The K-12 and Secondary Programs (KSP) department serves both undergraduate and graduate students in two areas: initial licensure for 5-12 and K-12 classrooms, and advanced programs. For those seeking continued development through advanced programs, the department offers course work in Teaching and Learning, Education Technology, and School Library and Information Studies. Program emphasis is placed upon facilitating graduate students in strengthening and broadening their knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to function effectively as educators.
K-12 & Secondary Programs
Minnesota State University, Mankato
313 Armstrong Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
With an Undergraduate degree in K – 12 and Secondary Programs, opportunities can include:
With a Graduate degree, opportunities can include:
The Master of Arts in Teaching option allows students to earn a Minnesota teaching license in 24 months and a Master’s degree with an additional six credits. All learning takes place in small professional learning communities at Mankato or Edina campuses.
Candidates entering the 24 – 36 month School Library and Information Studies program have two options: a certificate in School Library and Information Studies or a certificate with a master's degree in School Library and Information Studies (MS)
The Master of Science in Teaching and Learning program is available to all teachers who wish to broaden their knowledge base, enhance their classroom performance and better serve the needs of learners.
The graduate certificate provides educators with the opportunity to explore foundational theory and integrate students' cultural backgrounds to inform pedagogical practices while exploring personal, educational, and societal assumptions and biases.
The graduate certificate provides educators with research-based skills and frameworks to meet the instructional, assessment, and technology needs of diverse student populations with the goal of creating equitable student-centered learning experiences.
Courses examine effective approaches that increase student-teacher, student-student, and student-community relationships, how to develop, lead, maintain, and sustain learning communities, and examine the role of the professional teacher as leader and scholar.