K-12 and 5-12 licensures in several content areas are offered in Weekend College through a combination of undergraduate and graduate coursework. Education requirements are offered primarily on a weekend schedule (along with a limited number of weekday evening courses). Graduate-level licensure coursework is available to those already holding a bachelor’s degree and meeting admissions criteria. Additional content area courses are required, typically two courses at Augsburg in content area field for those with an appropriate content area major.
The following requirements are offered at both the undergraduate and graduate level. All courses must be taken for licensure, and four to six may also be applied toward the master’s degree in education.
HPE 115 Chemical Dependency (.5)
EDC 220 Educational Technology (.5)
EDC 200/522 Orientation to Education (1.0) *
EDC 206/566 Diversity / MN American Indians (1.0)
ESE 300/500 Reading and Writing in Content Area (1.0)
EDC 310/533 Learning and Development (1.0) *
ESE 325 Creating Learning Environments (1.0)*
ESE 3XX K-12 or 5-12 Special Methods (1.0 â€“2.0)*
EDC 410/544 Special Needs Learner (1.0) *
ESE 481, 483, 485 Student Teaching (2.0-3.0)
EDC 490/580 School and Society (1.0)
*Field experience hours are required in these courses. A minimum of 100 hours in classrooms and education-related settings are required prior to student teaching. Students spend approximately 20 hours per term in field experiences.
To complete the license, students also will need to complete certain requirements at the undergraduate level. For a complete list, contact the Graduate Admissions Office to receive a free catalog.
Undergraduate Liberal Arts Requirements
The equivalent of a major in a content area is required for K-12 and 5-12 licensure. Students who have majored in a field in which we offer licensure must have their previous coursework evaluated by the major department at Augsburg. Additional coursework tied to licensure standards is generally required.
The following majors are offered almost entirely through Weekend College: communication arts/literature, history or economics or psychology or sociology (all for social studies), and studio art.
The following majors are offered primarily or entirely through the weekday program: biology, chemistry, physics, health and physical education, and mathematics.
People seeking 5–12 licensure in social studies and 5-12 communication arts , 5-8 general science must complete a broad-based core of courses. Previous coursework is accepted when appropriate. This is part of the evaluation of major coursework and often results in taking more than two content area courses.
Full course descriptions can be found in the Graduate Studies Catalog.
Also available at the Undergraduate Level.
HPE 115 Chemical Dependency Education An analysis of chemical use and abuse and what can be done for the abuser. Includes information about school health education and services.
EDC 200/522 Orientation to Education in an Urban Setting
Career exploration and overview of the teaching profession. Emphasis on historical and philosophical foundations of the American school system. Urban fieldwork experience.
EDC 206/566 Diversity/Minnesota American Indians
This course will examine human diversity and human relations. It will provide an awareness and critical analysis of how prejudice, discrimination, and stereotypes impact us personally, as well as how these elements impact our schools and communities. Also addressed in this course is Minnesota Standard of Effective Practice 3.G: Understand the cultural content, worldview, and concepts that comprise Minnesota-based American Indian tribal government, history, language, and culture.
EDC 220 Educational Technology
Psychological and philosophical dimensions of communication through the use of instructional technology. Selection, preparation, production, and evaluation of effective audio and/or visual technology for teaching/learning situations.
ESE 300/500 Reading/Writing in the Content Areas
The study and use of a variety of middle school and secondary techniques and resources to teach reading and writing through the content areas.
EDC 310/533 Learning and Development in an Educational Setting
A survey of educational psychology topics as applied to teaching and learning. Special emphasis is placed on classroom applications. Fieldwork experience.
ESE 310 K-12 Methods: Social Studies
Introduction to the teaching of the social sciences in middle and high schools. Emphasis on instructional strategies and curriculum development. Middle school portion required for elementary concentration in social studies taught concurrently as ESE 311 Middle School Methods: Social Studies. Fieldwork experience.
ESE 325 Creating Learning Environments
An introduction to assessment, lesson planning, and classroom organization based in the Minnesota Graduation Rule, state testing, and national standards. Emphasis on creating environments conducive to learning. Fieldwork experience.
ESE 330 K-12 Methods: Mathematics
Introduction to the teaching of mathematics in middle and high schools. Emphasis on instructional strategies and curriculum development. Middle school portion required for elementary concentration in mathematics taught concurrently as ESE 331 Middle School Methods: Mathematics. Fieldwork experience.
ESE 340 K-12 Methods: Science
Introduction to the teaching of the natural sciences in middle and high schools. Emphasis on instructional strategies and curriculum development. Middle school portion required for elementary concentration in science taught concurrently as ESE 341 Middle School Methods: Science. Fieldwork experience.
ESE 350 K-12 Methods: Literature and Media Literacy
Introduction to the teaching of literature and reading in the middle and high schools. Emphasis on instructional strategies and curriculum development. Required for elementary concentration in communication arts/literature and for communication arts/literature license. Fieldwork experience.
ESE 351 K-12 Methods: Speaking and Listening
Introduction to the teaching of speaking and listening in middle and high schools. Emphasis on instructional strategies and curriculum development. Required for communication arts/literature license.
ESE 360 K-12 Methods: Visual Arts
Introduction to the teaching of visual arts in the schools. Emphasis on instructional strategies and curriculum development. Fieldwork experience.
ESE 370 K-12 Methods: Music
Introduction to the teaching of music in the schools. Emphasis on instructional strategies and curriculum development. Fieldwork experience.
EDC 410/544 Learners With Special Needs
The study of students with disability, special needs, and giftedness. Emphasis on techniques and resources to help all students achieve maximum outcomes and special focus on needs of urban students. Fieldwork experience.
EDC 490/580 School and Society
Emphasis on points of view about the role of school in modern society, relationships with parents and community, collaborative models, leadership, and professional development. Serves as final theoretical preparation for student teaching. Fieldwork experience.