Master of Arts in Education

In step with Augsburg College’s excellent reputation in the field of education, we offer the licensure portion of the Master of Arts in Education program in Rochester.*

Augsburg’s MAE degree is flexible, for people who:

  • Have a baccalaureate degree already and are seeking teaching licensure with an option to complete a master’s degree
  • Are licensed elementary or secondary teachers seeking a master’s degree in special education or ESL.

You have the opportunity to earn your education licensure in the following areas:

New! English as a Second Language (ESL)

The K-12 English as a Second Language license is available as an initial license as well as an endorsement to an existing license. This license qualifies teachers to work with K-12 students for whom English is a second language across a range of subject areas. The K-12 ESL licensure program is comprised of both undergraduate and graduate courses; up to seven of the graduate courses can apply to the completion of the MAE degree.

Elementary Education

The K-6 elementary license with an optional 5-8 middle school specialty allows you to teach in grades K-8 and in your specialty area of math, science, social studies, or language arts in middle school. Augsburg College offers this license to people who already hold a bachelor’s degree and meet admissions requirements. *Some classes will be held in Minneapolis for students taking the Elementary Education licensure.

Special Education

Designed for those currently or planning on working with students with disabilities, this program leads to Minnesota teaching licensure in special education.

As a student in Augsburg’s MAE licensure and degree program, you will find yourself among interesting students and dedicated professors who believe that all children deserve a good, highly qualified teacher—the teacher you can become.

Classes primarily meet weekday evenings at Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester.

COntact Us

Augsburg College Rochester
810 3rd Ave SE
Call: 507-288-2886
Email: rochinfo@augsburg.edu