    • Women's Health and Wellness
    • Supporting Courses

Year 2

  • Fall
    • Liberal Arts Core Requirements
    • Supporting Courses
  • Spring
    • Liberal Arts Core Requirements or Teachers as Leaders in a Changing Society
    • Supporting Courses

Year 3

  • Fall
    • Liberal Arts Core Requirements
    • Supporting Courses
  • Spring
    • Liberal Arts Core Requirements or Teachers as Leaders in a Changing Society
    • General Methods: Secondary
    • Fieldwork

Year 4

  • Fall
    • Literacy in the Content Areas
    • Discipline Specific Elementary Methods
    • Discipline Specific Special Methods: Grades 7-12*
    • Fieldwork
  • Spring
    • Current Issues in Education
    • Student Teaching and Seminar: Elementary
    • Student Teaching and Seminar: Secondary


* Students completing the license in World Languages take C & I: World Languages/Culture K-12 and Field Experience III: (K-12) World Language and Culture at the University of St. Thomas.