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

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. 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 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.

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