Education Training Academy

About Teacher Education:

The Normandale Education Department offers -

  • Coursework plans
  • Variety of Education Courses
  • A.S. degree in Elementary Education and Special Education 
  • Support for students planning to major in education. 

Students attending Normandale should

  • complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)
  • complete prerequisites toward a teaching degree
  • be prepared to transfer to finish their four-year teaching degree.

Four-year degree partnership with Minnesota State University - Mankato

Students can earn certain four-year teaching degrees at Normandale. Through a partnership with Minnesota State University, Mankato, their faculty members teach third-and fourth-year courses in the South metro, which enables students to complete a four-year degree in elementary education or special education. Students receive a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Mankato.

Transfer to Other 4-year Institutions

Students planning to transfer to complete a four-year degree at another college or university can meet some or all the requirements with an A.S. degree.

Contact the Education Training Academy (EdTrAc) Office (952-358-8437), or refer to the specific college catalogs and transfer guides for their requirements.

Support for future educators

The EdTrAc Office offers support for students planning to begin a teaching degree at Normandale. Students can meet the prerequisites for an elementary (K-6), secondary (5-12) or K-12 degree and prepare to transfer.  EdTrac staff also does outreach to area high schools.  We encourage students to consider becoming a teacher, and to consider beginning their teacher education program at Normandale.