Conceptual Framework

The St. Olaf College Education Department prepares reflective teachers who make adjustments to their plans, instruction, and assessments to continually increase their teaching effectiveness. We employ a culturally responsive-sustaining (CR-S) framework to equip teacher candidates to bring antiracist practices into their future classrooms; elevate historically marginalized voices; and cultivate student-centered learning which affirms their students’ cultural identities, develops their critical thinking skills, and empowers them to be agents of social change.
Why do our students and alumni become teachers?

Candidates seeking licensure are advised by faculty in the Education Department and by faculty in each respective academic discipline/major. If you are interested in finding out more about obtaining a teaching license or the Education Concentration, come find us in TOH 290!

Note that certain requirements must be met prior to admission into the teacher education program. The St. Olaf Teacher Education program is approved by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB).