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Education (EDUC)

Program Options: B.A., B.S.

An education degree from St. Kate's gets you noticed. Many principals tell us that they put St. Kate's graduates' resumes at the top of the pile when making hiring decisions. That's not surprising - St. Kate's has been educating women to be teachers since 1913, so we know what we're doing. St. Catherine's nationally recognized programs in education help you develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for a successful, challenging and rewarding career in teaching.

St. Kate's prepares students for teaching licensure in three areas, including elementary (K-6), secondary and kindergarten through grade 12. For students who are working toward a teaching license or who have already completed a teaching degree, St. Kate's offers two teaching endorsements: Pre-Kindergarten (ages 3-PreK) and Middle Level (grades 5-8).

For an education major, experience in the classroom is vital to success. Our education programs integrate practical courses with an emphasis on fieldwork. You will spend up to 50 hours gaining hands-on classroom experience each semester, beginning with the first class, Teachers as Leaders for a Changing Society. The degree culminates with a semester-long student teaching experience at cooperating schools in the metropolitan area. Student teachers participate in daily classroom activities and gain practical experience under the guidance of an elementary or secondary teacher and a University supervisor. Because our education programs incorporate more fieldwork than many other colleges, as a St. Kate's graduate, you will be better prepared for the classroom when you secure your first job as a teacher.

St. Kate's education faculty, many of whom are experts in areas such as gifted education and multicultural education, are highly qualified, dedicated professionals whose areas of expertise cover a spectrum of academic disciplines including art, mathematics, English, social studies and the life sciences. St. Kate's faculty pride themselves on developing personal teaching relationships with each student and giving them the one-to-one attention they need to succeed.

Our Teacher Education Resource Center is designed to provide you with an abundance of useful learning resources. All education majors have access to a curriculum area located in the library. The curriculum area is stocked with up-to-date textbooks and teaching materials for all grade levels and subject areas.

All education courses at St. Kate's are technology intensive. Embedded in each course are a variety of technology experiences. In addition to word processing, database and spreadsheet construction, you will use hand held and multimedia technologies at various points in the education sequence to develop expertise. You will create an electronic portfolio that will be used as both a developmental assessment tool and as a professional portfolio.

Computers are no longer considered an add-on in education but are an integral part of learning in the 21st century. The environment in most elementary and secondary schools calls for technologically literate teachers. St. Kate's graduates will be those teachers. Graduates will enter the classroom prepared to be leaders in their schools and districts and to make the most of the current technology.

St. Catherine's teaching program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching. The program fulfills requirements for teacher certification or licensure in most states except those states requiring completion of a five-year program.

To be eligible for consideration for admission to the teacher licensure programs, you must:

  • Have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (a) after 60 hours of course work or (b) after completing a four-year degree from an accredited college or university. (If you have earned a B.A./B.S. or higher degree with a GPA of less than 2.5, you must earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 taking at least 12 semester credits at St. Catherine University AND must have a recommendation from a faculty member in the major department.)
  • Have completed with a grade of C- or better PSYC 1001 General Psychology, PSYC 2025 Lifespan Developmental Psychology, EDUC 2070 Teachers as Leaders for a Changing Society, EDUC 2800 General Methods (for elementary education) or EDUC 2090 General Methods (for secondary or K-12), and MATH 2500 Mathematical Structures (for elementary education).
  • Have taken the MTLE Basic Skills Tests (Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examination).
  • Have submitted two recommendations, one from your academic advisor and another from a faculty member, confirming your potential for the teaching profession.
  • Have applied for admission to the professional education sequence.

You must be admitted to the education department to be eligible for courses numbered 3000 and above.

Educators must use communication skills in myriad formats, for a multitude of purposes, with a variety of audiences. Therefore, the Education Department integrates literacy, process writing, information management and technology across and throughout its curriculum.

Candidates for licensure must achieve a qualifying score on the MTLE test series (basic skills, pedagogy and content area) prior to submitting an application for a teaching license.

St. Catherine University is in full compliance with Title II regulations and its reporting structure. Based on Basic Skills scores reported for the 2009-10 reporting period, St. Catherine's institutional pass rate is 96 percent. The statewide pass rate is 98 percent. For more detailed documentation, please call the Education Department office at (651) 690-6610.

Education majors fulfill the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing EDUC 2070. You fulfill the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000 or 2000, CORE 3990, and one other writing-intensive course in another department).

Beginning in the fall of 2009, all students who are admitted to the elementary education major require the STEM certificate to apply for a teaching license.  (See STEM Certificate description in this catalog.)

All licensure programs may be subject to changes required by the state Department of Education. For more current information on licensure requirements, please refer to the online catalog and the St. Kate's Education Department website.

OPTIONS FOR LICENSURE

Elementary Education (K-6)

Secondary Education (Grades 5-12*, 9-12**)
You must major in an academic field.  
Teaching licensures are offered in these major fields:

  • Chemistry**
  • Communication Arts and Literature*
  • Family and Consumer Science*
  • Life Sciences (Biology)**
  • Mathematics*
  • Social Studies*

Students completing the chemistry and life science licensure programs may add a General Science Middle Level Endorsement (Grades 5-8) but are not required to do so.

Kindergarten-Grade 12
You must major in an academic field.
Teaching licensures are offered in these major fields:

  • Physical Education
  • Visual Arts
  • World Languages and Culture: French
  • World Languages and Culture: Spanish

Endorsement Options

In addition to all requirements for the K-6 license, students who want to add a Middle Level endorsement, choosing from the list below, must complete the additional courses listed in that particular content area.

  • Communication Arts and Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science (General)
  • Social Studies
  • World Languages and Cultures: French (K-8)
  • World Languages and Cultures: Spanish (K-8)

Major Requirements:

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (K-6)
This option is designed for those seeking to become licensed elementary teachers. Educational theory is integrated with classroom practice as well as extensive field experiences and a full-semester student-teaching experience.

Required education courses:
EDUC 2070 Teachers as Leaders for a Changing Society
EDUC 2490 School Health & Chemical Health (1 cr) or EXSS 1100 Women's Fitness and Wellness (2 cr)
EDUC 2800 General Methods: Elementary (2 cr)
EDUC 3010 Methods & Materials in Mathematics (2 cr)
EDUC 3030 Methods & Materials in Science (2 cr)
EDUC 3050 Methods & Materials in Social Studies (2 cr)
EDUC 3080 Methods & Materials in Art (2 cr)
EDUC 3110 Methods & Materials in Music (1 cr)
EDUC 3130 Methods & Materials in Physical Education (1 cr)
EDUC 3290 Methods & Materials in Kindergarten Education (2 cr)
EDUC 3490 Emerging Arts & Literacy
EDUC 3540 Relationship Techniques
EDUC 3550 Literacy in the Content Areas: Elementary (2 cr)
EDUC 3650 Current Issues in Education (2 cr)
EDUC 3812 Student Teaching Elementary (12 cr)

Required supporting courses:
INDI 2440 Choosing and Using Books for Children
GEOG 2000 Human (Cultural) Geography
MATH 2500 Mathematical Structures
PSYC 1001 General Psychology with Lab
PSYC 2025 Lifespan Developmental Psychology

Required STEM courses:
BIOL 1110  Environmental Biology
CHEM 1000 Chemistry of Life
PHYS 1200 Engineering in Your World

Elementary education students who need to satisfy their mathematics requirement for the liberals arts core should take MATH 1050 Mathematical Ideas in Contemporary Society.

SECONDARY EDUCATION (GRADES 5-12*, 9-12**)

As a student seeking secondary licensure, you will choose to major in one of the fields below and will take education courses in addition to the courses required for your major (see requirements for each area following the education and supporting courses information).  You must major in an academic field and complete the following education and supporting courses:

Required education courses:
EDUC 2070 Teachers as Leaders for a Changing Society
EDUC 2090 General Methods: Secondary and K-12
EDUC 2490 School Health & Chemical Health (1 cr) or EXSS 1100 Women's Fitness and Wellness (2 cr)
EDUC 3551 Literacy in the Content Areas: Secondary (2 cr)
EDUC 3650 Current Issues in Education (2 cr)
EDUC 3912 Student Teaching: Secondary (12 cr)

Required supporting courses:
PSYC 1001 General Psychology with Lab
PSYC 2025 Lifespan Developmental Psychology

LIFE SCIENCE: 9-12 LICENSURE **
Biology majors seeking licensure as secondary (grades 9-12) life science teachers complete the major courses listed below. These requirements are set up to satisfy both a major in biology and the content standards for 9-12 life science licensure.  Students completing this licensure may add the General Science Middle Level Endorsement, but are not required to do so.

