The FasTrack program is Minnesota Licensure Only. Students must complete all field experiences and student teaching within the state of Minnesota.
All students must take the following 36-45 credits listed below (credits vary depending on the desired license). The courses are approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching as being delivered in a hybrid model. This means that although they are primarily online, there are three mandatory Face-to-Face meetings each year in the Twin Cities. For each course, you will meet with your instructor and classmates for three hours at the beginning and end of each semester totaling six hours of Face-to-Face instruction as per our agreement with the Minnesota Board of Teaching and Department of Education.
- ED 5000: Introduction to FasTrack (1 credit)
Offered every semester (fall, spring, and summer); rolling admissions course
- ED 5100: Intro to Foundations of Public School Education (3 credits)
- ED 5110: Educational Psychology (3 credits)
Total: 6 credits
- ED 5350: Pedagogy: Planning for Instruction (3 credits)
- ED 5140: Human Relations in Education (3 credits)
- ED 5780: Adaptation/Management: Designing Learning Environments (3 credits)
Total: 9 credits
- HLTH 5400: Health & Drugs in Society (2 credits)
- ED 5737 Content Area Reading (3 credits)
- ED 5799: The Professional Teacher (1 credit)
- *XXXX Secondary Methods (2-4 credits)
Total: 8-10 credits
- ED 5820 Student Teaching – Elementary (12 credits)
- or ED 5830 Student Teaching – Secondary (12 credits)
- or ED 5840 Student Teaching – Special Fields (12 credits)
Total: 12 graduate credits
You will be able to review the possible alignment of the courses in your content area with the courses Bemidji requires in the content area in which you seek licensure and compare it with your transcripts. You must have a 2.5 GPA to qualify for FasTrack PostBac.
Upon full acceptance and successful completion of all requirements, coursework, and student teaching, Bemidji State University will recommend for licensure. There is no required portfolio development.
* You must take your content methods courses in semester two or three.
** Note: Field experiences and student teaching require school district criminal background checks. If you think you may have an issue you may want to initiate a background check yourself before you seek admission. Applicants with any prior conviction(s) may be unable to complete a program of study in Education. Your disposition for the role of professional educator will be assessed throughout the program. This includes things such as attendance, reliability, and communication skills.