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Secondary Education

Major Overview

Grades 5-12 and K-12

Why secondary education?
The School of Education is an integral and integrated part of the university, defining itself within the Lasallian mission of the university and sharing responsibility with every unit of the university for preparing effective and qualified teachers.

Teacher preparation at the secondary level requires a specific set of courses in an academic major in addition to the professional education course work outlined below. Consult departmental sections of the website (Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics & Statistics, Modern/Classical Languages, Music, and Physics) for a listing of the courses required for teaching a particular discipline in grades 5-12. In addition, the courses listed below under "Degree Requirements" are required.


Career Options
A majority of our graduates pursue classroom teaching in public or private middle or high schools; others go on to seek advanced degrees in special education, literacy, educational administration, curriculum and instruction, school counseling or school psychology.

High School Preparation
Algebra; Biology; Chemistry; English; Foreign Language; Psychology; U.S. History; World History

Course descriptions

For more information contact:

Melissa Luedtke , Ed.D.
Associate Dean of Education
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #23
Winona, MN 55987-1399
(507) 457-6623