Required science courses for licensure:
BIOL 1710 Foundations of Biology I
BIOL 1720 Foundations of Biology II
BIOL 2710 Foundations of Biology III (Fall 2014 starts only)
BIOL 2800 and 2900 (not required for Fall 2014 starts)
BIOL 3100 Plant Biology
BIOL 3120 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
BIOL 3140 Comparative Animal Physiology
BIOL 3210 Biology of Microorganisms
BIOL 3300 Evolutionary Biology (not required for Fall 2014 starts)
Effective Fall 2014: Statistics (PSYC 2050 Statistical Methods in Psychology, MATH 1080 Statistical Analysis OR ECON 2250 Statistical Analysis for Decision Making)

Additional courses required for the biology major:
CHEM 1110, 1120 General Chemistry I & II
CHEM 2010 Organic Chemistry I
BIOL 2720 Sophomore Seminar (Fall 2014 starts only)
BIOL 4912 or BIOL 4914 Research
BIOL 4850 Senior Seminar (2 cr)
4 credits of BIOL at the 4000 level (Fall 2014 starts only)

Required education course:
EDUC 3752 Special Methods: Senior High Science (2 cr)

General Science Middle Level Endorsement (grades 5-8)
Biology majors wishing to add the General Science Middle Level Endorsement must complete the following courses:

Additional required science courses:
PHYS 1040 Astronomy
PHYS 1080, 1090 Physics for the Health Sciences I and II

Additional required education courses:
EDUC 3742 Special Methods Middle Level: Science (2 cr)
EDUC 3910 Student Teaching and Seminar: Middle Level

CHEMISTRY MAJOR: 9-12 LICENSURE**
Chemistry majors seeking licensure to teach chemistry in secondary schools (grades 9-12) must complete the following major courses.

Chemistry requirements:
CHEM 1110, 1120 General Chemistry I and II
CHEM 2010, 2020 Organic Chemistry I and II
CHEM 3000 Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 3310, 3320 Physical Chemistry I and II
CHEM 4000 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 4200 Advanced Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 4400 Biochemistry
CHEM 4850 Seminar (4 semesters - 0 cr))

Required education course:
EDUC 3752 Special Methods: Senior High Science (2 cr)

General Science Middle Level Endorsement (grades 5-8)
Chemistry majors wishing to add the General Science Middle Level Endorsement must complete the following courses.

Additional required science courses :
BIOL 1710, 1720, 2710 Foundations of Biology I, II and III (2710 for Fall 2014 starts only)
PHYS 1040 Astronomy
PHYS 1080, 1090 Physics for the Health Sciences I and II

Additional required education courses:
EDUC 3742 Special Methods Middle Level Science (2 cr)
EDUC 3910 Student Teaching and Seminar: Middle Level

COMMUNICATION ARTS AND LITERATURE: 5-12 LICENSURE*
Students seeking licensure to teach Communication Arts and Literature in secondary schools (grades 5-12) must complete the following courses.

Communication studies courses:
COMM 1000 Introduction to Communication: Women and Social Change
COMM 1020 Communication Dynamics in Personal Relationships
COMM 1030 Speaking to Lead and Influence
COMM 2050 Media, Culture and Society

English courses:
ENGL 2200 Literary Theory and Practice
ENGL 2270 Shakespeare
ENGL 2305 Writing for Life
ENGL 2350 Rhetorical Grammar or ENGL 3XXX English composition course
ENGL 2480 History and Structure of English or ENGL 3450 Introduction to Linguistics
Two 3000-level literature courses (recommended: American literature)

Required education courses:
EDUC 3450 Literature for Young Adults (2 cr)
EDUC 3740 Special Methods: Middle Level Communication Arts and Literature (2 cr)
EDUC 3750 Special Methods: Senior High Communication Arts and Literature (2 cr)

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE: 5-12 LICENSURE*
Family and consumer science majors seeking licensure to teach in secondary schools (grades 5-12) must complete the following major courses.

(Note: Courses marked with the (+) symbol are offered alternate years.)

