Augsburg College offers a licensure program in K-12 education. It is approved by the State of Minnesota Board of Teaching and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The department also works with students who want to teach in other states or countries.
Licensure is available in the specialty areas of Art, Music and Physical Education. These programs lead to a license qualifying holders to teach throughout the entire K-12 grade range.
These licenses are administered jointly by the secondary education program and the three academic majors. Students have advisers in both the Education Department and in the area of their academic major.
Go to the Augsburg College Online Course Catalog for descriptions of specific courses in our licensure programs.
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.