Education Department

About Teacher Education:

The Normandale Education Department offers:

  • Assistance to students who want to learn more about teaching today
  • Support on what coursework to take
  • Information regarding transfer to a variety of programs
  • Academic planning for Associate degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education

Students attending Normandale should:

  • Determine what kind of job you want to pursue
  • Be prepared to transfer to a four-year institution to receive a teaching license

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 at Normandale in the Partnership Center, 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

Normandale now has agreements with the following colleges for degrees in Elementary Education:

  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • College of St. Scholastica
  • Augsburg College
  • Univeristy of Wisconsin-River Falls
  • Concordia University
  • and others

Please see Education Department for details

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 Education/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.