Required content courses:
FACS 3350 Child in the Family
FACS 3360 Parenting Education +
FACS 3650 Personal and Family Financial Management
FACS 3700 Interior Design/Housing +
FACS 4000 Management Approach to Family Systems +
FASH 2050 Textiles
FASH 2100 Apparel Construction and Analysis
FSNU 2200 Food, Nutrition and You or FSNU 3000 Nutrition
FSNU 2900 Food Science
FSNU 4250 Current Issues in Food and Nutrition + (2 cr)

Additional required supporting courses:
CHEM 1010 General Chemistry for Health Sciences or CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
INDI 2000 Career Development for Women (2 cr)
SOCI 3210 Family, Identity and Inequality 
THEO 3850 Human Sexuality: Theological and Spiritual Explorations or BIOL 1120 Biology of Women

Required education courses:
EDUC 3744 Special Methods: Middle Level Family and Consumer Science (2 cr)
EDUC 3754 Special Methods: Senior High Family and Consumer Science (2 cr)

Students completing the Family, Consumer and Nutritional Sciences Education program meet the requirements for Minnesota Licensure in Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences.

MATHEMATICS: 5-12 LICENSURE*
Mathematics majors who plan to teach mathematics in secondary schools (grades 5-12) must complete the following courses (NOTE: there are additional requirements if completing the mathematics major - see the Mathematics major section of this catalog).

Mathematics requirements:
MATH 1130 Calculus I (or MATH 1110 and 1120)
MATH 1140 Calculus II
MATH 1800 Discrete Mathematics
MATH 2050 Linear Algebra
MATH 2060 Calculus III
MATH 3010 Abstract Algebra
MATH 3130 Probability
MATH 3140 Mathematical Statistics
MATH 3250 Geometry

Required education courses:
EDUC 3741 Special Methods: Middle Level Mathematics (2 cr)
EDUC 3751 Special Methods: Senior High Mathematics (2 cr)

Required supporting course:
CSCI 1110 Algorithms and Computer Programming I (must be completed by the end of the sophomore year or the first year if the student is transferring as a junior). Must be taken for a letter grade.

SOCIAL STUDIES: 5-12 LICENSURE*
Social studies majors who plan to teach in secondary schools (grades 5-12) must complete the following major courses.

Social studies requirements:
ECON 2610 Principles of Microeconomics or ECON 2620 Principles of Macroeconomics
GEOG 2000 Human (Cultural) Geography
HIST 1300 Introduction to Historiography or HIST 1200 Survey of U.S. Political & Social History, 1600-1900
POSC 2010 American Government and Politics or POSC 2200 Introduction to Comparative Government
SOCI 1000 Principles and Concepts of Sociology
SOCI 3250 Cultural Anthropology
An additional history course focusing on the history of a region other than the U.S. or Canada (i.e., Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, Australia, Oceania)

Concentration within the social studies major:
Students must take four additional courses in one of the social sciences (economics, geography, political science, psychology, sociology or anthropology) or history. These concentration courses are to be approved by the social studies coordinator and by a full-time professor (preferably the chair) of the particular department of concentration (e.g., psychology or political science). These concentration courses must include one course with an emphasis on the theory, philosophy and/or methodology of the discipline and a total of at least three courses at the 3000-4000 level.

Required education courses:
EDUC 3743 Special Methods: Middle Level Social Studies (2 cr)
EDUC 3753 Special Methods: Senior High Social Studies (2 cr)

Teaching High School Religion

This is a non-licensure teaching curriculum.

Education courses:
EDUC 2070 Teachers as Leaders for a Changing Society
EDUC 2090 General Methods: Secondary and K-12
EDUC 2490 School Health and Chemical Health (1 cr)
EDUC 3520 Teaching of Religion (2 cr)
EDUC 4954 Independent Study: Teaching Religion, Secondary

Supporting courses:
PSYC 1001 General Psychology with Lab
PSYC 2025 Lifespan Developmental Psychology

K-12 EDUCATION LICENSURE
The K-12 licensure option enables graduates to teach at all grade levels in a given subject area. You will choose to major in one of the fields below and will take education courses in addition to the courses required for your major. 

  • Physical education
  • Visual arts
  • World languages and culture: French
  • World languages and culture: Spanish

The following courses are required of all K-12 licensure candidates.

