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Minneapolis Residency Program - A pathway to becoming an elementary school teacher in Minneapolis Public Schools! 

Minneapolis Public Schools, the University of Minnesota and MFT have partnered to develop the Minneapolis Residency Program: A Minneapolis Public Schools-University of Minnesota Partnership. This is a program for current MPS employees who work closely with students in schools and are interested in obtaining their elementary education license.

In 2016-2017, the Minneapolis Residency Program will include a yearlong co-teaching experience in-between intensive summers of University of Minnesota coursework for a cohort of MPS employees. Each Minneapolis Residency Program candidate will earn approximately $25,000 and will be eligible for benefits during the residency

Minneapolis Residency Program 2015-16 Cohort
and pay a reduced University of Minnesota fee for the licensure program.

If you are interested in this program, please take the following steps:

  • Complete the Inquiry Form so that you can be contacted when the next round of applications launch.

Eligibility - People are eligible to apply if they:

  • Are current MPS employees who work closely with students 
  • Are seeking their initial license in Elementary Education
  • Have completed a Bachelors degree
  • There is a strong preference for bilingual candidates 

The application deadline for the 2016-17 school year has passed. Please check back in the fall of 2016 for details regarding the application process for the 2017-18 school year.