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Master of Arts in Education

Register for May 27th Info Session

In step with Augsburg University’s excellent reputation in the field of education, we offer the complete Master of Arts in Education program in Rochester. Classes primarily meet weekday evenings at Bethel Lutheran Church.

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

Elementary Education

The K-6 elementary license allows you to teach in grades K-6. Our program is designed around four themes: relationships, reflection and inquiry, diversity and equity, and leadership. When you graduate from our MAE, you will be a knowledgeable and responsive teacher. Some classes may be held via videoconference with Minneapolis.


Our degree is in response to the growing need for ESL teachers in Southeastern Minnesota. As a graduate of our MAE with ESL, you will be prepared to shape global citizens in a diverse and changing world. 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.

Special Education: Academic BEHAVIORAL Strategist

There is a high need for qualified Special Education teachers in Southeastern Minnesota. Our program is designed for those currently working or planning to work with students with disabilities. This program leads to a Minnesota teaching licensure as an Academic and Behavioral Strategist (ABS). The license prepares teachers to work across multiple disability areas to provide services to students with mild to moderate needs, including: autism spectrum disorders (ASD), developmental cognitive disability (DCD), emotional behavior disorders (EBD), other health disorders (OHD), and specific learning disabilities (SLD).

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 an effective, highly qualified teacher—the teacher you can become.

EAST Scholarship Opportunity (Yearly deadline April 15)

Augsburg University’s Education Department is a recipient of the Minnesota legislature’s generous Collaborative Urban Educator (CUE) funding. The CUE program’s purpose is to increase the diversity of the teacher workforce in Minnesota. Our program specifically targets East African future teachers: East African Student to Teacher (EAST). The goal of the program is to recruit, retain, and license highly qualified students who wish to become K-12 teachers. EAST covers tuition costs towards initial licensure. Award amount will vary based on degree sought and are decided on an individual basis.

Augsburg MAE Website

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Call: 507-288-2886