Critical Race Training in Education

Minnesota State University, Mankato


Mailing Address
Wiecking Center
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, Minnesota 56001
(507) 389-1866
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School Information
"From its founding in 1868 as Mankato Normal School, serving 27 students, this has been an institution where big ideas meet real-world thinking. "The school became Mankato State Teachers College in 1921, Mankato State College in 1957 and Mankato State University in 1975. In 1998, it took the name that stands today—Minnesota State University, Mankato. Although our first graduates earned one-or two-year degrees to become teachers, the University has been granting four-year degrees in a growing number of disciplines since 1927. The first master’s degrees were awarded in 1954, and the first doctorate was conferred in 2009." The university enrolls over 14,000 students, employs over 1,600 faculty & staff, and offers 130 undergraduate programs, 85 graduate programs, and other programs. (Source:
General Information
Minnesota State University, Mankato, has provided resources and implemented one requirement for Critical Race Theory. The Masters in Educational Leadership now has a required Critical Race Theory course. No Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of all students. See developments below:

Critical Race Training Activity

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    The master's program in educational leadership requires a Critical Race Theory course.

Last updated March 2nd, 2021