This page will provide current MPS employees and students with information about university/college licensing programs.
ALL LICENSING PROGRAMS: To access a table of all information for licensing programs for colleges and universities in the Twin Cities area, please click here.
Spotlight on programs:
CUE programs are funded through the state legislature and programs are available at Augsburg, St. Thomas, Concordia and Hamline.
The SEAT program is for individuals currently employed in Minnesota school districts as paraprofessionals, educational assistants and teaching assistants who are seeking a teacher license. http://www.csp.edu/academics/areas-of-study/teacher-education/post-bacc/seat/
Augsburg EAST: Augsburg College’s Education Department is a recipient of the Minnesota legislature’s generous Collaborative Urban Educator (CUE) funding. The CUE program’s purpose is to increase the diversity of the teacher workforce in Minnesota. Our program specifically targets East African future teachers: East African Student to Teacher (EAST). The goal of the program is to recruit, retain, and license highly qualified students who wish to become K-12 teachers. EAST covers tuition costs towards initial licensure. Award amount will vary based on degree sought and are decided on an individual basis. Their website is http://augsburg.edu/education/east.
St. Thomas: The St. Thomas CUE program licenses people in ESL and special education. The program recruits diverse teacher candidates and provides a scholarship to cover tuition for accepted applicants. This is a graduate-level program and therefore, applicants are required to have their Bachelor's degree. The next recruitment cycle will be in spring 2017. You can view the 2015 application here.
Special Education Licensing Programs
All state approved Special Education licensing programs: If you go to this webpage (http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/EdExc/Licen/TrainTeachMN/AppLicenProg/index.html), you can find a list of state-approved licensing program kind of special education license. The information lists the universities, the website for each university and whether or not the program is at the graduate level or the undergraduate level.
University of Minnesota Special Education Program Information
University of Minnesota Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: The contact is Jennifer McComas and Jennifer’s email is email@example.com. Her phone number is (612)624-5854.
University of Minnesota Learning Disabilities program: The contact is Kathy Seifert: email is firstname.lastname@example.org and phone is 612.625.6559.
St. Mary's University Program Information
Minnesota State University - Mankato
St. Thomas University
Metropolitan State University
The College of St. Scholastica
Secondary Education Licensing Programs
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
English as a Second Language