Program Requirements

Elementary and Secondary Programs

Teaching2The Department of Education offers an Elementary Education Major, with Kindergarten through Grade 6 licensure. A Middle Level Endorsement is also available for teaching Grades 5-8 in the areas of science, communication arts/literacy, mathematics and social studies. The Secondary Licensure in Grades 5 through 12 is a teaching major in a specific content area. Licensure for grades Kindergarten through 12 is also offered for selected majors.

The Minnesota Board of Teaching approves all of the Teacher Education Programs at Gustavus Adolphus College for the preparation of licensed teachers. The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accredits the Department of Education at Gustavus Adolphus College. Students who complete the selected teacher education program receive a Bachelor of Arts Degree and are licensed to teach in all Minnesota schools and can apply for licenses in other states.

Teacher education students may also qualify for a coaching minor by completing the course requirements as outlined by the Department of Physical Education and Health.