Teacher Licensure

Educational Licensure Programs

Initial Teaching Licensure: Open to candidates with or without a teaching license

Major College/School Department Licensure Name
and Scope
Education Level
Art Education (BS) School of the Arts Art Visual Arts Grade K-12 Undergraduate
Chemistry Education (BS) College of
Science and Engineering
Chemistry and Biochemistry Science:
Chemistry Grades 9-12
Undergraduate
Chemistry Education + General Science (BS) College of
Science and Engineering
Chemistry and Biochemistry Science:
Chemistry Grades 9-12
General Science:
Grades 5-8
Undergraduate
Communication Arts and Literature (BS) College of Liberal Arts English Communication Arts and Literature Grades 5-12 Undergraduate
Early Childhood Education (BS) College of Education and Learning Design Child and Family Studies Early Childhood Birth through Grade 3 Undergraduate
Earth and Space Science (BS) College of Science and Engineering
School of Computing, Engineering and Environment
Atmospheric and Hydrologic Sciences Science: Earth and Space Grades 9-12 Undergraduate
Earth and Space Science + General Science College of Science and Engineering: School of Computing, Engineering and Environment Atmospheric and Hydrologic Sciences Science: Earth and Space Grades 9-12
General Sciences: Grades 5-8
Undergraduate
Elementary Education (BS) College of Education and Learning Design Teacher Development Elementary Education Grades K-6 Undergraduate
Health and Physical Education (BS) School of Health and Human Services Kinesiology Health Grades 5-12
Physical Education Grades K-12
Undergraduate
Information Media-Library Specialist College of Education and Learning Design Information Media Library Media Specialist Grades K-12
(Also an endorsement)
Graduate
Life Science Education (BS) College of Science and Engineering Biology Science: Life Science Grades 9-12 Undergraduate
Life Science + General Science Education (BS) College of Science and Engineering Biology Science: Life Science Grades 9-12
General Science: Grades 5-8
Undergraduate
Mathematics Teaching (BS) College of Science and Engineering Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics Grades 5-12 Undergraduate
Music Education Instrumental (BS) School of the Arts Music Music-Instrumental and Classroom Grades K-12 Undergraduate
Music Education Vocal (BS) School of the Arts Music Music-Vocal and Classroom Grades K-12 Undergraduate
Parent Education College of Education and Learning Design Child and Family Studies Parent Education: Adult Graduate
Physical Education (BS) School of Health and Human Services Kinesiology Physical Education Grades K-12 Undergraduate
Physics Education (BS) College of Science and Engineering Physics and Astronomy Science: Physics Grades 9-12 Undergraduate
Physics Education + General Science (BS) College of Science and Engineering Physics and Astronomy Science: Physics Grades 9-12
General Science Grades 5-8
Undergraduate
Social Studies: Geography/History/ Political Science/Social Sciences/ Sociology (BS) School of Public Affairs Geography and Planning Social Studies Grades 5-12 Undergraduate
Spanish Teaching (BS) College of Liberal Arts Languages and Cultures World Languages and Cultures-Spanish
Grades K-12
Undergraduate
Special Education (SPED): Academic and Behavioral Strategist (BS) College of Education and Learning Design Special Education SPED: Academic and Behavioral Strategist
Grades K-12
Undergraduate and Graduate
Special Education (SPED): Early Childhood College of Education and Learning Design Special Education SPED: Early Childhood
Birth-Age 6
Graduate
Teaching English as a Second Language (minor only) College of Liberal Arts English English as a second language Grades K-12 Undergraduate and Graduate
Technology Education (BS) College of Science and Engineering:
School of Computing, Engineering and Environment
Environmental and Technological studies Technology Grades 5-12 Undergraduate

Additional Teaching Licensure: Open to candidates with a teaching license

Major College/School Department Licensure Name
and Scope
Education Level
No academic awards given School of Computing, Engineering and Environment Environmental and Technological Studies Department CTE: Communication Technology Grades 7-12 Graduate
No academic awards given School of Computing, Engineering and Environment Environmental and Technological Studies Department CTE: Construction Careers Grades 7-12 Graduate
No academic awards given School of Computing, Engineering and Environment Environmental and Technological Studies Department CTE: Manufacturing Careers Grades 7-12 Graduate
No academic awards given School of Computing, Engineering and Environment Environmental and Technological Studies Department CTE: Transportation Careers Grades 7-12 Graduate
Special Education:
Autism Spectrum Disorders
College of Education and Learning Design Special Education SPED: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Birth through grade 12
Graduate
Special Education:
Developmental Disabilities
College of Education and Learning Design Special Education SPED: Developmental Disabilities
Birth through grade 12
Graduate
Special Education:
Emotional Behavioral Disorders
College of Education and Learning Design Special Education SPED: Emotional Behavioral Disorders
Birth through grade 12
Graduate
Special Education:
Learning Disabilities
College of Education and Learning Design Special Education SPED: Learning Disabilities
Birth through grade 12
Graduate

Endorsements: Only open to candidates with a teaching license

Major College/School Department Endorsement Education Level
Information Media-Library Media Specialist College of Education and Learning Design Information Media Library Medial Specialists Grades K-12 (also an initial license) Graduate
Middle School Mathematics College of Science and Engineering Mathematics and Statistics Middle Level Mathematics
Grades 5-8
(can be earned simultaneously with an initial license)
Undergraduate
Reading Teacher K-12 College of Education and Learning Design Teacher Development Reading Grades K-12 Graduate
Traffic Safety Education Graduate Studies Center for Continuing Studies Driver and Traffic Safety Grades 9-12 Graduate

Related Service License

Major College/School Department Licensure Name
and Scope
Education Level
Counseling School School of Health and Human Services Community psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy School Counselor Grades K-12 Graduate

Administrative Licenses: approved by the Board of School Administrators

Major College/School Department Endorsement Education Level
Educational Administration and Leadership (post-master graduate certificate or specialist) Graduate Studies Educational Leadership and Higher Education Director of Community Education: District Graduate
Educational Administration and Leadership (post-master graduate certificate or specialist) Graduate Studies Educational Leadership and Higher Education Principal Grades K-12 Graduate
Educational Administration and Leadership (post-master graduate certificate or specialist) Graduate Studies Educational Leadership and Higher Education Director of Special Education: District Graduate
Educational Administration and Leadership (post-master graduate certificate or specialist) Graduate Studies Educational Leadership and Higher Education Superintendent: District Graduate

Programs at St. Cloud State University that lead to a professional licensure or certification are intended to prepare a student for potential licensure or certification in Minnesota. While the St. Cloud State programs meet the relevant academic requirements set by the licensure or certification board/agency in Minnesota, they may or may not meet the educational requirements for a licensure or certification in another state. If you are planning to seek professional licensure or certification outside Minnesota it is important for you to know the specific requirements of the state in which you intend to apply for licensure or certification. If you are considering a program that leads to professional licensure or certification, it is important that you contact the personnel with direct oversight of the academic program you are interested in for licensure and certification requirements.

The following links may be used to explore licensure requirements in other states. St. Cloud State makes every effort to ensure information about educational requirements for licensure or certification is current; however, state requirements may change. Separate from educational requirements, state licensure boards may require applicants to complete professional examinations, background checks, years of professional experience, jurisprudence exams, training, etc. If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Minnesota, it is strongly recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements before beginning an academic program.

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