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M.Ed and Initial Teaching License in Elementary Education with a focus on Dual Language and Immersion


Dates and Deadlines

  • October 1, 2019: Application opens
  • January 15, 2019: Round one application deadline
  • February 1, 2020: Round two application deadline
  • February 29, 2020: Round three application deadline
  • June, 2020: Summer term begins in Minneapolis, MN

Please note: this program makes admission decisions on a rolling basis.

How to apply

Step 1: Pre-review

  1. Fill out the inquiry form. The DLI-L adviser will then follow up with you to conduct an unofficial transcript review.
  2. Unofficial transcript review:
    • You will be asked to provide unofficial transcripts from all previous graduate and undergraduate institutions, including any transfer credits.
    • A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution, or a comparable degree from an accredited institution in another country, is required. If your GPA is less than 2.80, your application will require a special review.
    • International students must have an English translation if the transcript is not in English. Official transcripts are not required until after you are admitted.
    • International students must also get a NACES-approved member organization to complete a course-by-course and degree equivalency evaluation of your transcript prior to interviewing. Please send the official evaluation to: Multiple Pathways to Teaching, c/o Foreign Transcript Evaluations, Wulling Hall, 86 Pleasant St. SE Minneapolis, MN 55455.
  3. Based on this review, we will invite you to complete the free internal program application.

Step 2: Internal Program Application

  1. Following the pre-review, we will invite you to complete the free internal program application using the link that is provided to you by the program. The application consists of the following:
    • Resume: tailor to highlight your experiences working with children and youth.
    • Essay: What are your reasons for wanting to teach elementary content in a bilingual classroom? What personal or professional experiences will influence your approach to teaching? Given the well-documented racial, ethnic, and/or cultural differences between teachers and the students they teach in k-12 spaces, what have you done to further your knowledge and understanding about equity and diversity? How have you demonstrated your learning?
    • Professional recommendations: we will provide you with a google form link to send to two people.
  2. Strong applicants will be selected for an interview. This will be conducted in person or online if you do not live in the area. Note: if language testing is required for you, passing scores must be received by the program prior to interviewing. See the Language Testing Requirements section for more information.
  3. Following the interview, the program will determine an internal admission decision.

Step 3: Graduate School Application

  1. Following the internal program application process, those we plan to admit will be given the application instructions for the UMN Graduate School.
  2. The Graduate School Admissions office will formally review and confirm official transcripts and English proficiency test scores. There is a $75 fee for U.S. applicants or a $95 fee for international applicants for the Graduate School application.
  3. Upon a successful review by the Graduate School Admissions office, you will be notified of admission to the program.

Resources for your application

Use the following resources to help you through the required steps for the application and to answer questions that may come up along the way.

Prerequisites

You must have completed courses in at least three of the following areas before beginning the program. Remaining prerequisite coursework may be completed during the program, but must be finished before applying for a Tier 3 license.

  • Introductory or general psychology
  • College-level algebra (or higher)
  • Introductory science (biology, physics, chemistry, or astronomy)
  • Social science (history, human geography, or social science)
  • Literature