5-12 Secondary

Augsburg University offers licensure programs in secondary education, approved by the MN Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board.

This program leads to a license qualifying holders to teach at the middle and secondary levels (grades 5-12). Students major in an academic subject and take a sequence of professional education courses. Students have advisors in both the Education Department and in the area of their academic major.

Licensure programs for secondary education are offered in Communication Arts, Health, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Science (Chemistry or Physics), Science (Grades 5-9), and Social Studies.

Licensure programs in the K-12 specialty areas include of Art, English as a Second Language, Music, and Physical Education.

Licensure programs may be taken at the undergraduate or graduate level.  Fieldwork and student teaching in all programs are taken during the weekday calendar (M-F).

Course Descriptions:
Go to the Augsburg University Online Course Catalog for descriptions of specific courses in our licensure programs.

Program Standards:
Earning a Minnesota teaching certificate is not merely course-based. Students demonstrate their possession of rigorous outcome-based professional standards by completing a program portfolio as they progress through the Education Department coursework. Students are advanced to student teaching placements only after a favorable review of their readiness based on portfolio documentation.