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Schools Offering Teaching Programs in Minnesota

Each year, roughly 2.2% of Minnesota students graduate with degrees in teaching. That means an estimated 4,015 teachers graduate from Minnesota's 48 teaching schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which is located in Minneapolis, is the top-ranked school in Minnesota that has a teaching program. It received a ranking of 14th in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities graduated 633 students from its teaching program. The tuition rate at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was $12,288 per year.

College of Saint Benedict, which was ranked 27th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Minnesota that has a teaching program. It is located in Saint Joseph. In 2010, 40 students graduated from College of Saint Benedict teaching program. Tuition at College of Saint Benedict was $32,246 per year.

The third-ranked school in Minnesota that has a teaching program is Saint Johns University. Saint Johns University, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Collegeville. In 2010, 6 students graduated from Saint Johns University teaching program. Saint Johns University charged in-state students $31,576 in tuition fees per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Minnesota's teaching schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $14,461 per year, though tuition can range from $36,800 per year to $3,169 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Minnesota teaching schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. St. Olaf College - located in Northfield, students are charged $36,800 per year
  2. Gustavus Adolphus College - located in Saint Peter, students are charged $33,500 per year
  3. College of Saint Benedict - located in Saint Joseph, students are charged $32,246 per year

The teaching schools in Minnesota that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. White Earth Tribal and Community College - located in Mahnomen, students are charged $3,169 per year
  2. Leech Lake Tribal College - located in Cass Lake, students are charged $4,430 per year
  3. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College - located in Cloquet, students are charged $4,770 per year

A teaching degree from a Minnesota school... what next?

Many Minnesota teaching graduates become a primary school education administrator, education administrator, business teacher, computer science teacher, and mathematical science teacher. If you decide to work as a teacher in Minnesota, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 64,660 Minnesota teacher as of 2010. This number includes 1,050 english teachers, 2,840 primary school education administrators, and 2,050 education administrators. The following counties have the largest number of Minnesota teachers:

  1. Anoka County - 42,540 teachers
  2. Becker County - 5,730 teachers
  3. Brown County - 4,890 teachers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of teachers is expected to grow by 6% by 2018. There are projected to be 62,070 teachers working in Minnesota then. Of these 62,070 teachers, the government predicts that an unknown number will be english teachers, 3,190 will be primary school education administrators, and 1,700 will be education administrators.


teachers in Minnesota earn $62,842 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. Teacher in Minnesota had varying salaries from $21,550 to $159,580 per year in 2010. The following counties in Minnesota have the highest average salaries for teachers:

  1. Brown County - $63,961 per year
  2. Anoka County - $63,403 per year
  3. Carlton County - $62,179 per year

The Minnesota counties with the lowest average salary for teachers are:

  1. Big Stone County - $53,309 per year
  2. Aitkin County - $55,088 per year
  3. Becker County - $56,615 per year

On average, the highest paid teachers in Minnesota were:

  1. Primary School Education Administrator - $93,110 per year
  2. Education Administrator - $80,540 per year
  3. Health Specialties Teacher - $75,110 per year

The teachers with lowest average salaries in Minnesota were:

  1. Literacy Teacher - $46,290 per year
  2. Middle School Vocational Teacher - $44,990 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in teaching in Minnesota and to compare salaries with various related fields such as early childhood education or special education, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Teaching in Minnesota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching in Minnesota
  • Master's Degree in Teaching in Minnesota
  • Doctoral Degree in Teaching in Minnesota
  • Certificate in Teaching in Minnesota

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other n/a $63,660
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 26,740 $54,040 16.3%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 12,280 $47,550 -5.7%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 5,530 $53,630 -8.9%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 3,390 $51,190 71.2%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 2,840 $93,110 -16.7%
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 2,050 $80,540 19.2%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 2,050 $75,110
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 2,000 $52,990 -35.9%
Instructional Coordinators 1,730 $69,060 -0.6%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,330 $68,770 -11.9%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 1,300 $69,190 -19.8%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 1,050 $61,310 -17.3%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 910 $46,290 2.2%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 820 $63,740 -1.2%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 590 $73,150 -3.3%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 50 $44,990 -83.3%

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