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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Secondary Education (5-12 & K-12)

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Program K-12 / 5-12 Licensure (by Content Area)
Department Educational Studies: K-12 & Secondary Programs
College Education
Program Website
Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BS
Program Description The Educational Studies: K-12 and Secondary Programs department's Undergraduate Programs area prepares students for initial licensure as a professional educator in a K-12 or a 5-12 classroom. See also: The following content areas are offered:
K-12 Licensure:
Developmental / Adapted Physical Education (minor)
Physical Education
Teaching English as a Second Language
Visual Arts
Vocal Music and Instrumental Music
World Languages and Cultures (French, German, Spanish)
5-12 Licensure:
Business Education (articulation with Winona degree)
Communications Arts and Literature
Earth Science
Family Consumer Science
Health Science
Life Science
Social Studies
Admission Requirements All students working toward a 5-12 or K-12 teaching degree must be admitted to professional education prior to enrollment in Level 2 coursework. Application to professional education should be made when the following requirements have been met:
  • a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours
  • a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA
  • admission or provisional admission to a teaching field
  • evidence of completion of or registration for the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Basic Skills Exam (MTLE).
Other Requirements Students majoring in 5-12 and K-12 education must demonstrate competencies in the arts, communications, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, sciences, social sciences, and multicultural and global perspectives. They must also demonstrate competency in health related issues, including drug use and misuse. Students should visit with the College of Education Student Relations Coordinator for assistance in selecting general education coursework to meet these competencies.
For detailed admission information and necessary forms for each program in the College of Education, see
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information Department of Educational Studies: K-12 & Secondary Programs (KSP)
Minnesota State University, Mankato
313 Armstrong Hall
Wendy Meyer, Administrative Assistant
College Advising College of Education Advising
Mymique Baxter, Student Relations Coordinator
117 Armstrong Hall

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