To close opportunity gaps, the University and school districts partner to recruit, prepare, mentor, and support future teachers and students.
Partnerships are mutually beneficial. The University and school partners collaborate to prepare and support high quality teachers. The University intentionally places and supports student teacher candidates who add value to improve student learning and engagement.
We value the strength of master teachers and leaders in our partner districts. They help us by sharing expertise and mentoring future teachers. By working together, we will close gaps for students.
We are committed to our partnership with the U of M because our teachers learn from collaborating with the future teachers!
This is a great model of teacher preparation and ongoing development.
Dr. Emily Lilja Palmer
Principal, Washburn High School, Minneapolis Public Schools
The network provides a shared space where all school-based and University-based educators focus on:
Partner school districts and university faculty collaborate in events, site meetings, curriculum teams, and professional development as part of the Teacher Education Redesign Initiative (TERI) sponsored by the Archibald Bush Foundation.
Potential partners are identified in consultation with district leadership, school site administration, teachers, University faculty and staff based on these commitments:
We welcome conversations with district and school leaders. Email Kelly Meyer, coordinator of the School Partnership Network, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
MPT works with local school partners and organizations to tailor curriculum delivery and identify promising candidates, many of whom already have extensive experience working in the schools and often in high needs areas. Many candidates are in district positions while working towards their licensure and master's degree coursework.
Together with CEHD’s commitment to educating the next generation of teachers, MPT is helping to overcome predicted teacher shortages while diversifying the teacher workforce. Learn more about our programs.
Clinical Partnerships Coordinator, Elementary & Early Childhood
Supports clinical partnerships and co-teaching placements for elementary education and early childhood education.
Amy Jo Lundell
Clinical Partnerships Coordinator, Secondary and K-12
Finalizes and tracks clinical/co-teaching placements across the university. Answers questions about clinical placements in partner districts, surveys cooperating teachers and coordinates payment of stipends. Manages the co-teaching professional development for cooperating teachers in partner districts.
School Partner Network Coordinator
Coordinates innovative partnership development projects across partner districts and school sites. Leads the professional development planning and coordinates preparation for clinical supervisors working with network schools.
Field Placement Coordinator, Dept of Educational Psychology
Collaborate with partner schools on practicum/student teaching placements for special education teacher licensure programs.