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Graduate Programs in Education

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

Augsburg’s graduate programs in education are flexible and for people who:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree already and are seeking teaching licensure with an option to complete a master’s degree (MA in Teaching).
  • Are licensed teachers seeking a master’s degree with an option for additional license in Elementary, Special Education or ESL. (MA in Education)
  • Are working in an alternative education field (non K-12), and looking for a master’s degree without licensure (MA in Education).
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Elementary Education

The 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 MA in Teaching, you will be a knowledgeable and responsive teacher. Some classes may be held via video conference with Minneapolis.


Our degree is in response to the growing need for ESL teachers in Southeastern Minnesota. As a graduate of our MA in Teaching 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. This program leads to a Minnesota teaching license 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 MA in Teaching 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.

MA in Education, Degree only

For folks who are interested in obtaining a graduate degree without licensure, the MA in Education is the best option. This path can be for already licensed teachers looking for a lane change, or for those who are interested in alternative types of education outside the K-12. The degree comes in two general paths, Culture and Curriculum, and Community Engaged Learning, but students are able to piece the degree together with electives that seem best fit for what they are interested in learning to further their career.

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 Graduate Programs in Education

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Call: 507-288-2886