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Learn to teach where "best practice" is standard practice!

At Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, you will have:

  • Instructors with real classroom experience – the average K-12 teaching experience is 19 years
  • Small class sizes averaging just 10 students
  • Field experiences with master teachers every semester, starting sophomore year
  • Instructors who are out in the school with you – our instructors work in K-12 schools every semester
  • Student teaching opportunities abroad or in U.S. schools for underserved students
  • Two routes to earning your teaching license:
    • Traditional undergraduate four-year licensure program
    • Fifth-year combined licensure / master's degree in one year
Elizabeth Donahue
Elizabeth Donahue, M.A.
Education - Instructor
Scott Sorvaag
Dean of Education
Denise Cichosz
Denise Cichosz
Graduate School of Education - Program Coordinator, ESL Graduate Certificate
Jane Anderson
Director of Programs of the First Generation Initiatives, Education - Professor
Bonita Breza
Education - Assistant Professor
Patrick Conway
Brother Patrick Conway, FSC, Ed.D.
Education/Interdisciplinary Studies - Assistant Professor
Jan Dimmitt-Olson
Jan Dimmitt-Olson, M.Ed.
Education - Assistant Professor
David Jackson
Education - Associate Professor, MED - Facilitator
Cindy Kronebusch
Cindy Kronebusch
Graduate School of Education - Program Coordinator, M A in Literacy
Betty Kube
Betty Kube
Education - Administrative Assistant
Melissa Luedtke
Melissa Luedtke, Ed.D.
Department Chair - Education, Education - Associate Professor
Mariann Miller
Mariann Miller, M.Ed.
Education - Field Placement Coordinator
Christopher Peckover
Christopher Peckover, Ph.D.
Education - Assistant Professor
Roger Peckover
Director of Assessment and CELT
Karen Sorvaag
Education - Associate Professor
For more information contact:

Scott Sorvaag, Ed.D.
Dean, School of Education
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #23
Winona, MN 55987-1399
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 6612