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Secondary Education

Saint Ambrose University

48 months
33290 USD/year
33290 USD/year
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If you strive to reach beyond basic knowledge and skills and instead spark exploration, discovery, confidence, and potential, you belong in the Secondary Education program offered by Saint Ambrose University. The impact you can have on the life of a student is big and multi-generational. We approach your professional education in the exact same way.


The Secondary Education program offered by Saint Ambrose University prepares you to receive an initial license to teach grades 5-12 in Iowa agencies and schools. Our program is approved by the Iowa Department of Education and nationally accredited by the Council for Educator Preparation (CAEP), formerly the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

Teacher education courses include child and adolescent development, history and philosophy of education, educational psychology, educational technology, language arts and reading, physical sciences, inclusion strategies, and testing methods.

You will also choose an area for a content endorsement as a second major, which can include biology; general business; chemistry; English; ESL; French; general science; German, American and world history; mathematics; Spanish; speech/communication/theatre; STEM; physics; reading; and middle school.


Our education graduates not only teach in classrooms but, with additional study, also are employed as school librarians, reading specialists, curriculum specialists, school administrators, and guidance counselors.

If you decide to continue your education, St. Ambrose offers a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and a Master of Education in Educational Administration. The programs allow you to continue working with professors you have come to know, and know you, too.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Content Reading
  •  English Composition
  • Persuasive Writing
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • The Pluralistic Classroom
  • History and Philosophy of Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To become an SAU Fighting Bee you need a cumulative unweighted grade point average of 2.5 or above (on a 4.0 unweighted scale) from an accredited high school.
  • St. Ambrose University has a test-optional* admissions process, but if you would like to submit scores, please make sure they are submitted either on high school transcript(s) or from the appropriate testing service. Send your test score(s) to St. Ambrose by using these codes, ACT: 1352, SAT: 6617. 

Tuition Fee

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    33290 USD/year
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    33290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33290 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Davenport

820 - 1235 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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