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Becoming a Reserve Teacher

Becoming a Reserve Teacher

Thank you for your interest in joining our team of reserve teachers at Minneapolis Public Schools.  Applications are currently being taken for the 2014-2015 school year.  The following information outlines the reserve teacher application and selection process. 

Eligibility:

Candidates interested in becoming a reserve teacher for Minneapolis Public Schools must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Currently hold a valid Minnesota standard teaching license 
  • Currently hold a valid Minnesota limited short call license

The candidate must be available to work at least 1 day per month.

Candidates who do not currently hold a Minnesota limited short call license or standard teaching license, but have at least a BA degree, may be considered for the position upon successful completion of the SubSkills Training Course and obtaining a short call limited license. (see below)

Application Process:

You will need to complete the Minneapolis Public School (MPS) online employment application which can be found on the MPS web site (http://www.mpls.k12.mn.us).

  • On the MPS web site home page, click on the Careers tab
  • Click on New System-External (not currently MPS Employee)
  • Enter Reserve Teacher in the Search box
  • Click on 2014-15 Candidate Pool – Teacher, Reserve
  • If you are currently registered in our application system, enter your User Name and Password.
  • If you are NOT registered, click on “Not Registered Yet? Sign Up Here” and follow the directions provided
  • Click on the box called “Apply Now”

            Incomplete applications will not be processed.

If you do not have a standard teaching license or a current short call license, you must complete and pass the SubSkills Training Course.  Information and access to the course is available on the MPS web site:

  • Go to www.mpls.k12.mn.us
  • Select Careers
  • Select SubSkills Training Course (left side of the screen)

Once you have completed the STEDI SubSkills Training course, you will need to provide a copy of your SubDiploma to Minneapolis Public Schools Human Resources, Attn: Reserve Desk:

                                                                                                       Fax:  612-668-0525
                                                                                                    Email:  ReserveDesk@mpls.k12.mn.us
                                                                                                Address: 1250 W Broadway Minneapolis, MN 55411

 Your application and resume will be reviewed by the HR Department.  Applicants meeting requirements or a specific need of the District will be contacted by an HR representative to schedule an orientation.  Minneapolis Public Schools will ONLY contact candidates who have provided complete application materials, including a SubDiploma (if applicable).

Applicants selected for the reserve teacher position will be offered conditional employment pending a criminal background check and completion of reserve teacher orientation.

Orientation:

All applicants hired as a reserve teachers are required to attend an orientation.  Applicants selected for the reserve teacher position will be scheduled for an orientation by a HR Representative.  Orientations will start in August and will be held based on need, at the Davis Center on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The Davis Center is located at:

                                                                                                                      1250 West Broadway Ave
                                                                                                                      Minneapolis, MN  55411

Candidates who do not currently hold a Minnesota limited short call license or standard teaching license, and have completed the STEDI SubSkills training course will have to apply for a short call license with the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) (http://education.state.mn.us) prior to attending the orientation.   Once you complete the short call license application, you must print the District Verification Form which is located at the end of the short call license application.   Please bring this form with you to the orientation and we will sign off on the application.  If assistance is needed when applying for the short call license, contact the Minnesota Department of Education directly at 651-582-8691.

When attending the orientation, you must bring with you the following information:

  • Official copy of your college/university transcripts in a sealed envelope
  • Two forms of identification such as social security card, driver’s license, state issued ID or a passport (a passport counts as two forms of identification)
  • Voided check (required to set up direct deposit of your pay)
  • MDE license District Verification form (needed only if you have applied for or are renewing a 2 year short call license)

Your picture for your District ID badge will be taken at the orientation.

Contact Us:

For questions regarding this process, please send an email to:  reservedesk@mpls.k12.mn.us.
You can also contact the Reserve Desk at 612-668-0540, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.