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MRP Cohort 2016-17
Minneapolis Residency Program 2016-17 Cohort

Applications to the Minneapolis Residency Program for the 2018-2019 School year are now open! 

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 Unlicensed MPS employees who work closely with students in schools and are interested in obtaining their Elementary Education license.

In 2018-2019, 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 $26,000 and will be eligible for benefits during the residency 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.  After completing the form, you will be prompted to submit a resume, college transcripts and references to begin the process.  The Inquiry Form can be found here

Eligibility - People are eligible to apply if they:

  • Are current Unlicensed MPS employees who work closely with students 
  • Are seeking their initial license in Elementary Education
  • Have completed a Bachelors degree by June 2018
  • There is a strong preference for bilingual candidates 



2015-2016 Graduates
Minneapolis Residency Program 2015-2016 Graduates