Licenses & Endorsements

At Augsburg College you can pursue your dreams of becoming a teacher while continuing to work.

We do this by offering classes that meet every other weekend,  limited weekday evenings, and summer sessions.

Average time to licensure completion is 3 years for elementary education, 2½ years for secondary, and 3 years for special education, and 3 years for ESL. Degree completion follows and averages one or two years.

Elementary Education

Endorsements in math, communication arts, and social studies are available through weekend and weekday evening courses.

The general science endorsement area is available through a combination of weekday, weekday evening, and weekend courses.

Secondary Education

Social studies and communication arts/literature

K-12 license in art

Other majors can be completed through the day program while completing licensure coursework through Weekend College. These licensure majors include: biology, chemistry, health education, mathematics, music education, physical education, and physics.

Special Education*

K-12 license in academic and behavioral strategies (ABS)

This is the initial special education license for working with students with mild to moderate disabilities.

English as a Second  Language

ESL teachers work with English Language Learners to help them develop proficiency in both social and academic language.


MAE for Licensed Teachers

Already licensed teachers can work towards the MAE degree through the following options:

Special Education

K-12 Special Education ABS

English as a Second Language

ESL teachers work with English Language Learners to help them develop proficiency in both social and academic language.