School of Education Student

School of Education – Undergraduate Program

Teachers are champions for the common good. Here at the University of St. Thomas, we equip students with the necessary tools and guidance to prepare them for their future career. Our main goal is for these educators to go out into their communities and be a beacon of change for children and their families. Let your journey, towards becoming a knowledgeable and caring teacher, start today.

At the University of St. Thomas, you can choose from the following Education Minor subject areas:

FRESHMAN YEARSOPHOMORE YEARJUNIOR YEARSENIOR YEAR

Course: EDUC 210 (4cr)

Education’s Place in Society 

 *Optional: you may begin the education sequence in second semester of freshman year or either semester of sophomore year; Field Experience I and Assessment I should be completed concurrently with EDUC 210

Courses:

EDUC 210 (4cr)

Education’s Place in Society

EDUC 329 (4cr)

Diverse Learners & Families

Courses:

EDUC 330 (4cr)

Psychology for Teaching & Learning

 EDUC 550 (4cr)

Literacy I

Courses Semester 1:

EDUC 370 Literacy II (4cr)

EDUC 371 Math (4cr)

EDUC 372 Science  (4cr)

EDUC 373 Social Studies (4cr)

Courses Semester 2:

EDUC 460 Clinical Practice & Seminar (10cr)(full-time placement Monday-Friday, teacher duty hours, full semester)

EDUC 431 Technology for Instruction (2cr) (online course)

Field Experience:

EDUC 211 (0cr)

Field Experience I                   

30 hours, Grand Rounds + individual placement

Field Experience:

EDUC 211 (0cr)

Field Experience I                   

30 hours, Grand Rounds + individual placement, concurrent with EDUC 210

Field Experience:

EDUC 332 (0cr)

Field Experience II

30 hours, concurrent with EDUC 330

Field Experience:

EDUC 337 (0cr)

Field Experience III

100 hours, concurrent with EDUC 370

Assessment: Transition Point I

Program Orientation

*Completed within EDUC 210 course

Assessment: Transition Point I

Program Orientation

*Completed within EDUC 210 course

Assessment: Transition Point II

Professional Development Interview

* Register on TE Blackboard site

Assessment: Transition Point III

Key Assessment: Analysis of Teaching & Student Learning (EDUC 370)

Assessment: Transition Point IV: edTPA

*Register on TE Blackboard site

Required:

- MTLE Basic Skills Exams to be completed while in EDUC 210; see MTLE Test Guide for ACT/SAT substitutions

- Declare Education major and apply to Teacher Education program while in EDUC 210

Required:

- MTLE Basic Skills Exams to be completed while in EDUC 210; see MTLE Test Guide for ACT/SAT substitutions

- Declare Education major and apply to Teacher Education program while in EDUC 210

Required:

- Assessment II successful completion required to register for Block III C&I courses

- Allied math and science courses required prior to Block III C&I courses

- Attend CP Information Session

- CP Application due August 1 for spring placement; January 1 for fall placement

Required:

- Analysis of Teaching & Learning successfully completed to enter Clinical Practice

- edTPA submitted for official scoring to meet MN benchmarks

Recommended: MTLE content and pedagogy exams prior to Clinical Practice

Allied Content Courses: MATH 121, 122, 223; BIOL 101; CHEM 100; PHYS 101; GEOL 111; PSYC 111 or SOCI 100; POLS 104; HIST 113 or 114; HIST 111, 112, 115, 118 or 119; GEOG 113

Suggested Minors to consider:  STEM co-major or Engineering Education Minor; ESL Minor; SPED Minor; minor in a content area

PLANNING NOTES:

  • Field experiences must be completed during the semester in which the candidate is registered for the experience.
  • EDUC courses offered fall and spring only.
  • EDUC 372 and/or EDUC 373 can be taken prior to EDUC 370/371/337 – although this is not recommended.
  • Field Experience III requires time in the field every Thursday throughout the semester, and Monday through Friday during the last two weeks of the semester.
  • All education and content courses must be successfully completed prior to Clinical Practice (exception: EDUC 431 is concurrent with EDUC 460).
  • Attend Clinical Practice Information Session one year prior to placement; application is due January 1 for fall placement and August 1 for spring placement.
  • Information regarding the MTLE can be found on the Department of Teacher Education community Blackboard site.
  • In order to graduate in 4 years, candidates may need to take non-education courses in J-term and/or summers.
FRESHMAN YEARSOPHOMORE YEARJUNIOR YEARSENIOR YEAR

