Rochester Elementary Education
Winona State University-Rochester provides a teacher licensure program for persons desiring to teach in an elementary classroom. The Education Program is approved by both the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Minnesota Board of Teaching.
The Path to Purple agreement with Rochester Community and Technical College enables students to complete the program in its entirety in Rochester by completing an Associate of Arts degree at RCTC and the major’s upper division courses through WSU-Rochester. As a cohort model, courses are offered on a yearly cycle that begins each fall semester.
To graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, a minimum of 120 credits are required. Eighty credits can be transferred from a two-year institution. However, a baccalaureate degree must include forty credits of upper division coursework. At least thirty semester credits must be taken from Winona State University during the junior and senior years combined, and students must be enrolled at WSU the semester of graduation. Note: There are 60 upper division credits for this major.
More information about the Elementary Education K-6 program on the Rochester campus: