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Degree and licensure options

Metro State is a great place to begin your teaching career or take it to the next level. Whether you are just starting your journey to becoming an impactful, inspiring urban educator, or you are looking for advanced credentials to better focus your impact, Metro State's undergraduate, graduate, and licensure programs for teaching can partner with you on making your plan a reality.

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Undergraduate programs

If you're interested in earning a bachelor's degree or gaining licensure to teach urban students, Metro State's School of Urban Education has many possible paths to choose from. No matter what your preferred program, all of the School of Urban Education's undergraduate options work with diverse schools and districts throughout the Twin Cities metro area to meet their needs for a more diverse, representative teaching staff.

Metro State's undergraduate programs include:
English as a Second Language
Urban Early Childhood Education
Urban Elementary Education
Urban Special Education
Urban Secondary Education in English, Life Sciences, Mathematics, or Social Studies

Graduate programs

Tuesday, September 3, 5–6 p.m.

Attend an information session on Metro State's graduate programs in teaching. This event is for both current teachers looking to expand their knowledge through an advanced degree and also individuals who'd like to earn a master's degree along with licensure.

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Metro State offers graduate programs in:
Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Schooling
English as a Second Language
Grades 5–12: English, Life/General Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, or Special Education K–12

Free college tuition is possible

  • Beginning in Fall 2024, the North Star Promise Scholarship program will provide eligible Minnesota residents a tuition-free path to a bachelor’s degree. Plus, we offer the most affordable university tuition in Minnesota for undergraduates.

Discover Metro State

  • Feel at home in welcoming university committed to anti-racism and equity. Metro State's School of Urban Education has the most diverse students of any teacher preparation institution in Minnesota.
  • Enroll in one of several teaching licensure and degree programs designed for diverse individuals who seek to make a positive difference in the lives of urban learners and their communities.
  • Study and work with diverse schools and districts throughout the Twin Cities metro area.
  • Start smoothly—community college and university partnerships provide seamless transfer pathways.

School of Urban Education

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Contact Metro State's School of Urban Education team by email or phone (612.659.7120) for more information.

Center for Accessibility Resources

To request disability-related accommodations, contact the Center for Accessibility Resources, or 651.793.1549.