Course: EDUC 210 (4cr)

Education’s Place in Society 

 *Optional: you may begin the education sequence in second semester of freshman year or either semester of sophomore year; Field Experience I and Assessment I should be completed concurrently with EDUC 210

Courses:

EDUC 210 (4cr)

Education’s Place in Society

EDUC 329 (4cr)

Diverse Learners & Families

Course:

EDUC 330 (4cr)

Psychology for Teaching & Learning

Courses Fall Semester:

EDUC 355 Reading for the 5-12 Teacher (4cr)

EDUC 3xx C&I: Subject-Specific Methods (4cr) (fall only; all 5-12 & K-12 World Language lincensure areas)

Courses Spring Semester:

EDUC 460 Clinical Practice & Seminar (10cr)(full-time placement Monday-Friday, teacher duty hours, full semester)

EDUC 431 Technology for Instruction (2cr) (online course)

Field Experience:

EDUC 211 (0cr)

Field Experience I                   

30 hours, Grand Rounds + individual placement

Field Experience:

EDUC 211 (0cr)

Field Experience I                   

30 hours, Grand Rounds + individual placement, concurrent with EDUC 210

Field Experience:

EDUC 332 (0cr)

Field Experience II

30 hours, concurrent with EDUC 330

Field Experience:

EDUC 3xx (0cr)

Field Experience II

40 hours, concurrent with C&I methods

Assessment: Transition Point I

Program Orientation

*Completed within EDUC 210 course

Assessment: Transition Point I

Program Orientation

*Completed within EDUC 210 course

Assessment: Transition Point II

Professional Development Interview

* Register on TE Blackboard site

Assessment: Transition Point III

Key Assessment: Analysis of Teaching & Student Learning (C&I course)

Assessment: Transition Point IV: edTPA

*Register on TE Blackboard site

Required:

- MTLE Basic Skills Exams to be completed while in EDUC 210; see MTLE Test Guide for ACT/SAT substitutions

- Declare Education major and apply to Teacher Education program while in EDUC 210

Required:

- MTLE Basic Skills Exams to be completed while in EDUC 210; see MTLE Test Guide for ACT/SAT substitutions

- Declare Education major and apply to Teacher Education program while in EDUC 210

Required:

- Assessment II successful completion required to register for Block III C&I courses

- Attend CP Information Session

- CP Application due August 1 for spring placement; January 1 for fall placement

Required:

- Analysis of Teaching & Learning successfully completed to enter Clinical Practice

- edTPA submitted for official scoring to meet MN benchmarks

Recommended: MTLE content and pedagogy exams prior to Clinical Practice

 PLANNING NOTES:

  • Field experiences must be completed during the semester in which the candidate is registered for the experience.
  • EDUC C&I methods courses offered fall semester only; K-12 candidates in Music and Physical Education & Health should consult the content advisor for scheduling of C&I methods courses courses
  • All education and content courses must be successfully completed prior to Clinical Practice (exception: EDUC 431 is concurrent with EDUC 460).
  • Attend Clinical Practice Information Session one year prior to placement; application is due January 1 for fall placement and August 1 for spring placement.
  • Information regarding the MTLE can be found on the Department of Teacher Education community Blackboard site.
  • In order to graduate in 4 years, candidates may need to take non-education courses in J-term and/or summers.

Reduced Tuition Beginning Spring 2019!

At the School of Education, we understand that access and affordability is important to you in growing your career, and it is important to us. Beginning January 2019, coursework for the Education Specialist degree will carry a $660 per credit charge.

We are excited that this change will make St. Thomas a top choice for teachers looking for new leadership opportunities. Our programs prepare future leaders with evidence-based practices, social justice pedagogy and intercultural development to ensure they are ready for the challenges of of today's diverse learner needs.