Minnesota Teacher Education Programs

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Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in Minnesota. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in Minnesota, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.


For decades, Minnesota has been known as a state that values education and that has enjoyed quite a bit of success in this field. Of course, educational success comes from teachers who know their students, understand educational standards, and employ a variety of appropriate teaching techniques.

Minnesota legislators hope to take the state's success to the next level with their recently approved educational excellence plan. This plan aims to make great education accessible to all the children of Minnesota.

Find out how you can contribute to the future of Minnesota by reaching out to teaching programs in Minnesota.

Teacher Education in Minnesota

No matter which type of degree or licensure level you decide on, know that you are doing something good for Minnesota. All teachers contribute to the good of society, so you simply have to decide which route is best for you. Majoring in early education involves working with children through kindergarten. Elementary school teachers may teach through the middle school grades. At the secondary level, teachers focus on middle school and high school students.

The courses you take as an undergraduate or graduate student should focus specifically on the age group you want to teach and learning methods that suit them. Those who go into early childhood may enroll in classes like Literacy in Early Childhood, Assessment and Intervention for Classroom Teachers, Language Development in Young Children, History of Early Childhood Education, and Educational Media Design. Upon being accepted to a teaching program, you may start applying for financial aid. The Minnesota Office of Higher Education funds several grants for aspiring teachers.

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