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For experienced teachers

Additional Licensure

About Additional Licensure

Already a Licensed Teacher? The University of St. Thomas School of Education makes it easy to add an additional teaching license. We offer licensure in 10 different content areas from chemistry to spanish, and everything in between. Depending on your previous experience, you can earn an additional teaching license in as few as 9 credits.

Rounding out your content expertise is more than a career choice. It is a calling to serve children, families and communities. We are here to help you answer that calling for the common good with a program that emphasizes engagement and discussion with other experienced teachers.

Learn more about our licensure programs and required coursework below:

Where you'll learn:

On-campus in Minneapolis or Online

When to start:

Year round

Concentrations

Chemistry educators provide learners in grades 9-12 a critical link between physics and natural sciences while helping them understand matter at its most fundamental level. In addition to an initial licensure, Chemistry teachers also earn an endorsement in general science, qualifying them to teach in grades 5-8. Science teachers are in high-demand.


Educators in the field of Communication Arts and Literature teach learners in grades 5-12 a wide variety of oral and written communication skills. Their learners also begin to understand the plethora of ways in which humans communicate and learn about the world through the study of literature. In addition to being prepared to teach communication arts and literature, graduates of this program can take their ability to teach communication skills into the business, governmental and non-profit worlds.


We all remember at least one of our elementary teachers - one of the key people who made a difference in our lives. Elementary educators work with young learners (K-6), teaching basic skills and knowledge that form the foundation of learning. Teaching at this level requires a unique combination of content knowledge, pedagogy, understanding of individual development and learning styles, and familiarity with learners' families and communities.


Life science brings together the scientific disciplines that study living things, including biology, botany, genetics, medical science, psychiatry and zoology. Together, these disciplines seek to understand how living things exist and interact. Science teachers are in high demand.Preparation in this program leads to a grades 9-12 teaching license, as well as an endorsement in general science (5-8).


Teachers in this content area help students understand mathematics in its many forms, including algebra, geometry and calculus. You will learn to help students apply these skills, relieve math anxiety, and realize their mathematical ability. These skillsets are in high demand in the workplace, increasing the demand for high quality math teachers.


Students in this program gain the skills needed to teach students to play brass, woodwind, string and percussion instruments. Music teachers are able to share that knowledge with learners in grades K-12 and are also prepared to teach general music courses, helping their learners develop a greater appreciation of music in all its forms. Musical training can reduce stress; improve memory; increase time management, organizational and team-building skills; and improve overall academic performance.


Teachers in this area have developed the skills and gained the experience needed to lead choral ensembles and to teach general music classes for grades K-12. In addition to building their own musical skills, they have learned the musical pedagogy that will help them transfer those skills to their learners.


One of the oldest academic disciplines, physics focuses on the motion, energy and force of matter. Teachers prepared in this content area work with learners in grades 9-12, engaging them as they discover the wonders of physics. Physics licensure students also earn an endorsement in general science, qualifying them to teach in grades 5-8.


Social studies education includes the core disciplines of history, geography, political science, economics, psychology, and sociology. As a social studies teacher, you'll play a critical role in helping learners understand themselves, their society, and the global community. In addition to being prepared to teach social studies in grades 5-12, graduates have gone on to become curators in museums, trainers in business, and curriculum developers for educational programs.


Learning a language offers a way to understand the world in which we live. Spanish teachers teach K-12 learners how to speak, read and write their chosen world language. In addition, world language teachers help their learners understand the cultures in which these languages are spoken, facilitating their transformation into global citizens.


FACULTY

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Dr. Debbie Monson

Dr. Monson earned her Ph.D.in Curriculum and Instruction-Mathematics Education with a supporting field of mathematics from the University of Minnesota, 2011. Debbie's current research interests include exploring children's thinking related to rational number, engineering education, and assignments that help improve pre-service teacher education.

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Special Opportunities

  • Ongoing Professional Development
  • Mentored Clinical Practice
  • Community Partnerships
  • Ongoing Professional Development

    The School of Education offer a variety of networking and professional development opportunities. Most events include a CEU component.

    Mentored Clinical Practice

    We work to ensure that your clinical practice experience (student teaching) meets your needs and facilitate personal and professional growth.

    Community Partnerships

    Students in the School of Education find many opportunities for professional growth while working with partner organizations.

    Ongoing Professional Development

    The School of Education offer a variety of networking and professional development opportunities. Most events include a CEU component.

    Mentored Clinical Practice

    We work to ensure that your clinical practice experience (student teaching) meets your needs and facilitate personal and professional growth.

    Community Partnerships

    Students in the School of Education find many opportunities for professional growth while working with partner organizations.