MNGOT: MEd and Initial Teaching License

We are currently accepting inquiries for our K-6 Elementary MNGOT Reading Corps program. This pathway is designed for non-licensed Reading Corps members with bachelor’s degrees (see Reading Corps website for eligibility). About the program:

  • Two-year, 36-credit K-6 Elementary initial licensure and MEd program
  • Coursework is hybrid (online with face-to-face meetings twice a semester)
  • Program designed to be completed while serving
  • Student teaching occurs in year two while serving as a Reading Corps tutor

Do you work for a local school district in an unlicensed role?

MNGOT is also designed for non-licensed district staff with bachelor’s degrees, including paraprofessionals, educational assistants, substitute/reserve teachers, and teachers on a district waiver. We are accepting inquiries for a Fall 2022 cohort in the following licensure areas:

  • K-12 ESL
  • Secondary Sciences (5-8 General Science, 9-12 Life Science, 9-12 Physics, 9-12 Chemistry, and 9-12 Earth/Space Science)

Advantages of this program

  • Stay in residence at current employer
  • A teacher community (cohort) learning together for two years
  • Five semesters of coursework (hybrid - online and face to face)
  • Practicing teachers and Reading Corps tutors can complete the program while continuing to work
  • Innovative, equity-driven curriculum
  • University coursework concurrent with field-based experiences
  • University supervision in all school placements throughout the program

Program schedule

Year One: Work full-time at your school and complete 18 credits of coursework and 100 hours of field experience. Field experience can often be completed at the school site where you are employed.

Year Two: Depending on the cohort and year, there are two options for student teaching while completing the remaining 18 credits of coursework. All student teaching is supervised by the University.

  • 2021 MNGOT Reading Corps elementary students: half day, full year of student teaching at school site;
  • 2022 MNGOT ESL and Secondary Science students: 16-32 weeks of student teaching or work as a Tier II teacher of record.

Tuition and financial aid information

We are able to offer a reduced rate of $600 per credit. The 36-credit program will cost a total of $21,600; this rate will save participants nearly $3000. In addition, working is allowable during at least the first year of the program, depending on individual student teaching scenarios and district employment opportunities.

Steps for Application

MNGOT Reading Corps Application Deadline (Greater MN): May 5, 2021

MNGOT Reading Corps Application Deadline (Statewide, including Metro Area and Greater MN): June 11, 2021

To begin the application process, fill out the MNGOT inquiry form. The MNGOT advisor, Jade Beauclair, will then follow up with you regarding an unofficial transcript review.

Following the review for prerequisite courses, we will send a document with complete application instructions. The application will require an essay and a resume with relevant experience. Reading Corps staff will obtain references on your behalf as part of the application process.

Do you have questions?

For more information on the program, contact Jade Beauclair.

Undergraduate course requirements and licensure information*

*Non-native speakers of English must meet additional University language requirements.