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A Long History of Innovative Teaching

St. Cloud State University prepares future educators to serve students in classrooms across the nation. With graduates who utilize inclusive teaching techniques and exemplify our spirit of innovation, we are a fundamental institution in the education of Minnesota teachers. 

Since 1869 and to this day, St. Cloud State: 

  • Fosters strong community connections  
  • Builds educational partnerships with Minnesota schools 
  • Assists alumni with licensure and career advancement 
  • Sets the standard for educational excellence in all stages of learning 

To champion equitable and responsive education for all.

Our Mission

Earning Your Degree

When you graduate from St. Cloud State University, you’ll have the experience needed to provide an inclusive learning environment. Our classrooms are culturally responsive, equitable, and engaging for students of diverse backgrounds. Our faculty and staff work beyond expectations to support your professional development, designing accredited programs that use collaboration and hands-on learning to teach beyond the textbook. 

We proudly offer undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of fields, including:

  • Elementary Education 
  • Special Education 
  • Secondary Education 
  • Science 
  • Math 
  • Communication Arts and Literature 
  • Social Studies 
  • Traffic Safety 
  • Spanish 
  • Early Childhood Education 
  • Higher Education Leadership and Student Affairs
  • Education Administration and Leadership 
    • Principal 
    • Director 
    • Superintendent 
  • Art Education 
  • Music Education 
  • Teaching English as a Second Language 
  • Health and Physical Education  
  • Parent and Family Education 
  • Early Childhood Special Education 
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Our Faculty

Our well-established faculty are influential in the education community and in their disciplines. Their commitment to lifelong learning and cutting-edge research makes them a vital partner in defining educational standards in Minnesota. With thoughtfully designed coursework, our faculty will guide you from classroom to career. 


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Your Support Team

The support centers in the College of Education and Learning Design offer resources to help you thrive in your journey from student to educator. As you navigate course completion, student teaching, licensure, and professional advancement, we will firmly support your development and will provide the tools you need to succeed. 


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Framing Your Education

The College of Education and Learning Design’s conceptual framework illustrates the foundational values of our college. It both represents our current standards and acts as a guide toward the future of our programs. 

Our Commitment to Our Students | Our Aspirations for Our Candidates | Our Outcomes for P-12 Learners


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