Required education courses:
EDUC 2070 Teachers as Leaders for a Changing Society
EDUC 2090 General Methods: Secondary and K-12
EDUC 2490 School Health & Chemical Health (1 cr) or EXSS 1100 Women's Fitness and Wellness (2 cr)
EDUC 3551 Literacy in the Content Areas: Secondary (2 cr)
EDUC 3650 Current Issues in Education (2 cr)

Required supporting courses:
PSYC 1001 General Psychology with Lab
PSYC 2025 Lifespan Developmental Psychology

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Exercise science majors who plan to teach in grades K-12 must complete the following major courses.

Exercise and sport science courses:
PHED 215 Rhythms and Dance (2 cr, to be completed at the University of St. Thomas)
EXSS 2750 Introduction to Exercise and Sports Science (2 cr)
EXSS 2800 Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise Science
EXSS 3050 Teaching Elementary Physical Education or PHED 302 P. E. Methods for Elementary (to be completed at the University of St. Thomas) OR HPE 302 PE Methods K-6 AND HPE 324 K-6 PE Games and Activities (to be completed at Augsburg College)
EXSS 3060 Individual Sports Techniques and EXSS 3080 Team Sports Techniques OR PHED 304 PE Methods-Middle & Secondary Schools (to be completed at the University of St. Thomas) OR HPE 334 7-12 Sports Skills and Activities AND HPE 368 PE Methods 7-12 (to be completed at Augsburg College)
EXSS 3100 History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education (not required for Fall 2014 starts)
EXSS 3350 Kinesiology and Biomechanics
EXSS 3450 Exercise Physiology
EXSS 3510 Developmental Adapted Physical Education (2 cr) OR PHED 351 Teaching Students with Special Needs (to be completed at the University of St. Thomas) OR HPE 254 Intro to Developmental/Adapted PE (to be completed at Augsburg College)
EXSS 3600 Physical Education Organization, Administration and Programming (2 cr) OR PHED 202 Curriculum, Instruction & Assess (to be completed at the University of St. Thomas) OR HPE 340 Organization and Administration of PE Programs AND HPE 473 PE Curriculum (to be completed at Augsburg College)
EXSS 3610 Motor Learning (2 cr)
EXSS 3750 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (2 cr) (not required for Fall 2014 starts)

Required education courses:
EDUC 3762 Special Methods: Grades 7-12: Teaching of Physical Education (2 cr)
EDUC 3840 Student Teaching and Seminar in Physical Education: Elementary (6 cr)
EDUC 3860 Student Teaching and Seminar in Physical Education: Secondary (6 cr)

Required supporting courses:
BIOL 2510 Human Anatomy
BIOL 2520 Human Physiology
CHEM 1010 General Chemistry or CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
FSNU 2200 Food, Nutrition and You or FSNU 3000 Nutrition

Students must show proof of current certification in First Aid and CPR upon completion of the major.

VISUAL ARTS
The K-12 program combines course work in studio art, art history, art education and education, with supporting work in psychology and philosophy. To meet teaching licensure standards, the visual arts education student must demonstrate foundational understandings about art and knowledge and skills in studio art and art history areas, exhibiting breadth and depth of learning. In the area of studio practice, the student must show competency in six studio art areas and an emphasis in at least two areas.

Students seeking teaching licensure who have previously completed a major in art must meet program requirements for the art major with the education focus.

Admittance to and progress in the major:
As an art education major you follow the same procedures and directives for admittance to and progress through the studio art major as the studio art student, completing Portfolio Reviews I and II during your sophomore and junior years, respectively. In addition, you must apply to the Education Department. The student teaching experience and the Senior Exhibition represent the culmination of development and work in the major. The requirement of Senior Exhibition includes showing your personal artwork in addition to showing the work of your students during your student teaching experience. You must complete your second portfolio review no later than the semester prior to your Senior Exhibition.

Current major requirements are as follows:
Portfolio Reviews I and II (see Studio Art for description of Portfolio Review procedures)

Studio art courses:
ART 1000 Two-Dimensional Design
ART 1010 Three-Dimensional Design
ART 1200 Drawing
ART 2250 Art and Technology
ART 2300 Painting: Oil or ART 2310 Painting: Acrylic or ART 2320 Painting: Watercolor
ART 232 Fibers I (to be completed at Macalester College)
ART 2340 Printmaking or ART 2360 Photography I or ART 3370 Digital Photography
ART 2400 Wheel-Thrown Pottery or ART 2450 Ceramics or ART 2500 Sculpture or ART 2550 Sculpture Metal

