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

Applications to the Minneapolis Residency Program for the 2017-2018 School year are now closed. 

Check the website again this summer 2017 for more information regarding applications for the 2018-2019 school year.

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 2017-2018, 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 and pay a reduced University of Minnesota fee for the licensure program.

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

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 2017
  • There is a strong preference for bilingual candidates 



2015-2016 Graduates
Minneapolis Residency Program 2015-2016 Graduates