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Be a leader in education
Augsburg’s Education Department develops collaborative, capable teachers who fill their practice with equity, inclusion, and compassion. We provide culturally relevant pedagogy so teachers are equipped for the classroom and understand both the school community and the larger community. Teachers from this program explore the complex power structure of education so they can create meaningful change. Learn the basics and set up a meeting with one of our financial services experts who can answer your questions.

Educators at MEA: Save $80 per credit

Are you attending the Minnesota Educator Academy conference Thursday, October 17, 2019?

Find us at the MEA conference to see if you’re eligible for a grant of $80 per credit for your graduate degree.

M.A. in Education

Grow as an educator
30-31 credit hours

M.A. in Teaching

Become a teacher
Earn your initial K-12 teaching license

A schedule that fits your life

All education-specific courses are offered in an evening schedule, using a combination of face-to-face learning and online instruction. Secondary and K–12 content courses are offered in a combination of evening and weekday courses.

License Options

Augsburg offers 14 teaching license options, as well as four middle level endorsements (grades 5-8) that can be added to another license.

Teaching license options

Study in Minneapolis or Rochester

Our graduate programs in education are available in Minneapolis or Rochester. 

Rochester information

Become an award-winning teacher

2018 Minnesota Teacher of the YearKelly Holstine

"My experience at Augsburg University helped me to celebrate my gifts, improve my areas of growth, and improve my confidence as a teacher and a human. I would not have become the 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year without the guidance, commitment, support, and kindness that I received from the staff and faculty at Augsburg University."
— Kelly Holstine '11

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Since 1998, seven Augsburg alumni have won the prestigious Milken Educator Award, which recognizes excellence in early- to mid-career educators: Steve Abenth '04, Tracey Cross '01, Kelly Woods '98, Jacki Brickman '97, Martha Spriggs '96, Maggie Knutson '91, and Bradley Board '70.

Prestigious award recognitions

Multiple Auggies have been nominated for Education Minnesota’s Teacher of the Year Award, one of the most distinguished given to educators across the state. Augsburg alumni Aaron Olson '11, Koua Yang '99, and Julie Swanson '85 have previously been nominated for the award.

Become a leader in education