Prepare for the future by partnering with the University
School districts across Minnesota have set goals to increase the racial and linguistic diversity of teachers. The College of Education and Human Development helps these goals become reality. We’ve created new pathways for partner district employees to become fully licensed teachers.
About our program:
2-year, 36 credit elementary initial licensure and M.Ed. program
Designed for non-licensed district staff with bachelor’s degrees, including paraprofessionals, educational assistants, substitute/reserve teachers, and teachers on a district waiver
In-person summer courses and hybrid (online and in-person) courses during the academic year
Program may be completed while continuing to work
Districts can recruit and foster talent from within, contributing to teacher longevity in the field
The Multiple Pathways to Teaching Office develops programs with local partners to address acute needs and specific goals. These programs include the Minneapolis Residency Program, giving current Minneapolis Public Schools staff opportunities to pursue elementary teaching licensure.