Undergraduate Programs

Declaring an Education Minor

Students wishing to declare a Certification or Educational Studies Minor must complete the Minor Declaration Form and return it to the Education Department, Atwood 20.

Certification Minor

  • Required for teaching certification. Students who complete this minor and the appropriate major may be recommended upon graduation for initial teaching certification in New York State.

Educational Studies Minor

  • For students who are interested in studying education broadly or who intend to enter the Professional Semester (student teaching) as a SLU graduate student.  

Joint St. Lawrence University-SUNY Potsdam Art Education Program

Professional (Student Teaching) Semester

Additional Opportunities

Coaching Certification in New York State
  • Students interested in pursuing coaching certification in New York State may complete the necessary coursework at St. Lawrence University. These three courses are listed in the University's Undergraduate Catalog under the Department of Sport Studies and Exercise Science.

Data on Program Completers and Teacher Demand

  • Teacher supply and demand data from the American Association for Employment in Education for the year 2012 indicates that there is low demand for teachers of 7-12 English and Social Studies while there is a high demand for teachers of 7-12 Biology, Chemistry, Math, and Spanish.  Demand for school administrators and counselors are balanced.