Two additional studio art electives in two different areas of emphasis at 2000-level or above

Art history courses:
ARTH 1100 Introduction to Art History: Ancient through Medieval or ARTH 1110 Introduction to Art History: Renaissance to Modern or ARTH 1150 Ways of Seeing
ARTH 2650 Modern Art History OR ARTH 2670 Contemporary Art in the United States
Art history elective course (2000-level or above)

The course work above addresses the licensure requirements of demonstration of foundational understandings about art and knowledge and skills in studio art and art history areas. The requirements concerning emphasis in at least two studio art areas are met by taking at least one more 2000-level or above course in each of two areas. The art faculty may advise additional course work on the basis of your demonstration of competencies and areas of emphasis at your portfolio reviews.

Required education courses:
EDUC 3250 Focus Studies in Elementary Art Education (2 cr)
EDUC 3760 Special Methods: Grades 7-12: Visual Arts (2 cr)
EDUC 3890 Student Teaching and Seminar in Art: Secondary (6 cr)
EDUC 3900 Student Teaching and Seminar in Art: Elementary (6 cr)

Required supporting course:
PHIL 2900 Philosophy of the Arts (also fulfills the liberal arts core requirement in philosophy)


WORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURE: SPANISH

Prerequisite course work:
Students enrolling in this specialty area must have proficiency in Spanish to an intermediate level (completed SPAN 1120 Elementary Spanish II or its equivalent).

Required courses:
If you place into SPAN 2110 and/or 2120, those courses may be counted toward earning the Spanish major. In this case, you must take an additional seven 3000 or 4000- level courses (with a minimum grade of C) to fulfill requirements for the Spanish major.
SPAN 3160 Hispanics in the United States
SPAN 3250 Introduction to Critical Cultural and Literary Analysis
SPAN 4860 Senior Seminar

Plus one to three (based on proficiency) of the following:
SPAN 2110 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 2120 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 3050 Visions of the Hispanic World: Reading to Speak and Write

Plus two to four (based on credits earned) of the following:
SPAN 3550 Short Stories in Spanish
SPAN 3700 Contemporary Spanish American Literature
SPAN 4000 Hispanic Masterpieces
SPAN 4100 Hispanic Women Writers
SPAN 4602 or SPAN 4604 Internship (2 or 4 cr)
SPAN 4952 or SPAN 4954 Independent Study (2 or 4 cr)
SPAN 4994 Topics

Additional required education courses:
EDUC 380-01 Curriculum and Instruction: World Languages and Cultures K-12 (To be completed at the University of St. Thomas)
EDUC 347-01 Field Experience III: (K-12) World Languages and Culture (To be completed the University of St. Thomas)
EDUC 3920 Student Teaching & Seminar: World Languages & Cultures: Elementary (6 cr)
EDUC 3930 Student Teaching & Seminar: World Languages & Cultures: Secondary (6 cr)

WORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURE: FRENCH

Prerequisite course work:
Students enrolling in this specialty area must have proficiency in French to an intermediate level (FREN 2120 Intermediate French II or its equivalent).

All French licensure students are encouraged to study in a French-speaking country. Courses taken abroad with prior approval of the department chair may apply to the program.

FREN 3050 French Composition
FREN 3060 Introduction to Literary Analysis
FREN 3130 Survey of French Literature I
FREN 3140 Survey of French Literature II
FREN 3250 French and Francophone Civilization & Cultures

Required education courses:
EDUC 380 Curriculum and Instruction: World Languages and Cultures K-12 (To be completed at the University of St. Thomas)
EDUC 347 Field Experience III: (K-12) World Languages and Culture (To be completed at the University of St. Thomas)
EDUC 3920 Student Teaching and Seminar in World Languages and Culture: Elementary (6 cr)
EDUC 3930 Student Teaching and Seminar in World Languages and Culture: Secondary (6 cr)

ENDORSEMENTS

St. Kate's offers two teaching endorsements: Pre-Primary (ages 3-PreK) and Middle Level (grades 5-8).

Pre-Primary Requirements

Students seeking the pre-primary endorsement must complete the following courses:

FACS 3350 Child in the Family
EDUC 2110 Foundations and Theories in Early Childhood Education (2 cr)

Middle Level Endorsements (grades 5-8)

Communication Arts and Literature
Mathematics
Science (General)
Social Studies
World Languages and Cultures: French (K-8)
World Languages and Cultures: Spanish (K-8)

COMMUNICATION ARTS AND LITERATURE

COMM 1020 Communication Dynamics in Personal Relationships (replaced with COMM 1030 Speaking to Lead and Influence for Fall 2014 starts)
COMM 2050 Media, Culture and Society
EDUC 3450 Literature for Young Adults (2 cr)
EDUC 3740 Special Methods: Middle Level Communication Arts and Literature (2 cr)
EDUC 3910 Student Teaching and Seminar: Middle Level
ENGL 1250 Human Experience in Literature (replaced with ENGL 2200 Literary THeory and Practice for Fall 2014 starts)
ENGL 2305 Writing for Life: Developing Skill and Confidence
ENGL 2350 Rhetorical Grammar
One additional English literature course

MATHEMATICS

EDUC 3741 Special Methods: Middle Level Mathematics (2 cr)
EDUC 3910 Student Teaching and Seminar: Middle Level
MATH 1050 Mathematical Ideas in Contemporary Society (or MATH 1800 Discrete Mathematics)*
MATH 1080 Statistical Analysis
MATH 1130 Calculus I (or MATH 1110 and 1120)
MATH 2500 Mathematical Structures
MATH 2510 Mathematics for Middle School Teachers
CSCI 1040 Computers for Multimedia and Electronic Communications (2 cr)
CSCI 1050 Computers for Research and Business (2 cr)

*Students should enroll in the highest level course for which they qualify

SCIENCE

CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II
BIOL 1710 Foundations of Biology I
BIOL 1720 Foundations of Biology II
BIOL 2710 Foundations of Biology III (Fall 2014 starts only)
EDUC 3742 Special Methods: Middle Level Science (2 cr)
EDUC 3910 Student Teaching and Seminar: Middle Level
PHYS 1040 Astronomy
PHYS 1080 Physics for the Health Sciences I
PHYS 1090 Physics for the Health Sciences II

SOCIAL STUDIES

ECON 2610 Principles of Microeconomics or ECON 2620 Principles of Macroeconomics
EDUC 3743 Special Methods: Middle Level Social Studies (2 cr)
EDUC 3910 Student Teaching and Seminar: Middle Level
GEOG 2000 Human (Cultural) Geography
HIST 1060 Europe Since 1800 (or any other History course other than American)
HIST 1200 Survey of U.S. Political and Social History, 1600-1900 or HIST 1300 Introduction to Historiography
POSC 2010 American Government and Politics
SOCI 1000 Principles and Concepts of Sociology

WORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURE (K-8)

In addition to all requirements for the K-6 license, students who want a K-8 World Language endorsement must complete the following:
WORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURE: FRENCH
EDUC 380 Curriculum and Instruction: World Languages and Cultures K-12 (To be completed at the University of St. Thomas)
EDUC 347 Field Experience III: (K-12) World Languages and Culture (To be completed at the University of St. Thomas)
EDUC 3910 Student Teaching and Seminar: Middle Level
FREN 1110 Elementary French I
FREN 1120 Elementary French II
FREN 2110 Intermediate French I
FREN 2120 Intermediate French II
FREN 3050 French Composition
FREN 3130 French Literature I
FREN 3250 French and Francophone Civilization & Cultures

WORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURE: SPANISH
EDUC 380 Curriculum and Instruction: World Languages and Cultures K-12 (To be completed at the University of St. Thomas)
EDUC 347 Field Experience III: (K-12) World Languages and Culture (To be completed at the University of St. Thomas)
EDUC 3910 Student Teaching and Seminar: Middle Level
SPAN 1110 Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 1120 Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 2110 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 2120 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 3050 Visions of the Hispanic World
SPAN 3160 Hispanics in the United States (Fall 2014 starts only)
SPAN 3250 Introduction to Critical Cultural and Literary Analysis

Second Major Certificate in Elementary Education K-6  

Students who have received a baccalaureate degree from St. Catherine University or another regionally accredited institution may pursue a second major at St. Catherine. To be awarded the second major (post-baccalaureate) certificate, you must complete all of the requirements for the major, including required supporting courses.  A minimum of one-half of the courses in the major must be completed in residence.  The residency requirement of 48 out of the last 64 credits does not apply to second major certificate students.

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