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Secondary Education Degree Requirements 2022-2023

It is the responsibility of each student to meet all specific requirements of the Education Department and the subject area major. Secondary and K-12 licensure students are expected to have advisors in both their subject area major and in the Education Department. K-12 licensure is available in art, music, health and physical education. A 5-12 secondary licensure program is available in communication arts/literature, mathematics, and social studies. A 9-12 secondary licensure program is available in life science, chemistry, and physics with an additional general science endorsement for grades 5-8.

Licensure requirements in the state of Minnesota for teaching in secondary schools are met through the Augsburg University Education Department licensure program. These requirements are: bachelor’s degree, academic major in an approved teaching area, and completion of an approved licensure program.

Consult with your subject matter advisor for Graduation Skills requirements in Critical Thinking (CT), Quantitative Reasoning (QR), Speaking (S), and Writing (W).

Major and Licensure Requirements

Non-Departmental Requirements

  • HPE 115 – Chemical Dependency Education

Program Requirements

Foundations Block I

  • AIS 105 – Introduction to American Indian Studies
  • EDC 200 – Critical Histories and Philosophies of Education
  • EDC 220 – Educational Technology

Foundations Block II

  • EDC 310 – Learning and Development in an Educational Setting


Courses from this point and on require admission to the licensure program .

Methods Block I

  • ESE 300 – Reading/Writing in the Content Area
  • ESE 325 – Creating Learning Environments

Methods Block II

  • ESE 3XX – K-12 or 5-12 Methods in Content Area

Capstone Block

  • EDC 375 – Learners with Dis/abilities
  • EDC 490 – School and Society

Student Teaching Block

  • EDC 481 – Student Teaching: Initial License for Undergraduate Students (or EDC 482 – Student Teaching: Additional License or Endorsement, for students completing an additional license)
  • ESE 489 – Teacher Performance Assessment and Student Teaching Seminar

A minimum GPA of 2.50 overall, 2.50 in education, 2.50 in the teaching major, and P (pass) in student teaching are required for licensure. All required major, non-departmental requirements, and education program courses must have a grade of C- or better.

Art, Music, and Physical Education Licensure (K-12)

Students preparing for licensure in one of these areas follow the Secondary Education program even though they may plan to teach at the elementary school level. A person with a major in one of these special areas will take three to four courses in student teaching and do some student teaching at both the secondary and elementary levels. Note: Recommendation for teacher licensure in music is granted only to students who successfully complete the requirements for the Music Education (K-12 licensure track)major. Art, music, and physical education teacher education programs lead to licensure for grades K-12. Students may no longer license in a minor field of study.

A graduate level licensure option is available through the AU* evening program. Licensure is obtained through a combination of graduate and undergraduate credits. Contact the Education Department or the Undergraduate and Graduate Admission Offices for information.

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