To prepare qualified educators, MLC offers a curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Science in Education degree and graduates meet the requirements necessary to obtain Minnesota licensure in their chosen field(s) of study. The education curriculum includes both general education and professional education courses. In addition, students have five field experiences and two student teaching experiences in which they apply standards of effective teaching. An overview chart explains eligibility for Minnesota licensure and teaching assignments in schools of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod for the various majors and minors offered.
Students with Minnesota licensure are eligible to teach in any WELS school as stipulated by their license. If a graduate’s path leads to the desire to teach in a public school in a state other than Minnesota, the licensure process for other states details the initial steps to take. Often the process is simplified when holding a current Minnesota license.